via press release:









The Masters To Air 57th Consecutive Year on CBS;

Network Broadcasts 22nd Consecutive PGA Championship


CBS Sports begins its 2012 golf coverage and continues to offer viewers the most comprehensive lineup in the history of network television.  CBS Sports will broadcast 23 golf tournaments this year, totaling more than 155 hours of coverage, including the Mastersâ, PGA Championship, 20 PGA TOUR events, one Champions TOUR event and seven golf specials.


CBS Sports tees off the 2012 season at the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend on Saturday, Jan. 28 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Jan. 29 (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 27th 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 fifth 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 2012 schedule:


20 PGA TOUR events: Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Northern Trust Open, RBC Heritage,  Valero Texas Open, 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 57th 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 5 and Friday, April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET, both nights).  Live coverage of the third round will be broadcast on Saturday, April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) and live 18-hole final-round coverage will be presented on Sunday, April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET).


The 94th PGA Championship, the season’s final major which annually hosts the strongest field in championship golf, will be broadcast by CBS Sports for the 22nd consecutive year.  Coverage begins with highlights of early-round action on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM, ET, both nights).  Live, 18-hole coverage of the third and final rounds will be broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET, both days) from the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.


The Champions TOUR will be featured on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 (1:00-3:00 PM, ET, both days) with the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort in Savannah, Ga.


CBS Sports also will broadcast three PGA TOUR Specials and two PGA of America Specials in addition to other golf specials throughout the year.  CBS Sports will present “Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: The 1987 Masters” on Sunday, April 8 (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.  Rob Correa is Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.


The complete CBS Sports 2012 golf broadcast schedule follows.


Follow us on Twitter:  @CBSSportsGang and @PGAonCBS

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CBS Sports Contacts:             Jen Sabatelle               (212) 975-4120 

Robin Brendle             (212) 975-1533 





Broadcast Dates

And Times (PM, ET)                        Tournament                           Location


Jan. 28 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       Farmers Insurance Open     Torrey Pines Golf Course

Jan. 39 (3:00-6:30 PM)                                                                       South Course, La Jolla, Calif.


Feb. 4  (3:00-6:00 PM)                       Waste Management              TPC Scottsdale,

Feb. 5  (3:00-6:00 PM)                        Phoenix Open                       Scottsdale, Ariz.



Feb. 11 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       AT&T Pebble Beach            Pebble Beach Golf Links

Feb. 12 (3:00-6:30 PM)                       National Pro-Am                   Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Monterey Peninsula Country Club

Pebble Beach, Calif.


Feb. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      Northern Trust Open           Riviera Country Club

Feb. 19 (3:00-6:30 PM)                                                                       Pacific Palisades, Calif.


April 5 (11:35-11:50 PM)                   The MastersÒ                       Augusta National Golf Club

April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM)                                                                   Augusta, Ga.

April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM)

April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM)


April 14 (3:00-6:00 PM)                     RBC Heritage                        Harbour Town Golf Links

April 15 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                     Hilton Head Island, S.C.


April 21 (1:00-3:00 PM)                     Liberty Mutual Legends       Savannah Harbor Golf Resort

April 22 (1:00-3:00 PM)                     of Golf (Champions TOUR)            Savannah, Ga.


April 21 (3:00-6:00 PM)                     Valero Texas Open                TPC San Antonio

April 22 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                     San Antonio, Texas


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

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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