Thursday, January 26

Golf on TV: Farmers Insurance Open, Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

From a Golf Channel press release.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 24 2017) – Tiger Woods will make his first official PGA TOUR start in 17 months this week when he tees it up at the Farmers Insurance Open. The event marks the first of four scheduled events on Woods’ calendar over the next five weeks. World No. 1 Jason Day and No. 3 Dustin Johnson also are in the field. The LPGA Tour will kick off its 2017 season this week at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, with Ariya Jutanugarn (No. 2) and Lexi Thompson (No. 5) headlining the field. The European Tour will stage the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, with Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Ernie Els and Martin Kaymer leading the field.


Farmers Insurance Open
Dates: Jan. 26-29
Venue: Torrey Pines Golf Course (North & South Courses), La Jolla, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday              3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (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 p.m.

Broadcast Notes:
Course rotation: Players in the field will tee it up for one round each at the North and South courses at Torrey Pines over the course of the first two rounds, Thursday-Friday. Those making the cut will play in two additional rounds on the South course on Saturday-Sunday.
Snedeker defends: Brandt Snedeker finished one stroke ahead of K.J. Choi to claim his eighth PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the Field: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Andrew Johnston and Tiger Woods.

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Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
Dates: Jan. 26-29
Venue: Ocean Club Golf Course, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday              11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          3-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            3-5 p.m. (Live)
Broadcast Notes:
LPGA kicks off 2017 season in Bahamas: The 2017 LPGA Tour season gets underway this week, with the first of 33 events airing on Golf Channel in the season-long Race to the CME Globe, the most-ever in network history.
Kim defends: Hyo Joo Kim finished two shots ahead of Stacy Lewis, Anna Nordqvist and Sei Young Kim to earn her third LPGA win.
Headlining the Field: Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson, Charlie Hull, Sei Young Kim, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Brittany Lang, Hyo Joo Kim and Morgan Pressel.

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Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Dates: Jan. 26-29
Venue: Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         1:30-4:30 a.m. / 6-8:30 a.m. (Live)                
Friday              4-6 a.m. (Tape delay) / 6-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          4-8:30 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Replay)
Sunday            4-8:30 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the Field: Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Alex Noren, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen, Graeme Storm, Andy Sullivan and Bernd Wiesberger.

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