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LPGA Tour’s International Crown Debut Event Will Determine Best Golf Nation

Snedeker Defends at RBC Canadian Open

European Tour Returns to Jack Nicklaus-Designed Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club for M2M Russian Open

Golf Channel to Feature Final Two Rounds of U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur

The LPGA Tour hosts the inaugural International Crown, a biennial, match-play competition featuring four-player teams from eight countries to decide the world’s best golf nation. Brandt Snedeker defends his title at the RBC Canadian Open after a third-round 63 led to his sixth career PGA Tour victory and second of 2013. The European Tour returns to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club for the M2M Russian Open, while Golf Channel features the final two rounds of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur in Arizona.


International Crown
Dates: July 24-27

Venue: Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Md.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Replay)

Friday 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 3-7 p.m. (Live)

Sunday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-4 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Countries Represented: United States, South Korea, Australia, Spain, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, and Chinese Taipei make up the eight competing countries in the inaugural International Crown as determined by the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Top Seeds: United States and South Korea represent the top seeds in each of their respective pools.

Unique Coverage Elements: Coverage of the International Crown includes special features on each participating country.

Headlining the field: Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi, I.K. Kim, Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee, Beatriz Recari, Azahara Muñoz, Belen Mozo, Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato, Anna Nordqvist, Pornanong Phatlum and Yani Tseng.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon

Analyst: Judy Rankin

Tower: Jerry Foltz

On Course: Karen Stupples / Juli Inkster


RBC Canadian Open
Dates: July 24-27

Venue: The Royal Montreal Golf Club, Montreal, Canada

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Tour Tradition: The RBC Canadian Open stands as the second-longest running event on the PGA TOUR, with this week serving as the 105th edition of the event.

Canadian Drought: Fifty-nine years have passed since the RBC Canadian Open last crowned a winner from the host country. Pat Fletcher was the last to accomplish the feat in 1954.

Return to Royal Montreal: Royal Montreal Golf Club hosts its 10th edition of the RBC Canadian Open this year, and its first since 2001. The RBC Canadian Open is the first major event Royal Montreal has hosted since the 2007 Presidents Cup.

Snedeker Defends: Brandt Snedeker’s three-stroke victory at Glen Abbey Golf Club in 2013 was his second of the season after he erased an eight-stroke deficit over the weekend.

Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Charl Schwartzel, Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan, Chris Kirk, Graham DeLaet, Vijay Singh and Mike Weir.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Brian Hammons

Analyst: Curt Byrum

Tower: Craig Perks

On Course: Rich Beem

Interviews: Scott Walker


M2M Russian Open
Dates: July 24-27

Venue: Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club, Moscow, Russia

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 8-11 a.m. (Live)

Friday 8-11 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 6-9 a.m. (Live)

Sunday 6-9 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Hoey defends: Michael Hoey used a final-round 2-under-par 70 in 2013 to seal a four-stroke victory and his fifth career European Tour win.

Tennis Star in the Field: Former men’s tennis World No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov is in the field this week. He has played in multiple European Tour and European Challenge Tour events over the years but has yet to make a cut.

Headlining the field: Michael Hoey, Gregory Bourdy, Scott Jamieson, David Horsey, Soren Hansen, Damien McGrane, Soren Kjeldsen, Thomas Pieters and Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dominik Hoyer

Analyst: Warren Humphreys


U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur

Dates: July 25-26

Venue: Forest Highlands Golf Club (Meadow Course), Flagstaff, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 1-3 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 7-9 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Fifth and Final Day Coverage: Golf Channel features the fifth and final days of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur with the semifinal and final matches all receiving broadcast coverage.

Familiar Territory: The U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur is the third USGA event hosted by Forest Highlands Golf Club. The club welcomed the U.S. Junior Amateur in 1996 and the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2006.

Winner Exemptions: The winner of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur receives exemptions into the next two U.S. Women’s Amateurs, and all U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships prior to her 18th birthday.

Champion History: Past champions of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur have gone on to win 11 U.S. Women’s Amateurs and 12 U.S. Women’s Opens. Notable champions include Amy Alcott (1973), Nancy Lopez (1972, 1974), Inbee Park (2002), I.K. Kim (2005), and Lexi Thompson (2008).

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Kay Cockerill

On Course: Phil Parkin / Jane Crafter

Hole Announcer: Steve Burkowski