via press release:
CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS PGA TOUR’S FINAL REGULAR-SEASON EVENT
AT WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP ON AUGUST 16-17
The final run to the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup is this weekend at the WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP, the last event of the PGA TOUR’s regular-season, as CBS Sports broadcasts third- and final-round coverage of the Wyndham Championship from historic Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET; both days), live on the CBS Television Network. Celebrating 75 years, the Wyndham Championship is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR, excluding the majors.
Bill Macatee and analyst Ian Baker-Finch provide commentary from the 18th tower. Peter Oosterhuis calls the shots from the 17th tower. Peter Kostis calls the action at the 16th hole and Rich Beem serves as on-course reporter.
This weekend at the Wyndham Championship and for all 20 PGA TOUR events this year, CBS Sports’ PGA TOUR coverage is streamed live on CBSSports.com and PGATOUR.com. The live streaming coverage also is available on the CBS Sports app for the iPhone, iPad and Android.
As the final event in the PGA TOUR season, the Wyndham Championship offers the last opportunity for players to boost their FedEx positions heading into the Playoffs and earn a spot in the first Playoff event, The Barclays. Last year Patrick Reed won his first career PGA TOUR event when he defeated Jordan Spieth with a birdie-3 on the second extra playoff hole. Reed returns to defend his title against a strong field looking to improve their Playoff position for the FedExCup including five past champions, six of the top 30 in the current FedExCup standings and eight of the top 50 in the World Golf Ranking. Past champions include Webb Simpson (2011), Carl Pettersson (2008), Brandt Snedeker (2007), Davis Love III (2006, 1992) and Rocco Mediate (1993, 2002). Other notables include Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Tim Clark, Hideki Matsuyama, Bill Haas, Francesco Molinari, D.A. Points, Lucas Glover, Nick Watney, Billy Horschel, Trevor Immelman, Aaron Baddeley, Ryo Ishikawa, Y.E. Yang, Camilo Villegas, Jhonattan Vegas, Boo Weekley, Stuart Appleby, Bo Van Pelt, John Huh, and Paul Casey.
After the Wyndham Championship, the top 125 point earners will make the field at THE BARCLAYS, the first of the four PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoff tournaments. CBS Sports will broadcast the third- and final rounds of The Barclays on Saturday, Aug. 23 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Aug. 24 (2:00-6:00 PM, ET), live from Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.
Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer and Steve Milton is Director of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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