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)
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: