Thursday, April 24

Golf on TV: Zurich Classic, Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Volvo China Open

By Golf Channel News

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

The LPGA Tour will stage its inaugural showing of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in primetime on Golf Channel from San Francisco, Calif. The event was previously a stop on the Taiwanese Tour schedule, and Swinging Skirts (a non-profit organization in Taiwan) will continue to serve as the title sponsor. The strong field includes nine of top 10 players in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings.

The PGA Tour is in Louisiana, as Billy Horschel defends at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Henrik Stenson and Jason Dufner will headline the field at the European Tour's Volvo China Open.

ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS
(PGA Tour)
Dates: April 24-27
Venue: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

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

Event Notes

Horschel Defends: Billy Horschel finished one shot ahead of D.A. Points in last year's event to capture his first career PGA Tour victory, holing a 27-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to seal the win.

Headlining the Field: Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Kevin Stadler, Vijay Singh, Matt Every, Padraig Harrington and Charles Howell III.

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SWINGING SKIRTS LPGA CLASSIC
(LPGA Tour)
Dates: April 24-27
Venue: Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 7-9:30 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Swinging Skirts airing in primetime: The inaugural West Coast event will air in primetime on Golf Channel, with nine of the top-10 players in the Women’s Rolex World Golf Rankings in the field.

Headlining the Field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Na Yeon Choi, Jessica Korda, Lydia Ko, Karrie Webb, Anna Nordqvist and Ai Miyazato.

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VOLVO CHINA OPEN
(European Tour)
Dates: April 24-27
Venue: Genzon Golf Club (A Course), Shenzhen, China

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

Event Notes

Rumford Defends: Brett Rumford won by four shots in 2013, earning his fifth areer European Tour win, and his second victory in as many weeks after a win in South Korea.

Headlining the Field: Henrik Stenson, Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter, Francesco Molinari, Peter Uihlein, Nicolas Colsaerts, Alvaro Quiros, Pablo Larrazabal, Ross Fisher and Brett Rumford.

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