There is a great golf tournament on this weekend in a perfect time zone for Australian viewing, but OneHD aren’t going to show you all of it.
The Volvo China Open tees off today from the Luxehills International Country Club, Chengdu, China (pictured). It is a co-sanctioned event between OneAsia and the European Tour and features Y.E. Yang, Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia and China’s own Liang Wen-chong competing for a $3million (US) prize pool.
OneHD will be showing the first three rounds of the China Open at perfect times for Australian viewing. But come Sunday and the final round, it won’t be shown live at all. In fact to see any of the action you’ll need to stick around until 10.45pm before they show the final round, on delay.
The OneAsia Tour is trying to make its mark not just in Australian golf but all over the world. It needs much better TV coverage than this.
For the record, here are the broadcast times:
Round 1: Thursday 21st April – 4pm til 5.30pm
Round 2: Friday 22nd April – 4pm til 8pm
Round 3: Saturday 23rd – 4pm til 6.30pm
Round 4: Sunday 24th April – highlights 10.45pm til 2.30am