Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open: 25 Hour Of Coverage

Unknown-14Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open: 25 Hour Of Coverage

via press release:

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 7, 2015– Golf Channel and NBC will televise more than 25 combined hours of live coverage of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from Gullane Golf Club, showcasing an elite field that features 15 of the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking including Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker and Phil Mickelson. 57 players in the field are scheduled to compete in next week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews. Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday, as well as early-round play on Saturdayand Sunday leading into the conclusion on third and final round play on NBC. Rich Lerner will hande play-by-play duties and Brandel Chamblee will join him in the 18th tower as lead analyst, while Curt Byrum and Tom Abbott will serve as hole announcers and Jay Townsend will walk inside the ropes as an on-course reporter. On the PGA TOUR, World No. 2 Jordan Spieth is making his first start since winning the U.S. Open three weeks ago at the site of his inaugural PGA TOUR win at the John Deere Classic in Illinois, with 19 players in the field set to compete in the Open Championship. Tom Lehman defends his title at the Champions Tour’s Encompass Championship, also staged in Illinois, and the field includes eight players competing in the Open Championship. And the Web.com Tour will air in primetime at the Albertsons Boise Open.

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

 

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Dates: July 9-12                                                                                      

Venue: Gullane Golf Club (Championship Course), Gullane, Scotland

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday              5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          9:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Sunday            9:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)

 

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):

Saturday          Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Three Open Championship spots on the line: As part of the Open Qualifying Series, the three players finishing in the top-10 (and ties) not already exempt to compete in the Open Championship will receive a spot in next week’s field at St. Andrews.

Five in a row: The last five Open Championship winners have all played in the Scottish Open the week prior to winning the Claret Jug.

Rose defends: Justin Rose finished two strokes ahead of Kristoffer Broberg to earn his seventh career European Tour win.

Headlining the Field: Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Branden Grace, Ben Martin and Victor Dubuisson.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Rich Lerner

Analyst: Brandel Chamblee

Tower: Curt Byrum / Tom Abbott

On-Course: Jay Townsend

 

PGA TOUR

 

John Deere Classic

Dates: July 9-12

Venue: TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         4-7 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)

Friday              4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Open Championship spot on the line: A final invitation to the Open Championship will go to the low finisher in the top-5 (and ties) not already exempt to compete at St. Andrews.

Harman defends: Brian Harman won by one shot over Zach Johnson for his first PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Brian Harman, David Hearn, Tony Finau, Danny Lee, Patrick Rodgers, Davis Love III and Justin Thomas.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: Matt Gogel / David Feherty

On-Course: Jim Gallagher Jr.

Interviews: George Savaricas

 

CHAMPIONS TOUR

 

Encompass Championship

Dates: July 10-12

Venue: North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Ill.    

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              1:30-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Saturday replay)    

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live) / 1-4 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Tournament format features notable celebrity amateurs: The unique pro-am format over the first two rounds will pair Champions Tour players with amateurs. Notable amateurs in the field include: Mike Eruzione, Brian Urlacher, Robbie Gould, Jeremy Roenick and Jermaine Dye.

Lehman defends: Tom Lehman finished one stroke ahead of Kirk Triplett and Michael Allen for his ninth career Champions Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Corey Pavin, Rocco Mediate, Tom Lehman, Jay Haas, Michael Allen, Jeff Sluman, Kirk Triplett, Tom Pernice Jr. and Gary Koch.

                                                                            

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Brian Hammons

Analyst: John Mahaffey

Tower: Dave Marr / Arron Oberholser

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown

 

WEB.COM TOUR

 

Albertsons Boise Open

Dates: July 9-12

Venue: Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         1:30-3:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday              7-9:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 6-8:30 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)        

Saturday          6-8 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            6-8 p.m. (Live)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Pfeifer to make Tour debut: Iraq veteran amputee and past participant on Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL Chad Pfeifer is in the field on a sponsor’s exemption, making his first career start on the Web.com Tour.

Headlining the field: Jason Allred, Oliver Goss, Cody Gribble, Bronson Burgoon, Nick Flanagan, Matthew Goggin, Patton Kizzire, Steve Marino and Rob Oppenheim.

                                                                            

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Phil Blackmar

On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Jane Crafter

 

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