Thursday, October 6

Golf on TV: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, Toshiba Classic, Fiji International

By Golf Channel Communications


The birthplace of golf will be on display at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where a strong contingent of European players headline the field, including six of the 12 members of the 2016 European Ryder Cup team. 

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Dates: Oct. 6-9
Venues: St. Andrews Links (Old Course); Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course); Kingsbarns Golf Links; St. Andrew Scotland

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday        8 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday             8 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday         8 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Sunday      7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)  / 9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Format: The format is based on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as 168 professionals and 168 amateurs pair up as two-man teams, playing one round each at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns. A cut will be made after 54 holes for the low 60 professionals (and ties), and the low 20 teams, with the final round contested at St. Andrews.

Olesen defends: Thorbjorn Olesen finished two shots ahead of Brooks Koepka and Chris Stroud to earn his third career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Thomas Pieters, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer,  Branden Grace, Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Andrew "Beef" Johnston and Louis Oosthuizen.

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The LPGA Tour is in Asia for the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, where world No. 1 Lydia Ko will defend her 2015 title. 

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship
Dates: Oct. 6-9
Venue: Miramar Golf & Country Club, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday        1-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3 p.m. (Replay) 
Friday             1-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3p.m. (Replay)
Saturday         Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday           Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 p.m. (Replay)

Ko defends: Lydia Ko finished nine shots clear of the field to earn her 10th LPGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Na Yeon Choi, Shanshan Feng, Anna Nordqvist, So Yeon Ryu, Brittany Lang, Cristie Kerr, Minjee Lee, Hyo Joo Kim and Ha Na Jang.

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Toshiba Classic
Dates: Oct. 7-9
Venues: Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              6-9 p.m. (Live) / 4-6:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          6-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            6-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 a.m. (Monday replay)

Waldorf defends: Duffy Waldorf finished two shots ahead of Joe Durant for his first career PGA TOUR Champions victory.

Headlining the field: Colin Montgomerie, Paul Broadhurst, Hale Irwin, Woody Austin, John Daly, Tom Lehman, Rocco Mediate, Mark O’Meara, Duffy Waldorf, John Cook and Peter Jacobsen.

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Fiji International
Dates: Oct. 6-9
Venue: Natadola Bay Golf Course, Natadola Beach, Fiji

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday        9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)  
Friday             9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Saturday         9 p.m.-Midnight (Live)
Sunday           9 p.m.-Midnight (Live)

Headlining the field: Brandt Snedeker, Vijay Singh, Robert Allenby, Steven Bowditch, Jarrod Lyle, Heath Slocum, Boo Weekley, Krishna Singh and Antonio Murdaca.

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