TelevisionJanuary 20, 2016

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler pairing airs in dead of night, alas


The inconvenient truth for those hoping to watch the group of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: Insomniacs have a distinct advantage.

The all-world grouping tees off in Thursday’s first round at 7:40 a.m. Abu Dhabi time, which is 10:40 p.m. EST Wednesday and 7:40 p.m. PST.

Its second-round tee time is 12:05 p.m. on Friday, or 3:05 a.m. EDT and 12:05 a.m. PST.

Of course, recording it always is an option, but for the hard-core fans who want their golf live, here is Golf Channel’s schedule (all EST):

Wednesday (first-round morning wave): 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Thursday (first-round afternoon wave): 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Friday  (second-round afternoon wave): 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Saturday (third round): 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Sunday (final round): 3:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Golf Channel is offering replays: First round 3:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the final three rounds 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.