Thursday, February 23

Golf on TV: Honda Classic, Honda LPGA Thailand, Joburg Open

From a Golf Channel press release.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2017) – The PGA TOUR moves east this week for The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the first of six straight TOUR events airing exclusively on Golf Channel and NBC leading up to the Masters. Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn lead the field at the Honda LPGA Thailand, as Lexi Thompson defends her 2016 title.


The Honda Classic
Dates: Feb. 23-26
Venue: PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion Course), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         2-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-11 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              2-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-11 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday            1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

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

Broadcast Notes:
Scott defends: Adam Scott finished one shot ahead of Sergio Garcia to claim his 12th career PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Adam Scott, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Thomas Pieters, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

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Honda LPGA Thailand
Dates: Feb. 23-26
Venue: Siam Country Club Pattaya (Old Course), Chonburi, Thailand

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1-5 a.m. (Live)
Friday              1-5 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          1-5 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            1-5 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Park to compete for first time since Olympics: 2016 Olympic gold medalist, Inbee Park, is set to make her first official LPGA Tour start since the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last June.
Thompson defends: Lexi Thompson finished six strokes clear of the field to earn her seventh career LPGA Tour win.
Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson, Ha Na Jang, Brittany Lincicome, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and In Gee Chun.

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Joburg Open
Dates: Feb. 23-26
Venue: Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club (East & West Courses), Gauteng, South Africa

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

Broadcast Notes:
Porteous defends: Haydn Porteous won by two shots over Zander Lombard for his first career European Tour win.
Headlining the field: Haydn Porteous, Darren Clarke, Trevor Immelman, Y.E. Yang, Thomas Detry, Haotong Li and Brandon Stone.

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