Thursday, October 22

Golf on TV: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, UBS Hong Kong Open

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

PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR’s 2015-16 season continues this week with the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nev. Rickie Fowler, along with Emiliano Grillo, winner at last week’s Frys.com Open, headline a field that includes Steven Bowditch, Keegan Bradley and Erik Compton. Fowler is making his first appearance at this event since 2010.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dates: Oct. 22-25
Venue: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

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

Broadcast Notes

Martin defends: Ben Martin captured his first PGA TOUR win at the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, defeating Kevin Streelman by two strokes.

Headlining the field: Steven Bowditch, Keegan Bradley, Erik Compton, Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler, Emiliano Grillo, Brooks Koepka and Davis Love III.

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LPGA TOUR

The LPGA moves to Taiwan this week for the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, the halfway point of its Asian swing, with 14 of the top-20 players in the Rolex Rankings scheduled to compete. 

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship
Dates: Oct. 22-25
Venue: Miramar Golf & Country Club – New Taipei City, Taiwan

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         Noon-4 p.m. ET (TD) / Midnight-4 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday              Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-4 p.m. (Friday Replay)
Saturday          Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-4 p.m. (Saturday Replay)
Sunday            Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-4 p.m. (Sunday Replay)

Broadcast Notes

Format: The field features 81 players competing in a 72-hole tournament with no cut. Defending champion and World No. 1 Inbee Park will not compete this week due to a combination of a prior commitment to one of her major sponsors and the date change for the tournament this year. She will return to the LPGA next week for the Blue Bay LPGA.

Headlining the field: Na Yeon Choi, Paul Creamer, Charley Hull, Cristie Kerr, Hyo Joo Kim, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Minjee Lee, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel, So Yeon Ryu, Yani Tseng and Michelle Wie.

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EUROPEAN TOUR

The European Tour heads to Hong Kong for the UBS Hong Kong Open, a tri-sanctioned event between the European Tour, Asian Tour and the Hong Kong Golf Association.

UBS Hong Kong Open
Dates: Oct. 22-25
Venue: Hong Kong Golf Club (Championship Composite Course), Fanling, Hong Kong

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         6-10 a.m. (TD) / 2-5 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday              6-10 a.m. (TD) / 2-5 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday          6-10 a.m. (TD) / 1-5 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            6-10 a.m. (TD) / Midnight-4:30 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Broadcast Notes

Hend defends: Scott Hend defeated Angelo Que on the first playoff hole in 2014 for his first European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Padraig Harrington, Thongchai Jaidee, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Dustin Johnson, Anirban Lahiri, Graeme McDowell, Cheng-Tsung Pang, Patrick Reed and Justin Rose.

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