Thursday, June 30

Golf on TV: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Open de France, Cambia Portland Classic, Barracuda Championship

By Golf Channel Communications


The International Federation of PGA TOURS stages its next World Golf Championships event this week – the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – in Akron, Ohio. 40 of the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking are competing in the no-cut field with 61 players, which feature 22 of 24 members of the 2015 U.S. and International Presidents Cup teams and 24 of 29 winners from the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season.

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Dates: June 30 – July 3
Venue: Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              1:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on CBS (Eastern):
Saturday          2-6 p.m.
Sunday            2-6 p.m.

Lowry defends: Shane Lowry defeated Bubba Watson by two strokes to earn his first career PGA TOUR win in 2015.

Headlining the field: Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Davis Love III, Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott.

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European Tour

At the European Tour’s 100th French Open in Paris, France, Rory McIlroy headlines the field, where four places are available to The Open as part of The Open Qualifying Series. The leading four players not otherwise exempt who finish in the top-12 will earn an invitation to The Open at Royal Troon.

100th Open de France
Dates: June 30-July 3
Venue: Le Golf National (Albatros Course), Paris, France

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         4:30-7:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday              6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          7:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Sunday            7:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Wiesberger defends: Bernd Wiesberger defeated James Morrison by three strokes at 13-under par to earn his third career European Tour win.

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Cambia Portland Classic
Dates: June 30-July 3
Venue: Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         9-11 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday              9-11 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday          4-7 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            4-7 p.m. (Live)

Henderson defends: Brooke Henderson returns to the site of her first career LPGA Tour win, when she finished at 21-under par and won by eight strokes in 2015 after Monday qualifying for the tournament.

Headlining the field: Brooke Henderson, Stacy Lewis, Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel, Yani Tseng, Karrie Webb and Cheyenne Woods.

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The PGA TOUR is staging the Barracuda Championship (formerly known as the Reno-Tahoe Open) this week in Reno, Nevada, featuring a modified stableford format. The Barracuda Championship is part of The Open Qualifying Series, where the low finisher who places within the top-5 and ties that is not otherwise exempt will receive an exemption to The Open at Royal Troon. 

Barracuda Championship
Dates: June 30-July 3
Venue: Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, Nevada

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         6:30-9 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-6:30 a.m. (Friday Replay)
Friday              6:30-9 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-6 a.m. (Saturday Replay)
Saturday          7-10 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Sunday Replay)
Sunday            7-10 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 a.m. (Monday Replay)

Henry defends: J.J. Henry defeated Kyle Reifers with an eagle on the second playoff hole to earn his third career PGA TOUR win and his second win at this event.

Headlining the field: John Daly, Graham DeLaet, J.J. Henry, Trevor Immelman, Rocco Mediate, Geoff Ogilvy, Jon Rahm and Camilo Villegas.

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