Twenty Hours of Live Coverage of the LPGA's First Major in High Definition
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 27, 2011) - Karrie Webb's bid to join Hall-of-Famers Amy Alcott, Betsy King and Annika Sorenstam as the only three-time champions of the Kraft Nabisco Championship will be seen exclusively on Golf Channel this week, when the cable network delivers 20 hours of live, exclusive coverage of the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Kraft Nabisco Championship will host an elite field, headlined by current World No. 1 and defending champion Yani Tseng. Also, former World No. 1s Jiyai Shin, Cristie Kerr and Ai Miyazato, U.S. Women's Open champion Paula Creamer and LPGA stars Michelle Wie, Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lincicome are entered in the field. In total, 40 out of the top 50 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings are scheduled to compete at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Golf Channel will provide six hours of daily live coverage Thursday and Friday from Noon-3 p.m. ET and 6:30-9:30 p.m. ET. Weekend coverage will air live from 4:30-8:30 p.m. ET. Terry Gannon will anchor Golf Channel's coverage as play-by-play host of the telecast, joined by LPGA Hall-of-Famer Judy Rankin as lead analyst. Tom Abbott and Phil Parkin will call the action from on-course tower positions, with Jane Crafter and Jerry Foltz reporting from the course. Rich Lerner will serve as show host and will conduct interviews.
Golf Channel's tournament coverage - produced in high definition - also will feature the network's signature production elements, including conducting on-course interviews with players as they are walking the fairways and making the turn during all four rounds.
Kraft Nabisco Championship Live Airtimes (All Times Eastern)