via press release:
TNT and PGA.com to present Live Coverage of the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Major Champions Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Keegan Bradley will be Featured On-air and Online during the Oct. 18 and 19 Event
TNT and PGA.com tee off the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf as four of the world’s top professional golfers hit the greens at the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda to determine who’s the best of the best in the 36-hole event. To compete in this elite tournament golfers must be a major championship winner and this year’s field features Charl Schwartzel (2011 Masters winner), Rory McIlroy (2011 U.S. Open winner), Darren Clarke (2011 British Open winner) and Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship winner). TNT’s coverage will air on Tues., October 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. ET/PT and Wed., October 19 from 4 – 8 p.m. ET/PT, with exclusive early round coverage on both days of the tournament on PGA.com.
TNT’s event coverage will feature veteran golf announcers in the booth, including Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), 1991 British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch (analyst), Billy Kratzert (course reporter) and Jim Huber (essayist/reporter) who will provide on-air analysis and commentary.
This year marks the 21st consecutive year that the PGA Grand Slam of Golf tournament will be presented by Turner Sports and the 13th year that it will air on TNT. This is also the fifth year that the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been played in Bermuda and it’s the third year at the Port Royal Golf Course located in Southampton Parish. Port Royal Golf Course recently completed its renovations that extended the layout by 281 yards for a total of 6,842 yards making it the longest golf course in Bermuda.
PGA.com, the official site of The PGA of America will offer comprehensive online coverage of the event including a hole-by-hole course tour, player profiles, live scoring, photo galleries and daily on-demand highlights. In addition, PGA.com will offer TJ. Auclair’s Live Blog on Tuesday and Wednesday, providing an inside-the-ropes look at the event while also allowing fans to email questions and comments to T.J., who will answer them in real time.
PGA.com is the official online destination for The PGA of America and is home to the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship, The PGA Grand Slam of Golf and The Ryder Cup. Beginning in 2002, Turner Sports and the PGA formed a multi-year alliance with a mission to serve the golfing public, PGA Professionals and the golf industry with products and services to grow the game of golf. The two organizations recently expanded the deal through 2019 to include licensing with Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) serving as the PGA’s licensing agent in the youth marketplace. As a leader and innovator in broadband golf coverage, PGA.com continues to gain success for its PGA.com LIVE video presentation of PGA’s premier events. In 2007 PGA.com Pipeline LIVE was nominated for an Emmy® by the National Television Academy. In 2009, PGA.com’s on air, online and mobile coverage of the PGA Championship was nominated for an Emmy® by the National Television Academy and was awarded a CommArts Interactive award for the PGA Championship LIVE video and the PGA Championship iPhone app.