GOLF Channel to Focus on College Golf This Week

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GOLF Channel will celebrate college golf and the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf National Championships – originally scheduled to take place the next two weeks at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. – with enhanced encore tournament programming, the premiere of a new original series, GOLF on Campus, and interviews with coaches and players throughout the network’s linear and digital platforms.

GOLF Channel will re-air the drama and excitement of the 2019 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships from The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., Tuesday-Thursday the next two weeks (May 26-28, June 2-4), respectively.

Coverage will feature the final three days of the championships, including the individual stroke play national championship and the team match play semifinals and finals.

Thursday’s coverage (May 28, June 4) will feature enhanced telecasts of both team match play championships – Watch Along with Champions presented by Stifel – featuring analysis and play-by-play commentary interspersed with head coaches and players from the reigning NCAA national champions: Duke (women) and Stanford (men).

GOLF Channel college insider Steve Burkowski will host the enhanced telecasts. In addition, members of GOLF Channel’s NCAA tournament broadcast team as well as participants from both golf championships will engage on social media throughout the three days of tournament coverage using the hashtag #NCAAGolf.

The 2019 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships crowned an individual champion to then-Arkansas senior Maria Fassi – back-to-back ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel winner now competing on the LPGA Tour – who captured the title on her home golf course. In the team competition, Duke defeated Wake Forest to capture the program’s seventh national title.

The 2019 men’s individual champion, then-Oklahoma State sophomore Matthew Wolff captured the individual championship in his final collegiate event before turning professional. The 2019 Haskins Award presented by Stifel winner won PGA TOUR’s 3M Open in July, becoming only the third player in history to win the NCAA individual title and a PGA TOUR event in the same year, joining Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw. In the team competition, Stanford defeated Texas to clinch the program’s ninth title.