Thursday, October 15

Golf on TV: Frys.com Open, San Antonio Championship, LPGA KEB–HanaBank Championship, Portugal Masters

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

PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR will kick off its 2015-16 season this week with the Frys.com Open in Napa, Calif., the first of 47 regular season events leading up to the 2016 FedExCup Playoffs next August. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy headlines the field, along with Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka.

Frys.com Open
Dates: Oct. 15-18
Venue: Silverado Resort & Spa (North Course), Napa, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)    
Friday              5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Broadcast Notes

2015-16 season kicks off: This week marks the first of 47 official events during the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season, with seven of those events being played in 2015.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Chris Kirk, Daniel Berger, Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker, Ollie Schniederjans and Webb Simpson.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

The Champions Tour hosts its penultimate event this week prior to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship with the San Antonio Championship. Colin Montgomerie currently carries a slim lead over Jeff Maggert in the Schwab Cup standings, and Bernhard Langer also is within striking distance of the top spot.

San Antonio Championship
Dates: Oct. 16-18
Venue: TPC San Antonio (AT&T Canyons Course), San Antonio, Texas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              2-5 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          2-5 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            2-5 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes

Allen defends: Michael Allen defeated Marco Dawson by two strokes for his seventh career Champions Tour win.

Headlining the field: Colin Montgomerie, Jeff Maggert, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Marco Dawson, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Kirk Triplett and Lee Janzen.

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LPGA TOUR

The LPGA Tour is in Korea – just 20 minutes down the road from where the Presidents Cup was contested last week – for the LPGA KEB – HanaBank Championship, where nine of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are in the field. 

LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship
Dates: Oct. 14-18
Venue: Sky 72 Golf Club (Ocean Course) – Incheon, South Korea

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Friday              11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Format: The field features 77 players competing in a 72-hole tournament with no cut. The event also is being contested only 20 minutes from the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea where the Presidents Cup was contested last week.

Baek defends: Q Baek defeated Brittany Lincicome and In Gee Chun with a birdie on the first playoff hole to earn her first career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, So Yeon Ryu, Lexi Thompson, Hyo-Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, In Gee Chun, Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer, Charley Hull and Michelle Wie.

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Portugal Masters
Dates: Oct. 15-18
Venue: Oceanico Victoria Golf Club, Vilamoura, Portugal

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         6:30-8:30 a.m. / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Friday              6:30-8:30 a.m. / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Levy defends: Alexander Levy finished three shots ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts for his second career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Martin Kaymer, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Bernd Wiesberger, Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Pieters, Pablo Larrazabal and Paul Dunne.

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