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Four of Top-5 in the World Lead Field at Waste Management Phoenix Open; Golf Channel

to Air More than 20 Hours of Live Tournament, News Coverage From on-site at TPC Scottsdale

Stenson, Westwood Headline Field at Maybank Championship in Malaysia

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2018) – Four of the top-5 in the world are in Arizona this week for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, including defending champion (and world No. 5) Hideki Matsuyama. Golf Channel will dedicate more than 20 hours of live tournament and news coverage on-site from TPC Scottsdale Thursday-Sunday, with Golf Central originating from a dedicated set within the par-3 16th hole “coliseum.” On the European Tour, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood headline the field at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.


Waste Management Phoenix Open

Dates: Feb. 1-4

Venue: TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)

Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8-10 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 2-3:45 p.m. (Live) / 8-9:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11 p.m. (Replay)

Golf Central Pre and Post Round Coverage on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 1-3 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)

Friday 1-3 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)

Saturday Noon-2 p.m. / 3:45-4 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)

Sunday Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6-6:30 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Strong field features four of top-5 in the world: The tournament features an elite field led by four of the top-5 in the Official World Golf Ranking, including: No. 2 Jon Rahm, No. 3 Jordan Spieth, No. 4 Justin Thomas and No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama.

Golf Central originating from 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale: Originating from a dedicated set positioned within the par-3 16th hole “coliseum,” Golf Central will provide the latest storylines and reaction from on-site at TPC Scottsdale with live coverage leading into and immediately following live tournament coverage Thursday-Sunday. Ryan Burr will host, with Brandel Chamblee and Arron Oberholser providing analysis, and Chantel McCabe offering reports and conducting interviews with players in the field. Charlie Rymer and Gary Williams additionally will be on-site Thursday-Sunday with reports and interviews for Morning Drive.

Matsuyama defends: Hideki Matsuyama outlasted Webb Simpson with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole to earn his fourth PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Alex Noren, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar and Tony Finau.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: David Duval

Tower: Curt Byrum / Matt Gogel

On-Course: Phil Blackmar

Interviews: Chantel McCabe


Maybank Championship

Dates: Feb. 1-4

Venue: Saujana Golf & Country Club (Palm Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)

Wednesday 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Live, Wednesday overnight)

Thursday 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. / 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Live, Thursday overnight)

Friday 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Zanotti defends: Fabrizio Zanotti finished one stroke ahead of David Lipsky to claim his second European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Haotong Li, Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Gavin Green, Ryo Ishikawa, Yuxin Lin (a), and Fabrizio Zanotti.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Host: Scott Walker

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Dom Boulet / Warren Humphreys

On-Course: Julian Tutt
-NBC Sports Group-