Mcilroy, Westwood, Woods, Mickelson, Bradley And Glover Compete At 'Wells Fargo Championship' On CBS Sports May 5-6

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May 3rd, 2012

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McILROY, WESTWOOD, WOODS, MICKELSON, BRADLEY AND GLOVER COMPETE IN

STAR-PACKED FIELD AT “WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP” ON CBS SPORTS MAY 5-6

 

The world’s top players, including defending champion Lucas Glover, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley and Rickie Fowler compete this weekend at the PGA TOUR's WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP as CBS Sports broadcasts third- and final-round coverage from Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET; both days), live on the CBS Television Network.

 

Jim Nantz, three-time Emmy Award winner 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.  David Feherty and Peter Kostis serve as on-course reporters. 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.

 

Last year, Glover and his former Clemson teammate Jonathan Byrd went to a playoff after Glover began the final round three strokes behind Byrd.   The 2009 U.S. Open winner made par on the first extra-hole to win his first playoff on the PGA TOUR. Since the first tournament in 2003, the Wells Fargo Championship annually attracts one of the top fields in golf.  This year’s field includes 20 of the Top-30 players in the FedExCup standings and five of the Top-10 players in the World Rankings:  McIlroy, Westwood, Woods, Mickelson and Hunter Mahan.  The championship field also includes  Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Bo Van Pelt, Camilo Villegas, Kyle Stanley, Anthony Kim, John Huh, Jason Day, Vijay Singh,  David Toms, Angel Cabrera, Sang-Moon Bae, Charles Howell III, Aaron Baddeley, J.B. Holmes, David Duval, Rory Sabbatini, Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson, Johnson Wagner, Geoff Ogilvy, Ben Curtis, Ryan Moore, D.A. Points, Andres Romero, Stuart Appleby, Steve Flesch, Jhonattan Vegas, Robert Allenby, Trevor Immelman, Rocco Mediate, Kevin Na, Bradley, Fowler and Byrd, as well local favorite Davis Love III, playing here for the 10th consecutive year.       

 

OFF THE TEE WITH PETER KOSTIS

 

(On Tiger Woods’ return to Quail Hollow after disappointing Masters)

If you take Bay Hill, where he won, and the Masters, where he played poorly, this week is kind of a rubber match.  It’s the rubber game of the three-game series to determine, in a lot of people’s eyes, which tournament was an aberration.  Was it Bay Hill or was it Augusta?  If he plays well this week, then Augusta was an aberration and his recovery is continuing on course.  If he doesn’t play well, then  his detractors especially are going to say that Bay Hill was a fluke.  So, I consider this week to be very important for Tiger to continue his progress.  But, in this day-and-age of instant analysis, it’s going to be the rubber game of the match and people will form their opinions whether he is making progress or he’s regressing.”

 

(On the field):

It’s a phenomenal field.  That’s a testament to (Quail Hollow Club President) Johnny Harris, Charlotte, and Quail Hollow.  Hopefully we get the Tigers and the McIlroys, the Westwoods, and the Mickelsons in the battle on Sunday.  That’s what people want to see.  People are a little bit aggravated with the World No.1 ranking changing while one player is sitting home taking a week off.  They want to see the battle mano-a-mano.  Hopefully this weekend we will get the big names competing.  But, also what tends to generally happen where you see all these great players, you wind up with somebody who is a rookie or non-winner right there in the hunt. 

 

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2012 CBS GOLF  SCHEDULE

Broadcast Dates

And Times (PM, ET)                         Tournament                            Location         

 

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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