Thursday, June 26

Golf on TV: Quicken Loans National, Senior Players Championship, BMW International Open, NW Arkansas Championship

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

Tiger Woods has returned to the PGA Tour this week at the Quicken Loans National, also serving as host of the event outside of Washington D.C. Kenny Perry defends at the Encompass Senior Players Championship, as the Champions Tour begins a five-week stretch that will include three major championships. Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson headline the field at the BMW International Open, while Michelle Wie tees it up for the first time as a major champion at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL
(PGA Tour)
Dates: June 26-29
Venue: Congressional Country Club (Blue Course),
Bethesda, Md.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 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.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

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

Event Notes

Haas defends: Bill Haas finished three strokes ahead of Roberto Castro to earn his fifth career PGA Tour victory in last year’s event.

Headlining the field: Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Patrick Reed, Jason Dufner and Bill Haas.

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ENCOMPASS SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
(Champion Tour)
Dates: June 26-29
Venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Perry defends: Kenny Perry finished two shots ahead of Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf in 2013 to earn his first major championship win on any Tour.

Headlining the field: Kenny Perry, Bernhard Lange, Brad Faxon, John Cook, Tom Lehman, Colin Montgomerie, Peter Jacobsen, Mark Calcavecchia, Rocco Mediate and Michael Allen.

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BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN
(European Tour)
Dates: June 26-29
Venue: Gut Larchenhof, Cologne, Germany

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 4:30-6:30 a.m. / 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 4:30-6:30 a.m. / 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 7:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 6:30-11 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Headlining the field: Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Thomas Bjorn, Paul Casey, Victor Dubuisson, Sergio Garcia, Miguel Angel Jimenez, John Daly and Peter Uihlein.

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WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP
(LPGA Tour)
Dates: June 27-29
Venue: Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark.

Tournament Airtimes On NBC (Eastern):
Friday 9-11 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Park defends: Inbee Park beat So Yeon Ryu on the first playoff hole in last year’s event for her eight career LPGA Tour win, her fifth of the 2013 season.

Headlining the field: Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Lydia Ko, Anna Nordqvist, Lexi Thompson, Na Yeon Choi, Jessica Korda, Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr.

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