Wednesday, May 18

Golf on TV: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, AT&T Byron Nelson, Regions Tradition, Kingsmill Championship



By Golf Channel Communications

EUROPEAN TOUR

The famed K Club (2006 Ryder Cup) will serve as the venue for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation this week, with World No. 3 Rory McIlroy and reigning Masters champion Danny Willett headlining more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage on Golf Channel. 

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation
Dates: May 19-22                                                                       
Venue: The K Club (Palmer Ryder Cup Course), Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland           

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Friday              4:30-8:30 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Kjeldsen defends: Soren Kjeldsen defeated Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his fourth career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Padraig Harrington, Russell Knox, Martin Kaymer, Shane Lowry, Lee Westwood and David Lingmerth.


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PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR shifts to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson, with World No. 2 and Texas native Jordan Spieth in the field along with Dustin Johnson. 

AT&T Byron Nelson
Dates: May 19-22
Venue: TPC Four Seasons Resort & Club Las Colinas, Irving, Texas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         4-7 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              4-7 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

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

Bowditch defends: Steven Bowditch finished four shots ahead of Charley Hoffman, Scott Pinckney and Jimmy Walker for his second career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Bryson DeChambeau, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar and Charl Schwartzel.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

The PGA TOUR Champions stages the first of five majors in 2016 this week with the Regions Tradition in Alabama, the first of three majors over the next four weeks.

Regions Tradition
Dates: May 19-22
Venue: Greystone Golf & Country Club (Founders Course), Birmingham, Ala.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              1-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          5-7 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            5-7 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Maggert defends: Jeff Maggert outlasted Kevin Sutherland with a par on the first playoff hole for his second career PGA TOUR Champions win, and first major.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, John Daly, Kenny Perry, Jesper Parnevik, Mark O’Meara, Jay Haas, Tom Lehman, Jeff Maggert and Lee Janzen.

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LPGA TOUR

The LPGA Tour is in Virginia for the Kingsmill Championship, featuring the return of the top-3 players in the world  -- Lydia Ko (1), Inbee Park (2) and Lexi Thompson (3) -- after extended breaks and will be grouped together for the first two rounds. 

Kingsmill Championship
Dates: May 19-22                                                                       
Venue: Kingsmill Resort (River Course), Williamsburg, Va.

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

Lee defends: Minjee Lee finished two shots ahead of So Yeon Ryu for her first LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Brooke Henderson, Sei Young Kim, So Yeon Ryu, Suzann Pettersen, Anna Nordqvist and Brittany Lincicome.

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