This is your programming on Golf Channel on the days leading up to its tournament coverage later this week.
Coming up on Golf Channel…June 21-27Season Premieres of Big Break Sandals Resorts and Golf in AmericaOriginal Programming Premieres and Highlights(All Times Eastern)Big Break Sandals Resorts (Season Premiere)Airtime: Monday, 9-10 p.m.Hosts: Tom Abbott, Stephanie SparksThe 13th season of Golf Channel’s popular reality series kicks off Monday at 9 p.m. ET, featuring an all-female cast competing for the opportunity to earn her “Big Break” – tournament sponsor exemptions to the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Bamanex and Corona Light and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. After the ladies arrive to the island of Great Exuma, Bahamas, on Monday’s premiere episode, they will be met with a surprise twist that immediately changes the face of the competition. One contestant will be eliminated at the close of the show.Golf in America (Season Premiere)Airtime: Tuesday, 9-9:30 p.m.Host: Anthony AndersonGolf in America premieres its second season on Tuesday with a line-up of new inspirational stories from celebrity personalities and everyday people who are all unified by the game of golf. Host Anthony Anderson will take viewers across the country to uncover stories that capture the heart and spirit of the game. Monday’s premiere episode will feature:
- Ben Wright – Rich Lerner sits down with longtime golf commentator Ben Wright. Wright was a staple on CBS’ golf broadcasts from the 1970’s – 1990’s, until an interview with a Delaware newspaper reporter in 1995 abruptly ended his broadcasting career and changed his life.
- Amari Avery – Learn the story of six-year-old golf prodigy Amari Avery, who happens to have a striking number of similarities to Tiger Woods, including the same birthday, family background and growing up in Riverside, Calif.
- Tyler Lagasse – Jim Axelrod will introduce viewers to Tyler Lagasse, a young man with Autism who, with great support from his family, has excelled at golf.Top 10: Tom Watson’s British Open Moments (new)Airtime: Wednesday, 9-9:30 p.m.Host: Lauren ThompsonFrom a comfortable stroll at Muirfield Village to a memorable “Duel in the Sun,” Tom Watson’s game defined a generation of links golf. With insight and commentary from fellow PGA TOUR professionals and noted sports journalists, host Lauren Thompson will count down Watson’s top 10 British Open moments.Talk Show and News Programming Premieres and Highlights(All Times Eastern)The Golf Fix (Live)Host: Michael BreedAirtime: Monday, 7-8 p.m. ETHost Michael Breed will recap the U.S. Open and re-create the key shots and moments that defined the tournament. Big Break Sandals Resorts contestant and PGA of America professional Kelly Sheehan will join Breed in-studio to preview Big Break’s newest season and give tips and instruction to viewers.Grey Goose 19th Hole (Live)Host: Steve SandsPanelists: John Hawkins, Jeff RudeContributor: Win McMurryGuest: Kenny PerryAirtime: Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.Host Steve Sands and panelists John Hawkins and Jeff Rude will debate the hot topics and storylines coming out of the U.S. Open and preview the LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans and the Travelers Championship. Win McMurry and members of GolfChannel.com’s editor
ial team also will contribute throughout the show.Golf Central (On-site at Travelers Championship Thursday-Sunday)Live Airings: Monday-Friday, 6-6:30 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, 7-7:30 p.m.Golf Central Pre Game (On-site at Travelers Championship)Live Airings: Thursday-Friday, 2:30-3 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m.
One more release coming up.