Thursday, April 17

Golf on TV: RBC Heritage, LPGA LOTTE Championship, Greater Gwinnett Championship, Maybank Malaysian Open

By Golf Channel News

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

Golf Channel will feature the LPGA LOTTE Championship from Hawaii in primetime, with an impressive field headlined by Inbee Park. The PGA Tour shifts to South Carolina for the RBC Heritage. World Golf Hall-of-Famers Tom Watson and Nick Faldo are in the field, which also includes Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk. The Champions Tour is in Georgia, where Miguel Angel Jimenez will make his first-career start on the over-50 circuit. Louis Oosthuizen and Lee Westwood headline the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open.


RBC HERITAGE
(PGA Tour)
Dates: April 17-20
Venue: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

On CBS (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 3-6 p.m.

Event Notes

McDowell Defends: Graeme McDowell outlasted Webb Simpson on the first playoff hole last year to earn his first PGA Tour victory since winning the 2010 U.S. Open.

Headlining the Field: Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Ernie Els, Patrick Reed, Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk, Jason Day, Harris English, Tom Watson and Nick Faldo.

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LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP
(LPGA Tour)
Dates: April 16-19
Venue: Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu, Hawaii

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

Event Notes

Tournament to be Featured in Primetime on Golf Channel: The LPGA LOTTE Championship began a day earlier than usual, with coverage airing Wednesday-Saturday in primetime.

Headlining the Field: Inbee Park, Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, Lydia Ko, So Yeon Ryu, Anna Nordqvist, Lizette Salas, Ai Miyazato, Azahara Munoz and Cristie Kerr.

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GREATER GWINNETT CHAMPIONSHIP
(Champions Tour)
Dates: April 18-20
Venue: TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-3 a.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Jimenez Makes Champions Tour Debut: Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez will make his Champions Tour debut this week, coming off a fourth place finish at the Masters.

Building Momentum: There are seven players in the field who competed in the Masters, including five of the record six players over the age of 50 that made the cut last week, including two top-10 finishes (Jimenez, 4th and Langer, T-8th).

Langer Defends: Bernhard Langer won by three shots over Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice Jr. last year, claiming his 18th-career Champion Tour victory in the inaugural showing of the event.

Headlining the Field: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Nick Price, Colin Montgomerie, Kerry Perry, Rocco Mediate, Mark O’Meara and John Cook.

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MAYBANK MALAYSIAN OPEN
(European Tour)
Dates: April 17-20
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (West Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)

Event Notes

Aphibarnrat Defends: Kiradech Aphibarnrat edged out Eduardo Molinari by one to capture his first-career European Tour win in last year's event.

Headlining the Field: Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, Matteo Manassero, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Francesco Molinari, Nicolas Colsaerts, Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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