Thursday, December 17

Golf Channel Airing Biggest Events and Moments of 2015

By Golf Channel Communications

Golf Channel will showcase the game’s most iconic feats of 2015 with a lineup of special year-end programming, including Rickie Fowler’s unforgettable final round and playoff victory at THE PLAYERS (airing Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET), Jordan Spieth’s run at a Grand Slam, the heroic comeback by the United States amidst controversy at the Solheim Cup (Saturday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET), and several dedicated Golf Central and Morning Drive specials encapsulating the year that was in the game of golf.

Golf Channel will revisit the crowning of several PGA TOUR winners from 2015 (including Fowler’s victory at THE PLAYERS), along with LPGA, Champions Tour, NCAA Golf and the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship events from earlier this year. Golf Central and Morning Drive each will unveil a dozen year-end special shows recapping the game’s most extraordinary moments and looking ahead to a promising 2016 schedule led by golf’s return to the Olympics and the biennial Ryder Cup. Additionally, three PGA of America-focused programs will air Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 15-16 recapping the past year and looking ahead to 2016, with “2016 Ryder Cup One Year to Go Show” (Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET); “PGA of America 2015 Year in Review” (Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. ET); and “2015 PGA Championship Highlight Show, presented by Omega – One Fine Day” (Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET).

The network also has carved out its Christmas Eve and Christmas Day schedule to devote a 30-consecutive hour marathon of the game’s storied “Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf” series, featuring matches with icons of the sport including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tom Watson.

2015 PGA TOUR FINAL ROUND TOURNAMENT REPLAYS (All Times Eastern)
Thursday, Dec. 17                   RBC Heritage                                                 3-6 p.m.
                                                The Honda Classic                                          7-11 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18                       Zurich Classic of New Orleans                       3-6 p.m.
                                                Valspar Championship                                    7-11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19                   Wells Fargo Championship                             3-6 p.m.
                                                THE PLAYERS Championship                     7-11 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20                     Arnold Palmer Invitational                             7-11 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 21                    Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 2-6 p.m.
                                                WGC-Cadillac Championship                        7-11 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22                    WGC-HSBC Champions                                2-6 p.m.
                                                WGC-Cadillac Match Play                             7-11 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23               WGC-Bridgestone Invitational                      2-6 p.m.
                                                The Barclays                                                   7-11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 26                   Deutsche Bank Championship            Midnight-4 a.m.
                                                Presidents Cup – Day 3                                  1-6 p.m.
                                                BMW Championship                                      7-11 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27                     Presidents Cup – Final Day                            1-6 p.m.
                                                TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola              7-11 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 2                      Open Championship                                       7-11 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 3                         PGA Championship                                        7-11 p.m.

2015 LPGATOUR FINAL ROUND TOURNAMENT REPLAYS (Eastern)
Monday, Dec. 28                    ANA Inspiration                                             7-9 p.m.
                                                KPMG Women’s PGA Championship           9-11 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29                    RICOH Women’s British Open                     7-9 p.m.
                                                The Evian Championship                                9-11 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 2                      Solheim Cup – Final Day                                1-6 p.m.

2015 CHAMPIONS TOUR FINAL ROUND TOURNAMENT REPLAYS (Eastern)
Wednesday, Dec. 30               Regions Tradition                                           7-9 p.m.
                                                Senior PGA Championship                             9-11 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31                   Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS                7-9 p.m.
                                                Senior Open Championship                            9-11 p.m.

OTHER TOURNAMENT PROGRAMMING (Eastern)
Thursday, Dec. 24                   Drive, Chip & Putt Championship                  2-6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 26                   World Long Drive Champ. – Round of 16    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27                     World Long Drive Champ. – Quarterfinals    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 28                    NCAA Women’s Golf Champ. – Stroke Play   3-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29                    NCAA Women’s Golf Champ. – Match Play   3-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 30               NCAA Men’s Golf Champ. – Stroke Play     3-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31                   NCAA Men’s Golf Champ. – Match Play     3-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1                          East Lake Cup – Day 2                                   3-6 p.m.

GOLF CENTRAL SPECIALS SCHEDULE (**each premiering at 6 p.m. ET**)
Thursday, Dec. 17                   History Recorded: The Best of 2015
Friday, Dec. 18                       Jordan Spieth: Player of the Year
Saturday, Dec. 19                   2015 Insiders Debate: Part I
Sunday, Dec. 20                     2015 Insiders Debate: Part II
Monday, Dec. 21                    2015 Top 10 Stories
Tuesday, Dec. 22                    2015 Majors
Wednesday, Dec. 23               2016: Rio, the Ryder Cup, and Beyond
Saturday, Dec. 26                   2015 Top Feature Stories
Tuesday, Dec. 29                    2015 College Golf
Wednesday, Dec. 30               Tiger Turns 40
Thursday, Dec. 31                   2015 Top Shots
Friday, Jan. 1                          2015 Awards

MORNING DRIVE SPECIALS SCHEDULE (**each premiering at 7 a.m. ET**)
Wednesday, Dec. 16               Golf’s Big Four: Palmer, Nicklaus, Player & Trevino
Thursday, Dec. 17                   Golf’s Top Feature Stories: Part I
Friday, Dec. 18                       Golf’s Top Feature Stories: Part II
Saturday, Dec. 19                   Top Golf Trips: Part I
Sunday, Dec. 20                     Top Golf Trips: Part II
Monday, Dec. 21                    2015 Majors        
Tuesday, Dec. 22                    2015 Top Shots
Wednesday, Dec. 23               2015 Top Guests: Part I
Thursday, Dec. 24                   2015 Top Guests: Part II
Saturday, Dec. 26                   2015 Top Tips
Thursday, Dec. 31                   2015 Top Moments
Friday, Jan. 1                          2016: Wild Year to Come

“SHELL’S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF” SCHEDULE (Eastern)
Thursday, Dec. 24                   Nicklaus vs. Palmer (Pinehurst No. 2 – 1994)            6 p.m.
                                                Couples vs. Els (Nicklaus North – 1998)                    7:30 p.m.
                                                Nicklaus vs. Player (Sunningdale – 2000)                  9 p.m.
                                                Azinger vs. Ballesteros (St. Andrews – 1995)            10:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25                       Els vs. Price (Leopard Creek – 1999)                         Midnight
                                                Player vs. Trevino (World Golf Village – 1998)         1:30 a.m.
                                                Duval vs. Els (Cherokee Plantation – 2000)               3 a.m.
                                                Nicklaus vs. Trevino (Cabo del Sol – 1996)               4:30 a.m.
                                                DeVicenzo vs. Snead (Congressional – 1968)            6 a.m.
                                                Palmer vs. Boros (Cotton Bay Club – 1968)              7 a.m.
                                                Palmer/Rodriguez/ Brewer (El Conquistador – 1969) 8 a.m.
                                                Player vs. Thomson (Royal Melbourne – 1962)          9 a.m.
                                                Sarazen vs. Cotton (St. Andrews – 1962)                  10 a.m.
                                                Nelson vs. Littler (Pine Valley – 1962)                      11 a.m.
                                                Mickelson vs. Montgomerie (Cordillera – 1997)        Noon
                                                Nicklaus vs. Watson (Pebble Beach – 1995)              1:30 p.m.
                                                Couples vs. Mickelson (Gaillardia – 2000)                 3 p.m.
                                                Palmer vs. Player (Manele – 1996)                             4:30 p.m.
                                                Faldo vs. Norman (Sunningdale – 1994)                    6 p.m.
                                                Couples vs. Daly (Crosswater Club – 1999)               7:30 p.m.
                                                Garcia vs. Mickelson (Querencia – 2001)                   9 p.m.
                                                Couples vs. Watson (Mount Juliet – 1997)                 10:30 p.m.

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