Thursday, September 11

Golf on TV: TOUR Championship, Evian Championship, KLM Open

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

The 45-event 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season will culminate on Sunday, as the 29-man TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola field competes for the FedExCup Playoffs $10 million first-place prize, and the title of 2014 FedExCup champion. NBC Sports Group will air 22 hours of live tournament coverage from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Golf Channel will carry live coverage of the first three rounds of the final LPGA Tour major in 2014, and the final round will air on both Golf Channel and NBC (tape delay), as well as streaming live through Golf Live Extra beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

The European Tour is in Netherlands for the KLM Open.


TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
(PGA Tour)
Dates: Sept. 11-14
Venue: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes On NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 2:30-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

FedExCup contenders: Every player in the field this week has a mathematical chance at winning the FedExCup. However, the current top-5 in the FedExCup standings (Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Hunter Mahan) are the only ones guaranteed to win the FedExCup with a TOUR Championship victory on Sunday. Mahan also is the only player in the field to have competed in all eight TOUR Championships since the FedExCup was established in 2007. Players in the field this week earn automatic invitations to the 2015 Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship. The last place finisher (29th) is guaranteed a little more than $300,000 and the ultimate winner could earn as much as $11.44 million (by winning both the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup).

Headlining the field: Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Hunter Mahan, Jimmy Walker, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Zach Johnson, Bill Haas, John Senden, Patrick Reed, Cameron Tringale, Russell Henley, Morgan Hoffmann, Webb Simpson, Ryan Palmer, Kevin Na, Geoff Ogilvy, Justin Rose, Brendon Todd, Hideki Matsuyama and Gary Woodland.

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THE EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
(LPGA Tour)
Dates: Sept. 11-14
Venue: Route du Golf (The Evian Resort Golf Club), Evian-les Bains, France Tournament

Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 6:30-11:30 a.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 8 a.m.-Noon (Tape Delay) / Live streaming on Golf Live Extra (6:30 a.m.-Noon) 

Tournament Airtimes On NBC (Eastern):
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / Live streaming on Golf Live Extra (6:30 a.m.-Noon) 

Event Notes

NBC to air conclusion of The Evian Championship final round on Sunday: Immediately following Golf Channel’s coverage (8 a.m.-Noon ET) of Sunday’s final round of The Evian Championship, NBC will air the conclusion of the event, beginning at Noon ET.

Headlining the field: Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb, Anna Nordqvist and Cristie Kerr.

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KLM OPEN
(European Tour)
Dates: Sept. 11-14
Venue: Kennemer Golf & Country Club, Zandvoort, Netherlands

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5:30-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 5:30-7:30 a.m. (Live) Saturday 4:30-6 p.m. (Tape Delay) / Live streaming on Golf Live Extra (7-11 a.m.)
Sunday 4:30-6 p.m. (Tape Delay) / Live streaming on Golf Live Extra (5:30-10 a.m.)

Event Notes

Luiten defends: Joost Luiten defeated Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole for his third career European Tour win, and his second of the 2013 season. In doing so, Luiten also became the first Dutch player in European Tour history to win twice in the same season.

Headlining the field: Thomas Bjorn, Jonas Blixt, Paul Casey, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Brooks Koepka, Padraig Harrington, Matteo Manassero, Jose Maria Olazabel and Joost Luiten.

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