Thursday, January 3, 2013

The New Season Starts... Sorta

Alright, here's the deal in case you missed it.

First of all, the European Tour does NOT start this week, so there's no European golf on TV.

The PGA Tour DOES start this week in Hawaii with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. However, the tournament runs from Friday to Monday, not the standard Thursday to Sunday... but there's still golf today. Here's the Golf Channel schedule as I understand it:

At 5pm ET GC will air the season premiere of On The Range, which will apparently only be a half-hour this week.

At 5:30pm ET the pregame show is scheduled.

Then at 6pm ET the pro-am for the event will be televised.

Bear in mind that this tournament is in Hawaii, so there's around 5 hours difference in the time. That's going to put live coverage of all the rounds in prime time. At least, it will here on the East Coast of the US.

I for one am looking forward to seeing what Tommy Gainey can do at the Plantation Course. The course is kinda funky, you know -- there are 90-foot changes in elevation on some of the holes -- so experience usually plays a factor there. But if Tommy gets it going, this could be an interesting week.

At least the regular season is finally underway.

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