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2014 U.S. Open TV Viewing Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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usgaThursday June 12

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday June 13

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday June 14

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sunday June 15

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All times eastern.

DirecTV

DIRECTV’s HD Mix Channel (701) will offer four views of the tournament: the network (ESPN/NBC) feed (702), Featured Group 1 (703), Featured Group 2 (704) and a Featured Hole (705). Each bonus channel can be tuned full-screen at the touch of a button and will have a team of announcers. The Mix will also be available during all weekend coverage of the tournament on the HD Sports Mix (205 and 600).  While viewing any channel, viewers will also have access to an interactive menu of features through the red color key on the remote. They include: Player Scorecard with key bio info, player headshots, scores and stats, add a player to a favorites list; and Pairings and Tee Times, all the groups and tee times for the current round.


Reports Surfacing of FBI and SEC Investigation of Phil Mickelson, Billy Walters, and Carl Icahn

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 30th, 2014
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A few minutes ago the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Huffington Post released a story regarding finance, gambling, and sports involving investor Carl Icahn, Billy Walters, and Phil Mickelson.

From USA Today

…a major insider-trading probe involving finance, gambling and sports” that involves the trading of activist investor Carl Icahn, pro golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas bettor William “Billy” Walters.

According to a story published on the Journal website late Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are probing whether Mickelson and Walters illegally traded on nonpublic information they allegedly obtained from Icahn about his investments in public companies. The Journal story attributed the information to “people briefed on the probe.”

The feds are said to be investigating whether the past three years Icahn illegally provided Walters — well known in Vegas for his sports-betting abilities — about potentially market-moving investments by Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, the Journal story said.

From Huffington Post

Federal investigators are looking into whether Mickelson and Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by Icahn about his investments in public corporations, the source told Reuters, confirming a report by the Wall Street Journal on Friday.


This Week on Tour – PGA, LPGA, Champions, European Tours – Mickelson & McIlory in Action

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Wells Fargo Championship
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

In the field: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson, Jonas Blixt and Derek Ernst.

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North Texas LPGA Shootout presented by JTBC
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

In the field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda and Angela Stanford.

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Insperity Championship
Dates: May 2-4
Venue: The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course), The Woodlands, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 7-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Nick Price, Kenny Perry, Mark O’Meara, Rocco Mediate, Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas, Fred Funk and Colin Montgomerie.

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The Championship at Laguna National
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Laguna National Golf and Country Club (Masters Course), Changi, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Peter Uihlein, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Ross Fisher, Chris Wood, Simon Dyson, Thomas Levet, Bernd Wiesberger and Brett Rumford.


This Week on Tour – LPGA’s First Major, PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open, Drive Chip and Putt Finals

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Kraft Nabisco Championship
Venue: Mission Hills Country Club (Dinah Shore Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday Noon-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. (Live) / 1-4 a.m. (Replay)
Friday Noon-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. (Live) / 1-4 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 5-9 p.m. (Live) / 1-5 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 5-9 p.m. (Live) / 1-5 a.m. (Replay)

LPGA’s first major championship of 2014

In the field: Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Karrie Webb, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist and Michelle Wie.

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Shell Houston Open
Dates: April 3-6
Venue: Golf Club of Houston, Humble, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes On NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

In the field: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Ernie Els, Jimmy Walker and Steve Stricker.

Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals
Date: April 6
Venue: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Sunday 8-9 a.m. (Live, Pre-Game Show) / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live, Tournament Coverage)


Masters Tournament Field Starting to Look Like an NFL Injury Report

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Anyone else other than me recall all the comments on Tiger Woods’s back before the surgery?  It was a bulging disc which would NOT require surgery?  Apparently they were wrong and Tiger is out next week following back surgery as announced yesterday.

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson pulled an “oblique” muscle at the Valero Texas Open.  He’s already been practicing at Augusta so he will be there.  How much that injury influences his swing is the question.  I know, as most golfers do, that swinging in a manner as to avoid pain does not generally produce great shots.

Will Phil contend?  Let’s talk about making the cut first.

Hunter Mahan

Tiger is not the only one with back issues.  Hunter Mahan withdrew from the Arnold Palmer invitational with a sore back.  Will he be ready?  I wouldn’t be putting any money on him.

Jason Day

Who has been in contention seemingly for the last several years coming down the stretch at the Masters?  Jason Day.  Personally I’ve had a feeling that this will be his year.  But Day is fighting a thumb problem.  I sure hope the thumb does not bother him.  I plunked down $25 in Vegas on Day to win the Masters at 14/1 odds.  The odds were 30/1 at one point but I missed out on that one.

Rory McIlory

No, Rory McIlory is not injured but I feel compelled to comment about him.  He has been relatively quiet so far.  Arguably nobody else in the world as the arsenal and is more equipped to win the Masters than Rory.  Is this his year?  Maybe, but that would really screw up my Jason Day bet!


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