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NBC SPORTS GROUP TOURNAMENT AIR TIMES & NOTES MARCH 12-15

Florida Swing Continues with NBC Sports Group’s

Exclusive Tournament Coverage of the Valspar Championship

Tshwane Open Concludes South Africa Stretch of European Tour Schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2015) – The PGA TOUR Florida Swing continues on Florida’s Gulf Coast this week with the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. Five of the top-10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking are in the field, including Henrik Stenson (No. 3) and Adam Scott (No. 4). Golf Channel and Golf Channel on NBC will air exclusive live tournament coverage beginning Thursday. The European Tour concludes the South Africa stretch of its tournament schedule this week with the Tshwane Open, as Ross Fisher defends. And the Ladies European Tour is in China for the Omega Mission Hills World Ladies Championship, with Inbee Park – No. 2 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings – defending.

PGA TOUR

Valspar Championship

Dates: March 12-15

Venue: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

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

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

Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):

Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Senden defends: John Senden finished one stroke ahead of Kevin Na for his second PGA TOUR victory.

Big Break Winner Brandt makes PGA TOUR debut: Jimmy Brandt makes his PGA TOUR debut this week, competing on a sponsor’s exemption that he earned for winning Big Break Myrtle Beach, the 22nd season of Golf Channel’s reality competition series.

Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwod, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas and John Senden.

Golf Channel / NBC Sports Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Sands (Golf Channel) / Dan Hicks (NBC)

Analyst: Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel) / Gary Koch (NBC)

Tower: Peter Jacobsen / Mark Rolfing

On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay

Interviews: Steve Burkowski (Golf Channel) / Steve Sands (NBC)

EUROPEAN TOUR

Tshwane Open
Dates: March 12-15

Venue: Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 4:30-6:30 a.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Friday 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)

Sunday 6-10:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

New venue: This is the first time that the Tshwane Open will be contested at Pretoria Country Club. The previous two editions of the event were held at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate.

Fisher defends: Ross Fisher won by three shots over Danie van Tonder and Michael Hoey for his fifth career European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Darren Clarke, Mattero Manassero, Edoardo Molinari, George Coetzee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Oliver Wilson, David Howell and Ross Fisher.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Denis Hutchinson / Warren Humphreys

On Course: Jay Townsend


-NBC Sports Group-