Thursday, October 13

Golf on TV: Safeway Open, British Masters, LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, SAS Championship

By Golf Channel Communications


The PGA TOUR kicks off its 2016-17 wraparound season this week in Napa, Calif., with the Safeway Open, where Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar headline the field.

Safeway Open
Dates: Oct. 13-16
Venue: Silverado Resort & Spa (North Course)

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         4-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              4-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Headlining the field: Phil Mickelson, Wesley Bryan, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Emiliano Grillo, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na, John Rahm, Patrick Rodgers, Ollie Schniederjans and Justin Thomas.

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The European Tour is in England for the British Masters, hosted by former World No. 1 Luke Donald. 

British Masters
Dates: Oct. 13-16
Venue: The Grove – Chandler's Cross, England

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

Fitzpatrick defends: Matthew Fitzpatrick defeated Shane Lowry, Soren Kjeldsen and Fabrizio Zanotti by two strokes in 2015 to earn his first career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Luke Donald, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Trevor Immelman, Andrew Johnston, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Alex Noren, Jose Maria Olazabal, Andy Sullivan, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Chris Wood.

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The LPGA Tour is in South Korea this week for the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, where Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak will make her final start in her native country.

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship
Dates: Oct. 13-16
Venue: Sky 72 Golf Club (Ocean Course) – Incheon, South Korea

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         12:30-3 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Thursday         11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Friday              11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          11:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)

Thompson defends: Lexi Thompson defeated Yani Tseng and Sung Hyun Park by one stroke to earn her sixth career LPGA win in 2015.

Headlining the field: Se Ri Pak, In Gee Chun, Shanshan Feng, Brooke Henderson, Ha Na Jang, Ariya Juganugarn, Cristie Kerr, In-Kyung Kim, Sei Young Kim, Lydia Ko, Haru Nomura, Anna Nordqvist, Suzann Pettersen, Gerina Piller, Lexi Thompson, Amy Yang.

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The PGA TOUR Champions hosts its final regular season event for the 2016 season this week at the SAS Championship, where the leading 72 players on the money list at the end of the week will advance to the three-event Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.

SAS Championship
Dates: Oct. 14-16
Venues: Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          2:30-5 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            2:30-5 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Monday replay)

Headlining the field: Woody Austin, Brad Faxon, Jay Haas, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik, Craig Parry, Hal Sutton, Ian Woosnam.

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