Bubba Watson, Graeme Mcdowell And Keegan Bradley Highlight Strong Field At PGA Tour’s 'Zurich Classic of New Orleans'

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April 26th, 2012

via press release:

BUBBA WATSON, LUKE DONALD, JUSTIN ROSE, GRAEME McDOWELL AND 

KEEGAN BRADLEY HIGHLIGHT STRONG FIELD AT PGA TOUR’S  

“ ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS” ON

CBS SPORTS APRIL 28-29

 

CBS Sports and the PGA TOUR head down to the Bayou this weekend with coverage of the ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS.  CBS Sports broadcasts third- and final-round coverage on Saturday, April 28  and Sunday, April 29 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET;  both days), live from TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.  The tournament returned to TPC Louisiana in 2007 after extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina had moved the event to English Turn Golf and Country Club.   

 

Jim Nantz, two-time Emmy Award winner for “Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play” and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, now in his 27th year covering golf at CBS, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th hole tower. Ian Baker-Finch calls the action at the 17th hole and Gary McCord at the 16th hole. Peter Kostis serves as on-course reporter. Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer and Steve Milton is Director of CBS Sports’ golf coverage.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

 

2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson returns to Avondale to defend his title after he out-lasted Webb Simpson on the second playoff hole to earn his third career PGA TOUR victory in 2011. Twelve major championship winners are in the field this week: Keegan Bradley, Angel Cabrera, David Duval, Ernie Els, Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Justin Leonard, Graeme McDowell, Geoff Ogilvy, David Toms and Watson. They tee it up in a strong field that includes seven of the Top-20 World-Ranked players and 13 of the Top-30 in the FedExCup standings, including Simpson, Luke Donald, Steve Stricker, Justin Rose, Nick Watney, K.J. Choi, Carl Petterson, Rickie Fowler, Jason Bohn, Camilo Villegas, D.A. Points, Chez Reavie, Charley Hoffman, Ricky Barnes, Matt Every, Ben Crane, Brian Gay and last week’s Valero Texas Open winner Ben Curtis.  Toms, a Shreveport resident and former LSU All-America, is making his 19th career start at the Zurich Classic.  He won in 2001 and has three Top-10 finishes.    

 

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2012 CBS GOLF  SCHEDULE

 

 

Broadcast Dates

And Times (PM, ET)                         Tournament                            Location         

 

April 28 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      Zurich Classic                         TPC Louisiana

April 29 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      of New Orleans                      Avondale, La.

 

May 5 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         Wells Fargo                            Quail Hollow Club

May 6 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         Championship                         Charlotte, N.C.

 

May 19 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       HP Byron Nelson                   TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas

May 20 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       Championship                         Irving, Texas

 

May 26 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       Crowne Plaza Invitational      Colonial Country Club

May 27 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       at Colonial                              Fort Worth, Texas

 

June 2 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         the Memorial Tournament    Muirfield Village Golf Club

June 3 (2:30-6:00 PM)                         presented by                           Dublin, Ohio

                                                            Nationwide Insurance

 

June 9 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         FedEx St. Jude Classic          TPC Southwind

June10 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                        Memphis, Tenn.

 

June 23 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      Travelers                                 TPC River Highlands

June 24 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      Championship                          Cromwell, Conn.

                                                                                                           

June 30 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       AT&T National                      Congressional Country Club

July 1 (3:00-6:30 PM)                                                                          Bethesda, Md.

 

July 7 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      The Greenbrier Classic             The Old White Course TPC

July 8 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                          White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

 

July 14 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      John Deere Classic                  TPC Deere Run

July 15 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                         Silvis, Ill.

 

July 28 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      RBC Canadian Open              Hamilton Golf and Country Club

July 29 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                       Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

 

Aug. 4 (2:00-6:00 PM)                       WGC-Bridgestone                   Firestone Country Club                    

Aug. 5 (2:00-6:00 PM)                        Invitational                              South Course

Akron, Ohio

 

Aug. 9 (12:37-1:07 AM)                   PGA Championship                   The Ocean Course

Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM)                                                                    Kiawah Island, S.C.

Aug. 11 (2:00-7:00 PM)                      

Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM)

 

Aug. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM)                     Wyndham Championship        Sedgefield Country Club

Aug. 19 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                      Greensboro, N.C.

 

Aug. 25 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      The Barclays                         Bethpage State Park’s

Aug. 26 (2:00-6:00 PM)                                                                      Black Course

                                                                                                            Farmingdale, N.Y.       

 

 

 

 

 

 
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