Thursday, February 6

Golf on TV: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Joburg Open, Allianz Championship

By Golf Channel News

The following tournament lineup, TV schedule and other information were supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.

AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM
(PGA Tour)
Dates: February 6-9
Venues: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course), Spyglass Hill Golf Course; Pebble Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Event Notes

Team Format: PGA TOUR professionals will team up with celebrity amateur golfers this week, with each team of professionals/amateurs playing one round at all three of the course venues Thursday-Saturday: Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula (Shore Course) and Spyglass Hill. The top-60 professionals (and ties), along with the top 25 pro-am teams will play one additional round at Pebble Beach for Sunday’s final round.

Last Chance to Qualify for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: This week is the last opportunity for players to attempt to qualify for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona later this month, needing to break inside the top-64 in the Official World Golf Rankings to guarantee an invitation.

Snedeker Defends: Brandt Snedeker won by two shots over Chris Kirk in last year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for his fifth career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the Field: Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk, Nick Watney, Patrick Reed and John Daly.

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JOBURG OPEN
(European Tour)
Dates: February 6-9
Venue: Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Largest Field on the European Tour: This week’s event has a field of 210 players, the largest on the 2014 European Tour schedule.

Multiple Course Setup: Formerly two separate entities before merging in 1998, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club combine to account for one of only two events on the European Tour schedule that require more than one 18-hole facility (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is the other).

Open Championship Qualifying up for Grabs: The event serves as a qualifier for the 2014 Open Championship, with the top three finishers this week (not already in the field) qualifying to compete at Royal Liverpool in July.

Sterne Defends: Richard Sterne outpaced the field by seven shots to win last year’s event for his sixth European Tour win, his first since 2008. Sterne, along with Charl Schwartzel both look to become three-time champions of the Joburg Open with a win this week.

Headlining the Field: Charl Schwartzel, Alvaro Quiros, Thomas Aiken, Branden Grace, Richard Sterne, George Coetzee, Robert Rock, Tom Lewis and Simon Khan.

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ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP
(Champions Tour)
Dates: February 7-9
Venue: Broken Sound Club (The Old Course), Boca Raton, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Andrade Makes Champions Tour Debut: Four-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Andrade will make his first career start on the Champions Tour when he tees it up this week.

Mediate Defends: Rocco Mediate won by two shots in last year’s event, in large part due to an 11-under 61 in the second round en route to becoming the 16th player to win in his inaugural Champions Tour start.

Headlining the Field: Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry, Rocco Mediate, Fred Funk, David Frost, Mark Calcavecchia, Mark O’Meara, Billy Andrade, John Cook, Jay Haas and Hale Irwin.

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