Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes and Notes: SAS Championship, Portugal Masters, more

Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes and Notes: Open, SAS Championship, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Portugal Masters

2013-14 PGA Tour Weaparound Season Begins This Week With Frys.Com Open

Nick Faldo to Make Champions Tour Debut This Week at SAS Championship

Asia Swing Continues at Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

European Tour on Display at Portugal Masters Open Dates: October 10-13 Venue: CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):

Thursday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Terry Gannon (Play by Play)

Peter Jacobsen (Analyst)

Peter Oosterhuis (Tower)

Matt Gogel (Tower)

Jerry Foltz (On Course)

Scott McCarron (On Course)

Todd Lewis (Interviews)

Broadcast Notes:

Kicking Off a New Season – The Open serves as the official start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season. This week is the first of six official events to be contested in the 2013 calendar year as a part of the wraparound season.

Headlining the Field: Davis Love III, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Ryan Moore, Vijay Singh, Hideki Matsuyama, John Huh, Robert Garrigus, Ben Crane, Jonas Blixt and Trevor Immelman.

SAS Championship Dates: October 11-13 Venue: Prestonwood CC, Cary, N.C.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern): Friday 2-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Replay) Saturday 2-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Replay) Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Brian Hammons (Play by Play)

Lanny Wadkins (Analyst)

John Mahaffey (Tower)

Dave Marr (On Course)

Billy Ray Brown (On Course)

Broadcast Notes:

Nick Faldo Makes Champions Tour Debut – Nick Faldo will make his first-ever appearance in a Champions Tour event staged in the United States. Since turning 50 in 2007, Faldo has twice played the Senior British Open (2007, 2009), but never a domestic event on the Champions Tour circuit.

Headlining the Field: Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin, Mark O’Meara and Mark Wiebe.

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Dates: October 10-13 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (East Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):

Thursday 12:30-3 a.m. (Live)

Friday 12:30-3 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 12:30-3 a.m. (Live)

Sunday Midnight-3 a.m. (Live)

Tournament Broadcast Team:

Peter Donegan (Play by Play)

Sandy Mackenzie (Analyst)

Kate Burton (Analyst)

Broadcast Notes:

Elite Field – The field features just 72 players, which means there will be no cut after 36 holes. This is the second of five events on the Asia Swing for the LPGA Tour.

East to West – The LPGA Tour will take over the East Course at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club this week, while the West Course will host the PGA TOUR in two weeks for the CIMB Classic.

Headlining the Field: Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Suzann Pettersen, Yani Tseng, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato, Na Yeon Choi, I.K. Kim and Jessia Korda.

Portugal Masters Dates: October 10-13 Venue: Oceanico Victoria Golf Club, Vilamoura, Portugal

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):

Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Mike Ritz (Studio Host)

Dougie Donnelly (Play by Play)

Warren Humphreys (Analyst)

Ken Brown (On Course)

Broadcast Notes: Returning to Portugal – This week’s event marks the second time that the European Tour has stopped in Portugal this year – with the Madeira Islands Open in May being the other. Counting Down – This week is the second-to-last tournament on the schedule prior to the beginning of The Final Series – the Tour’s end of season four-event playoffs. Headlining the Field: Matteo Manassero, Martin Kaymer, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Peter Uihlein, Thomas Bjorn, Alvaro Quiros, Francesco Molinari, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Nicolas Colsaerts.

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