NBC SPORTS GROUP TO AIR 28 LIVE HOURS OF RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN Live Tournament Action Daily Thursday-Sunday on Golf Channel and NBC, Aug. 3-6; Weekend Coverage to Conclude on NBC
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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 31, 2017 – Historic Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland sets the stage this week for the women’s fourth major championship of 2017, the RICOH Women’s British Open. Golf Channel and NBC will combine for 28 hours of live tournament coverage, the most number of live hours in the tournament’s history.
Taking place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 3-6, the international field will feature each of the top-25 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings – led by World No. 1 So Yeon Ryu, No. 2 Lexi Thompson and No. 3 / defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn – along with each of the top-50 on the 2017 LPGA Tour money list.
28 LIVE HOURS, MOST EVER: Thursday-Sunday, Golf Channel and NBC will combine to air seven continuous hours of live tournament coverage each day, the most in tournament history. Golf Channel will air live from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday. Saturday, Golf Channel and NBC will combine to air third round coverage (7-11 a.m. ET on Golf Channel; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on NBC.); and on Sunday, coverage will begin on Golf Channel at 7:30 a.m. ET and continue on NBC at 11:30 a.m. ET until the tournament’s conclusion.