2019 Desert Classic: Video preview, viewer's guide, TV info

LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 20: Phil Mickelson plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in Partnership with The Clinton Foundation at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on January 20, 2017 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Robert Laberge/Getty Images

2019 Desert Classic: Video preview, viewer's guide, TV info

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2019 Desert Classic: Video preview, viewer's guide, TV info

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The 60th anniversary of what we now call the PGA Tour Desert Classic begins Thursday in California with a field led by Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson and defending champion Jon Rahm.

Golfweek columnist Shackelford’s offers a video preview:

Desert Classic At A Glance

What: Desert Classic
Host Course: Stadium Course at PGA West
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,113
Architect: Pete Dye (1986)
Second Course
: Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,159
Third Course: La Quinta Country Club
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,060
Location: La Quinta, Calif.
Defending champion: Jon Rahm
Buzz: The first stop on the PGA Tour West Coast the Desert Classic lacks a full-time sponsor and last known as the CareerBuilder Challenge … Rahm won the event last year on the fourth playoff hole, defeating Andrew Landry … Rahm, just 24, is versed in desert play given his time at Arizona State and last played at the Hero World Challenge. He defeated that abbreviated field by four strokes … The Desert Classic is played across three courses and features a 54-hole cut. The Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club will host play … The final round is held on the Stadium Course.

Desert Classic TV Info

Thursday: Golf Channel (3-7 p.m.)
Friday: Golf Channel (3-7 p.m.)
Saturday: Golf Channel (3-7 p.m.)
Sunday: Golf Channel (3-7 p.m.)

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