via press release:
CBS SPORTS’ “WEST COAST SWING” TRAVELS TO LOS ANGELES WITH
COVERAGE OF PGA TOUR’S NORTHERN TRUST OPEN ON FEB. 21-22
GARY McCORD TEES UP THIS WEEK’S ACTION AT RIVIERA
CBS Sports’ early-season coverage of the PGA TOUR’s “West Coast Swing” continues this weekend with a return to Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. for live third and final-round coverage of the NORTHERN TRUST OPEN on Saturday, Feb. 21 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Feb. 22 (3:00-6:30 PM, ET), on the CBS Television Network.
Jim Nantz, now in his 30th year overall covering golf for CBS Sports, serves as anchor for the Network’s golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, is lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th tower. Ian Baker-Finch calls the action at the 17th hole and Gary McCord at the 16th hole. Peter Kostis and David Feherty serve as on-course reporters.
Defending champion and No. 3 world-ranked Bubba Watson defends his title at Riviera in a strong field that includes 11 of the top 30 players in the Official World Golf Ranking and 23 of the top 30 in the FedExCup standings. Past champions of the Northern Trust Open in the field include Bill Haas, Ernie Els, Robert Allenby, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Aaron Baddeley, Rory Sabbatini, John Merrick and Fred Couples, making his 33rd appearance in the Northern Trust Open, along with the top players in the world including last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, J.B. Holmes, Charley Hoffman, Nick Watney and K.J. Choi. (For the complete field go to PGA TOUR.com)
This weekend at the Northern Trust Open, and for all 19 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.
Gary McCord Previews the Northern Trust Open.
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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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