FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS EXTENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF COLLEGE GOLF THIS FALL ON GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK
Blessings Collegiate Invitational, Jackson T. Stephens Cup and East Lake Cup includes College Golf Slate in October on GOLF Channel and Peacock
Complete college golf coverage for up to 65+ hours in October
central college to provide pre-round tournament coverage all month
STAMFORD, Connecticut – September 28, 2022 – NBC Sports presents extensive coverage of the best college golf tournaments this fall, totaling more than 65 hourswith the third annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational, the second annual Jackson T. Stephens Cup and the eighth annual East Lake Cup on GOLF Channel and Peacock.
Coverage begins with the Blessings Collegiate Invitational at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., next week October 3-5. Below is the full list of 2022 college golf tournaments in October on GOLF Channel and Peacock:
|Blessings Collegiate Invitational||October 3-5||Blessings Golf Club||GOLF chain|
|Jackson T. Stephens Cup||October 10-12||Seminole Golf Club||GOLF chain|
|East Lake Cup||October 24-26||East Lake Golf Club||GOLF Channel, Peacock|
central college will provide pre-round coverage leading up to all three fall collegiate events on GOLF Channel. All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication, giving consumers added value to their subscription service and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers. both at home and away and across multiple platforms.
COLLEGIATE BLESSINGS BY INVITATION
The third annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods of Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., will be contested next week. The tournament is a 54-hole stroke play competition for individual and team honors. Blessings Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.hosted the 2019 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Championships.
The 11-team tournament, made up of women’s and men’s teams from each school, includes hosts and defending tournament champions Arkansas, California, UCF, Clemson, Louisville, Kansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, UCLA and UNLV. Live tournament coverage will be shown Monday through Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.
|Appointment||Live (ET)||Encores (ET)|
|Monday, October 3||4:30-7:30 p.m.||8:30-11:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, October 4||4:30-7:30 p.m.||8:30-11:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, October 5||4:30-7:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; 12pm-3am (Thursday)|
JACKSON T. STEPHENS CUP
The second annual Jackson T. Stephens Cup, named in memory of the late Augusta National President, Jackson T.Stephens, will take place at the Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida from October 10-12. The event is a 54-hole competition in stroke play and team play. The first 54 holes in stroke play will be the seeded men’s and women’s fields for the last 18 holes in match play.
The women’s squad will include 2022 national champion Stanford, South Carolina, Wake Forest, LSU, USC, Arkansas and Duke, and the men’s team will include 2022 national champion Texas, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, UNC, Arkansas, Stanford and Florida State.
In addition to the 14 schools competing for the tag team titles, individual male and female collegiate players representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the US Service Academies will participate in the tournament’s stroke play.
GOLF Channel will feature live coverage of the event for all three days.
|Appointment||Live (ET)||Encores (ET)|
|Monday October 10||4-7 p.m.||8pm-11pm|
|Tuesday, October 11||3-6 p.m.||8pm-11pm|
|Wednesday October 12||3-6 p.m.||7pm-10pm; 3am-6am (Thursday)|
EAST LAKE CUP
The East Lake Cup presented by ZipRecruiter will take place in late October at the historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by the NCAA golf championships, the format of the event consists of a first round of stroke play to crown an individual male and female champion and to determine the standings for the following two days of competition in tag team match play. Past individual champions include the current world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Victor Hovland and Andrea Lee.
The women’s field for the eighth annual East Lake Cup will feature UCLA, Auburn, Oregon and Texas A&M, while the men’s team will be highlighted by 2022 national champion Texas, Pepperdine, Vanderbilt and Arizona State.
Live coverage of the tournament from East Lake Golf Club, the annual site of the TOUR Championship, will be shown Monday through Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.
|Appointment||Live (ET)||Encores (ET)|
|Monday October 24||3-6 p.m.||11pm-2am|
|Tuesday, October 25||3-6 p.m.||10 p.m.-1 a.m.; 9am-12pm (Wednesday)|
|Wednesday October 26||3-6 p.m.||7pm-10pm; 12pm-3am (Thursday)|
PGA TOUR UNIVERSITY PRESENTED BY VELOCITY GLOBAL
Introduced in 2020, PGA TOUR University Presented by Velocity Global identifies the best seniors in college golf and elevates their path to the PGA TOUR. During the 2022 season, PGA TOUR University alumni won eight professional events and four alumni earned their PGA TOUR cards for the 2022-23 season.
The Velocity World Rankings rank players based on the last two years of their college career. The top 10 players on the final Velocity World Rankings will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership next season, with #1-5 being exempt members and #6-10 being conditional members. Additionally, players finishing 6e up to 20e will be exempt members on PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global will be featured on GOLF Channel every Wednesday on golf today and as part of weekly live tournament coverage, as well as on the GOLF Channel and PGA TOUR digital platforms throughout the season. For more information, please visit pgatour.com/university and follow PGA TOUR University on Twitter and instagram (@PGATOURU).
ANNIKA AND HASKINS AWARD PRESENTED BY STIFEL
GOLF Channel features annual announcement coverage of the ANNIKA Award Presented by Stifel and the Haskins Award Presented by Stifel Winners, which honor the nation’s most outstanding Division I female and male college golfers. Throughout the year, the ANNIKA and Haskins Awards watchlists are featured and updated with top artists across GOLF Channel’s linear and digital platforms.
Rose Zhang from Stanford University won the ANNIKA Award in 2022 and past recipients include Rachel Heck (2021, Stanford University), two-time winner Maria Fassi (2018-19, University of Arkansas) and Bronte’s Law (2016, UCLA). chris gotterup from the University of Oklahoma won the Haskins Prize last year. Past Haskins Prize winners include Tiger Woods (1996, Stanford University), Ben Crenshaw (1971-73, University of Texas), and Justin Thomas (2012, University of Alabama).
COLLEGE GOLF DISCUSSION
Throughout the fall, Steve Burkowski and Brentley Romine GOLF Channel’s host College Golf Discussion Podcast. From in-depth interviews with current players and coaches to expert analysis from top college golf gurus, the College Golf Discussion Podcast will keep you informed throughout the season. The College Golf Discussion Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL COLLEGE GOLF PLATFORM
GOLF Channel is the television home for college golf, currently providing live coverage of eight college golf championships. GOLF Channel deploys its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital coverage and social media throughout the year to cover college golf, including season preview shows, competition day specials signing, coverage of regional and national qualifiers, as the exclusive media partner of the PGA TOUR University Presented by Velocity Global and the Velocity World Rankings, and exclusive annual coverage for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards presented by Stifel.
Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the NCAA Men’s Championships since 2014 and the NCAA Women’s Championships since 2015, which take place at the same location for consecutive weeks at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. GOLF Channel also annually televises the three-day East Lake Cup at the historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia; the Western Intercollegiate Presented by Topgolf, one of the oldest college tournaments in the United States, which takes place at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California; the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate presented by PXG at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, SC; the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark; the Jackson T. Stephens Cup; and the Southwestern Invitational presented by Topgolf at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, CA.
Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Jon RahmVictor Hovland, Jennifer KupchoBronte Law and Maria Fassi are just a few of the professional golfers who appeared on GOLF Channel while competing in college.