Golf Channel has the PGA Championship covered

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 7, 2011, 8:33 pm

Golf Channel is primed to deliver nearly 50 hours of comprehensive news coverage of the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., featuring live news reports, inside analysis, player interviews, special guest appearances and compelling features.

Nearly 50 Hours of On-Site Coverage: Golf Channel’s news coverage of the PGA Championship will be headlined by “Live From the PGA Championship”, the network’s signature news program from golf’s major championships. Tuesday and Wednesday, “Live From the PGA Championship” will air news conference shows in the afternoon, followed by two-hour prime time shows at 6 p.m. ET. Thursday-Sunday, “Live From” will deliver wrap-around news coverage before and after tournament play. “Morning Drive”, the network’s live, weekday morning show, will expand its Tuesday and Wednesday shows to feature pre-event news conferences. The show also will expand to seven days next week, featuring daily guests from Atlanta Athletic Club. The “Grey Goose 19th Hole” will broadcast live from the golf course Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, and Michael Breed will host a special “The Golf Fix” on Monday at 7 p.m. ET, from the Atlanta Athletic Club driving range.

Live From the PGA Championship: Headlining Golf Channel’s coverage will be “Live From the PGA Championship”, originating from two sets at the Atlanta Athletic Club – the main stage located near the first tee of the Riverside Course and a round-table stage on the driving range. “Live From the PGA Championship” will feature player interviews, analysis, highlights, leaderboard updates and daily features from Golf Channel’s team of anchors, reporters and contributors.

Live from the PGA Championship Broadcast Team: Golf Channel’s “Live From the PGA Championship” broadcast team will include Kelly Tilghman, Rich Lerner, Kraig Kann, Steve Sands, Todd Lewis, Brandel Chamblee, Frank Nobilo, David Feherty, Charlie Rymer, Rex Hoggard, Jay Coffin, Jason Sobel, Tim Rosaforte, Alex Miceli and Ken Schofield.

Scheduled Guests: Special guests will join “Live From the PGA Championship” throughout the week, including Hall-of-Famer Greg Norman, Major Dan Rooney, PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka and PGA of America President Allen Wronowski.

Live From the PGA Championship Scheduled Features

Nobilo and Chamblee Take on Atlanta Athletic Club – Frank Nobilo will scout the holes at the Atlanta Athletic Club prior to the start of the tournament in segments that will air throughout the week. Nobilo and Brandel Chamblee also will look to re-create the key shots and moments on the course during prime-time news coverage.

Don Cheadle Voices PGA Championship Moments – Academy-award nominee Don Cheadle will voice a number of “PGA Championship Moments” that will air throughout the week.

Martin Kaymer – Tim Rosaforte will sit down with Martin Kaymer in a personality profile feature, talking about his passion for fashion on and off the golf course.

Nick Watney – Rosaforte will visit with Nick Watney, where Watney will discuss what he learned from losing the Sunday lead at the 2010 PGA Championship, along with his love for hip hop, the San Francisco Giants and flat brimmed baseball hats.

PGA Professional Features – Several PGA of America Professionals competing in the PGA Championship will be featured throughout the week.

Morning Drive Expands to Seven Days: Kicking off Golf Channel’s PGA Championship news coverage will be “Morning Drive”, hosted by Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams. Golf Channel’s popular weekday morning show will expand on Tuesday and Wednesday to cover pre-tournament news conferences, and also will air seven days next week, featuring live guests from Atlanta Athletic Club, daily.

Wall-to-Wall Coverage on will feature expanded editorial content and interactive capabilities with fans timed to the PGA Championship, including:

Live Blogs & Chats

Jason Sobel will blog each day of the competition to keep fans up-to-date as the action unfolds. Thursday-Friday, 11-3 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m. ET.

John Hawkins will chat with fans from 9-11 a.m. ET Thursday-Sunday

Editorial Coverage

Jason Sobel, Rex Hoggard, Randall Mell, Jay Coffin and Ryan Ballengee will contribute to the Golf Talk Central blog, along with daily columns, news articles, features and breaking news.

Sunday, Aug. 7 – David Toms’ feature, revisiting how he played the 72nd hole to win the 2001 PGA Championship. Written by Rex Hoggard.

Monday, Aug. 8 – Jason Sobel’s predictions for the PGA Championship.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Top 10 Major Championship Landmarks feature. Randall Mell will revisit Dustin Johnson’s experience at the 2010 PGA Championship with an accompanying list of the top-10 major championship landmarks – little patches of earth that have become historically significant because of what was won or lost.

Exclusive Online Video Content

Morning and evening updates from Golf Channel’s “Live From the PGA Championship” team will be available each day.

“Tee to Green” features with Frank Nobilo as seen on “Live From” also will be available.

Live From the PGA Championship Programming (all times ET)

Monday, Aug. 8 Morning Drive, 7-9 a.m. Golf Central, 6-6:30 p.m. The Golf Fix, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 Morning Drive, 7-11 a.m. Live From the PGA Championship, noon-4 p.m. (news conferences) Live From the PGA Championship. 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 Morning Drive, 7-10 a.m. Live From the PGA Championship, 1-3 p.m. (news conferences) Live From the PGA Championship, 6-8 p.m. Grey Goose 19th Hole, 8-9 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11-12 Morning Drive, 7-9 a.m. Live from the PGA Championship, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Live From the PGA Championship, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14 Morning Drive, 7-9 a.m. Live From the PGA Championship, 9-11 a.m. Live From the PGA Championship, 7-9 p.m.

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Watch: Fathauer dunks one off flagstick for eagle

By Golf Channel DigitalFebruary 17, 2018, 7:45 pm

The NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest will take place Saturday night in Los Angeles, but Derek Fathauer kicked things off a little early with this eagle in the third round of the Genesis Open.

Playing his second shot on the par-4 third hole at Riviera Country Club, Fathauer dunked one off the flagstick and into the hole for an eagle-2:

The shot got the the 32-year-old, in search of his first PGA Tour victory, under par for the round and into the mix early on Moving Day.

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Luiten in three-way tie at Oman Open

By Associated PressFebruary 17, 2018, 4:17 pm

MUSCAT, Oman - Joost Luiten showed a return to form after a mediocre 2017 as he moved into a three-way tie for the lead in the Oman Open on Saturday.

The Dutchman shot a second straight 6-under 66 - the joint best score of the day - to move to 12-under 204. He was joined at the top by Matthew Southgate (69) and Frenchman Julien Guerrier (66) after the third round at the Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf Club.

England's Chris Wood (69), another man on the comeback trail, was in fourth place at 11 under, but it could have been a lot better if not for a bogey-bogey finish. Adrian Otaegui (66) was a shot behind Wood while pre-tournament favorite, France's Alexander Levy (67), was at 9 under.

The 90th-ranked Luiten credited some hot iron play for his success after a cracked driver set him back last year when he had just two top-10 finishes the whole season.

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''I cracked my driver in my first tournament of the year in Abu Dhabi and it took me almost six months to get another one that I really liked. Once you are not driving the ball well, it puts pressure on other parts of your game,'' said the 32-year-old Luiten. ''My iron play did not get me into trouble at all today.''

Southgate was quick off the block with three birdies in his first three holes. But the Englishman then made two bogeys and a double bogey in his next four holes, and a birdie on the ninth saw him make the turn at even-par.

That forced him to think differently for the back nine and he was rewarded with three birdies.

''It was quite funny really,'' Southgate said. ''We birdied the ninth and I walked off and said to my caddie Gary ... 'We've just shot level par, so let's just pretend that we've made nine solid pars and that we haven't holed a putt and haven't made a birdie. Let's just start again on the 10th'.''

The 32-year-old Guerrier started his round with a monster 48-foot birdie putt and had an eagle, six birdies and two bogeys.

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J.Y. Ko increases lead; Lydia focuses on positives

By Associated PressFebruary 17, 2018, 3:33 pm

ADELAIDE, Australia - Jin Young Ko continued her domination of the Women's Australian Open, shooting a 1-under 71 Saturday to increase her lead to four strokes after three rounds.

The South Korean, who led after each of the opening two rounds of the LPGA tournament, had a three-round total of 11-under 205 at Kooyonga Golf Club.

Australian golfer Hannah Green moved into second place after the round of the day, a 66.

Green, 21, is seeking to become the first Australian to claim her national crown since Karrie Webb won the last of her five titles in 2014. Webb, who is playing a part-time schedule in 2018, missed the cut Friday by one stroke.

Green birdied her first three holes on Saturday and then added two more on the eighth and ninth. Two more birdies followed on the back nine with her only dropped shot a bogey on the 17th.

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"I was very pleased with my ball striking," Green said. "I have put myself in contention so I'm very happy with how things are panning out.

"It was a real shame about Karrie missing the cut, but I know she has got different plans."

South Korea's Hyejin Choi (70), was tied for third, five strokes behind. Australia's top-ranked golfer Minjee Lee was tied for fifth after a 69, six off the lead.

Former No. 1 Lydia Ko shot a 71 and was eight strokes behind.

"It's always nice to be able to start the season on a good note, and I've obviously got tomorrow," Lydia Ko said. "Hopefully, I'll be able to finish off on a high note."

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Cantlay, McDowell, Saunders share lead at Riviera

By Doug FergusonFebruary 17, 2018, 3:51 am

LOS ANGELES - Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days.

Woods had three straight bogeys early on the back nine Friday and didn't play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over 76 and missed the cut in the Genesis Open for the first time in nine appearances as a pro.

He was at 6-over 148, one shot worse than his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old at Riviera.

''I missed every tee shot left and I did not putt well, didn't feel very good on the greens,'' Woods said. ''And consequently, never made a run. I knew I had to make a run on that back nine, and I went the other way.''

Patrick Cantlay ran off three straight birdies toward the end of his morning round, starting with a tap-in on the par-3 sixth when he missed a hole-in-one by a fraction of an inch, and shot a 69. He was tied with Graeme McDowell (66), the former U.S. Open champion who is trying to work his way back from a two-year slump.

They were at 7-under 135.

Sam Saunders also was at 7 under, making back-to-back birdies until it was too dark to continue. He had three holes remaining in his second round. Ryan Moore bogeyed his final hole for a 68 and was one shot behind at 136.

Rory McIlroy overcame a few short misses on the front nine for a 69 and was at 2-under 140.

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Cantlay was coming off a three-putt bogey when his tee shot at the par-3 sixth - the hole with a bunker in the middle of the green - landed above the flag and to the right, and then rolled back down the slope just over the right edge of the cup.

''I actually missed a little to the right, but it's a bowl back there so as long as you get the number right, it should be pretty close,'' Cantlay said.

He followed with a short iron into 5 feet for birdie, a 15-foot birdie on the next hole and then a wild drive that led to a bogey on his final hole.

McDowell has gone 59 starts worldwide since his last victory and has fallen out of the top 200 in the world. He had missed four straight cuts dating to late last year, though he felt he was hitting it well in practice. What helped was seeing some good scores.

''All I'm missing is a couple little numbers and a little bit of confidence,'' McDowell said.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a 69 and gets to stick around for the weekend. He was at 1-over 143. Bubba Watson, who won in 2014 and 2016, has fallen out of the top 200 in the world after a two-year drought. He shot a 70 and was at 4-under 138, and then headed for the NBA All-Star weekend to play in the celebrity game.