With the golf world focused on Atlanta Athletic Club for the final major of the year, Golf Channel will cover the PGA Championship quite extensively. While it doesn’t have the rights to air the event, Golf Channel will have people on the ground in Atlanta to give it a big event feel. In addition, its signature “Live From” and “Morning Drive’ Shows will on the air throughout talking to guests and providing plenty of coverage for viewers. Let’s take a look at what Golf Channel is saying about its coverage for the PGA Championship this week.
Nearly 50 Hours of Live News Coverage from the Atlanta Athletic Club
Morning Drive Special Editions Monday-Sunday
Wall-to-Wall Coverage and Live Chats on GolfChannel.com
ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2011) – Golf Channel is primed to deliver nearly 50 hours of comprehensive news coverage of the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., featuring live news reports, inside analysis, player interviews, special guest appearances and compelling features.
Nearly 50 Hours of On-Site Coverage: Golf Channel’s news coverage of the PGA Championship will be headlined by Live From the PGA Championship, the network’s signature news program from golf’s major championships. Tuesday and Wednesday, Live From the PGA Championship will air news conference shows in the afternoon, followed by two-hour prime time shows at 6 p.m. ET. Thursday-Sunday, Live From will deliver wrap-around news coverage before and after tournament play. Morning Drive, the network’s live, weekday morning show, will expand its Tuesday and Wednesday shows to feature pre-event news conferences. The show also will expand to seven days next week, featuring daily guests from Atlanta Athletic Club. The Grey Goose 19th Hole will broadcast live from the golf course Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, and Michael Breed will host a special The Golf Fix on Monday at 7 p.m. ET, from the Atlanta Athletic Club driving range.
Live From the PGA Championship: Headlining Golf Channel’s coverage will be Live From the PGA Championship, originating from two sets at the Atlanta Athletic Club – the main stage located near the first tee of the Riverside Course and a round-table stage on the driving range. Live From the PGA Championship will feature player interviews, analysis, highlights, leaderboard updates and daily features from Golf Channel’s team of anchors, reporters and contributors. (Complete airtimes appear at the end of the release)
Live from the PGA Championship Broadcast Team: Golf Channel’s Live From the PGA Championship broadcast team will include Kelly Tilghman, Rich Lerner, Kraig Kann, Steve Sands, Todd Lewis, Brandel Chamblee, Frank Nobilo, David Feherty, Charlie Rymer, Rex Hoggard, Jay Coffin, Jason Sobel, Tim Rosaforte, Alex Miceli and Ken Schofield.
Scheduled Guests: Special guests will join Live From the PGA Championship throughout the week, including Hall-of-Famer Greg Norman, Major Dan Rooney, PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka and PGA of America President Allen Wronowski.
Live From the PGA Championship Scheduled Features
- Nobilo and Chamblee Take on Atlanta Athletic Club – Frank Nobilo will scout the holes at the Atlanta Athletic Club prior to the start of the tournament in segments that will air throughout the week. Nobilo and Brandel Chamblee also will look to re-create the key shots and moments on the course during prime-time news coverage.
- Don Cheadle Voices PGA Championship Moments – Academy-award nominee Don Cheadle will voice a number of “PGA Championship Moments” that will air throughout the week.
- Martin Kaymer – Tim Rosaforte will sit down with Martin Kaymer in a personality profile feature, talking about his passion for fashion on and off the golf course.
- Nick Watney – Rosaforte will visit with Nick Watney, where Watney will discuss what he learned from losing the Sunday lead at the 2010 PGA Championship, along with his love for hip hop, the San Francisco Giants and flat brimmed baseball hats.
- PGA Professional Features – Several PGA of America Professionals competing in the PGA Championship will be featured throughout the week.
Morning Drive Expands to Seven Days: Kicking off Golf Channel’s PGA Championship news coverage will be Morning Drive, hosted by Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams. Golf Channel’s popular weekday morning show will expand on Tuesday and Wednesday to cover pre-tournament news conferences, and also will air seven days next week, featuring live guests from Atlanta Athletic Club, daily. (Complete airtimes appear at the end of the release)
Wall-to-Wall Coverage on GolfChannel.com: GolfChannel.com will feature expanded editorial content and interactive capabilities with fans timed to the PGA Championship, including:
Live Blogs & Chats
- Jason Sobel will blog each day of the competition to keep fans up to date as the action unfolds. Thursday-Friday, 11-3 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m. ET.
- John Hawkins will chat with fans from 9-11 a.m. ET Thursday-Sunday
- Jason Sobel, Rex Hoggard, Randall Mell, Jay Coffin and Ryan Ballengee will contribute to the Golf Talk Central blog, along with daily columns, news articles, features and breaking news.
- Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Top 10 Major Championship Landmarks feature. Randall Mell will revisit Dustin Johnson’s experience at the 2010 PGA Championship with an accompanying list of the top-10 major championship landmarks – little patches of earth that have become historically significant because of what was won or lost.
Exclusive Online Video Content
- Morning and evening updates from Golf Channel’s Live From the PGA Championship team will be available each day.
- “Tee to Green” features with Frank Nobilo as seen on Live From also will be available.
Live From the PGA Championship Programming (all times ET)
Monday, Aug. 8
Golf Central, 6-6:30 p.m.
The Golf Fix, 7-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Morning Drive, 7-11 a.m.
Live From the PGA Championship, noon-4 p.m. (news conferences)
Live From the PGA Championship. 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Morning Drive, 7-10 a.m.
Live From the PGA Championship, 1-3 p.m. (news conferences)
Live From the PGA Championship, 6-8 p.m.
Grey Goose 19th Hole, 8-9 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11-12
Morning Drive, 7-9 a.m.
Live from the PGA Championship, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Live From the PGA Championship, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14
Morning Drive, 7-9 a.m.
Live From the PGA Championship, 9-11 a.m.
Live From the PGA Championship, 7-9 p.m.
And that will do it.