Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET, Golf Channel will air an hour-long tournament special on the Sybase Match Play Championship Pro-Am, the first time an LPGA Pro-Am will air on television. LPGA professionals Natalie Gulbis, Jessica Korda, Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis will be fitted with microphones for the Pro-Am, where viewers will be able to eaves drop on conversations between the players and their caddies. Golf Channel on-course reporters Jerry Foltz, Val Skinner, Phil Parkin and Tom Abbott will conduct “walk-and-talk” interviews during the Pro-Am, where the players will provide tips and discuss their preparations leading into Thursday’s opening matches.
The below includes full broadcast airtimes, talent lineup and notes on Golf Channel’s tournament coverage of the Sybase Match Play Championship Pro-Am this week. Let us know of questions and/or if we can provide you with additional information. Thanks.
Sybase Match Play Championship
Dates: May 17-20
Venue: Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Gladstone, N.J.
Airtimes: Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. – Sybase Match Play Championship Pro-Am
Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2 p.m. / 4-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Rich Lerner (Play-by-Play)
Judy Rankin (Analyst)
Tom Abbott (Tower)
Jerry Foltz (On Course)
Phil Parkin (On Course)
Val Skinner (On Course)
· Gulbis, Pettersen, Korda and Lewis Mic’d Up for Sybase Match Play Championship Pro-Am: LPGA Tour professionals Natalie Gulbis, Suzann Pettersen, Jessica Korda and Stacy Lewis and their caddies will be fitted with microphones on Wednesday when Golf Channel airs the Sybase Match Play Championship Pro-Am, the first time an LPGA Pro-am will air on television. On course reporters Jerry Foltz, Phil Parkin and Val Skinner will interview the players as they are walking the fairways during the Pro-Am, where they will provide tips and discuss their preparations on the golf course leading into Thursday’s opening round of matches.
· Headlining the Field: Seven of the top 10 and 18 of the top 25 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are scheduled to compete this week, including Women’s World No. 1 Yani Tseng, Michelle Wie, Ai Miyazato, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Natalie Gulbis, Azahara Munoz, Mika Miyazato, Karrie Webb, Jiyai Shin, Brittany Lincicome, Sandra Gal, Amanda Blumenherst, Na Yeon Choi, Caroline Hedwall, Beatriz Recari and Angela Stanford.