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Golf Channel promotes ‘Relaxed Rules’ initiative

Golf Channel is promoting "Relaxed Rules" initiative, aimed at making the game more enjoyable and faster.

Sources: Sonders leaves Golf Channel to join Fox

Holly Sonders, star of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and other shows, has left the channel after turning down a new contract offer and is expected to join Fox Sports, according to sources.

Golf Channel primed to air NCAA Championship

Golf Channel plans to air nine hours of live coverage May 26-28 – three hours daily starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time – from Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

At The Players, talk is cheap -- and plentiful

As Jordan Spieth discussed an approach shot Saturday with caddie Michael Greller, NBC’s microphones picked up the exchange for 71 seconds -- but we only heard the first 13 seconds before an NBC anchor spoke over them.

Fox to air Norman’s tournament

Greg Norman and Fox Sports are expected to announce today that Norman’s event, the three-day Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., is moving to Fox this December.

In Season 2, 'In Play' expands its repertoire

The second season of “In Play,” Jimmy Roberts' magazine show that airs on Golf Channel, starts at 10 p.m. EST Monday. The monthly show has been lengthened from 30 to 60 minutes, giving Roberts the opportunity to do the kind of expansive storytelling that he most enjoys.

Blown coverage: The year’s worst days of TV golf

With the celebrity factor, coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am can be one of the toughest events to watch on TV. That got our Martin Kaufmann thinking about the worst days of televised golf on the PGA Tour calendar.

Unlike some sports, at least golf shows class

As Patrick Reed coasted in the American desert while Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson came up short in the Arabian desert, it was easy to lament a lack of drama. One NFL interview made golf more appreciable.

Golf Channel, NBC hit stride early

Graphically, this was some of the strongest work I’ve seen from Golf Channel/NBC, even better than some of its recent work at majors. An excellent illustration showed the Plantation Course’s 440 feet of elevation change from the high point, the 17th tee, to the low point, the second green. I love the Pinpoint animation showing driving and approach distances, but as usual, it was wildly underutilized.