The Western Amateur championship will be streamed live for the first time ever on Golf Channel’s digital platforms and on other online platforms.
The Western Amateur again will be played on Chicago’s North Shore, at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois, from July 30-Aug. 4. Competition includes 18-hole stroke play rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a cut to the players with the low 44 scores and ties. Those who make the cut play 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday, with the low 16 advancing to match play.
Founded in 1899, the Western Amateur is the world’s third-oldest amateur championship behind the British Amateur (1885) and the U.S. Amateur (1895), and regularly attracts the top amateur players from across the country and around the world. Past champions include Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Beginning with the Sweet 16 match play competition, the WGA will provide an expected 12 hours of live streaming coverage on Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4, bringing the action of golf’s third-oldest amateur championship into the homes of fans worldwide. The stream will be available at GolfChannel.com, the Golf Channel mobile app and thewesternamateur.com.