The third leg of what the PGA Tour calls the FedEx Cup takes place this week outside Chicago with the BMW Championship. NBC has coverage on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s your press release from NBC which I culled from its media website. We also have the coverage plans of the Tour Championship and Ryder Cup. Looks like tape delayed coverage of the Ryder Cup from South Wales in the UK.
NBC SPORTS CONTINUES FedEx CUP COVERAGE WITH BMW CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY
NEW YORK – September 9, 2010 – NBC Sports continues its coverage of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup with third- and final-round coverage of the penultimate FedEx Cup event, the BMW Championship from Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill., this Saturday, Noon-3 p.m. ET, and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. ET.
Host Dan Hicks and analyst Johnny Miller, in their 11th season together as NBC Sports’ lead golf team, anchor coverage from the 18th-hole tower, and are joined by tower reporters Gary Koch and Brad Faxon; on-course reporters Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Dottie Pepper; and interviewer/essayist Jimmy Roberts.
Only the Top 70 players in FedEx Cup points, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and current FedEx Cup points leader Matt Kuchar, will compete this weekend for a chance to advance in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The Top 30 players in FedEx Cup points after the BMW Championship will move on to THE TOUR Championship, September 23-26. For current FedExCup standings, click here: http://www.pgatour.com/r/stats/info/?02395
HICKS ON THE BMW: “This week’s tournament offers some incredible intrigue because the BMW has the biggest attrition rate of the FedEx Cup playoffs. What sometimes gets lost on people is that if you make the Top 30, not only do you get a chance to win the championship and the $10 million prize, but you also get so many other benefits, like qualifying for all the majors.”
HICKS ON TIGER: “Tiger’s game is getting better and he has won five times at Cog Hill. He has a high comfort level there. But he is going to have to finish very strong to move on to East Lake. It makes for some interesting golf. It’s coming down to the wire.”
Click here for more golf coverage from NBC: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22939546/
NBC SPORTS’ FedEx CUP SCHEDULE: The BMW Championship is the second of three consecutive FedExCup Playoff events broadcast by NBC Sports. Last week, NBC Sports presented the Deutsche Bank Championship from TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. The final FedExCup event and the culmination of the 2010 PGA TOUR season, THE TOUR Championship, is broadcast by NBC Sports the weekend of September 25-26 in Atlanta from East Lake Golf Club. For more information on the FedEx Cup, click here: http://www.pgatour.com/fedexcup/playoffs-primer/index.html (all times ET):
BMW Championship – Lemont, Ill.
Saturday, September 11, 12-3 p.m.
Sunday, September 12, 2–6 p.m.
The Tour Championship – Atlanta, Ga.
Saturday, September 25, 12-3 p.m.
Sunday, September 26, 1:30–6 p.m.
THE RYDER CUP: NBC Sports will broadcast 16 hours of coverage of the 2010 Ryder Cup from The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3. For more information on the 2010 Ryder Cup, click here: http://www.rydercup.com/2010/usa/
2010 Ryder Cup – Newport, South Wales
Saturday, October 2, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 3, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
And that will do it for this post.