via press release:
CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS FIRST PGA TOUR PLAYOFF EVENT FOR FEDEXCUP AS
WORLD’S BEST GOLFERS TEE OFF AT “THE BARCLAYS” AUGUST 24-25
The PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup tee off this week at THE BARCLAYS, the first of four playoff tournaments to determine the FedExCup champion. The pressure is on as only the top 100 players in the standings after The Barclays advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship next week. CBS Sports broadcasts the third and final rounds of the star-powered tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Aug. 25 (2:00-6:00 PM, ET), live from Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J. live on the CBS Television Network.
This weekend at The Barclays, CBS Sports’ PGA TOUR coverage will be fully available through live streaming. Visitors to CBSSports.com and PGATOUR.com will be directed to a co-branded video player to watch live streaming of Saturday’s and Sunday’s broadcasts. The live streaming also will be available on the CBS Sports app for the iPhone and iPad, as well as through the CBSSports.com mobile website (m.cbssports.com). The CBS Sports app for Android will feature video on demand.
Jim Nantz, three-time Emmy Award Winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch calls the action at the 17th hole and Gary McCord at the 16th hole. David Feherty and Matt Gogel serve as on-course reporters.
The Barclays returns to Liberty National Golf Course, site of the 2009 event, with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty which is less than 1,000 yards from the 18th green. Liberty National plays host to the world’s best golfers looking to position themselves to compete for one of the top-five spots in the FedExCup standings entering the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Players on the bubble will be looking to earn a spot inside the top 100 and qualify for the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the Playoffs. Tiger Woods enters the Playoffs at No. 1 in the current FedExCup standings for the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in his career. The first two times he went on to the win the title in 2007 and 2009 and last year he finished third. Winner of the Barclays in 2010, Matt Kuchar enters the Playoffs at No. 2, last year’s Fedex Cup champion Brandt Snedeker at No. 3, Phil Mickelson at No. 4 and Bill Haas at No. 5. Defending Barclays champion Nick Watney returns this week. Playing last year at Bethpage, Watney shot a final-round 2-under 69 to beat Snedeker by three strokes.
The top 125 players from the PGA TOUR regular-season, based on FedExCup points qualify for t The Barclays. Among other players to compete in this week’s Playoff are: Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Bo Van Pelt, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson and Lee Westwood (For the complete field go to PGATOUR.COM)
The other tournaments hosting the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup are the Deutsche Bank Championship (narrowed to a field of 100 players), the BMW Championship (70 players) and the season-ending TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (30 players).
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.