Friday, January 26

Golf on TV: Farmers Insurance Open, Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

TIGER WOODS IS THE BIG NEWS in the golf world this week. Woods is making his first start of 2018 at the Farmers Insurance Open. In addition, it's Tiger's first official tour event since the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic nearly a year ago. Woods shot 72 and 71 in his first two rounds at Torrey Pines and is currently projected to make the cut.

Play in the second round was suspended at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Jamie Donaldson leads. Brooke Henderson leads after the first round of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

The following information is from a Golf Channel press release.


Farmers Insurance Open
Dates: Jan. 25-28
Venue: Torrey Pines Golf Course (North & South Courses), La Jolla, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Saturday          2-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:45 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:
Event format: The field will be split over both courses during the first two rounds, while the South Course will be utilized in the third and final rounds once a cut has been made.
Rahm defends: Jon Rahm finished three shots ahead of Charles Howell III and C.T. Pan to earn his first career PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Brian Harman, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.


Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Dates: Jan. 25-28
Venue: Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday              3:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          3:30-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            3:30-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-Noon (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Garcia defends: Sergio Garcia finished three strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson for his 12th career European Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, Thomas Pieters, Pat Perez, Martin Kaymer, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Ernie Els.


Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic
Dates: Jan. 25-28
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          3:30-5:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            3-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
LPGA Tour season kickoff: This week marks the first of 33 official events on the 2018 LPGA Tour, with events scheduled in 15 states and 14 countries around the world.
Lincicome defends: Brittany Lincicome defeated Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first playoff hole to claim her seventh LPGA Tour win.
Headlining the field: Shanshan Feng, Lexi Thompson, So Yeon Ryu, I.K. Kim, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Danielle Kang, Michelle Wie and Brittany Lincicome.

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