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Phil Mickelson Defends Title in Field Highlighted by Former Champions

Dustin Johnson, D.A. Points and Vijay Singh


CBS Sports travels to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula to cover the AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM, contested at the world renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. CBS Sports broadcasts the third and final rounds live on Saturday, Feb. 9 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Feb. 10 (3:00-6:30 PM, ET). Jim Nantz, now in his 28th year covering golf at CBS, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th tower. Ian Baker-Finch mans the 17th; Gary McCord the 16th; and David Feherty and Peter Kostis round out the Network’s golf announce team in Pebble Beach as on-course reporters.


This weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and for all PGA TOUR events this year, CBS Sports’ PGA TOUR coverage will be fully available for the first time through live streaming. Visitors to and 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 CBS Sports and CBS SportCaster applications for the iPhone, Android and iPad as well as through a web-based player at


Four-time AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am winner Phil Mickelson looks to defend his title coming off a win last week in Phoenix. Other former champions Dustin Johnson, D.A. Points and Vijay Singh are among this week’s field that includes Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington, Nick Watney, Geoff Ogilvy, Camilo Villegas, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson, Ricky Barnes, Bob Estes, Retief Goosen, Johnson Wagner, Stuart Appleby, Sean O’Hair, Jason Bohn, J.B. Holmes, Mike Weir, Vaughn Taylor, Rory Sabbatini, David Duval and John Daly.


During Saturday’s coverage, which traditionally focuses more on the celebrity Pro-Am round on Pebble Beach Golf Course, CBS Sports’ Nantz and Faldo conduct interviews on the 17th tee with the many celebrity golfers that also make up the Pro-Am field including San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly, “the great one” Wayne Gretzky, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain and Andy Roddick; actors/comedians/musicians Bill Murray, Oliver Hudson, Ray Romano, Chris O’Donnell, Josh Duhamel, Andy Garcia, Tom Dreesen, Huey Lewis, Darius Rucker, Clay Walker, as well as many others.



(On Phil Mickelson)

Last year he shot 64 here on Sunday and then went away into the darkness. Now he starts the 2013 season with an unbelievable win last week in Phoenix. So is he going to plough on or disappear again like last year? With Phil you know it’s going to be a roller coaster but you don’t know if it’s going to be up or down. So let’s sit back and watch.


(On Defending Champion Celebrity Bill Murray)

Without a doubt the top celebrity here for spontaneity and entertainment is Bill Murray. I have actually gone out and watched Bill Murray during the tournament because I might find something I can steal and use on our broadcast and claim it was mine because he is that good.



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.

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