Thursday, February 18

Golf on TV: Northern Trust Open, ISPS Handa Women's Australia Open, Maybank Championship Malaysia

ABOVE: Players hit vintage clubs at Northern Trust Open.

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


The PGA TOUR wraps up its “West Coast” swing with the Northern Trust Open, as World’s No. 1 and 3 – Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy – headline the field at Riviera Country Club. Next week, the TOUR will kick off the four-week stretch of “Florida Swing” events beginning with The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens.

Northern Trust Open
Dates: Feb. 18-21
Venue: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, 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          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on CBS (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 3-6:30 p.m.

Broadcast Notes

Hahn defends: James Hahn defeated Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey with a birdie on the third playoff hole for his first career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker.

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The LPGA Tour this week begins a three-week stretch of international events, as world No. 1 Lydia Ko will defend her 2015 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian title.

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Dates: Feb. 18-21
Venue: The Grange Golf Club (West Course), Adelaide, South Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 2 a.m.-5 a.m. (Replay)
Thursday         11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 2-4 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 3-6 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 3-6:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes

Ko defends: World No. 1 Lydia Ko finished two strokes clear of Amy Yang to earn her sixth career LPGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Charley Hull, Minjee Lee, Karrie Webb, Ha Na Jang, Cheyenne Woods, Jiyai Shin, Laura Davies.

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Maybank Championship Malaysia
Dates: Feb. 18-21
Venue: Royal Selangor Golf Club (East Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              5-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          6-10 a.m. (Tape delay) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Overnight streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            6-10 a.m. (Tape delay) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Overnight streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Broadcast Notes

Inaugural event: This is the inaugural edition of the Maybank Championship Malaysia which replaces the Malaysian Open on the European Tour schedule, and it is co-sanctioned by both the European Tour and Asian Tour.

Headlining the field: Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thorbjorn Olesen, Peter Uihlein, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley.

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