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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ GOLF COVERAGE ON NBC, PEACOCK AND GOLF CHANNEL THIS WEEK

NBC Sports Surrounds 2023 PLAYERS Championship with Comprehensive Live Championship & Studio Coverage on NBC, Peacock & GOLF Channel; Live Championship Coverage Tees Off on GOLF Channel and Peacock Tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET

Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS Daily Coverage Continues Alongside Iconic 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass

NBC Sports Launches Interactive “PLAYERS Island” Marketing Activation at The Battery Atlanta Tomorrow and Friday

DP World Tour’s Magical Kenya Open From Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi Begins Tomorrow Live at 4 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 8, 2023 – NBC Sports is surrounding the 2023 PLAYERS Championship with comprehensive live championship and studio coverage across NBC, Peacock and GOLF Channel from The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach., Fla., this week.

PGA TOUR: THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

The star-studded field teeing it up at the 2023 PLAYERS Championship includes World No. 1 Jon Rahm, World No. 2 Scottie Scheffler, World No. 3 and 2019 PLAYERS champion Rory McIlroy, and 2021 PLAYERS champion Justin Thomas.

22 hours of live coverage begins tomorrow and Friday at 12 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock. Weekend coverage gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS pre- and post-tournament studio coverage continues alongside the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass throughout the week. Click here for more details.

All live championship and Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS studio coverage airing on NBC and GOLF Channel will stream live on Peacock.

NBC Sports has launched a one-of-a-kind marketing activation, “PLAYERS Island” – modeled after TPC Sawgrass’ famed 17th island green – at The Battery Atlanta for fans to compete in interactive golf-themed challenges tomorrow, Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10. All fans that register on-site will be entered for the chance to win a VIP trip including flights, hotel, and tournament pass for THE PLAYERS Championship on Sunday. Click here for more details.

NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team


  • Host/Play by Play: Mike Tirico
  • Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Steve Sands
  • Analyst: Paul Azinger
  • Holes: Curt Byrum / Brad Faxon
  • On-Course: John Wood / Notah Begay III / Smylie Kaufman
  • Essays: Jimmy Roberts
  • Interviews/Reports: Damon Hack

How To Watch – Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, March 12 (all times ET)


  • TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

DayNBC/PeacockGOLF Channel/Peacock
Thursday 12-6 p.m.
Friday 12-6 p.m.
Saturday1-6 p.m.
Sunday1-6 p.m.

Notable Players This Week


  • Jon Rahm
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Justin Thomas
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Tony Finau
  • Max Homa
  • Patrick Cantlay

DP WORLD TOUR: MAGICAL KENYA OPEN

The Magical Kenya Open on the DP World Tour, one of the oldest golf tournaments in Africa, will be held at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi this week. Ashun Wu aims to defend his 2022 title.

Live coverage gets underway tomorrow at 4 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, March 12 (all times ET)


  • TV – GOLF Channel
  • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

DayGOLF ChannelStreaming
Thursday4-6 a.m.6-9 a.m.
Friday4-6 a.m.6-9 a.m.
Saturday2-6 p.m.*4:30-9 a.m.
Sunday2-6 p.m.*4:30-9 a.m.

*delayed coverage

Notable Players This Week


  • Ashun Wu
  • Robert MacIntyre
  • Rafa Cabrera-Bello
  • Adri Arnaus
  • Jorge Campillo
  • Marcel Siem

BEYOND THE FAIRWAY

NBC Sports’ Beyond The Fairway podcast has returned for a third season with professional golfers Doug Smith and Will Lowery hosting the series alongside former professional golfer Henni Koyack. Throughout the season, Smith, Lowery, and Koyack will provide honest and candid discussions on hot-button topics inside and outside the world of golf, plus interview celebrities, athletes and golf influencers about what drives their passion for this great game and how to move it forward.

Click here to listen to the latest episode.

BROADCAST NOTES

Live From THE PLAYERS Broadcast Team


  • Host: Rich Lerner / Cara Banks / Damon Hack / Anna Jackson / George Savaricas
  • Analyst: Brandel Chamblee / Paul McGinley / Mark Rolfing / Notah Begay III / Brad Faxon / Arron Oberholser
  • Reporter: Todd Lewis / Jaime Diaz / Damon Hack / Steve Burkowski / Eamon Lynch

DayGolf Central Live From THE PLAYERS
Wednesday9 a.m.-5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m.-12 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.
Friday9 a.m.-12 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.
Sunday9 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.

Note: all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play

All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

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