via press release:
CBS SPORTS TEES OFF 2014 GOLF COVERAGE WITH
MOST EXTENSIVE SCHEDULE IN NETWORK TELEVISION HISTORY
THIS WEEKEND AT “FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN”
CBS SPORTS AND CBSSPORTS.COM WILL STREAM ALL 20 PGA TOUR EVENTS BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND
The Mastersâ To Air 59th Consecutive Year on CBS;
Network Broadcasts 24th Consecutive PGA Championship
CBS Sports begins its 2014 golf coverage and continues to offer viewers the most comprehensive lineup in the history of network television. CBS Sports broadcasts 22 golf tournaments this year, totaling more than 155 hours of coverage, including the Mastersâ, PGA Championship, 20 PGA TOUR events and eight golf specials.
Beginning this weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open, and for all 20 PGA TOUR events this year, CBS Sports’ PGA TOUR coverage will be streamed live on CBSSports.com and PGATOUR.com. The live streaming coverage also will be available on the CBS Sports app for the iPhone, iPad and Android.
CBS Sports tees off the 2014 season at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday, Jan. 25 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Jan. 26 (3:00-6:30 PM, ET), live from the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif.
Jim Nantz, now in his 29th year overall covering golf for CBS Sports, serves as anchor for the Networks’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, returns for his seventh year as lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th tower. Nantz and Faldo are complemented by CBS Sports’ award-winning golf announce team of Ian Baker-Finch, Gary McCord, David Feherty, Peter Kostis, Bill Macatee, Verne Lundquist and Peter Oosterhuis.
Highlights of the 2014 schedule:
20 PGA TOUR events: Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Northern Trust Open, WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, RBC Heritage, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wells Fargo Championship, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial,
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, FedEx St. Jude Classic, Travelers Championship, AT&T National, The Greenbrier Classic, John Deere Classic, RBC Canadian Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Wyndham Championship and The Barclays.
The Masters, the most renowned golf tournament and the longest-running sports event on CBS Sports will be showcased for the 59th consecutive year from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Coverage includes a pair of 15-minute highlight shows recounting early-round action on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET, both nights). Live coverage of the third round will be broadcast on Saturday, April 12 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET) and live 18-hole final-round coverage will be presented on Sunday, April 13 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET).
The 96th PGA Championship, the season’s final major which annually hosts the strongest field in championship golf, will be broadcast by CBS Sports for the 24th consecutive year. Coverage begins with highlights of early-round action on Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 8 (12:37-1:07 AM, ET, both nights). Live 18-hole coverage of the third and final rounds will be broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET, both days) from Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
CBS Sports also will broadcast four PGA TOUR Specials and two PGA of America Specials in addition to other golf specials throughout the year. CBS Sports also will present JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: NICK FALDO AT THE MASTERS on Sunday, April 13 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET).
Lance Barrow is coordinating producer and Steve Milton is director for CBS Sports’ golf coverage.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Rob Correa is Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
The complete CBS Sports 2014 golf broadcast schedule follows.
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