Live coverage of the LPGA Tour’s Cognizant Founders Cup with special teams kicking off on ESPN | LPGA

More than 40 hours of live coverage over four days begins Thursday, May 9, at 7:55 a.m. ET

World No. 1 Nelly Korta is playing for her sixth straight LPGA Tour win

Special teams include 5 of the world’s top 10 players, 5 major winners

No laying up returns with „fan” perspectives

Subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN app, ESPN.com and connected TV devicesClifton, New Jersey, May 8, 2024 – ESPN+ will stream the LPGA Tour’s Cognizant Founders Cup live with a special teams feed tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, at 7:55 a.m. ET from Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton. New Jersey.

  • Special teams on ESPN+ will feature five of the world’s top 10 players and five major champions, including world No. 1 Nellie Korda, as she seeks a sixth consecutive LPGA Tour victory. Streaming over 40 hours of coverage across all four. On match days, ESPN+ will offer two special teams from the morning and afternoon waves each day.

The all-female primary commentary team will be led by Amy Rogers, who will host special teams coverage on ESPN+ alongside analyst Amanda Blumenhurst, as well as on-course reports and live player interviews from Chantal McCabe and Hope Barnett.

  • No puttingIn Cody McBride and Bill „Big Randy” Landes will provide their new „fan” take and insights throughout the event coverage.

The Cognizant Founders Cup honors the LPGA Tour’s 13 founding members.

Special Groups | Thursday, May 9
Coverage begins at 7:55 am ET

morning tide

Nelly Gorda – Jin Young Go (Official Music Video) | 7:59 a.m. ET

  • Nellie Korda – Sixth consecutive LPGA Tour title, No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, No. 1 in the CME Globe Race, 13-time LPGA Tour winner, two-time major winner (2024 The Chevron Championship, 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship), 2020 Olympic gold medalist
  • Jin Young Co – Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking No. 5, two-time major winner (2019 Evian Championship, 2019 The Chevron Championship), 15-time LPGA Tour winner
  • Minjee Lee – 9th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, two-time major winner (2022 US Women’s Open, 2021 Evian Championship), 10-time LPGA Tour winner
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Nasa Hataoka / Brooke Henderson / Hannah Green | 8:10 a.m. ET

  • It was called Hataoka – No. 18 in Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, No. 19 in CME Globe Rankings, six-time LPGA Tour winner
  • Brooke Henderson – Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking No. 6, CME Globe race no. 5, two-time major winner (2022 Evian Championship, 2016 Women’s PGA Championship), 13-time LPGA Tour winner
  • Hannah Green – 7th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, 3rd in the CME Globe Race, 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner, five-time LPGA Tour winner

Afternoon tide

Angel Yin/ Alison Lee / Leona Maguire | 1:21 pm ET

  • Angel Yin – 21st in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, LPGA Tour winner (2023 Buick LPGA Shanghai)
  • Alison Lee – Two wins on the Women’s European Tour
  • Leona Maguire – Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking No. 23, in the CME Globe race no. 12, two-time LPGA Tour winner, former world No. 1 amateur

Athaya Didikul / Alexa Bano / Andrea Lee | 1:32 p.m. ET

  • Aunt scolded – 11th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking, two-time LPGA Tour winner
  • Alexa Bano – LPGA Tour Winner (2023 ISPS Honda World Invitational)
  • Andrea Lee – CME Globe Race No. 18, LPGA Tour winner (2022 Portland Classic)

ESPN+ coverage of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rounds will be determined when pairings and tee times are announced.

LPGA Tour on ESPN+
The Cognizant Founders Cup is part of a two-year deal on ESPN+ declared Beginning in November 2023, ESPN+ will offer live exclusive group coverage of eight LPGA Tour tournaments during the 2025 season. The Cognizant Founders Cup is the second of four LPGA Tour events on ESPN+ this season, following the 2024 Chevron Championship.

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This latest agreement continues the longstanding relationship between the LPGA Tour and ESPN.

  • In 2022, ESPN+ streamed the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.
  • ESPN broadcast a regular schedule of LPGA Tour events from 1979-2009, and ABC covered the CME Group Tour Championship from 2015-2018.
  • ESPN broadcast the first two rounds of the AIG British Open from 1982-2002, four rounds from 2010-2015, and the first two rounds of the US Women’s Open from 1982-2014.
  • The first golf event televised on ESPN was the LPGA Sahara Open on September 8, 1979, the second day of ESPN.

The remaining LPGA Tour events on ESPN+ this season will be announced later this year.

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