Thursday, June 2

Golf on TV: The Memorial Tournament, Nordea Masters, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Principal Charity Classic

By Golf Channel Communications


Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will tee it up this week after each having won their last worldwide start, as the PGA TOUR shifts to Jack Nicklaus’ event in Ohio for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. The field includes each of the top-5 players in the world and the event for many will mark the final tune-up before the U.S. Open at Oakmont outside of Pittsburgh.

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Dates: June 2-5
Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday          12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on CBS (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 2:30-6 p.m.

Lingmerth defends: David Lingmerth defeated Justin Rose on the third playoff hole to earn his first career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els.

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Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood headline the field at the Nordea Masters on the European Tour, an Open Qualifying Series event that will award an invitation to the highest finisher in the top-5 not already exempt to compete in The 145th Open in July. 

Nordea Masters
Dates: June 2-5                                                                         
Venue: Bro Hof Slott Golf Club (Stadium Course), Stockholm, Sweden    

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Friday              5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday          7:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Noren defends: Alex Noren finished four shots ahead of Soren Kjeldsen to earn his fourth career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pieters, Robert Karlsson, and Y.E. Yang.

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The LPGA Tour is in New Jersey for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, with Stacy Lewis and Brooke Henderson in the field for the 54-hole event. 

ShopRite LPGA Classic
Dates: June 3-5                                                                         
Venue: Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay Course), Galloway, N.J.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              Noon-3 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Replay)                     
Saturday          3-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            2-4 p.m. (Live)

Nordqvist defends: Anna Nordqvist won by one stroke over Christel Boeljon for her fifth career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Stacy Lewis, Brooke Henderson, Gerina Piller, Na Yeon Choi, Charley Hull, Anna Nordqvist, Karrie Webb, Juli Inkster, Laura Davies and Karen Stupples.

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Principal Charity Classic
Dates: June 3-5
Venue: Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              7-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3-5 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday          5-7 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            4-6 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Calcavecchia defends: Mark Calcavecchia defeated Joe Durant and Brian Henninger by one shot for his third PGA TOUR Champions win.

Headlining the field: John Daly, Rocco Mediate, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jesper Parnevik, Tom Lehman, Woody Austin, Mark Calcavecchia, Billy Andrade and Gary Koch.

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