Coming this spring, golf enthusiasts can now follow the college golfing season through the new offering of the Golf Channel.
The pay TV network has announced that it will be the home of the annual Western Intercollegiate which is now entering its 73rd year.
The Western Intercollegiate is one of the longest-running and distinguished men’s college golf championships in America.
The Golf Channel has disclosed that it has entered a multi-year collaboration with Topgolf Entertainment Group and San José State University to broadcast 18 hours of live tournament coverage.
This presentation goes along with digital tournament coverage and wrap-around news.
Golf aficionados will be able to witness the games televised live from the historical Pasatiempo Golf Club located in Santa Cruz, California.
The Western Intercollegiate is an individual championship and a 54-hole stroke play team. It is one of the premier golfing events in the college calendar which takes place in springtime.
The flourishing history of the Western Intercollegiate features golfing luminaries like Mark O’Meara, Johnny Miller, and Peter Jacobsen.
To sum it all, golfers who have participated in this tournament account for over 39 major championships and a staggering 350 Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour wins.
In addition, the past participants of the Western Intercollegiate make it glittery because they comprise the best-in-class professional golfers.
Among them are Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Steve Stricker, Duffy Waldorf, Tom Watson, Jon Rahm, and Roger Maltbie.
The Golf Channel will facilitate the audience to witness the next Western Intercollegiate awardee.
This winner receives the most-coveted Blue Jacket which honors Alister MacKenzie, the prolific golf course architect of the Pasatiempo Golf Club and the renowned Augusta National Golf Club.
Tom Knapp, the Golf Channel’s executive vice president of programming and partnerships, shared that the broadcasting firm thought it would be best to have a balance between autumn and spring golf programming.
Hence, the cable TV channel reckoned that the Western Intercollegiate as a televised series is appropriate and would also help the sports broadcasting company further augment its audience share.
Knapp cited that the Golf Channel’s partnership with Topgolf and the San José State University helps raise college golf’s profile and showcases the prowess of the next stars of professional golf.
He mentioned that the sports channel is looking forward to enabling the audience to learn more about and to further enjoy this championship and its famous venue.
The Golf Channel will televise the Western Intercollegiate on primetime Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, from 7 to 10 P.M. Eastern Time.
Then, on Wednesday, April 17, the pay-TV network will air the tournament from 4 to 7 P.M. Eastern Time. On the West Coast, all of these presentations will have replays on primetime.