Golf Central Special with Faldo Miller slated for Friday


MARANA, Ariz. – NBC Sports’ Johnny Miller and Golf Channel’s Nick Faldo will participate in a first-of-its-kind television event titled “State of the Game Live, a Golf Central Special” airing Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

In celebration of Golf Channel and NBC Sports’ new association as members of the NBC Sports Group, “State of the Game Live” will air live from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., site of the WGC: Accenture Match Play Championship. Miller and Faldo – along with fellow analysts Roger Maltbie (NBC Sports) and Brandel Chamblee (Golf Channel) – will participate in a panel discussion moderated by NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks, which will focus on the important issues surrounding the game. Golf Channel’s Frank Nobilo also will participate in the program.

The discussion will be free-flowing, covering topics ranging from the Match Play to Tiger Woods to the emergence of European stars on the American stage to golf’s various recent rules gaffes.

Beginning this week, all golf coverage on NBC will be re-branded as Golf Channel on NBC. The coverage will incorporate the Golf Channel look throughout every telecast, down to the logo on the NBC Sports commentator’s apparel. Golf Channel’s tournament graphics will be showcased throughout all coverage, which now includes a custom-made Golf Channel-NBC peacock combination logo.

Golf Channel and NBC will share 10 tournaments on the PGA Tour’s 2011 FedExCup schedule, including the PGA Tour Playoffs. The networks also will share coverage of the Presidents Cup and select U.S. Golf Association amateur competitions.