Thursday, February 27

Golf on TV: The Honda Classic and Tshwane Open

By Golf Channel News

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

THE HONDA CLASSIC
(PGA Tour)
Dates: February 27 – March 2
Venue: PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion Course),
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes On NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Thompson Defends: Michael Thompson earned his first PGA Tour victory last year, winning by two strokes over Geoff Ogilvy to become the first American winner of The Honda Classic since Mark Wilson in 2007.

Headlining The Field: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Charl Schwartzel.

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TSHWANE OPEN
(European Tour)
Dates: February 27 – March 2
Venue: Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate, Centurion, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Els' Lengthy Test: Copperleaf is an Ernie Els design that was built on land once lived on by his grandfather. It is the longest course (7,964 yards) and contains the longest hole (685-yard 4th) in European Tour history.

Van Der Walt Defends: Dawie Van Der Walt picked up his first career European Tour win at last year's event, winning by two shots over Darren Fichardt.

Headlining The Field: Thomas Aiken, Rafael Cabrera Bello, George Coetzee, Ross Fisher, David Howell, Edoardo Molinari, Robert Rock, Dawie Van Der Walt and Chris Wood.

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