Golf’s final major of the year or “Glory’s Last Shot” as the PGA calls it, is this week. The PGA Championship tees off on Thursday on TNT, but Golf Channel will have plenty of coverage in and around the tournament. Golf Channel will have live coverage of the pre-tournament press conferences in addition to its pre and post-round shows Thursday through Sunday. Here’s the press release.
Golf Channel has the PGA Championship CoveredMore than 27 Hours of News Coverage from Whistling StraitsORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2010) – Golf Channel’s Live From the PGA Championship will take viewers inside the ropes at Whistling Straits with more than 27 hours of live news reports, inside analysis and features in delivering wrap-around news coverage of the final men’s major championship of 2010.Originating from two set locations at Whistling Straits – at the clubhouse and driving range – as well as from the network’s Orlando studios, coverage will begin Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. ET with pre-tournament news conferences, featuring live coverage of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson’s news conferences. News conferences will continue Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, followed later by two-hour preview shows each evening. Live From the PGA Championship will deliver player interviews, highlights and analysis from Golf Channel’s panel of reporters and expert analysts before and after live tournament coverage Thursday-Sunday.The Live From the PGA Championship team reporting from Whistling Straits will include Kelly Tilghman, Kraig Kann, Rich Lerner, Steve Sands, Jim Gray, Brandel Chamblee, Frank Nobilo, Tim Rosaforte, Alex Miceli, Rex Hoggard, John Hawkins and Ken Schofield.Todd Lewis, Scott Walker, Whit Watson and Charlie Rymer will host the news conferences shows from the network’s studios in Orlando.GolfChannel.com’s team of writers, as well as the on-air team, will contribute to the network’s popular blogs – Tiger Tracks, Shag Bag and Punch Shots – with entries and posts throughout the week, along with daily columns, features and breaking news. Lerner, Tilghman and Hoggard also will post twitter updates from Whistling Straits, which will be re-posted on Golf Channel’s twitter feed.Scheduled Live From the PGA Championship features include:· Chamblee Takes on Whistling Straits: Brandel Chamblee scouts the holes at Whistling Straits in segments that will air throughout the week.· Shot Re-Creations at Whistling Straits: Following each round of play, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo will hit the course to re-create the key shots and moments from tournament play.· PGA Professionals Featured: Throughout the week, Golf Channel will profile select PGA of America Professionals who qualified for the PGA Championship via the PGA Professional National Championship earlier in the summer.· Patriot Golf Day – Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. Golf Channel will visit with Major Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation and PGA Professional, to discuss the origins and what is in store for Patriot Golf Day 2010.· Whistling Straits Founder Herb Kohler –The name Kohler is synonymous with kitchen and bathroom fixtures throughout the world. Herb Kohler oversees a company of 75,000 employees, and with a net worth of nearly 4 billion dollars, he ranks as one of the richest men in the world. His company, however, takes a back seat to his love of golf. Golf Channel’s Jim Gray visits with Kohler to discuss his passion for golf and the development of Whistling Straits into a major championship venue.· Course Architect Pete Dye – Golf Channel will visit with Whistling Straits architect Pete Dye and his wife Alice, where viewers will hear the origins of the famous “17th Hole Island Green” at TPC Sawgrass.
Live From the PGA Championship TV Times (all times ET)
Tuesday, Aug. 10: 12:45-4 p.m. (News Conferences)6-8 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 11: 1-3 p.m. (News Conferences)6-8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 12: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.8-10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 13: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.8-10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 14: 9-11 a.m.7-9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 15: 9-11 a.m.7-9 p.m.
Lots of stuff.