Golf on TV: Golf Tournament Television Schedule


Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 7:28 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.

Here are the complete British Open television schedule and live stream link for the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England:
 
ROYAL & ANCIENT

BRITISH OPEN

Site: Southport, England

Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Yardage: 7,156. Par: 70.

Purse: $10.25 million (First prize: $2,160,000).

Open Championship live stream: Follow the tournament online at the official site for the Open Championship.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 4:30-7 a.m. (Golf Channel), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 4-7 a.m. (Golf Channel), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Henrik Stenson.

Last week: Rafa Cabrera Bello won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Notes: The last time a player won back to back at the British Open was also at Royal Birkdale when Padraig Harrington successfully defended his title. ... The Open is paying out prize money in American dollars for the first time. ... Royal Birkdale is the newest of the English links in the British Open rotation, dating to only 1954, but this is the 10th time it has hosted the Open. ... Dustin Johnson has not played the weekend of a major since the British Open last year. ... Brooks Koepka became the seventh-straight first-time major champion at the U.S. Open last month. The longest such streak is nine straight from 2010 to 2012. ... Rory McIlroy has missed the cut in three of his last four tournaments. ... Phil Mickelson played his first British Open at Royal Birkdale in 1991 as the U.S. Amateur champion. He shot 67 in the second round to make the cut and tied for 73rd. ... Mickelson has not won since the 2013 British Open.

Next year: Carnoustie.

Online: www.opengolf.com

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PGA TOUR

BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Auburn, Ala.

Course: Grand National (Lake). Yardage: 7,302. Par: 71.

Purse: $3.5 million. (First prize: $630,000).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p .m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Aaron Baddeley.

Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the John Deere Classic.

FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson.

Notes: The tournament is in its third year and held opposite the British Open. ... The field features five major champions — Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, Davis Love III and Y.E. Yang. ... Furyk failed to qualify for the British Open. It is the first major for which he has not been eligible since the 1995 British Open at St. Andrews in his second full year on the PGA Tour. ... The winner gets in the PGA Championship but not the Masters. ... Seven players from the field of the Barbasol Championship last year are playing in the British Open. ... Baddeley is No. 127 in the FedEx Cup. ... After this week, there will be four tournaments remaining for players to get into the top 125 and qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. ... Jhonattan Vegas has the course record with a 60 in the second round last year.

Next week: RBC Canadian Open.

Online: www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

MARATHON CLASSIC

Site: Sylvania, Ohio.

Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club. Yardage: 6,512. Par: 72.

Purse: $1.6 million (First prize: $240,000).

Television (tape delay): Thursday-Friday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 9-11 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Lydia Ko.

Last week: Sung Hyun Park won the U.S. Women's Open.

LPGA money leader: So Yeon Ryu.

Notes: Lydia Ko has not won since the Marathan Classic a year ago. ... Sung Hyun Park, who won the U.S. Women's Open last week, is in the field. She is the only major champion playing this week as So Yeon Ryu (ANA Inspiration) and Danielle Kang (KPMG Women's PGA Championship) are taking the week off. ... Park became the eighth player from South Korea to win on the LPGA Tour this year. ... The field also includes Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson and Stacy Lewis. ... This is the 10th consecutive domestic tournament on the LPGA Tour schedule. Next week is the Scottish Open, followed by the Women's British Open. Except for the Solheim Cup in Iowa (Aug. 18-20), the next LPGA event on U.S. soil will be Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Cambia Portland Classic. ... Se Ri Pak was a five-time winner of the Marathon Classic. Pak set the tournament record at 23-under 261 in 1998. That included a 61 in the second round.

Next week: Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.

Online: www.lpga.com

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