Thursday, May 15

Golf on TV: HP Byron Nelson Championship, Kingsmill Championship, Regions Tradition, Open de Espana

By Golf Channel News

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

The Champions Tour hosts its first major of the 2014 season this week with the Regions Tradition from Shoal Creek, Ala. This is The PGA Tour heads to Texas for the HP Byron Nelson Championship. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Juli Inkster makes her Golf Channel on-air debut as a course reporter this week at the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia. Sergio Garcia headlines the European Tour’s Open de Espana.

HP Byron Nelson Championship
(PGA Tour)
Dates: May 15-18
Venue: TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas

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 p.m.-2:30 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

Bae Defends: Sang-Moon Bae earned his first PGA TOUR win here last year, finishing two strokes clear of Keegan Bradley, who entered the final round with a one-shot lead.

Headlining the Field: Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker and Sang-Moon Bae.

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Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC
(LPGA Tour)
Dates: May 15-18
Venue: Kingsmill Resort (River Course), Williamsburg, Va.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Live Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Live Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Kerr Defends: Cristie Kerr defeated Suzann Pettersen on the second playoff hole last year to earn her 16th LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the Field: Suzann Pettersen, Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Karrie Webb, Jessica Korda, Ai Miyazato, Anna Nordqvist and Cristie Kerr.

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Regions Tradition
(Champions Tour)
Dates: May 15-18
Venue: Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, Shoal Creek, Ala.

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

Event Notes

Major Offering: The Champions Tour presents its first major of 2014 with the Regions Tradition from Shoal Creek. The Senior PGA Championship gets underway next week from Michigan, the Tour’s second major in as many weeks.

Frost Defends: David Frost defends his title this week after securing a one-shot victory over Fred Couples last year.

Headlining the Field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie, Kenny Perry, Rocco Mediate, Mark O’Meara, Jay Haas, Michael Allen and David Frost.

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Open de Espana
(European Tour)
Dates: May 15-18
Venue: Real Club de Golf de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5:30-7:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 5:30-7:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 7:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Jacquelin Defends: Raphael Jacquelin emerged from a record-tying 9-hole playoff to notch his fourth career victory on the European Tour.

Headlining the Field: Sergio Garcia, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Jose Maria Olazabal, Thomas Bjorn, Matteo Manassero, Franceso Molinari and Peter Uihlein.

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