CBS' 2012 Golf Schedule Begins This Weekend

CBS Sports begins its 20 event PGA Tour schedule this weekend with the Farmers Insurance Open live from the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA. Jim Nantz and Sir Nick Faldo will be on hand at the 18th green and be joined by the usual cast of characters including David Feherty and Gary McCord to call event.

In addition to the 20 PGA Tour events, CBS will have The Masters®, The PGA Championship as well as one Champions Tour event.

CBS’ schedule includes the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, The Byron Nelson Classic, The Colonial, The Canadian Open and many others.

Here’s the CBS press release.



The Masters? To Air 57th Consecutive Year on CBS; Network Broadcasts 22nd Consecutive PGA Championship

CBS Sports begins its 2012 golf coverage and continues to offer viewers the most comprehensive lineup in the history of network television. CBS Sports will broadcast 23 golf tournaments this year, totaling more than 155 hours of coverage, including the Masters?, PGA Championship, 20 PGA TOUR events, one Champions TOUR event and seven golf specials.

CBS Sports tees off the 2012 season at the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend on Saturday, Jan. 28 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Jan. 29 (3:00-6:30 PM, ET), live from the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif.

Jim Nantz, now in his 27th year overall covering golf for CBS Sports, serves as anchor for the Networks’ golf coverage.  Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, returns for his fifth year as lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th tower. Nantz and Faldo are complemented by CBS Sports’ award-winning golf announce team of Ian Baker-Finch, Gary McCord, David Feherty, Peter Kostis, Bill Macatee, Verne Lundquist and Peter Oosterhuis.

Highlights of the 2012 schedule:

20 PGA TOUR events: Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Northern Trust Open, RBC Heritage,  Valero Texas Open, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wells Fargo Championship, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial,  the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, FedEx St. Jude Classic, Travelers Championship, AT&T National, The Greenbrier Classic, John Deere Classic, RBC Canadian Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Wyndham Championship and The Barclays.

The Masters, the most renowned golf tournament and the longest-running sports event on CBS Sports will be showcased for the 57th consecutive year from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.  Coverage includes a pair of 15-minute highlight shows recounting early-round action on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET, both nights). Live coverage of the third round will be broadcast on Saturday, April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) and live 18-hole final-round coverage will be presented on Sunday, April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET).

The 94th PGA Championship, the season’s final major which annually hosts the strongest field in championship golf, will be broadcast by CBS Sports for the 22nd consecutive year. Coverage begins with highlights of early-round action on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM, ET, both nights). Live, 18-hole coverage of the third and final rounds will be broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET, both days) from the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

The Champions TOUR will be featured on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 (1:00-3:00 PM, ET, both days) with the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort in Savannah, Ga.

CBS Sports also will broadcast three PGA TOUR Specials and two PGA of America Specials in addition to other golf specials throughout the year. CBS Sports will present “Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: The 1987 Masters” on Sunday, April 8 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET).

Lance Barrow is coordinating producer and Steve Milton is director for CBS Sports’ golf coverage.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports.  Rob Correa is Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

And after the jump break, you’ll see the entire 2012 CBS Golf Schedule.


January 28 & 29 (3:00-6:00 PM)Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course, La Jolla, Calif.

February 4 & 5 (3:00-6:00 PM)Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

February 11 & 12 (3:00-6:00 PM)AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach, Calif.

February 18 & 19 (3:00-6:00 PM)Northern Trust Open, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

April 5 & 6 (11:35-11:50 PM), April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM) & April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM)The Masters®, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.

April 14 & 15 (3:00-6:00 PM)RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

April 21 & 22 (1:00-3:00 PM)Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (Champions Tour), Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, Savannah, Ga.

April 21 & 22 (3:00-6:00 PM)Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

April 28 & 29 (3:00-6:00 PM)Zurich Classic of New Orleans,  TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

May 5 & 6 (3:00-6:00 PM)Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

May 19 & 20 (3:00-6:00 PM)HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, Irving, Texas

May 26 & 27 (3:00-6:00 PM)Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

June 2 & 3 (3:00-6:00 PM)The Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

June 9 & 10 (3:00-6:00 PM)FedEx St. Jude Classic, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn.

June 23 & 24 (3:00-6:00 PM)Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

June 30 & July 1 (3:00-6:00 PM)AT&T National, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.

July 7 & 8 (3:00-6:00 PM)The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White Course TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

July 14 & 15 (3:00-6:00 PM)John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

July 28 & 29 (3:00-6:00 PM)RBC Canadian Open, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

August 4 & 5 (2:00-6:00 PM)WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone Country Club South Course, Akron, Ohio

August 9 & 10 (12:37-1:07 AM) & August 11 & 12 (2:00-7:00 PM)PGA Championship, The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.

August 18 & 19 (3:00-6:00 PM)Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

August 25 (3:00-6:00 PM) & August 26 (2:00-6:00 PM)The Barclays, Bethpage State Park’s Black Course, Farmingdale, NY

And that will do it.

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.