For the third consecutive year, PGA REACH, Grayhawk Golf Club and National Car Rental have partnered with Golf Channel to air a two-hour, primetime special highlighting the 2018 PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental. The program will debut Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. ET, with a rebroadcast at 12:30 a.m. ET. The show will re-air Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. ET and Dec. 25 at 6 a.m. ET.
The PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental has been hosted at Grayhawk Golf Club since 2016, and it will stay at the picturesque Scottsdale, Arizona, facility through 2022. The 2018 Championship, held Nov. 16-19, expanded to 12 teams from eight in previous years in response to the overall growth of the program. Team California (San Diego) captured the national title over Team Minnesota (Blaine) 7 ½ to 4 ½.
“Featuring the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental on Golf Channel is an amazing opportunity to bring awareness to the program’s fun and welcoming team format,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “The broadcast allows us to not only highlight the skills and celebrate the accomplishments of these 120 players and their Captains and Coaches, but also to tell their stories – and the story of PGA Jr. League – to a nationwide audience.”
Golf Channel coverage will include player features, daily highlights from each round of play and the trophy presentation following the Championship match. Golf Channel’s broadcast team for the event included Ryan Burr (play-by-play) and Tripp Isenhour (analyst), while Paige Mackenzie and Billy Ray Brown served as on-course reporters.
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