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
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
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
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