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GOLF CHANNEL, NBC to share coverage of 69th Senior PGA Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The 69th Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf, will for the first time see its first and second round broadcast on GOLF CHANNEL.

Coverage from Oak Hill Country Club's famed East Course will be from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. ET Thurs., May 22, and Fri., May 23, with replays of each broadcast aired overnight at 2:30 a.m. ET. GOLF CHANNEL has an international broadcast reach of 110 million households.

NBC Sports will take over coverage of the final two rounds, Sat., May 24, and Sun., May 25, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. ET.

"We are delighted to continue to expand our tournament coverage with this exciting event featuring some of the world's most famous players on some of the most legendary venues in golf," said GOLF CHANNEL President Page Thompson.

Tickets for the 69th Senior PGA Championship went on sale in April and may be purchased by visiting

Oak Hill Country Club, recognized as one of the finest golf courses in America, has been synonymous with the best in golf. The East Course previously hosted the 1980 and 2003 PGA Championship, the 1984 U.S. Senior Open, the 1989 U.S. Open, the 1995 Ryder Cup and the 1998 U.S. Amateur. It has also been named the site of the 2013 PGA Championship.

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