Wednesday, February 19

Golf on TV: WGC-Accenture Match Play and Honda LPGA Thailand

By Golf Channel News

(The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.)

Golf Channel will provide more than 20 hours of live golf coverage of this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, showcasing the world's top-64 players in a unique bracket format beginning on Wednesday. The tournament is the only one of its kind on the PGA Tour schedule, offering match play with 64 players seeded in four brackets (1 to 16) by the Official World Golf Ranking.

Golf Channel also will provide tournament coverage of the Honda LPGA Thailand, where defending champion and Rolex Rankings leader Inbee Park will tee it up in her first event of 2014.

WGC-ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
(PGA Tour)
Dates: February 19-23
Venue: The Golf Club at Dove Mountain – Marana, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday Noon-6 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Thursday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live) / 7-11 p.m. (Replay)

TV Coverage On CBS (Eastern):
Saturday 2-6 p.m.
Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Event Notes

Match Play Bracket Format: 64 players will tee it up this week in a seeded, bracket-style match play format. Players are seeded (1 to 16) by Official World Golf Ranking, and the field includes winners of all 13 events played thus far on the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season.

Kuchar Defends: Matt Kuchar won last year's event with a 2&1 victory over Hunter Mahan in the championship match for his first career WGC victory, and the first of two wins during the 2013 season.

Headlining The Field: Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Zach Johnson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth.

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HONDA LPGA THAILAND
Dates: February 20-23
Venue: Siam Country Club Pattaya (Old Course), Chonburi, Thailand

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-Noon (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 2-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Event Notes

Elite Field: The 70-player field includes the entire current top 10 on the Rolex Rankings.

Park Defends: Inbee Park will make her first LPGA Tour start of 2014, defending her 2013 title, a one-shot victory over Thailand native Ariya Jutanugarn.

Headlining The Field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb, Na Yeon Choi, Lexi Thompson and Paula Creamer.

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