November 06, 2012
CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS CLASSIC AND BARCLAYS SINGAPORE OPEN AIRTIMES, BROADCAST STORYLINES AND NOTES
Final Opportunity for Players to Retain PGA TOUR Playing Privileges for 2013 at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
McIlroy and Mickelson Headline Strong International Field at Barclays Singapore Open
ORLANDO, Fla., (Nov. 6, 2012) – Golf Channel will air live, four-round coverage of the dramatics surrounding golfers playing to retain their PGA TOUR status with a finish good enough to place them among the top-125 money leaders this week at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
The European Tour is heading into its final stretch for the 2012 season, with World No. 1 Rory McIlroy headlining a strong international field in Singapore at the Barclays Singapore Open. McIlroy looks to extend his Race to Dubai points lead this week, attempting to follow in Luke Donald’s footsteps by becoming just the second player in history to win the European Tour and the PGA TOUR Money Lists in the same season. Golf Channel will air live, four-round coverage Wednesday-Saturday nights, with replays the following day.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
Dates: Nov. 8-11
Venue: Magnolia and Palm Courses, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Rich Lerner (Play by Play)
Curt Byrum (Analyst)
Matt Gogel (Tower)
Peter Oosterhuis (Tower)
Billy Andrade (On Course)
Phil Parkin (On Course)
Jerry Foltz (On Course)
Whit Watson (Interviews)
- Final PGA TOUR Event for 2012 PGA TOUR Season – The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic is the final event of the 2012 PGA TOUR season and the last opportunity for players to finish within the top-125 on the PGA TOUR Money List and retain their full membership status for 2013. Players “inside the bubble” include multiple PGA TOUR winners Boo Weekley (121), Jeff Maggert (122) and Billy Mayfair (125). Players just “outside the bubble” include 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman (126), PGA TOUR rookie Gary Christian (127) and second-year PGA TOUR member Alex Rocha (128).
- Chandler Fullman Featured During Friday’s Broadcast – Friday’s tournament coverage will feature 17-year-old Chandler Fullman, special ambassador and “Miracle Child” for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, visiting with Golf Channel’s Whit Watson to discuss his experience this week at Disney.
- Headlining the Field – The field includes Robert Garrigus, Chris Kirk, Charles Howell III, Brendon de Jonge, Tommy Gainey, Davis Love III, Greg Owen, Ken Duke, John Mallinger and Harris English.
Barclays Singapore Open
Dates: Nov. 7-10
Venue: Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club, Sentosa, Singapore
Thursday (Wed. Night) Midnight-5 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday (Thur. Night) Midnight-5 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Saturday Replay)
Saturday 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Sunday Replay)
Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Tom Abbott (Studio Host)
Julian Tutt (Play by Play)
Dom Boulet (Analyst)
- Race to Dubai Enters Final Stretch – With the season-ending DP World Tour Championship two weeks away, the European Tour’s top players headline a strong field in Singapore, including World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, three-time champion Adam Scott, Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington and Louis Oosthuizen. Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson and John Daly also are scheduled to compete this week.
- McIlroy Looks to Extend Race to Dubai Lead – Rory McIlroy returns to the European Tour this week looking to extend his lead in the season-long Race to Dubai points race. McIlroy looks to follow Luke Donald in 2011 in becoming the second player to officially win the European and PGA TOUR Money Lists in the same season.
- Headlining the Field – The field includes Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington, Todd Hamilton, Colin Montgomerie, Adam, Scott, John Daly, Michael Campbell, Thongchai Jaidee and David Lynn.
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