Thursday, May 1

Golf on TV: Wells Fargo Championship, North Texas LPGA Shootout, Insperity Championship, The Championship at Laguna National

By Golf Channel News

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

Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy headline the field at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. World No. 1 Inbee Park will defend her title this week at the North Texas LPGA Shooutout presented by JTBC. The Champions Tour also is in Texas for the Insperity Invitational. Saturday's second round telecast will include a special "Greats of Golf" scramble event, featuring Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller among others, with Arnold Palmer serving as the honorary chairman.

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP
(PGA Tour)
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 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

Ernst Defends: Derek Ernst defeated David Lynn on the first playoff hole to capture his first-career PGA TOUR victory last year.

Quail Hollow Course Updates: Course architect Tom Fazio has implemented a number of changes to Quail Hollow Club over the course of the past year. All 18 greens have been replaced with MiniVerde Bermudagrass, and noticeable changes also were made to holes 8, 13, 16 and 17, as the club begins its preparation to host the 2017 PGA Championship.

Headlining the Field: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson, Jonas Blixt and Derek Ernst.

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NORTH TEXAS LPGA SHOOTOUT
(LPGA Tour)
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas

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

Event Notes

Park Defends: Inbee Park edged out Carlota Ciganda by one stroke to earn her sixth career LPGA Tour victory, erasing a two-shot deficit thanks to a final-round 67.

Headlining the Field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda and Angela Stanford.

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INSPERITY CHAMPIONSHIP
(Champions Tour)
Dates: May 2-4
Venue: The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course), The Woodlands, Texas

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

Event Notes

Toledo Defends: After beginning the final round seven strokes behind the leader in 2013, Esteban Toledo outlasted Mike Goodes and Gene Sauers on the third playoff hole to earn his first-ever Champions Tour win.

Headlining the Field: Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Nick Price, Kenny Perry, Mark O’Meara, Rocco Mediate, Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas, Fred Funk and Colin Montgomerie.

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THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAGUNA NATIONAL
(European Tour)
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Laguna National Golf and Country Club (Masters Course), Changi, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-12:30 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

Rumford Defends: Brett Rumford captured his fourth-career European Tour win in 2013 after making an eagle on the first playoff hole.

Headlining the Field: Peter Uihlein, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Ross Fisher, Chris Wood, Simon Dyson, Thomas Levet, Bernd Wiesberger and Brett Rumford.

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