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Korea Hosts World’s Most Televised Amateur Tournament

October 11, 2016 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

This week’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) will be televised across 160 countries and reach millions of homes around the world.


From October 6-9, a 120-player field will compete in the 72-hole stroke play event at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea.

Asian Tour Media will produce the high-definition broadcast, which includes three hours of live coverage on each of the four competition days.

A 30-minute highlight show will also be created after the conclusion of the event, all of which makes the AAC the most televised amateur golf tournament in the world.

For the eighth year, the AAC will gather the top male amateur players from across the Asia-Pacific region. The champion will receive an invitation to compete in the 2017 Masters Tournament and, along with the runner(s)-up, a spot in The Open Qualifying Series for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.

Hosted in Korea for the first time, this year’s AAC will continue efforts to raise the visibility of the game in the region and give the players the opportunity to compete on the world stage.

David Cherry, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), said: “The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship’s mission is rooted in furthering the development of the game and bringing golf to a broader international audience.

“The AAC’s broadcasters are instrumental to the success of this undertaking, and we are fortunate to have their strong support in expanding the championship’s reach. We look forward to staging another exciting event this year and working with our broadcast partners to make the AAC available to viewers around the world.”

The English-speaking commentary team will include Bill Macatee, a regular member of the Masters Tournament television broadcast, who will be announcing his seventh Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

Frank Nobilo, one of New Zealand’s most successful golfers and CBS analyst in the United States, will return for the fifth consecutive year and will be joined for the second year by double major winner and fellow CBS broadcasterDottie Pepper. Pepper and golf journalist Bruce Young will handle player interviews and on-course reporting duties.

In addition to the contributions of the event’s Founding Partners – the APGC, the Masters Tournament and The R&A – the Championship is supported by six Proud Partners – AT&T, 3M, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Zurich and UPS – and two Scoring Partners, Rolex and IBM.

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