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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

PGA TOUR BEGINS 2022-23 SEASON WITH FORTINET CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTING LIVE GOLF COVERAGE ON GOLF CHANNEL & PEACOCK THIS WEEK

PGA TOUR’s 2022-23 Season Begins with Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.; Live Coverage Gets Underway Tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock

Live Coverage of DP World Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open in Rome, Italy, Begins Tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel

LPGA Tour’s AmazingCre Portland Classic & PGA TOUR Champions’ Sanford International Also Presented This Week on GOLF Channel, Peacock & NBC Sports Digital Platforms

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 14, 2022 – The PGA TOUR’s 2022-23 season begins with the Fortinet Championship, highlighting this week’s live golf tournament coverage across four events on GOLF Channel, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

PGA TOUR: FORTINET CHAMPIONSHIP

Held at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., the PGA TOUR’s Fortinet Championship is the first event of the 2022-23 season, and one of nine events currently scheduled to be played during the fall 2022 portion of the schedule. Reigning champion Max Homa looks to defend his title.

Live coverage begins tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

GOLF Channel and Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Play-by-Play: Terry Gannon
    • Analyst: Curt Byrum
    • Tower: Shane Bacon
    • On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Arron Oberholser

How To Watch – Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Friday 6-9 p.m.
Saturday 6-9 p.m.
Sunday 6-9 p.m.

Notable Players This Week

    • Hideki Matsuyama
    • Rickie Fowler
    • Max Homa
    • Jason Day
    • Webb Simpson
    • Cam Davis
    • Cameron Champ

DP WORLD TOUR: DS AUTOMOBILES ITALIAN OPEN

The DP World Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open will be held at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, Italy, Thursday-Sunday. This course will host the 2023 Ryder Cup, and the field this week is expected to include several of the top candidates to play for the European team such as Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrickand Viktor Hovlandas well as European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald.

Live coverage from Thursday-Sunday will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, September 15 – Saturday, September 18 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Notable Players This Week

    • Rory McIlroy
    • Matt Fitzpatrick
    • Viktor Hovland
    • Luke Donald
    • Tyrrell Hatton
    • Francesco Molinari

LPGA TOUR: AMAZINGCRE PORTLAND CLASSIC

Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore., hosts the LPGA Tour’s AmazingCre Portland Classic, the oldest non-major on the LPGA Tour, this week –.

Coverage of the four-day event begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

GOLF Channel and Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Play-by-Play: Grant Boone
    • Analyst: Morgan Pressel
    • Tower: Tom Abbott
    • On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Karen Stupples

How To Watch – Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Friday 3-6 p.m.
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 3-6 p.m.
Monday 3-6 p.m.


Notable Players This Week

    • Nelly Korda
    • Brooke Henderson
    • Georgia Hall
    • So Yeon Ryu
    • Patty Tavatanakit
    • Leona Maguire
    • Paula Reto

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: SANFORD INTERNATIONAL

PGA TOUR Champions’ Sanford International will be held at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from Friday-Sunday. Darren Clarke looks to defend his title against a competitive field that includes Bernhard Langer and Padraig Harrington.

Coverage begins Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Friday 9:30-11:30 p.m.*
Saturday 9:30-11:30 p.m.*
Sunday 9:30-11:30 p.m.*

*delayed coverage


Notable Players This Week

    • Bernhard Langer
    • Padraig Harrington
    • John Daly
    • Fred Couples
    • Steve Stricker
    • Jim Furyk
    • Darren Clarke

BEYOND THE FAIRWAY PRESENTED BY GENESIS

The latest episode of NBC Sports’ Beyond The Fairway Presented by Genesis podcast, co-hosted by professional golfers Doug Smith and Will Loweryfeatures the duo’s recap of the BMW PGA Championship as well as discussions on Tim O’Neal’s appearance at the Ascension APGA Classic and Brad Adamonis’ victory at the event. They also react to Scottie Scheffler being named the PGA TOUR’s Player of the Year.

Click here to listen to the full episode.

BROADCAST NOTES

    • Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Wednesday-Sunday. Golf Central coverage is anchored by Anna Jackson, Kira Dixon, Matt Adamsand Jim Gallagher Jr.

Day Golf Central
Wednesday 4-5 p.m.
Thursday 2:30-3 p.m./9-9:30 p.m.
Friday 2:30-3 p.m./9-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 2:30-3 p.m./9-9:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:30-3 p.m./9-9:30 p.m.

Note: all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play

All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

–NBC SPORTS–

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