Golf on TV Today: Golf Tournament TV Schedule
PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open
To place: Toronto.
Course: Golf and CC of Saint-Georges. Footage: 7,014. By: 70.
Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner’s share: $1.566 million.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy (2019).
FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.
Last week: Billy Horschel won the Memorial.
Remarks: The world’s fourth oldest National Open resumes after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rory McIlroy is defending the title he won in 2019. … Title sponsor RBC has terminated its sponsorship deals with Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell after they both signed up for the LIV Golf Invitational funded by Saudi Arabia outside London this week. … This is the sixth time St. George’s has hosted the Canadian Open and the first since Carl Pettersen won in 2010. … The field includes Justin Thomas, who wants to play a week before the majors this year . It worked the first time. He won the PGA Championship a week after AT&T Byron Nelson. … Former Masters champion Mike Weir is among the Canadians competing in his national open. … Masters champion Scottie Scheffler leads a field that has four of the top 10 in the world. … Lee Trevino (1971) and Tiger Woods (2000) are the only players to have won the US Open, Canadian Open and British Open in the same year.
Next week: US Open.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/
LIV Golf Investments: LIV Golf Invitational-London
To place: Hertfordshire, England.
Course: Centurion GC. Footage: 7,047. By: 70.
Prize money: $25 million ($20 million individual, $5 million team). Winner’s share: $4 million, $3 million for the winning team.
Television: LIVgolf.com, Facebook, YouTube.
Defending Champion: Inaugural event.
Remarks: This is the first in a series of eight tournaments funded by Saudi Arabia through LIV Golf Investments. … Five of the eight tournaments are scheduled in the United States, including two on courses run by former President Donald Trump. … Dustin Johnson at No. 15 is among four players in the world’s top 50 playing for a $20 million purse, with a $5 million purse earmarked for a tag team event. … Phil Mickelson, 51, was the last player to sign up for the new series. The 12 teams of four players must be drafted before the tournaments. … The 13 PGA Tour members on the field are at risk of facing some form of suspension because the Tour failed to provide them with press releases. … The winner receives $4 million, golf’s richest payout based on a 54-hole tournament. … The tournament has a shotgun start. … Six players, including Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace, have resigned from their PGA Tour memberships before any disciplinary action. … Several players received a signing bonus, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that Johnson received $150 million.
Next tournament: LIV Golf Invitational-Portland July 1-3.
On line: https://www.livgolf.com/
LPGA Tour: ShopRite LPGA Classic
To place: Galloway, New Jersey.
Course: Sea view (Bay Course). Footage: By:
Prize money: $1.75 million. Winner’s share: $262,500.
Television: Friday, 12:30-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, noon to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1 to 3 p.m. (CBS). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Celine Boutier.
Race to CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee.
Last week: Minjee Lee won the US Women’s Open.
Remarks: Minjee Lee is the third Australian to win at least two LPGA majors, joining Jan Stephenson and Karrie Webb. … Lee won $1.8 million at the US Women’s Open, more than the entire ShopRite LPGA Classic purse. … US Women’s Open runner-up Mina Harigae, who won more than $1 million for finishing second, is on the court. … The field also includes Jin Young Ko, the No. 1 player in women’s golf, Lydia Ko and Inbee Park. Park, a two-time Women’s Open champion, chose not to play last week. … Webb, the 41-year-old Hall of Famer, is making a rare debut on the LPGA Tour. … The tournament dates back to 1986, when it was won by Juli Inkster. … Anna Nordqvist (2015-16) is the only consecutive winner of the Shoprite LPGA Classic. … At the 14th tournament of the year, Lee became the first multiple winner on the LPGA Tour this year. … Lee earned more than $11 million in her career with her victory at the US Women’s Open. … Lee is the first player since In Gee Chun in 2015 and 2016 to win major tournaments in consecutive years.
Next week: Meijer LPGA Classic.
On line: https://www.lpga.com/
PGA Tour Champions: American Family Insurance Championship
To place: Madison, Wis.
Course: University Ridge GC. Footage: 7,083. By: 72.
Prize Money: $2.4 million. Winner’s share: $360,000.
Television: Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Saturday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Jerry Kelly.
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Leader of the Charles Schwab Cup: Steven Alker.
Last week: Jerry Kelly won the Principal Charity Classic.
Remarks: Jerry Kelly now has at least one win in each of his five PGA Tour Champions seasons. … The tournament is hosted by Steve Stricker, a Wisconsin native and Ryder Cup-winning captain at Whistling Straits last year. … Bernhard Langer finished tied for third last week and now has seven top-10 nine-star finishes on the PGA Tour Champions this year. … A week after winning his first senior major, Steven Alker finished two shots behind in a third-place tie at Iowa. It was his sixth consecutive top-three finish and the seventh time in 10 tournaments this year he has finished third or better. … Jay Haas, 68, had a 66 at Iowa to shoot his age or better for the sixth time. He had a 67 three times last year and had rounds of 65 and 64 two years ago when he was 65. …Kelly, a Wisconsin native, has won the last two times at the American Family Insurance Championship. It was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Next tournament: US Senior Open June 23-26.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html
DP World Tour and Ladies European Tour: Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed
To place: Tylosand, Sweden.
Course: CG Halmstad. Footage: 6,909 By: 72 (Men); Footage: 6,681. Normal: 72 (women).
Prize money: $2 million. Winner’s share: $333,333.
Television: Thursday, 7 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel); Friday, 7-9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Jonathan Calwell.
DP World Tour Points Leader: Rory McIlroy.
Last week: Kalle Samooja has won the Porsche European Open.
Remarks: The tournament features a field of 156 players split equally between men and women playing from separate starts, competing for a prize and trophy. … Alice Hewson finished third, the top female, when the format debuted last year. … Ryder Cup Captain Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam are hosting the tournament. … Sorenstam will compete for the second week in a row, having missed the cut at the US Women’s Open last week at Pine Needles. … Alex Noren is among those playing the US Open next week away from Boston. … The tournament takes place opposite the LIV Golf Invitational, one of the reasons European players in the Saudi-funded league have been denied releases. … The history of the tournament dates back to 1991 when it began as the Scandinavian Masters, won by Colin Montgomerie with a stroke over Seve Ballesteros. … Noren was twice a winner of the Scandinavian Masters.
Next week: US Open.
On line: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/ and https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Korn Ferry Tour: BMW Charity Pro-Am
To place: Greer, South Carolina.
Course: Club Thornblade. Footage: 7,040. By: 71.
Prize money: $750,000. Winner’s share; $135,000.
Television: Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Saturday, 10 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Sunday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel band delay). Watch on FuboTV
Previous winner: Mito Pereira.
Head of stitches: Carl Yuan.
Last week: Davis Thompson won the Rex Hospital Open.
Next week: Wichita Open.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html
USGA: Curtis Cup, Merion GC, Ardmore, PA. Defending Champions: United States. Television: Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Peacock); Saturday, 10-11 a.m. (Peacock), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 4-5 p.m. (Peacock), 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. (Peacock), 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV On line: https://www.usga.org/
Visiting Epson: Carolina Golf Classic, Kinston CC, Kinston, NC. Previous winner: Sophia Schubert. On line: https://www.epsontour.com/
Japan Golf Tour: Aso Iizuka Challenge, Aso Iizuka GC, Fukuoka, Japan. Defending Champion: New event. On line: https://www.jgto.org/en/
Challenge Tour: Emporda Challenge, Emporda Golf, Girona, Spain. Previous winner: Julien Brun. On line: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Visit of the sun: KitKat Group Pro-Am, Irene CC, Centurion, South Africa. Defending champion: Rhys Enoch. On line: https://sunshinetour.com/
PGA Tour Latin America: Bucaramanga Championship, Club Campestre de Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Defending Champion: New event. On line: https://www.pgatour.com/la/en.html
Japan LPGA: Ai Miyazato Suntory Ladies Open, Rokko Kokusai GC, Hyogo, Japan. Defending champion: Serena Aoki. On line: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/
Korean LPGA: Celltrion Queens Masters, Seolhaeone GC, Gonghang, South Korea. Defending Champion: Min Ji Park. On line: https://www.klpga.co.kr/
European Legends Tour: Jersey Legends, La Moye GC, Jersey, England. Defending Champion: New event. On line: https://www.legendstour.com/