Golf on TV: Golf Tournament Television Schedule


Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8:33 a.m.

Here is a listing of golf-related programming on TV for this week. All times listed are ET and all schedules are subject to change.

Site: San Antonio.
Course: TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks). Yardage: 7,435. Par: 72.
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
Defending champion: Kevin Chappell.
Last week: Satoshi Kodaira won the RBC Heritage.
FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas.
Notes: Sergio Garcia is playing for the first time since 2010. Garcia was a consultant on the AT&T Oaks Course. ... Joaquin Niemann of Chile made his professional debut at the Texas Open. He already has conditional status on the Tour. ... Among those getting a sponsor exemption is Chris Paisley of England, who has not played on U.S. soil since his college days at Tennessee. Shubhankar Sharma makes his third start in Texas this year, following appearances at the Dell Match Play in Austin and the Houston Open. ... The field includes Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk and Presidents Cup captain Ernie Els. ... The Texas Open will move next year to the week before the Masters. ... The RBC Heritage was the 10 sudden-death playoff on the PGA Tour this season. ... Adam Scott returns to San Antonio for the first time since 2011. He won the Texas Open in 2010, the first time it was held at the AT&T Oaks course. ... Zach Johnson (2008-09) is the last player to successfully defend at the Texas Open.
Next week: Zurich Classic.
Site: Los Angeles.
Course: Wishire CC. Yardage: 6,450. Par: 71.
Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 6;30-9:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: New tournament.
Last week: Brooke Henderson won the Lotte Championship in Hawaii.
Race to CME Globe leader: Inbee Park.
Notes: The LPGA Tour returns to Los Angeles for the first time since 2005. The Office Depot Championship was held at various courses from 2001 to 2005. Annika Sorenstam won the last time it was held at Wilshire Country Club in 2001. ... The LPGA Tour has four tournaments in California. The Kia Classic was in Carlsbad, the ANA Inspiration was in Rancho Mirage and next week the women return to San Francisco. ... Henderson already has six LPGA Tour victories at age 20. The record for a Canadian is eight victories by Sandra Post. ... Natalie Gulbis is playing on a sponsor exemption. ... For the second straight year, eight players have won the first eight events on the LPGA Tour schedule. ... Wilshire hosted a PGA Tour Champions event from 1995 to 2000, and the Los Angeles Open on the PGA Tour in 1944.
Next week: LPGA Mediheal Championship in San Francisco.
Site: Ridgedale, Mo.
Courses: Buffalo Ridge Springs (Yardage: 7,026. Par: 71) and Top of the Rock (Yardage: 2,840. Par: 27).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: 348,750.
Television: Friday, 12:30-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champions: Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco.
Last week: Steve Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic.
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steve Stricker.
Notes: Top of the Rock is the only par-3 course used in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament. The two-man teams will play fourballs on Buffalo Ridge, and two rounds on Top of the Rock by playing nine holes of fourballs and nine holes of a modified alternate shot, in which both players hit a tee shot and pick which one to use. ... Singh won his first PGA Tour Champions title last year. He added a second title at the Toshiba Classic earlier this year. ... The Charles Schwab Cup is changing the format for the playoffs. Instead of the points being reset for the final event, each of the three playoff events will be worth double points. ... Steve Stricker is in the field at the Legends of Golf. He is the only multiple winner on the PGA Tour Champions this year.
Next week: Insperity Invitational.
Site: Rabat, Morocco.
Course: Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Red Course). Yardage: 7,615. Par: 73.
Purse: 2.5 million euros. Winner's share: 416,667 euros.
Television: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 6-8:30 a..m., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Edoardo Molinari.
Last week: Jon Rahm won the Spanish Open.
Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed.
Notes: The tournament has been decided by a sudden-death playoff each of the last two years. ... Jorge Campillo at No. 13 is the highest-ranked player from the Race to Dubai. ... European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is in the field. He has made the cut in four of the six tournaments he has played this year. ... All eight previous champions of the Trophee Hassan II are in the field. ... Three players from the Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine are in the field — Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood and former Masters champion Danny Willett. ... Willett has made only one cut in six starts this year. .. The field does not feature anyone ranked in the top 50.
Next week: Volvo China Open.
Site: Oxford, Miss.
Course: The Country Club of Oxford. Yardage: 7,028. Par: 72.
Purse: $550,000. Winner's share: $99,000.
Television: None.
Defending champion: New tournament.
Last tournament: Sam Burns won the Savannah Golf Championship.
Money leader: Sungjae Im.
Next week: United Leasing & Finance Championship.
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