Thursday, September 24

Golf on TV: TOUR Championship, Nature Valley First Tee Open, Porsche European Open

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

The PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs conclude this week at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, being contested at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The field is comprised of the top-30 players in the FedExCup standings, with the top-five in the standings (Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson) in position to automatically win the FedExCup and accompanying $10 million prize with a victory this week.

The Champions Tour is in California where 81 professionals will team with junior golfers representing 55 local First Tee chapters throughout the United States. Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Davis Love III and Colin Montgomerie headline the field.

The European Tour is in Germany for the Porsche European Open, with Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell and Bernhard Langer headlining the field.

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TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola       
Dates: Sept. 24-27
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) / 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          10 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

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

Broadcast Notes

$10 million prize up for grabs: The 30-man field will compete for a chance to win the 2015 FedExCup, and the accompanying $10 million prize. Players sitting in the top-5 in the current standings are in position to automatically claim the FedExCup with a win this week, while those outside of the top-five must rely on how others finish for a chance at winning the title. The 30 players have earned invitations/exemptions into the 2016 Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship. Players in the field also are guaranteed at least $300,000 (30th place).

Headlining the field (current FedExCup rankings): Jason Day (1); Jordan Spieth (2); Rickie Fowler (3); Henrik Stenson (4); Bubba Watson (5); Zach Johnson (6); Dustin Johnson (7); Charley Hoffman (8); Daniel Berger (9); Patrick Reed (10); Rory McIlroy (11); Justin Rose (12); Jimmy Walker (13); Robert Streb (14); Hideki Matsuyama (15); Jim Furyk (16); J.B. Holmes (17); Kevin Kisner (18); Danny Lee (19); Scott Piercy (20); Matt Kuchar (21); Paul Casey (22); Brandt Snedeker (23); Steven Bowditch (24); Brooks Koepka (25); Bill Haas (26); Kevin Na (27); Sangmoon Bae (28); Louis Oosthuizen (29); Harris English (30).

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Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach 
Dates: Sept. 25-27
Venues: Pebble Beach Golf Links; Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              6-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          6-9 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            6:30-9 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes

Cook defends: John Cook defeated Tom Byrum by one stroke for his 10th career Champions Tour win.

Headlining the field: Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Davis Love III, Colin Montgomerie, Jay Haas, Vijay Singh, Jeff Maggert, Marco Dawson, Billy Andrade and Kevin Sutherland.

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Porsche European Open
Dates: Sept. 24-27
Venue: Hartl Resort at Bad Griesbach (Beckenbauer Course), Bad Griesbach, Germany

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Friday              5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday          Noon-3:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 7-11 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            9-11 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Cevaer defends: Christian Cevaer finished one stroke ahead of the field for his second European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Bernhard Langer, Charl Schwartzel, Ben An, Jamie Donaldson, Morgan Hoffmann, Thongchai Jaidee and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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