This week, Golf Channel will have live four round coverage of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational from the Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH. This week’s coverage signifies the return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour after he took time off for his knee injury. In this tournament, he guaranteed to play in all four rounds. Golf Channel will have 1st and 2nd round coverage which I’m sure Tiger will be showcased quite heavily. And during the weekends, Golf Channel will have preliminary 3rd and final round coverage at 1 p.m. ET before giving way to CBS at 3 p.m. ET. Terry Gannon and Sir Nick Faldo will anchor at the 18th hole.
Four Rounds of Live Coverage Thursday-Sunday
Woods and McIlroy Press Conferences Live Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9-11:30 p.m. (CBS Replay)
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9-11:30 p.m. (CBS Replay)
Press Conference Shows:
Tuesday (Morning Drive) 10-11 a.m. ET (Tiger Woods)
Wednesday (Golf Central Special) 1-1:30 p.m. ET (Rory McIlroy)
Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:
Terry Gannon (Play by Play)
Nick Faldo (Analyst)
Peter Oosterhuis (Tower)
Peter Kostis (On Course)
Billy Ray Brown (On Course)
Steve Sands (Interviews)
- Live Press Conferences Tuesday and Wednesday: Woods and McIlroy – Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET, Golf Channel will carry Tiger Woods’ press conference live from Firestone Country Club. The news conference will be a part of a special edition of Morning Drive, airing from 10-11 a.m. ET. Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, Golf Channel will air U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy’s news conference live as a Golf Central Special.
- Wraparound Coverage on Golf Central and Golf Central Pre Game – Golf Central and Golf Central Pre Game will provide comprehensive news coverage of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with highlights, interviews and analysis. Golf Central Pre Game will air Thursday-Sunday at 1:30p.m. ET with additional shows Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET. Golf Central airs Monday-Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.
There you have it.