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.
PGA TOUR - ZURICH CLASSIC
Site: Avondale, La.
Course: TPC Louisiana. Yardage: 7,425. Par: 72.
Purse: $7.1 million (First prize: $1,022,400 per player).
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports)
Defending champion: Brian Stuard.
Last week: Kevin Chappell won the Valero Texas Open.
Notes: This will be a two-man team event, the first on the PGA Tour since the Walt Disney World National Team Championship in 1981, won by Vance Heafner and Mike Holland. The format will be foursomes on Thursday and Saturday, fourballs on Friday and Sunday. The field of 80 teams will be cut to the top 35 teams and ties. ... Prize money and FedEx Cup points will be distributed by combining every two positions in descending order and dividing into an equal share. ... Both members of the winning team get two-year exemptions and spots in the PGA Championship and Tournament of Champions, but not the Masters. ... Brian Stuard, the defending champion, will be partners with Chris Stroud. ... The field features six of the top 10 from the world ranking. ... The team of Justin Rose-Henrik Stenson represent the gold and silver medals from the Olympics. ... Some teams are based on corporate sponsors (Jason Day-Rickie Fowler), states (Jordan Spieth-Ryan Palmer of Texas, Tony Finau-Daniel Summerhays of Utah), age and state (Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly are from Wisconsin and both in their 50s) countries (two teams from South Africa, South Korea and Canada) or blood (Brooks and Chase Koepka). At least nine teams are based on colleges, including two teams from Alabama and Georgia. ... Chappell is playing with Gary Woodland.
Next week: Wells Fargo Championship.
LPGA TOUR - VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS SHOOTOUT
Site: Irving, Texas.
Course: Las Colinas CC. Yardage: 6,441. Par: 71.
Purse: $1.3 million (First prize: $195,000).
Television: Thursday-Friday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Jenny Shin.
Last tournament: Cristie Kerr won the LPGA Lotte Championship.
Notes: The tournament features a 36-hole cut to the top 70 players and ties, followed by a 54-hole cut to the top 50 and ties. ... Lexi Thompson plays for the first time since she was assessed a four-shot penalty for incorrectly replacing her ball on the green at the ANA Inspiration, where she lost in a playoff to So Yeon Ryu. ... Lydia Ko turned 20 on Monday. She ends her teen years with 14 victories on the LPGA, including two majors, and over $7.6 million in earnings. ... All of the top 20 in the women's world ranking are playing. ... Ryu has moved up to No. 2 in the world and leads the LPGA money list at $859,936 for a lead of $370,549 over Thompson. ... Inbee Park is a two-time champion. She was unable to defend her title last year in Texas because of a thumb injury. ... Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster invited 16 Americans to Bluejack National over the weekend, which included the top 14 in the Solheim Cup standings. ... Ryu is leading the LPGA Tour in scoring average (68.08), greens in regulation (84 percent) and rounds under par (92.7 percent).
Next week: Lorena Ochoa Match Play.
EUROPEAN TOUR - VOLVO CHINA OPEN
Course: Topwin Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 72.
Purse: 20 million RMB.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-5 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Li Haotong.
Last week: Bernd Wiesberger won the Shenzhen International.
Notes: Chinese players have won the last two years, with Li Haotong in 2016 and Wu Ashun in 2015. ... Anthony Wall is making his 500th career start on the European Tour, the 11th Englishman in European Tour history to reach that mileston. ... Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is playing on a sponsor's exemption. ... Topwin Golf and Country Club is at the base of The Great Wall of China. It was designed in 2009 by former Masters champion Ian Woosnam. ... No one has ever won the China Open back-to-back since it began in 2005. ... Wiesberger went to No. 30 in the world with his victory in the Shenzhen International last week. That means 13 out of the top 30 in the world are European-born players. The Americans have 12 in the top 30, with two each from South Africa and Australia, and one from Asia.
Next week: Golfsixes.
WEB.COM TOUR - EL BOSQUE MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Guanajuato, Mexico.
Course: El Bosque CC. Yardage: 7,701. Par: 72.
Purse: $650,000 (First place: $117,000).
Defending champion: Wesley Bryan.
Last week: D.H. Lee won the United Leasing & Finance Championship.
Next week: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship .
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco won the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.
Next week: Insperity Invitational.
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