Golf on TV: Golf Tournament Television Schedule

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 11:27 a.m.

Here is a listing of golf-related programming on TV for this week. All times listed are ET and all schedules are subject to change.

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Site: Atlanta.

Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70.

Purse: $8.75 million (First prize: $1,575,000).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, Noon-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Marc Leishman won the BMW Championship.

FedEx Cup leader: Jordan Spieth.

MORE: PGA Tour leaderboard, tee times | Watch PGA Tour LIVE

Notes: The points are reset for the top 30 who qualified for the FedEx Cup finale, giving everyone a mathematical chance to win the $10 million bonus. The top five seeds — Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Leishman and Jon Rahm — need only to win to capture the FedEx Cup. ... Rory McIlroy won last year as the No. 6 seed. ... This is the eighth time in the 10-year history of the FedEx Cup that the defending champion did not make it back to East Lake the following year. The exceptions were Brandt Snedeker and Spieth. ... Bill Haas at No. 25 is the worst seed to win the FedEx Cup. ... Tiger Woods is the only two-time winner of the FedEx Cup, in 2007 and 2009. ... The winner of the FedEx Cup has won the Tour Championship each of the last seven years, dating to win Phil Mickelson won the tournament in 2009 and Woods on the cup. ... Only 13 players from last year's Tour Championship made it back this year. ... This is the ninth straight year Johnson has qualified for the Tour Championship, the longest active streak. He was No. 30 but did not play in 2014 when he took time off to seek professional help for personal problems.

Next week: Presidents Cup.



Site: Beachwood, Ohio.

Course: Canterbury GC. Yardage: 6,991. Par: 70.

Purse: $1 million (First prize: $180,000).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Bryson DeChambeau.

Last week: Chesson Hadley won the Albertsons Boise Open.

Notes: Canterbury has hosted two U.S. Opens and the 1973 PGA Championship, which Jack Nicklaus won to set the record for most majors. ... Matthew Southgate of England qualified for the finals through his tie for sixth at the British Open. He now is on the cusp of earning a PGA Tour card. ... This is the third of four events culminating with the Tour Championship, where 25 additional players will earn PGA Tour cards who were not part of the top 25 in the regular season. ... Hunter Mahan, the only former Ryder Cup player in the field, tied for 61st last week and still doesn't have enough money to secure his return to the PGA Tour.

Next week: Tour Championship.



Site: Vilamoura, Portugal.

Course: Dom Pedro Victoria GC.

Purse: 2 million euros.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 8-11 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Padraig Harrington.

Last week: Romain Wattel won the KLM Open.

Race to Dubai leader: Tommy Fleetwood.

Notes: Thomas Pieters leads three players from Europe's Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine. The others are past Portgual Masters winner Andy Sullivan and former Masters champion Danny Willett. ... Russell Knox is in the field, his 11th official start on the European Tour this season. ... Harrington's victory last year was his first regular European Tour victory since the 2007 Irish Open. He moved into the top 10 after his victory, fell out two weeks later and hasn't been back inside the top 100 since then. ... Walker Cup players Conor Syme, Jack Davidson, Jack Singh Brar and Alfie Plant are making their professional debuts. ... Two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal is playing for the seventh time this year on the European Tour. He has missed his last 11 cuts dating to a tie for ninth in the Hassan Trophy in 2015.

Next week: British Masters.



Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Course: Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,837. Par: 72. ); Poppy Hills GC (Yardage: 6,879. Par: 71.)

Purse: $2 million (First prize: $300,000).

Television: Friday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Paul Broadhurst.

Last week: Jerry Kelly won the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

Notes: The tournament features 78 players, 78 juniors from The First Tee program and 156 amateurs. ... Broadhurst won last year and became the last player to receive a letter of congratulations from Arnold Palmer before the King died. Palmer used to send letters to winners on every tour each week. ... Colin Montgomerie finished third in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the first of what would be several close calls in the majors. ... The PGA Tour Champions takes a three-week break after the Pure Insurance Championship. ... Langer leads the tour in putting, birdies and greens in regulation. He also has a lead in the Charles Schwab Cup of nearly $400,000.

Next tournament: SAS Championship on Oct. 13-15.


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