Thursday, March 13

Golf on TV: Valspar Championship, Trophee Hassan II, Toshiba 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 20 hours of live TV coverage of the Valspar Championship this week from Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club outside of Tampa, Fla.

The European Tour is in Morocco this week for the Trophee Hassan II, where Marcel Siem will look to defend his 2013 title.

The Champions Tour returns after a three-week hiatus with the Toshiba Classic in Southern California, featuring 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson and three-time-winning U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples grouped together for Friday's opening round, airing live in primetime on the East Coast.

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VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP
(PGA Tour)
Dates: March 13-16
Venue: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.

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) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay) / 12:30-3:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 9:30 p.m-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

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

Event Notes

Streelman Defends: Kevin Streelman earned his first career PGA TOUR victory last year, thanks to weekend rounds of 65-67 to finish two shots clear of Boo Weekley.

Headlining the Field: Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas and Harris English.

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TROPHEE HASSAN II
(European Tour)
Dates: March 13-16
Venue: Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 2:30-6 a.m. (Tape Delay, Late Saturday night)
Monday 1:30-5 a.m. (Tape Delay, Late Sunday night)

Event Notes

Siem Defends: Marcel Siem went wire-to-wire last year, capitalizing on an opening-round 64 en route to a three shot victory.

Headlining the Field: Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Chris Wood, Ross Fisher, Shane Lowry, George Coetzee, David Howell, Marcel Siem, Robert Karlsson, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley.

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TOSHIBA CLASSIC
(Champions Tour)
Dates: March 14-16
Venue: Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 6:30-9 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Saturday, Round 1 replay)
Saturday 7-9 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Sunday, Round 2 replay)
Sunday 7-9 p.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Monday, Final round replay)

Event Notes

Frost Defends: David Frost won last year’s event by a comfortable five shots, a wire-to-wire win kick-started by an opening-round 63.

Headlining the Field: Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Kenny Perry, Colin Montgomerie, Rocco Mediate, Mark O’Meara, Fred Funk, John Cook and Jay Haas.

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