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Reminder: Scottish Open TV Times & NBC Weekend Coverage

The historic airing of the European Tour's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place this weekend, with Golf Channel showing seven hours of coverage on Thursday and Friday, and another three hours each weekend morning before handing the reins to NBC.

For Immediate Release:

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Dates: July 11-14
Venue: Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness, Scotland
Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday         5:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday              5:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          9:30 a.m.-Noon (Live) Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live on NBC)
Sunday            9:30 a.m.-Noon (Live) / Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live on NBC)
NBC Airtimes (Eastern)
Saturday          Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live)

Golf Channel / NBC Broadcast Team:
Mike Ritz (Golf Channel Studio Host) Dougie Donnelly (Play by Play) Andrew Cotter (Analyst) Frank Nobilo (Analyst) Denis Hutchinson (Tower) Jay Townsend (On Course) Ken Brown (On Course)
Broadcast Notes:
First European Tour Event Broadcast on American Network television – The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be the first European Tour event broadcast on American network television when NBC airs the third and final rounds live from Noon-2:30 p.m. ET.
Headlining the Field – The field  includes Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Mateo Manassero, Darren Clarke, Paul Casey, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Nicolas Colsaerts, Branden Grace, Paul Lawrie, Alvaro Quiros, Martin Laird, Henrik Stenson, Peter Uihlein, Francesco Molinari, Edoardo Molinari, Thomas Bjorn, Michael Thompson, David Lynn and George Coetzee.

And just to give you a little flavor of Inverness and the tournament (and make me depressed about not being at one of the neatest tournament venues ever), my image galleries from Saturday and Sunday of last year's event, starting with Saturday:

And day two:

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Reader Comments (6)

Something tells me that the live TV coverage on NBC is due to Alex Salmond buying it somehow, in some sort of attempt to further his pro-Independence agenda. Kind of would like to boycott it due to that, but who am I kidding, it is a great course, Phil's playing,and it is on in the AM, which I always like. Who cares what I watch anyway ?
07.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
I think it's as simple as Aberdeen Asset wanting more exposure in the USA and NBC wanting to put more sports from Europe on their network during a summer weekend morning ala Wimbledon.
07.10.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
hey, hey... an instant 5th major!
07.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C
The Wimbledon thought is a solid one, and I think you are ''spot on'', as want the GC's to say since Faldo showed up and said it.

They all trundle off with Sir Nick, they do.

This looks like a magic place. I hope I can do a bit of golfing thru the lands of Chico, and to boot, I have a friend in England right now for some air show where a Bomber, late of a 007 movie will fly, perhaps for the last time, if more fun funding cannot be aquired. Jolly good show. Pip, pip.
07.10.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I guess this means The Open isn't an official European Tour event if this is the first European event broadcast live on US TV.
07.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDowneast guy
Because of a couple of youngsters running around, golf in the morning on tv and on the weekends doesn't happen except during "the open", but I will try to get to the tv first. Want to see this course.
07.11.2013 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv

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