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NBC, Golf Channel Announce TV Schedule for Olympics

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NBC and the Golf Channel announced they will provide more than 300 hours of coverage of golf's return to the Olympics in Rio, including 130 hours of live broadcast. See the complete schedule for television coverage below, beginning on Aug. 8. Round 1 of Olympic men's golf begins on Aug. 11, and the women begin Aug. 17. Sixty men and 60 women from around the world will compete in 72-hole stroke play. The winners of each competition will receive exemptions into each of the 2017 majors along with a gold medal. Complete coverage is from Aug. 8-20.

Golf Channel Live Programming Schedule
(All times are in EST)

Monday, August 8: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 9: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday, August 11: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

- Men's Olympics Round 1 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, August 12: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

- Men's Olympics Round 2 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, August 13: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

- Men's Olympics Round 3 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, August 14: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6 a.m.

- Men's Olympics Final Round 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, August 15: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

- Women's Olympics Round 1 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, August 18: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

- Women's Olympics Round 2 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, August 19: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

- Women's Olympics Round 3 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, August 20: Golf Central Live from the Olympics 5 a.m.-6 a.m.

- Women's Olympics Final Round 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Golf Central Live from the Olympics 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

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