ORLANDO, Fla. – A team of more than 50 reporters and production professionals will report from 13 different locations across the U.S. Monday (June 3) as Golf Channel chronicles 'Golf's Longest Day' for the second consecutive year. Nearly 1,000 players will be attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open in 36-hole sectionals.
Starting at 7 a.m. ET on 'Morning Drive' and continuing until all the results are tallied around midnight ET, Golf Channel will feature interviews, analysis, highlights and scoring updates from 11 qualifying locations, as well as insight from experts at Merion Golf Club and Golf Channel studios in Orlando.
Coverage will be hosted by Rich Lerner and Steve Sands in Orlando, while content produced from Golf Channel's new digital studio will be hosted by Whit Watson and Ryan Burr. Live streaming content will be available via GolfChannel.com and the Golf Live Extra app. Coverage from 10 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET will be exclusively online and on mobile devices.
GolfChannel.com will feature stories written by correspondents in the field, scoring updates and Twitter postings. Fans also can join the social media conversation in Golf Channel's Social Lounge, and follow @GolfChannel on Twitter and Instagram using #RoadToMerion.
Correspondents for 'Golf's Longest Day' (Click here for local qualifying results):
Rockville, Md. – Kay Cockerill
Cle Elum, Wash. – Win McMurry
Springfield, Ohio – Scott Rude
Bradenton, Fla. – Matt Ginella
St. Louis – David Marr III
Dallas – George Savaricas
Ball Ground, Ga. – Steve Burkowski
Memphis, Tenn. – Scott Walker
Purchase, N.Y. – Jerry Foltz
Columbus, Ohio – Todd Lewis
Newport Beach, Calif. – Rex Hoggard
Ardmore, Pa. (Merion Golf Club) – Kelly Tilghman, Tim Rosaforte
Orlando, Fla. (Golf Channel studios) – Rich Lerner, Steve Sands