Thursday, June 19

2014 U.S. Women's Open TV Schedule and Championship Notes

ABOVE: Lucy Li, 11, eats ice cream and talks with the media after her opening round of
the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

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

The U.S. Women's Open began today in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with Inbee Park looking to defend her title on the course that's hosting its second major in as many weeks after the completion of the men's U.S. Open last Sunday. Stacy Lewis is the clubhouse leader after shooting a 67.

NBC Sports Group is providing more than 20 hours of tournament and news coverage, including third and final round coverage on NBC from 3-6 p.m. ET on the weekend.

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Dates: June 19-22
Venue: Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.

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

Broadcast Notes

Golf Channel and NBC are providing more than 20 hours of tournament and news coverage throughout the week, featuring top tournament storylines, analysis and interviews within the network's Morning Drive and Golf Central programming, in addition to weekend tournament coverage on NBC.

Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam will serve as an analyst during NBC's weekend coverage, joining NBC Sports/Golf Channel analyst Gary Koch and play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks in the broadcast booth.

Park defends: Inbee Park finished four shots ahead of the field in the 2013 U.S. Women's Open to claim her third consecutive major championship.

Headlining the field: Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist, Paula Creamer and Ai Miyazato.

NBC Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Dan Hicks
Analyst: Gary Koch / Annika Sorenstam
Tower: Mark Rolfing / Steve Sands
On Course: Roger Maltbie / Kay Cockerill / Jane Crafter
Interviews: Steve Sands

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