Weekend Preview

dustinjohnsonPGA TOUR
Valero Texas Open
Dates: March 26-29
Venue: TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course), San Antonio, Texas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

The Valero Texas Open is the first of the two remaining events before the season’s first major championship, the Masters Tournament. This two week span is one in which some players choose to take a break and work on their Masters game on their home turf, while others like Phil Mickelson prefer to play actual tournament competition a week or two before the major as a tune-up.

Speaking of the Masters Tournament, this event will mark the final chance for players to qualify for the Masters via being ranked in the world’s top-50 players.

Defending champion this week is Steven Bowditch, who beat Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays by one shot in 2014 for his first win on the PGA Tour.

Notables in the field: Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker, Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Matt Every and Graeme McDowell.

lydiakoLPGA TOUR
Kia Classic
Dates: March 26-29
Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6-9 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 6-9 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 6-9 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 6-9 p.m. (Live)

The Kia Classic is the final competition before the LPGA Tour’s first of five major championships this season. A last chance for players to sharpen their games. This week’s field includes all 20 of the top-20 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Cheyenne Woods will be the focus of the television coverage’s “Rookie Spotlight.”

Defending champion: Anna Nordqvist.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Hyo-Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Karrie Webb, Lexi Thompson and Cheyenne Woods.

miguelangeljimenezCHAMPIONS TOUR
Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire
Dates: March 27-29
Venue: Fallen Oak Golf Club, Biloxi, Miss.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Monday replay)

The most interesting man in golf, Miguel Angel Jimenez, is going for his third consecutive Champions Tour victory this week at the MIssissippi Gulf Resort Classic. Watch for his warm-up gyrating dance, and his cigar puffing. Great entertainment. His golf game is even better.

Defending champion: Jeff Maggert.

Headlining the field: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik, Jay Haas, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Bart Bryant and Jeff Maggert.

EUROPEAN TOUR
Trophee Hassan II
Dates: March 26-29
Venue: Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 7-9 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 7-9 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Defending champion: Alejandro Canizares defends at the Trophee Hassan II.

Headlining the field: Matteo Manassero, Marcel Siem, Jose Maria Olazabal, George Coetzee, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Pablo Larrazabal, Oliver Wilson, Alejandro Canizares.

Weekend Wrap

Matt EveryPGA TOUR
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Dates: March 19-22
Venue: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.

If the PGA Tour only played Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Matt Every would be the #1 player in the world. Coming into the Arnold Palmer Invitational Every was the defending champion and managed to come away with his second consecutive win on Arnie’s home course.

The scoring was tight right down to the final few holes between Every and Henrik Stenson. But Stenson was irritated that their group was given a warning for slow play, and that may have caused his two three-putts at the 15th and 16th holes. Those two three-putts opened the door for Every, who finished one shot ahead of Stenson.

Meanwhile Rory McIlory, hoping to use his round at Bay Hill as a tuneup for the Masters, struggled. McIlory’s wedge game was suspect at Bay Hill, and for McIlory (and most players) the wedge game at the slick and fast Augusta National Golf Club is on the top of the priority list, along with putting.

“I’m not taking advantage of getting it up and down close to the green. There are quite a few wedges for me at Augusta so I’m going to concentrate a lot on shots from 120 yards and in and get that as sharp as I can.” ~Rory McIlory

LPGA TOUR
JTBC Founders Cup
Dates: March 19-22
Venue: Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Ariz.

South Korean Hyo Joo Kim finished very strong in the JTBC Founders cup. With a barrage of five birdies in the final eight holes, Kim finished with a three-stroke cushion over Stacy Lewis.

The 19-year-old winner Kim closed with a final round of 67, 5-under par after draining a 10-footer on the 18th hole, claiming her second winner’s check on the LPGA Tour.

CHAMPIONS TOUR
Tucson Conquistadores Classic
Dates: March 20-22
Venue: Omni Tucson National (Catalina Course), Tucson, Ariz.

Marco Dawson was winless in 412 events on the PGA Tour, and 161 events on the Web.com Tour. It only took Dawson 21 events on the 50-and-over circuit for Dawson to finally claim a winner’s check.

Dawson finished with a final round 3-under 69 for the victory after separating himself from a tie at the 16th hole with a 20-foot birdie putt.

“I’m just thinking about all the work I put in over the years, especially the last few years; more mental work than anything. I’m really happy with the way I played. I’m just glad I played the game that I wanted to play.” ~Marco Dawson

Tuscon National, the host venue, was formerly the home of the PGA Tour’s Houston Open.

How to Play Bay Hill’s 18th Hole

This week the PGA Tour is at Arnie’s (Arnold Palmer) home course, Bay Hill Club and Lodge. The event is the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The field for this event is by invitation only and that invitation comes straight from the King himself, 86 year-old Mr. Palmer.

Bay Hill has some challenging holes, most notably the famous 18th finishing hole. The 18th is a tough par-4 of 458 yards. 458 isn’t that unmanageable for a PGA Tour pro, but due to the difficulty of the 2nd shot, the hole plays tougher than the number on the score card.

The approach to 18 is over water to a peanut shaped green which runs away from the player. If the approach is slightly mis-hit, there’s a watery grave, or a rocky finish. Many players over compensate and go long-left, which leaves them with incredibly difficult chips or pitches toward the water.

The one other way a player could play the hole is the way Brandt Snedeker did in the first round, bouncing his ball off the rocks TWICE before it came to rest a few feet below the hole for birdie.

Well played.

Weekend Preview

Woods is in action this week.  Gotcha.  Cheyenne Woods is competing in the LPGA Tour’s JTBC founders Cup.

adam_scottPGA TOUR
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Dates: March 19-22
Venue: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
(Replay)
Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 2:30-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 2:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Tournament Highlights

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is hosted by “The King,” Arnold Palmer.  The tournament takes place on Arnold’s home course, Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Traditionally the winner is honored and greeted right off the 18th green by Arnold at the end of play, an honor every player wishes to experience.

Matt Every is the returning champion, having carded his first PGA Tour victory at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Every finished one shot ahead of Keegan Bradley.

World #1 Rory McIlory makes his first-ever appearance at Bay Hill, honoring “The King.”

In the field this week is Adam Scott. Keep an eye on Adam’s putter. Will it be the regular length putter he used in his last event, or the long-achored putter he has been using for many years, including his Masters win.

Other notables in the field include Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, J.B. Holmes and Matt Every.

lydiakoLPGA TOUR
JTBC Founders Cup
Dates: March 19-22
Venue: Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6-9 p.m. (Live)
Friday 6-8 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 7-9 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 7-9 p.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Monday replay)

Tournament Highlights

2015 Pioneers in the LPGA will be honored this week, including Golf Channel analyst Judy Rankin, Sandra Palmer, and Donna Caponi. They’re credited for “trailblazing spirit and exemplary participation in the development of the LPGA Tour and women’s golf.”

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Hyo-Joo Kim, Karrie Webb, Amy Yang, Paula Creamer, Anna Nordqvist, Na Yeon Choi, Mirim Lee, Jessica Korda and Cheyenne Woods.

Jesper_ParnevikCHAMPIONS TOUR
Tucson Conquistadores Classic
Dates: March 20-22
Venue: Omni Tucson National (Catalina Course), Tucson, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 8-10 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3-5 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra) / 3-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Tournament Highlights

2015 marks inauguration of this event.

Jesper Parnevik, five-tipe PGA Tour winner, will be making his Champions Tour debut this week at the Tuscon Conquistadores Classic. Parnevik of late has been the center of a new reality show, “The Parneviks.”

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman, Jay Haas, Lee Janzen, Kirk Triplett, Corey Pavin and Jesper Parnevik.

Weekend Wrap

Jordan_SpiethPGA TOUR
Valspar Championship
Dates: March 12-15
Venue: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club was a great venue for this week’s PGA Tour stop, providing some challenging golf and a few holes which have hints of Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament coming up in a few weeks.

In our preview last week we posted a picture of Adam Scott.  Hopefully that was not the Frogger equivalent of the SI cover jinx, as Scott missed the cut.  He had the current longest cuts-made streak on the PGA Tour before this past weekend with 45 consecutive appearances on the weekend.

The course difficulty was part of the story, and the only three players who finished double digits under par at -10 entered an intense playoff.  Sean O’Hair, Patrick Reed, and 21-year-old Jordan Spieth had an epic playoff.   On the 3rd playoff hole Spieth canned a long birdie putt to capture the victory and perhaps open the floodgates of what many are predicting to be a historic golf career.  Time will tell, but at 21 Spieth is off to as good a start as any 21-year-old in the Tour’s history.  With his 2nd victory on Tour, Spieth joins Tiger Woods, Robert Gamez, and Sergio Garcia as the only others with two wins at this age.

Spieth will undoubtedly be one of the favorites heading into Masters week, though it often takes players a few years to adjust to Masters-style conditions.

EUROPEAN TOUR
Tshwane Open
Dates: March 12-15
Venue: Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa

Home course advantage and course knowledge can be a big help. Just ask the latest European Tour winner George Coetzee. Coetzee, following a final round 65, wrapped up his second European Tour victory by one shot over Jacques Blaauw.

Coetzee’s other victory came on the same course which he learned how to golf. He played junior golf at Pretoria Country Club and had captured his first junior competition on the same course at age 10.

Course knowledge indeed.

Blaauw, the second place finisher, made it interesting in the final round as he torched the course with a round of 61, though it was one shot shy of enough.

Weekend Preview

adam_scottPGA TOUR
Valspar Championship
Dates: March 12-15
Venue: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwod, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas and John Senden.

Darren_ClarkeEUROPEAN TOUR
Tshwane Open
Dates: March 12-15
Venue: Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 4:30-6:30 a.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 6-10:30 a.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Darren Clarke, Mattero Manassero, Edoardo Molinari, George Coetzee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Oliver Wilson, David Howell and Ross Fisher.

Weekend Wrap

dustinjohnsonPGA TOUR
WGC-Cadillac Championship
Dates: March 5-8
Venue: Trump National Doral (Blue Monster), Miami, Fla.

This is one of those great weekends where there are TWO events featuring PGA Tour players.  This week the World Golf Championships Cadillac is contested in tandem with the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.

The WDG-Cadillac is contested at Doral’s Blue Monster.  Donald Trump now owns the course and had recently had the course redesigned.  It would appear that his redesign favors big hitters as coming into the final round three of the biggest hitters in golf were tied for the lead: Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, and J.B. Holmes.  Holmes had fired a first round 62, -10.

Many crazy things happened this week where Dustin Johnson won, a few starts from his leave of absence from the game.   On Saturday both Dustin Johnson and J.B. Holmes scored hole-in-ones on the 207-yard par-3 fourth hole.

And earlier, world #1 Rory McIlory’s only headlines were because of his great throw. Following a poor shot he launched his 3-iron into the lake left of the 18th.

A couple of days later a scuba diver recovered the club. Donald Trump personally returned it to McIlory.

HPBNC_2011_SU_067PGA TOUR
Puerto Rico Open
Dates: March 5-8
Venue: Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (Championship Course), Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

John Daly did something he rarely does on the PGA Tour anymore. He carded a top-10 finish. He was up as close as position #2 on the leaderboard at one point as well. A good showing for Daly.

At the end of regulation on this course, like Doral also owned by Trump, five players were tied for the lead: Alex Cejka, Emiliano Grillo, Tim Petrovic, Jon Curran, and Sam Saunders.

The fun that is a five-man playoff ended quickly on the first hole as Alex Cejka carded a birdie for the win. This victory is Cejka’s first on the PGA Tour, though he does have four European Tour victories under his belt.

lydiakoLPGA TOUR
HSBC Women’s Champions
Dates: March 4-8
Venue: Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course), Sentosa, Singapore

A fine duel took place at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore between the 2013 Rolex Player of the year Inbee Park, and now #1 in the world 17-year-old Lydia Ko. When the dust settled Park secured a two-stroke victory.

Stacy Lewis recorded a solo finish in third place.

EUROPEAN TOUR
Africa Open
Dates: March 5-8
Venue: East London Golf Club, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Previous to the Africa Open, 35-year-old South African Trevor Fisher Jnr (yes that is spelled correctly) had only won on the Sunshine Tour, albeit eight times. Fisher Jnr’s 9th victory is a little bigger and more important, a European Tour trophy and check for the Africa Open.

England’s Matt Ford captured second place, a massive five shots behind Fisher Jnr.

Weekend Preview

rorymciloryPGA TOUR
WGC-Cadillac Championship
Dates: March 5-8
Venue: Trump National Doral (Blue Monster), Miami, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday Noon-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-6 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 11 p.m.-5 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-7 p.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer and Rickie Fowler.

HPBNC_2011_SU_067PGA TOUR
Puerto Rico Open
Dates: March 5-8
Venue: Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico (Championship Course), Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 2-4:30 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday 6-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 2-4:30 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday 6-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 1-4 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday 7-10 p.m. (Tape delay) / 2-5 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Headlining the field: Peter Uihlein, Brendon de Jonge, Zac Blair, Will Mackenzie, Jeff Overton, Boo Weekley, Max Homa, John Daly, Jarrod Lyle, David Duval, Lee Janzen and Chesson Hadley.

lydiakoLPGA TOUR
HSBC Women’s Champions
Dates: March 4-8
Venue: Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course), Sentosa, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Friday 4:30-7:30 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday 4:30-7:30 a.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday 5-7:30 a.m. (Tape delay)

Live Stream Airtimes on Golf Live Extra:
Wednesday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Thursday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Shanshan Feng, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Hyo-Joo Kim, So Yeon Ryu, Karrie Webb, Amy Yang and Paula Creamer.

EUROPEAN TOUR
Africa Open
Dates: March 5-8
Venue: East London Golf Club, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Darren Clarke, Andy Sullivan, Oliver Wilson, Matthew Fitzpatrick, David Howell, Gregory Bourdy, George Coetzee, David Horsey and Jeev Milkha Singh.

Weekend Wrap: Monday Finish

mciloryace

McIlory missed the cut

PGA TOUR
The Honda Classic
Dates: Feb. 26-March 1
Venue: PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion Course), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

What a wild weekend, and MONDAY it was on the PGA Tour.  Coming into the Honda Classic the golf world was buzzing because this tournament marked the first PGA Tour start of 2015 for the world’s #1 golfer, Rory McIlory.  The only buzz for McIlory though, was his flight out of Palm Beach late Friday, after he missed the cut.

Ian Poulter looked to be in control with a 3-shot lead in the 3rd round.  Poulter wilted and produced the worst shot in golf, en route to dunking some FIVE balls in the water over the weekend.  Despite all the swimming, Poulter only missed the eventual playoff by one stroke.

At the end of regulation two players were left standing tied for first, Padraig Harrington and unknown Daniel Berger.  After tying the first hole of the playoff, Berger found the water on the par-3 17th while Harrington stuck his approach to around three feet.  That was a role reversal as Harrington had dunked his regulation shot.

Harrington finished in style, with his first win on tour since the 2008 PGA Championship, while Berger gained respect and some notoriety.

LPGA TOUR
Honda LPGA Thailand
Dates: Feb. 26-March 1
Venue: Siam Country Club Pattaya (Old Course), Chonburi, Thailand

After top five finishes in three of her last four events, Amy Yang found the winner’s circle at the 2015 Honda LPGA Thailand. Yang edged out Stacy Lewis, Yani Tseng and Mirim Lee by two shots.

“I don’t know what just happened, Yang said with a smile. “I still can’t believe I did it today.” ~Amy Yang

EUROPEAN TOUR
Joburg Open
Dates: Feb. 26-March 1
Venue: Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club (East & West Courses), Gauteng, South Africa

The rankings do apparently work. The highest ranked player in the field at the Joburg Open was Andy Sullivan, who closed with a final round 66 to win his 2nd event in two months. The other win came at the South African Open Championship in January.

Sullivan came into the final round three strokes behind, but a front nine score of 32 with five birdies helped him leapfrog (ahem), to the top of the leader board.

With the win, Sullivan guaranteed a spot in the Open Championship at St. Andrews.

Weekend Preview

mciloryacePGA TOUR
The Honda Classic
Dates: Feb. 26-March 1
Venue: PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion Course), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Live, Spotlight Coverage) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Billy Horschel, Patrick Reed and Russell Henley.

LPGA TOUR
Honda LPGA Thailand
Dates: Feb. 26-March 1
Venue: Siam Country Club Pattaya (Old Course), Chonburi, Thailand

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-5 a.m. (Live) / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 1-5 a.m. (Live) / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-5 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 1-5 a.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Shanshan Feng, Michelle Wie, Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu, Hyo Joo Kim, Karrie Webb, Lexi Thompson and Anna Nordqvist.

EUROPEAN TOUR
Joburg Open
Dates: Feb. 26-March 1
Venue: Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club (East & West Courses), Gauteng, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 7-9 a.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Tape delay)
Friday 7-9 a.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 5-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Headlining the field: Darren Clarke, George Coetzee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Edoardo Molinari, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Andy Sullivan, Gregory Bourdy, Alex Noren and David Horsey.