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Watson, Reed, Garcia Headline the Field at the Travelers Championship

Kaymer Competing in Home Country at the BMW International Open

Lewis Defends at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

Field of 312 Players Competing for 20 Spots in the 2015 PGA Championship

at the PGA Professional National Championship in Philadelphia

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 24, 2015) – The PGA TOUR shifts to the Northeast for the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., with Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Sergio Garcia headlining the field. Golf Channel’s evening news program, Golf Central, will air on-site from TPC River Highlands throughout the week with Kelly Tilghman hosting, Brandel Chamblee and Mark Rolfing serving as analysts and Angela Hamann reporting. The European Tour is in Germany for the BMW International Open with Martin Kaymer teeing it up in his home country, and Henrik Stenson also in the field. Stacy Lewis will defend her title at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, with eight of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings in the field. And on Sunday, the PGA Professional National Championship gets underway from Philadelphia Cricket Club, as the 312-person field will be competing for 20 available spots in the 2015 PGA Championship in August.


Travelers Championship

Dates: June 25-28

Venue: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Golf Central on-site from TPC River Highlands: Golf Central will air on-site at the Travelers Championship from TPC River Highlands to offer tournament insight and analysis throughout the week. Kelly Tilghman will host, with Brandel Chamblee and Mark Rolfing serving as analysts, and Angela Hamann reporting.

Streelman defends: Kevin Streelman birdied each of his last seven holes to defeat K.J. Choi and Sergio Garcia by one stroke to earn his second career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Brandt Snedeker.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Brian Hammons

Analyst: Curt Byrum

Tower: Frank Nobilo

On-Course: Phil Parkin


BMW International Open

Dates: June 25-28

Venue: Golf Club Munchen Eichenried (Championship Course), Munich, Germany

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday 5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 7:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Sunday 6:30-11 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Zanotti defends: Fabrizio Zanotti defeated Gregory Havret, Henrik Stenson and Rafa Cabrera-Bello on the fifth playoff hole to become the first player from Paraguay to win on the European Tour.

Headlining the Field: Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer, Retief Goosen, Tommy Fleetwood, Victor Dubuison, Joost Luiten, Camilo Villegas, Bernd Wiesberger and Shane Lowry.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Scott Walker

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Warren Humphreys

On-Course: Julian Tutt


Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

Dates: June 26-28

Venue: Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-3:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Lewis defends: Stacy Lewis finished one shot ahead of Lydia Ko, Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford for her 11th career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Tom Abbott

Analyst: Judy Rankin

Tower: Jim Gallagher Jr.

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples


PGA Professional National Championship

Dates: June 28-July 1

Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon Course); Philadelphia Cricket Club (Militia Hill Course), Flourtown, Pa.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Monday 3:30-6 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Tuesday replay)

Tuesday 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Wednesday replay)

Wednesday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Thursday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Tournament format: 312 PGA of America professionals will compete for 20 available spots in the field at the upcoming PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The field will play one round at each course over the first two days before a 36-hole cut is made with the low 90 players and ties. A second cut after 54 holes will include the low 70 players and ties. The final two rounds will be held on the Wissahickon Course, which will host the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in 2016.

Block defends: Michael Block defeated Jamie Broce with a birdie on the second playoff hole.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Dave Marr

Analyst: Michael Breed

Tower: Steve Burkowski

On-Course: Phil Blackmar

Interviews: Scott Walker

-NBC Sports Group-