ESPN and ESPN+ to Present First-Ever Coverage of PGA Jr. League Championship

ESPN and ESPN+ will present the first-ever live coverage of the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship, being held this weekend at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Twelve teams of young golfers ages 10-13 will compete in the event beginning Friday.

  • The eight-player teams won regional qualifying events for the Championship and represent:
    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • Minnesota
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
  • On television, ESPN Networks will air six hours of live play Friday through Sunday. ESPN+ will stream two hours of play on both Friday and Saturday.
  • Taylor Zarzour will call the live play for ESPN along with two-time major champion and ESPN golf analyst Andy North.
  • Reporters will be senior golf writer Michael Collins, also the host of the ESPN+ program America’s Caddie, and PGA Honorary President and former PGA Jr. League Captain Suzy Whaley.
  • Play begins on Friday, October 8, with an 18-hole team aggregate stroke play scramble, counting the top three of four pair scores per nine holes.
  • On Saturday, October 9, the same format and scoring is followed, and the 18-hole totals from both days will be combined for a 36-hole aggregate team total.
  • The final four teams are seeded based on their Friday and Saturday performance and will compete in head-to-head match play in the semifinals on Sunday, October 10.
  • The two winners will then face each other in the Championship match in the afternoon, while the other two teams will compete for third place.
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