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News // APGA at Torrey Pines will be live on Golf Channel for first time (golfweek.usatoday.com)

The Advocates Professional Golf Association’s APGA Farmers golf tournament is expanding in more ways than one.

The third rendition of this event is going from a one-day, 18-hole tournament to a two-day, 36-hole event. In addition, Sunday’s final round will telecast live on Golf Channel for the first time.

“The first of many, that’s my hope for these players who love this game, who breathe this game, who live this game,” said Damon Hack, who will serve as the play-by-play announcer alongside analyst Notah Begay. Doug Smith and Jacques Slade will be the on-course reporters for the live coverage from 5-7:30 p.m. ET. (with streaming on the NBC Sports app).

Hack previously did play-by-play for the network during the Scottish Open when Terry Gannon was under the weather, and is excited to get back to his original love: calling sports.

“I did play-by-play in college. I love it. I love calling sports. Before I became a sports writer it’s actually what I wanted to do, growing…

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