Thursday, October 23

Golf on TV: McGladrey Classic, AT&T Championship, Blue Bay LPGA, ISPS Handa Perth International

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.

Chris Kirk will try to defend his 2013 title in his home state this week at the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga., with Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson and Webb Simpson also headlining the field. 

The Champions Tour is in San Antonio for the AT&T Championship, which is the final opportunity for players to try to position themselves inside the top-30 of the season-long Schwab Cup points race, which would qualify them for next week’s season-culminating Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona.

The inaugural Blue Bay LPGA in China begins on Wednesday, with Michelle Wie in the field, coming off her best finish since returning from a finger injury with last week’s T5 finish in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

Jason Dufner headlines the field in Australia at the European Tour’s ISPS Handa Perth International, making his first start since withdrawing from the PGA Championship in August with a neck injury that kept him out of the FedExCup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

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McGladrey Classic Dates: Oct. 23-26
Venue: Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Kirk defends: Chris Kirk finished one stroke ahead of Briny Baird and Tim Clark for his second career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Chris Kirk, Harris English, Bill Haas, Erik Compton, Russell Henley, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, and Brendon Todd.

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AT&T Championship
Dates: Oct. 24-26
Venue: TPC San Antonio (AT&T Canyons Course), San Antonio, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            5-7 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Monday replay)

Event Notes

Perry defends: Kenny Perry defeated Bernhard Langer on the first playoff hole in 2013 for his fifth career Champions Tour victory at the time.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Peter Jacobsen, Corey Pavin, Tom Lehman, John Cook, Kirk Triplett, Lee Janzen and David Frost.

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Blue Bay LPGA
Dates: Oct. 22-25
Venue: Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course, Hainan Island, China

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live) / 5:30-8 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday         11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live)   
Friday              11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

New event: This is the inaugural showing of the Blue Bay LPGA, the fourth of seven consecutive events being played outside of the United States this fall. The 72-hole event features an 81-player field with no cut.

Headlining the field: Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko, Shanshan Feng, Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist, Cristie Kerr, Azahara Munoz, Mirim Lee, Jessica Korda and Caroline Hedwall.

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ISPS Handa Perth International
Dates: Oct. 23-26
Venue: Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth Western, Australia

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape delay)

Event Notes

Final opportunity to qualify for the Race to Dubai: This is the final event of the 2014 European Tour regular season, and the last chance for players to qualify for the four-event Final Series and Race to Dubai beginning next week with the BMW Masters in China. The ISPS Handa Perth International also serves as the only event in Australia to be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA TOUR of Australasia.

Jeong defends: Jin Jeong outlasted Ross Fisher on the first playoff hole to win the first European Tour event of his career.

Headlining the field: Jason Dufner, Victor Dubuisson, Charl Schwartzel, Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Uihlein, Oliver Goss, Thorbjorn Olesen, Stephen Bowditch, Edoardo Molinari and Jin Jeong.

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