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PGA Tour in Ohio for Workday Charity Open in first of 2 straight weeks at Muirfield Village Golf Club; live on Golf Channel Thursday-Sunday

Sports and entertainment celebrities convene for American Century Championship; live coverage Friday-Sunday on NBCSN and NBC

ORLANDO, Fla., (July 7, 2020) – The PGA TOUR heads to Ohio for the Workday Charity Open, the first of two consecutive tournaments being staged at Muirfield Village Golf Club – both without spectators. Live tournament coverage airs Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel, utilizing a unified CBS Sports and GOLF Channel linear broadcast production. Friday-Sunday, NBCSN and NBC will combine to air live coverage of the American Century Championship, featuring celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment convening to compete in Lake Tahoe in a 54-hole tournament using stableford scoring. Patrick Mahomes, Stephen Curry and Aaron Rodgers headline the field, alongside defending champion Tony Romo.

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Workday Charity Open

Dates: July 9-12

Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

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) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)

Golf Central Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 1-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.

Friday 1-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

Thursday 6:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Viktor Hovland/Jon Rahm/Gary Woodland (7:34 a.m. ET)
  • Jason Day/Brooks Koepka/Justin Thomas (7:45 a.m. ET)
  • Rickie Fowler/Patrick Reed/Matthew Wolff (12:59 p.m. ET)
  • Patrick Cantlay/Phil Mickelson/Jordan Spieth (1:10 p.m. ET)

Friday 6:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Rickie Fowler/Patrick Reed/Matthew Wolff (7:34 a.m. ET)
  • Patrick Cantlay/Phil Mickelson/Jordan Spieth (7:45 a.m. ET)
  • Viktor Hovland/Jon Rahm/Gary Woodland (12:59 p.m. ET)
  • Jason Day/Brooks Koepka/Justin Thomas (1:10 p.m. ET)

Broadcast Notes:

Inaugural event taking place as first of two tournaments (back-to-back) at Muirfield: The inaugural edition of the Workday Charity Open marks the first of two consecutive weeks of events taking place at Muirfield Village Golf Club, with the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide being staged next week. Both events are being contested without spectators.

Headlining the field: Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analysts: Nick Faldo / Frank Nobilo / Trevor Immelman

On-Course: Mark Immelman

Reporter: Todd Lewis

American Century Championship

Dates: July 10-12

Venue: Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Tournament Airtimes on NBC Sports Network (Eastern):

Friday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay, GOLF Channel)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):

Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay, GOLF Channel)

Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay, GOLF Channel)

Broadcast Notes:

Tournament to follow strict social distancing guidelines, be contested without fans: In accordance with governmental and health guidelines with safety as the top priority, the 2020 American Century Championship will be contested without spectators and under social distancing guidelines.

Entire tournament purse and donations to charity: All prize money from the 2020 American Century Championship will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, along with organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, including the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund, as well as regional Lake Tahoe non-profits. Combined with additional donations, event organizers anticipate fundraising to exceed $600,000. The American Century Championship has donated more than $5 million to various charitable organizations over the years.

Race and Sports in America – Conversations: On Thursday, GOLF Channel’s Damon Hack will host a series of roundtable conversations with several players in the field – including Charles Barkley and Stephen Curry – that will be utilized for a special that is scheduled to air in primetime on GOLF Channel and NBCSN on Monday, July 13 at 8 p.m. ET. The wide-ranging discussions will focus on topics including social justice, locker room conversations about race and ways that sports can help fight inequality.

Star-studded field: Reigning Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes, two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, two-time defending champion and CBS Sports analyst Tony Romo and two-time NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers headline the star-studded field of 71 players from the world of sports and entertainment. Mahomes will make his competitive golf debut this week at the American Century Championship. Curry, who finished 7th in 2019, will be making his eighth appearance. Romo, who successfully defended his title in 2019, will look to become a three-time champion. Rodgers will look to improve on his 21st place finish in 2019.

Romo defends: Tony Romo finished 10 points ahead of three-time American Century Championship winner Mark Mulder to win the 2019 title.

Headlining the field: Patrick Mahomes, Stephen Curry, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Mark Mulder, Charles Barkley, Larry Fitzgerald, Jerry Rice, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Dan Hicks

Analyst: Peter Jacobsen

Tower: Jimmy Roberts

On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay

Reporter: Steve Sands

-NBC Sports Group-

Media contacts:
Jeff Szklinski
GOLF Channel Communications

Jeremy Friedman
GOLF Channel Communications

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