Golf Channel Lines Up Solheim Cup Coverage8/13/2009 2:35 PM Eastern
While the golf world focuses on the PGA championship at Hazeltine, Golf Channel is prepping for its upcomging coverage of the Solheim Cup women's team competition.
Golf will present 26 hours of live match-play coverage from Rich Harvest Farms, outside of Chicago, in the event pitting Team U.S.A. versus Team Europe. The telecast for the first time will be produced in the high-definition format.
On Friday Aug. 21 and Saturday Aug. 22, the Comcast-owned network will air more than 10 continuous hours of daily live tournament coverage of the Solheim Cup. GolfChannel.com will take over live coverage for two hours on Friday, streaming from 2-4 p.m. (ET), before the network returns for the conclusion of play from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. On Aug. 23, Golf's live tournament coverage will air from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In addition, there will be 14 hours of wrap-around coverage throughout the week.
Brian Hammons and six-time Solheim Cup U.S. team member Dottie Pepper will serve as play-by-play announcer and lead analyst of the network's live tournament coverage. Hall-of-Famer Donna Caponi-Byrnes, LPGA veteran Kay Cockerill, multiple LPGA tournament winner and 1996 U.S. Solheim Cup team member Val Skinner and Phil Parkin will report from the course.