Thursday, September 3

Golf on TV: Deutsche Bank Championship and M2M Russian Open

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

NBC Sports Group will begin its coverage of the final three FedEx Cup Playoff events on Friday with the Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston, where the top-three ranked players in the world – Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day – headline the field. The tournament is scheduled to finish on Monday (Labor Day), and will feature the top-100 eligible players in the FedEx Cup standings, with the top70 moving on to the BMW Championship outside of Chicago in two weeks.


Deutsche Bank Championship       
Dates: Sept. 4-7
Venue: TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Monday           11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live)
Monday           1:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Final opportunity to earn points to qualify for the Presidents Cup: This is the final event for players to earn points toward qualifying for the U.S. and International Presidents Cup teams. Jay Haas (U.S. captain) and Nick Price (International captain) will announce their respective captain’s picks on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in a live 60-minute Golf Central show, beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

Kirk defends: Chris Kirk won by two strokes over Russell Henley, Billy Horschel and Geoff Ogilvy for his third career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler.

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M2M Russian Open
Dates: Sept. 3-6
Venue: Skolkovo Golf Club, Moscow, Russia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         9 a.m.-Noon (Tape delay)
Friday              10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          7-10 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            7-10 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Horsey defends: David Horsey defeated Damien McGrane with a par on the first playoff hole to earn his third career European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: David Horsey, Soren Hansen, Edoardo Molinari, Bradley Dredge, Dylan Frittelli, Johan Edfors, S.S.P. Chawrasia and Michael Hoey.

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