Thursday, March 20

Golf on TV: Arnold Palmer Invitational and Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

By Golf Channel News

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

Golf Channel and NBC Sports will provide 23 combined hours of live tournament coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard this week from Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla. The Champions Tour heads south for the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire, with Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie teeing it up in the event for the first time. Three-time PGA TOUR winner Jeff Maggert also makes his debut on the over-50 circuit this week.

ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL
(PGA Tour)
Dates: March 20-23
Venue: Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, Fla.

TV Schedule On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday 12:30-2 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 9:30 p.m-3 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 12:30-2 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

TV Schedule On NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 2-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 2-6 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

NBC Sports Group Rolling Out Comprehensive Coverage in Honor of "The King": NBC Sports Group will dedicate more than 40 total hours of news and tournament action.

Golf Channel Weekend Spotlight Coverage: Bay Hill's final three holes will be the focus of this weekend's Golf Channel Spotlight coverage, including the signature 18th, one of the more dramatic finishing holes on TOUR with its trademark kidney-shaped green fronted by rocks and water.

Headlining the Field: Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Graeme McDowell, Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson and Harris English.

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MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC
(Champions Tour)
Dates: March 21-23
Venue: Fallen Oak Golf Course, Saucier, Miss.

TV Schedule On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Maggert Makes Champions Tour Debut: Three-time PGA TOUR winner Jeff Maggert makes his Champions Tour debut this week, after turning 50 years old in January.

Allen Defends: Michael Allen finished one shot ahead of Bernhard Langer in 2013 for his fourth Champions Tour victory, after finishing runner-up to Fred Couples at this event in 2012.

Headlining the Field: Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo, John Cook, Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Jeff Maggert and Michael Allen.

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