The Southern Swing and the lead-up to The Masters begins this week on the PGA Tour with The Honda Classic from PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The “Bear Trap”, holes 15-17, are the signature stretch of this whole. Tiger Woods is playing this event for the first time as a professional. Rory Sabbatini is the defending champion.
TV Coverage is Thursday-Friday, Golf Channel, 3-6pm ET, Saturday-Sunday, Golf Channel, 1-3pm ET and NBC 3-6pm ET.
This week is also a test-drive for the new Golf Channel/NBC simulcasting that will appear much more next year under the new television contract. From 3-6pm ET on Saturday and Sunday, while the whole tournament is on NBC, Golf Channel will focus just on the bear trap.
Along with the NBC guys, Rich Lerner, Frank Nobilo and Todd Lewis are your Golf Channel announcers for this week.