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ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ GOLF COVERAGE THIS WEEK ON GOLF CHANNEL

Live Coverage of PGA TOUR’s Only Official Team Competition Gets Underway Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

LPGA Tour’s Hugel - AIR PREMIA LA Open Live Primetime Coverage Begins Tonight at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

European Tour’s Gran Canaria Lopesan Open Begins Tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel

Coverage of the PGA Professional Championship Kicks Off this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 21, 2021 – NBC Sports’ GOLF coverage continues this week, with four events across the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, and the PGA Professional Championship.

PGA TOUR: ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS

The PGA TOUR is in New Orleans this week with the Zurich Classic from TPC Louisiana as GOLF Channel presents live early-round coverage on Thursday and Friday and lead-in coverage on the weekend.

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is the PGA TOUR’s only official team competition as Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer return to defend their 2019 title.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team




    • Play by Play: Whit Watson
    • Analyst: Curt Byrum
    • Tower: Frank Nobilo
    • On-Course: Colt Knost / Jim Gallagher, Jr.

How To Watch – Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25 (all times ET)




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

DateGOLF Channel
Thursday3:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday3:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday1-3 p.m.
Sunday1-3 p.m.

Notable Teams This Week




    • Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer
    • Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay
    • Bubba Watson and Scottie Scheffler
    • Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff
    • Cameron Champ and Tony Finau
    • Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith

LPGA TOUR: HUGEL – AIR PREMIA LA OPEN

Live coverage of the LPGA Tour’s HUGEL – AIR PREMIA LA Open from Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles will be presented in primetime Wednesday-Saturday, beginning tonight at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

This week’s tournament marks the third edition of the event as Minjee Lee looks to defend her 2019 victory after the event was not contested in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team




    • Play by Play: Terry Gannon
    • Analyst: Judy Rankin
    • Tower: Tom Abbott
    • On-Course: Karen Stupples / Jerry Foltz

How To Watch – Wednesday, April 21 – Saturday, April 24 (all times ET)




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

DateGOLF Channel
Wednesday6-9 p.m.
Thursday6:30-9 p.m.
Friday6:30-9 p.m.
Saturday6-9 p.m.

Notable Players This Week




    • Nelly Korda
    • Jessica Korda
    • Danielle Kang
    • Lexi Thompson
    • Brooke Henderson
    • Ally Ewing
    • Lydia Ko
    • Inbee Park
    • Sei Young Kim

EUROPEAN TOUR: GRAN CANARIA LOPESAN OPEN

The European Tour continues its season with the inaugural Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, which is hosted by former Ryder Cup star and three-time European Tour winner Rafa Cabrera Bello from Lopesan Meloneras Golf in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Coverage begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25 (all times ET)




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

DateGOLF Channel
Thursday9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Notable Players This Week




    • Jorge Campillo
    • Rafa Cabrera Bello
    • John Catlin
    • Justin Harding
    • Eddie Pepperell

PGA OF AMERICA: PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

On Sunday, April 25, coverage of the PGA Professional Championship begins at 3 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel. The PGA Professional Championship takes place at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. as the top 20 finishers will qualify for the 2021 PGA Championship (May 20-23).

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team




    • Play by Play: George Savaricas
    • Analyst: Steve Scott
    • Tower: Tripp Isenhour
    • On-Course: Gary Christian
    • Reporter: Martin Hall / Amy Rogers

How To Watch – Sunday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 28 (all times ET)




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

DateGOLF Channel
Sunday3-6 p.m.
Monday4-7 p.m.
Tuesday4-7 p.m.
Wednesday3-6 p.m.

BROADCAST NOTES




    • Golf Today and Golf Central: Golf Today and Golf Central will provide pre-and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Wednesday-Sunday. Shane Bacon and Damon Hack anchor this week’s editions of Golf Today alongside Jaime Diaz, and Rex Hoggard. Isenhour and Paige Mackenzie join today’s edition of Golf Today. Anna Whiteley, Cara Banks, Billy Kratzert, Diaz, Isenhour and Hoggard contribute to Golf Central pre- and post-round coverage this week.

DateGolf TodayGolf Central
Wednesday3-5 p.m.5-6 p.m./9-10 p.m.
Thursday7-9 a.m.2-3:30 p.m./9-10 p.m.
Friday7-9 a.m.2-3:30 p.m./9-10 p.m.
Saturday7-8:30 a.m.9-10 p.m.
Sunday7-8 a.m.12:30-1 p.m./6-7 p.m.





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