Thursday, August 31

Golf on TV: Dell Technologies Championship, Cambia Portland Classic, Shaw Charity Classic, D+D REAL Czech Masters

From a Golf Channel press release.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2017) – The second leg of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs kicks off this week outside of Boston at the Dell Technologies Championship, with 96 of the top-100 eligible players in the field. The LPGA Tour heads to Oregon for the Cambia Portland Classic as Brooke Henderson looks to win the event for a third consecutive year. The PGA TOUR Champions are in Canada for the Shaw Charity Classic in Alberta, where Scott McCarron, Paul Goydos and Fred Couples headline the field, along with six-time major champion, Nick Faldo. Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood lead the field at the European Tour’s D+D REAL Czech Masters.


Dell Technologies Championship
Dates: Sept. 1-4
Venue: TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 11p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          3-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-3 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Monday           11:30-1:30 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-5 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live)
Monday           1:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Friday start, Monday finish due to holiday weekend: Due to the holiday weekend, the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship begins Friday, Sept. 1, and the final round is scheduled to conclude on Monday, Sept. 4. The top-100 players in the FedExCup standings following The Northern Trust are eligible to compete, and the top-70 in the standings following Monday’s final round will advance to the BMW Championship in two weeks.
McIlroy defends: Reigning FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy made up a six-shot final-round deficit last year to take the title.
Johnson takes No. 1 spot in standings: After his playoff win on the first extra hole over Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson claimed the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings. The current top-5 include: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson.


Cambia Portland Classic
Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Venue: Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         7-10 p.m. (Live) / 1-4 a.m. (Friday Replay)
Friday              6:30-8:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          6:30-8:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            5-7 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Henderson defends: After her second-consecutive win at the event in 2016, Brooke Henderson joined the likes of Annika Sorenstam and Kathy Whitworth as the third player to win back-to-back at the Cambia Portland Classic. 
Headlining the field: Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson, So Yeon Ryu, In Gee Chun, Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Gerina Piller, Juli Inkster and Christina Kim.


Shaw Charity Classic
Dates: Sept. 1-3
Venue: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              8:30-10:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Channel Digital)
Saturday          8:30-10:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Channel Digital)
Sunday            7-9 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Channel Digital)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Fred Couples, Paul Goydos, Scott McCarron, Mark O’Meara, Vijay Singh, David Toms and Nick Faldo.


D+D REAL Czech Masters
Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Venue: Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-7 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Friday              5-7 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday          8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Ryder Cup qualifying begins: This week, eligible players will begin receiving points toward automatically qualifying for the 2018 European Ryder Cup team.
Headlining the field: Martin Kaymer, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pieters, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and John Daly.

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