Golf Digest WomanJanuary 21, 2010

The LPGA On Live TV -- Finally

When the LPGA and Golf Channel recently announced the tour's 2010 television tournament schedule, eyebrows across the country were raised in pleasant surprise. Most golf fans have been looking forward to the beginning of the LPGA Tour's new 10-year exclusive GC contract, simply because now they'll at least know where to find the women's golf telecasts; at the same time, fears have run high that the cable outlet would continue its trend of only airing LPGA events on tape delay during prime time. But it seems those fears were at least in part unfounded, as the 2010 broadcast schedule shows that nine of the 12 tournaments that are played in North America and covered by GC (three of the majors are still on other networks) will appear both live and in evening re-runs.

Feb. 18-21, Honda PTT LPGA Thailand (TAPE DELAY)

Feb. 25-28, HSBC Women's Champions (TD)

March 25-28, LPGA Classic (LIVE)

May 13-16, Bell Micro LPGA Classic (TD/LIVE)

June 10-13, LPGA State Farm Classic (TD)

June 18-20, ShopRite LPGA Classic (LIVE)

June 24-27, LPGA Championship (LIVE)

July 22-25, Evian Masters (TBD)

Aug. 20-22, Safeway Classic (LIVE)

Aug. 26-29, CN Canadian Women's Open (TBD)

Sept. 10-12, P&G NW Arkansas Championship (LIVE)

Oct. 7-10, Navistar LPGA Classic (TD)

Oct. 14-17, CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge (LIVE)

Oct. 29-31, LPGA China (TD)

Nov. 11-14, Lorena Ochoa Invitational (LIVE/TD)

Nov. 18-21, LPGA Tour Championship (LIVE)

The only question now is who will be in the broadcast booth. Is Dottie Pepper out and Judy Rankin in? Here's hoping they'll co-pilot the women's coverage.

--Stina Sternberg