Thursday, April 30

Calvin Peete: Remarkable Overachiever

CALVIN PEETE, A BLACK MAN with a crooked left arm, hit the golf ball straighter than any PGA Tour player of his generation. Peete died on Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 71.

The son of a vegetable picker, Peete didn't try golf until he was 23. He didn't turn professional until the age of 32.

Three days shy of his 36th birthday, Peete won the 1979 Greater Milwaukee Open by five strokes. He went on to 11 more PGA Tour victories, including four titles in the 1982 season.

Peete was the second African American to play in the Masters. He played on the 1983 and 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup teams. (Peete passed a high-school equivalency test in order to represent his country. A high school diploma or equivalent was required.) In 1984 he won the Vardon Trophy, awarded to the PGA Tour player with the lowest stroke average.

When they play the Players Championship next week, it will mark the 30th anniversary of Peete's greatest win. He shot a 66 in the final round at TPC Sawgrass and set a tournament record (14 under).

And, of course, this: Peete led the PGA Tour in driving accuracy for 10 consecutive years.

"I get my accuracy from my tempo and rhythm," Peete told the New York Times during his playing days. "I never really worked for it. It is just something that happened. I just seem to have a good tempo and good control as far as knowing just when to release the club."

On Wednesday Jack Nicklaus called Calvin Peete "a remarkable golfer" who "overcame a lot of adversity, including a physical limitation, to become a very, very good golfer.

"Over the years, we played a lot of golf together," Jack added, "and I was amazed at what he could get out of his game."

It was also amazing what Peete could get out of a life filled with so many disadvantages.

Read the New York Times obituary by Bruce Weber

Wednesday, April 29

Golf on TV: WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout, Insperity Invitational

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


WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship
Dates: April 29-May 3
Venue: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     4-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-5 a.m. (Replay)    
Thursday         4-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              5-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          3-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-4 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          7:30-11 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            2-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

New format: This is the first time that the event will feature the 64 players being divided into 16 four-player groups who will compete in a round-robin format over the first three days, guaranteeing each player a minimum of three matches,Wednesday-Friday. At the conclusion of Friday’s matches, the player in each group with the best win-loss record will advance to single elimination match play with the Round of 16 and quarterfinals scheduled for Saturday, and the semifinals and championship match on Sunday.

Day defends: Jason Day beat Victor Dubuisson in 23 holes for his second PGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Tournament Field / Groupings

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Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout
Dates: April 30-May 3
Venue: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving , Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):          
Thursday         10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-4 p.m. (Live, airing exclusively on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            2-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Tournament format: The format this week will feature two separate cuts: the first cut will feature the low 70 players (and ties) following 36 holes, and the second cut will include the low 50 players (and ties) following 54 holes.

Lewis defends: Stacy Lewis finished six strokes clear of the field for her ninth career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, So Yeon Ryu, Michelle Wie, Amy Yang, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Cristie Kerr, Anna Nordqvist and Karrie Webb.

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Insperity Invitational
Dates: May 1-3
Venue: The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course), The Woodlands, Texas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Friday              2:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday         7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 5-7 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            5-7 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes

Langer defends: Bernhard Langer won by one shot over Fred Couples for his 20th career Champions Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik, Kenny Perry, Corey Pavin, Tom Lehman, Kirk Triplett, Nick Price and Mark O’Meara.

Tuesday, April 28

Reading Greens: Books on Golf

By John Coyne

Copyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

WHY HAS THE TOPIC OF GOLF produced such a deep shelf of great books?

As someone who writes and reads golf books, I became curious why the game was so popular as literature. Yes, we all check scores of tournaments, online and in the sports pages, but we also turn to bookshelves and take down a golf novel or history of the game to read at night or on winter afternoons when there is no tournament on television.

I see several reasons why golf is so attention-grabbing and addictive.

The most obvious reason is that the topic of golf appeals to an audience that both love the game and appreciates fine prose. Players enjoy gifted writers like Bernard Darwin, Henry Longhust, J.P. Marquand, John Updike, and a dozen others who write knowingly about their sport and spin tales of information and enjoyment.

Golf also offers a diverse field of subjects not possible with any other sport. Biography and general history are fertile genres for most high-profile games, but golf adds many other components: architecture, great matches, great courses, instruction, travel, and the long history of the game.

Golf, too, is a mental game where we struggle, on and off the course, with controlling our emotions, managing the course, and swinging a club. All of that is fuel for a writer's imagination.

Finally, golf presents challenges to players regardless of ability. We all have to handle a sand shot, play a utility wood over a pond to a small patch of green, or try and sink a downhill putt on a slick green.

We are up against ourselves in our battle with the golf ball. We all face the same challenges regardless of what our handicap is. So we want to read how others players handle the same shot.

Such a universal understanding by those who play the game allows us to relate to golf writing in a way virtually impossible with other sports, and allows a writer a wider range with which to converse, often deeply, with his or her reader.

Given that, we turn to books to find answers about our swing, understanding of the game, and wisdom from other players, and if not that, we seek the simple solace of the printed page to calm our battered egos after a long day on the links.

But where to find golf books which will smooth our egos and feed our image of the game, that's the question.

Most pro shops today carry a few instructional books, some histories of the game, and perhaps a copy or two of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book. Home pros might be wise to build bookshelves in their shop. It could be a convenience for their members and another source of income.

Beyond that, finding a bookstore is like looking for a lost ball in long grass.

Amazing Golf Book Collections

Seeking answers for myself, I have come across some amazing collections of golf books. One of the prizes, at the University of Chicago Library, a gift to the school by an alumnus and life trustee of the university, Arthur W. Schultz, is his special collection of golf books.

Schultz, an advertising executive with Foote, Cone & Belding Communications, who was also nominated by President Reagan in 1984 to be a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, gave 1,600 golf books to University of Chicago's Department of Special Collections, making it available to scholars.

[A detailed summary of what is in the Shultz collection is available at:]

Another amazing private collection is the Sam Martz Golf Book Collection at the University of British Columbia. This collection has 4,730 golf books, which I believe is the biggest collection in the public domain. It was donated by Sam Martz, a retired Canadian meat packing magnate, to the university because he wanted it preserved in perpetuity.

It is said to be the third or fourth largest in existence behind those at the USGA and Alaistair Johnston's private collection.

One of the earlier collections of golf books in the twentieth century was created by C.B. Clapcott, a postal employee from England who died in the late 1950s. He sold part of his library to Colonel R. Otto Probst, of South Bend, Indiana. Probst's whole library of 6,000 books is at the PGA Historical Center in Florida.

Another major collector is O.M. Leland, Dean of the Engineering School at the University of Minnesota. He donated his books to the USGA library in New Jersey. 

And, of course, pros, too, read and collect golf books. Ben Crenshaw is said to have at least 800 books in his home and his collection is still growing.

My favorite collector of golf books, however, lives in the state of Washington. That's  Peter Yagi. I like Peter because his books are for sale, and whenever I need a golf book for pleasure or historical facts, I check his catalog and there it will be. If you need something to read before your next round, check with Peter Yagi Golf Books at

You may not break par tomorrow, but you can enjoy a great author writing about the game of golf today.

John Coyne is a bestselling author of three golf novels and more than 20 other books. Pay him a visit at John Coyne Books.

Monday, April 27

Lydia Ko: 'Great Birthday Week Again'

FOR LYDIA KO, BEING 18 isn't much different than 17 in at least one respect. She wins golf tournaments.

On Sunday, two days after celebrating her 18th birthday, Ko beat Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff for a repeat victory in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club. Ko canned a 5-foot birdie putt after Pressel missed from slightly farther away.

We've seen this before. As reported, five of Ko's seven LPGA wins have been in come-from-behind fashion.

''At the start of the day, I didn't know how it was going to go,'' Ko said. ''It's been a great birthday week again.''

"I had plenty of chances out there today," Pressel said, "so I can't be too disappointed. I gave it my all."

Ko closed with a 70. Pressel had a 72. Brooke Henderson, just 17, shot a final-round 74 and missed the playoff by a shot.

In addition to her seven LPGA titles, Ko has posted some other impressive numbers, according to She has five wins in her last 25 starts. She also leads all three LPGA major categories: Money List, Rolex Player of the Year and Race to CME Globe.

And in case you didn't already know, Ko is world No. 1 in women's golf for 13 weeks running.

Friday, April 24

Erik Compton Featured During National Donate Life Month

PGA TOUR PROFESSIONAL ERIK COMPTON stars in the above PSA for National Donate Life Month (April). Featuring Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, the PSA raises awareness about organ donation and also shows active, healthy athletes who have received organ transplants as well as Los Angeles news anchor and kidney donor Phillip Palmer.

To learn more, visit

VIDEO: Laura Baugh on Early Pressures

REMEMBER LAURA BAUGH? IN 1971, at the age of 16, Baugh won the U.S. Women's Amateur at Atlanta Country Club. Golf Digest named Baugh the most beautiful golfer in 1972. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1973 and was rookie of the year. The Florida native recorded 10 runner-up finishes in a winless career.

Baugh talked to Golf Channel's Morning Drive about the pressures of being a teen phenom and what advice she might give to Lydia Ko, who turned 18 today and has already racked up six victories on the LPGA Tour.

Thursday, April 23

Golf on TV: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Zurich Classic, Legends of Golf, Volvo China Open

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


Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
Dates: April 23-26
Venue: Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):          
Thursday         6-9 p.m. (Live)
Friday              6-9 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          6-9 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            6-9 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Ko leads a strong field: World No. 1 Lydia Ko headlines a field that includes each of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Ko defends: Lydia Ko finished one stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis for her third career LPGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, Brittany Lincicome, So Yeon Ryu, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

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Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Dates: April 23-26
Venue: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday         1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

On CBS TV (Eastern)
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 3-6 p.m.

Broadcast Notes

Noh defends: Seung-Yul Noh won by two strokes over Robert Streb and Andrew Svoboda for his first career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Justin Rose, Billy Horschel, Steve Stricker, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Erik Compton, Justin Thomas and Jamie Donaldson.

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Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge
Dates: April 24-26
Venue: Buffalo Ridge (Springs Course); Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Mo.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes

Tournament format: Two-man teams will compete in two divisions: the Champions division (54-hole tournament) and the Legends Division (45-hole tournament for players age 65+). Teams will compete in a better-ball format at Buffalo Ridge and will play nine holes each of alternate shot and better-ball at Top of the Rock. Each division will play one round on each course over the first two days, and the final round will be played at Top of the Rock.

Nicklaus, Player team up in the Legends division: World Golf Hall-of-Famers Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will team up in the Legends division. Over the course of their respective careers, the pair combined to win 29 Champions Tour titles.

Funk, Sluman defend: Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman finished one shot ahead of Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen last year.

Champions Division teams: Andy North/Tom Watson, Jeff Sluman/Tom Lehman, Peter Jacobsen/D.A. Weibring, Brad Bryant/Bart Bryant, John Cook/Joey Sindelar, Ben Crenshaw/Jerry Pate, Fred Funk/Eduardo Romero, Sandy Lyle/Ian Woosnam, Lee Janzen/Rocco Mediate, Corey Pavin/Duffy Waldorf, Olin Browne/Steve Pate.

Legends Division teams: Jack Nicklaus/Gary Player, David Graham/Tony Jacklin, Chi Chi Rodriguez/Bob Murphy, Mike Hill/Lee Trevino.

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Volvo China Open
Dates: April 22-26
Venue: Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club, Shanghai, China

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Wednesday     10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Live)
Thursday         2:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              12:30-2:30 a.m. (Tape delay) / 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-Noon (Replay)
Saturday         6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

Broadcast Notes

Levy defends: Alexander Levy won by four shots over Tommy Fleetwood for his first career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Peter Uihlein, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Mikko Ilonen, Tommy Fleetwood, Alexander Levy, Ross Fisher, Alex Noren, Gary Stal, Matteo Manassero and Oliver Wilson.

Wednesday, April 22

Golf Voices from the Past: Byron Nelson on Ralph Guldahl

HALL OF FAMER BYRON NELSON PENNED his autobiography, Byron Nelson: How I Played the Game, in the early 1990s. Nelson included a chapter titled "Golfers I've Known Over the Years," which covered a wide range of amateurs and professionals. One of them was Ralph Guldahl and this odd anecdote about the major champion.
Though Ralph [Guldahl] was one of the slowest players on the tour, from 1936 to 1938 he was also a great player, winning the Western Open three times and the U.S. Open twice .... I believe the most unusual thing I ever saw a player do was in the U.S. Open in '37 at Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Michigan. Ralph was on the eighteenth green in the final round. He had the tournament won, all he had to do was hit his putt. He was all lined up and ready when he stopped, backed away, and took a comb out to comb his hair. I think he suddenly realized that they'd be wanting to take pictures and he wanted to make sure he looked good, but it was a little strange for someone to do that during the most important tournament we have. He finished with his hair, two-putted, and that was that. I don't recall if the press said anything about how nice his hair looked.
Ralph Guldahl went on to win the 1938 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills by six shots, one of six players with consecutive victories in the national championship. (The others were Willie Anderson, John McDermott, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange.) In addition, Guldahl's three Western Open titles were in consecutive years. The Texan also won the 1939 Masters.

Then Guldahl lost his game, lost interest in the game (and life on tour), or probably both. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.

More Voices:
Frank Beard
Dave Hill

Tuesday, April 21

Farewell Tour: Watson and Faldo's Last Open

NOT SINCE SAM SNEAD HAS A TOUR golfer played so well for so long. I'm talking about 65-year-old Tom Watson. At the RBC Heritage last week, Watson made his 501st cut on the PGA Tour after shooting a 69 in the second round.

A five-time British Open champion and winner of eight majors, Watson will make his final appearance in the Open this summer at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. He nearly won the Open in 2009 at the ancient golf age of 59. The affable Stewart Cink was improbably cast as the villain. I'll never forget watching that tournament.

The R&A rewarded Watson with a special exemption to play in the British Open through 2015, which is the 40th anniversary of his first Open victory at Carnoustie. So the time has come to retire from majors, even for Watson, who has hinted that the 2016 Masters may be his last.

"The distance is ebbing away in this old body," Watson said recently. "That's something I have to deal with and understand there's going to be a time when I have to hang it up."

He added, "The handwriting is on the wall as far as me competing out here against the kids."

Nick Faldo, who will turn 58 during this year's British Open, will also hang it up at St. Andrews. Sir Nick owns three Open titles -- 1987 (Muirfield), 1990 (St. Andrews) and 1992 (Muirfield).

In another touch of symmetry, this year will be the 25th anniversary of Faldo's win at the Old Course.

"The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart .... It all means a huge amount to me," Faldo said in The Guardian. "I look forward to celebrating all that golf has given me as I cross that storied bridge and the wonderful memories I share with many people."

Wouldn't it be great if Watson ... no, that would be too much to ask, downright delusional.

Maybe the best hope is that this modern-day Old Tom can make the cut one more time and prolong what will be a difficult goodbye.

Monday, April 20

Jim Furyk: 'This Is My Favorite Event'


Jim Furyk, who was 0 for 9 converting 54-hole leads into victories, charged hard on Sunday in the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. The 44-year-old veteran posted a 63 for an 18-under total that put him in a sudden-death playoff with Kevin Kisner.

Then Furyk closed out his 17th PGA Tour win by sinking a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole, the par-3 17th. He dropped his putter and punched the air. It had been 100 events and four and a half years between victories.

"[T]here was a lot of pent-up frustration," Furyk said.

Kisner also charged to the finish, shooting a 64, and then birdied the first playoff hole.

"I had a chance," Kisner said, "but man, I'm just proud of the way I handled it down the stretch."

Furyk won this same event five years ago. Narrow, short (by tour standards) and tricky, Harbour Town suits his game and attitude.

"I can't think of a more fitting place to kind of break that streak and get another win under my belt. This is my favorite event. I love being here. And outside of winning another major championship, this is the perfect place to do it."

Friday, April 17

Graeme McDowell: 'I Needed Something Like This'

By Brian Keogh

Brian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission.

Golf news from Brian Keogh's
Irish Golf Desk.
MASTERS CHAMPION JORDAN SPIETH MAY HAVE suffered an Augusta National hangover as he opened with a 74 but 2013 winner Graeme McDowell felt liberated at Hilton Head as a super 66 gave him a share of the first round lead in the RBC Heritage.

Struggling to find any kind of consistency this year and coming off another disappointing putting week at the Masters, where he was 52nd, McDowell drew on the positives of his win at Harbour Town Golf Links two years ago as made six birdies in a five under effort to grab a share of the first round lead with American Matt Every.

It wasn't just his putting form that pleased McDowell, who has fallen from 15th to 31st in the world since the end of last year and struggled to find his form since he tied for ninth in his season-opening event in Dubai in February.

The Portrush man has also found it tough to hit his reliable cut shot. But he welcomed its return was warmly as he would a  long-lost friend at tight and tricky Harbour Town, where the 35-year old is seeking his first Top-10 in his sixth PGA Tour start of the year.

He confessed that his putting was what pleased him most after another confidence-sapping week on the greens at Augusta National, where his hit-the-back-of-the-hole style does not pay off.

"The blade felt pretty hot," McDowell told Sky Sports.

"After how bad my speed was last week, I was really comfortable with my speed coming here. I blew everything through the break last week at Augusta but this week I am a lot more dialed in. The putter is hot so let’s hope it remains that way at the weekend."

Brian Keogh covers golf for The Irish Sun and contributes to a variety of golf publications. Pay him a visit at Irish Golf Desk.

Thursday, April 16

Golf on TV: RBC Heritage, Greater Gwinnett Championship, Shenzhen International

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


RBC Heritage
Dates: April 16-19
Venue: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday         1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes

Spieth to compete for first time as major champion: Winner of last week’s Masters tournament, Jordan Spieth is in the field this week, having moved up to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking after last Sunday’s victory.

Kuchar defends: Matt Kuchar finished one shot ahead of Luke Donald for his seventh career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel, Ernie Els, Bill Haas, Zach Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter.

* * *


Greater Gwinnett Championship
Dates: April 17-19
Venue: TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes

Jimenez defends: Coming off a solo 4th place finish at the 2014 Masters, Miguel Angel Jimenez finished two shots clear of Bernhard Langer for his first career Champions Tour win.

Headlining the field: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin, Peter Jacobsen, Jay Haas, Lee Janzen and Andy North.

* * *


Shenzhen International
Dates: April 16-19
Venue: Genzon Golf Club (A Course), Shenzhen, China

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):           
Thursday         6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday         6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

Broadcast Notes

Watson: Bubba Watson is in the field this week, following his T-38 finish in trying to defend his 2014 Masters title last week.

Inaugural event: This week is the inaugural edition of the Shenzhen International, which is one of six new events on the 2015 Race to Dubai.

Headlining the field: Bubba Watson, Peter Uihlein, Alexander Levy, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Peter Hanson, Matteo Manassero, Alex Noren, Gary Stal and Andy Sullivan.