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GOLF CHANNEL TOURNAMENT AIRTIMES & NOTES (AUGUST 21-24)

McIlroy Vying for Fourth Straight Win as The Barclays

Kickstarts the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs

Langer, Couples and Perry Headline the Field at the Boeing Classic

PGA TOUR Cards on the Line for “The 25” at the Inaugural

WinCo Foods Portland Open airing in Primetime on Golf Channel

Fisher Defends at the D+D Real Czech Masters

Ko Defends at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Rory McIlroy will look to capture his fourth consecutive win, as The Barclays kicks off the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs outside of New York City in Paramus, N.J. Bernhard Langer headlines the field at the Boeing Classic, coming off his fifth victory on the 2014 Champions Tour schedule last week. The inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open will offer the final opportunity for Web.com Tour players to secure their place in “The 25,” with the top 25 on the Tour’s money list at week’s end earning PGA TOUR cards for the 2014-15 season. Golf Channel will air all four rounds of the event live and in primetime. Oliver Fisher defends at the D+D Real Czech Masters on the European Tour and Lydia Ko will defend at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, a tournament she has won each of the past two seasons. This weekend, Golf Channel will air 14.5 consecutive hours of live coverage on Saturday, followed by 15 consecutive hours of live coverage on Sunday.

PGA TOUR

The Barclays
Dates: Aug. 21-24

Venue: Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

FedExCup Playoffs Begin: With the conclusion of the PGA TOUR 2013-14 season last week, the FedExCup Playoffs begin this week and points are reset with the top 125 in the standings eligible to tee it up this week. At week’s end, the top 100 in the standings will advance to play at the Deutsche Bank Championship next week outside of Boston.

Familiar venue: This week will be the third time that The Barclays will be held at Ridgewood Country Club, and the first time since 2010.

Scott defends: Adam Scott finished one shot clear of the field in last year’s event for his 10th career PGA TOUR victory at the time.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Jim Furyk.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon

Analyst: Nick Faldo

Tower: Peter Oosterhuis / Curt Byrum

On Course: Scott McCarron / Tripp Isenhour

Interviews: Steve Burkowski

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Boeing Classic
Dates: August 22-24

Venue: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Sunday Replay)

Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 5-6 p.m. (Monday Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Riegger defends: John Riegger won the Boeing Classic in 2013 by two shots over John Cook for his first-career Champions Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Colin Montgomerie, Tom Lehman, John Cook, Michael Allen, Rocco Mediate, David Frost and Tom Pernice, Jr.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Brian Hammons

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: Dave Marr / John Mahaffey

On Course: Billy Ray Brown

WEB.COM TOUR

WinCo Foods Portland Open
Dates: August 21-24

Venue: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow Couse), North Plains, Ore.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 6:30-9 p.m. (Live)

Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday 7-9 p.m. (Live)

Sunday 7-9 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

PGA TOUR cards up for grabs: “The 25,” as in the top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list at week’s end, will earn PGA TOUR cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. The four-event Web.com Tour Finals will begin next week, with another 25 cards at stake based on performance following the conclusion of the Web.Com Tour Championship next month. The Finals will consist of the 26-100 ranked players on the Web.com Tour money list, along with the 126-200 ranked players on the PGA TOUR money list. This is the second year of the Web.com Tour Finals, which replaces the former PGA TOUR Qualifying School.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Phil Blackmar

On Course: Kay Cockerill / Rich Beem

EUROPEAN TOUR

D+D Real Czech Masters
Dates: August 21-24

Venue: Albatross Golf Resort (Championship Course), Prague, Czech Republic

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 5-7 a.m. / 9-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Friday 5-7 a.m. / 9-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 7-11 a.m. (Live)

Sunday 6:30-11 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Fisher defends: Oliver Fisher won by two shots over Mikael Lundberg for his first career European Tour win in last year’s event.

Headlining the field: Jamie Donaldson, Stephen Gallacher, Joost Luiten, Peter Uihlein, Bernd Wiesberger, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Nicolas Colsaerts and Oliver Fisher.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Tom Abbott

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Warren Humphreys

On Course: Jay Townsend

LPGA TOUR

Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
Dates: August 21-24

Venue: London Hunt and Country Club, London, Canada

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday Noon-2 p.m. (Live)**

Friday Noon-2 p.m. (Live)**

Saturday 3-5 p.m. (Live) **

Sunday 2-5 p.m. (Live)**

Broadcast Notes:

**Broadcast rights allow Golf Channel to televise live coverage in the United States only. Tournament coverage in Canada will air on TSN and CBC.

Ko defends: Lydia Ko separated herself from the field by five shots to win the 2013 edition of the event, defending her title in 2012, and in the process becoming the first amateur to earn multiple victories in LPGA Tour history.

Headlining the field: Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Ai Miyazato, Karrie Webb, Anna Nordqvist, Cristie Kerr, Mo Martin and Charley Hull.

Tournament Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Rod Black

Analyst: Judy Rankin

On Course: Jerry Foltz / Gail Graham / Bob Weeks

Interviews: Cory Woron