Golf Channel Sets NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Coverage
The excitement and drama of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships returns to television in May when Golf Channel airs exclusive, live tournament coverage Monday, May 26 through Wednesday, May 28, when 30 teams and an additional six student athletes tee-it-up at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., for the team and individual championship honors.
"Fans of the sport will now be able to see for themselves what makes this championship so special," said Mike Carter, chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee and director of athletics at Oral Roberts University. "Partnering with Golf Channel made perfect sense for our championship and we appreciate their commitment in helping to grow the sport. You can feel the sense of excitement from our student-athletes and teams as they strive to participate in this championship experience."
Golf Channel will dedicate its full suite of production resources to the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, featuring nine hours of live tournament coverage from Prairie Dunes Country Club. In addition, Golf Central will originate on-location with 11 hours of pre-and post-event news coverage, as well as daily news updates on Morning Drive and online at GolfChannel.com (http://www.golfchannel.com/).
Hosted by Wichita State University, the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships will feature the top collegiate golfers in America and the game's future stars. Featuring a new tournament format, 30 teams and six student-athletes - who advanced from NCAA Regional Qualifying - will compete in an individual stroke-play format over 54 holes (Friday-Sunday, May 23-25). Golf Channel's live coverage will begin on Monday, May 26, when the top 40 individuals and ties will compete in the fourth and final stroke-play round to determine the individual national champion. On Tuesday, May 27 (quarterfinals and semi-finals) and Wednesday, May 28 (finals), the low eight teams from the 54-hole qualifying will compete in match play competition to determine the team national champion.
Golf Channel NCAA Men's Division I Golf Championships Tournament Coverage
Monday, May 26 Final Round, Individual Stroke Play 5-8 p.m. ET (Live)
Tuesday, May 27 Semifinals, Match Play 5-8 p.m. ET (Live)
Wednesday, May 28 Finals, Match Play 5-8 p.m. ET (Live)
"Our partnership with the NCAA will bring the great drama of the collegiate game to our viewers through not only our coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships, but our commitment to cover college golf throughout the year," said Molly Solomon, executive producer of Golf Channel. "We look forward to introducing to our viewers the future stars of the game and tapping into the passionate fan bases of their respective schools."