Tournament Coverage Kicks off Thursday at The Barclays in New Jersey, Continues with Final Three Events Exclusively on Golf Channel & NBC
NBC Sports Group is gearing up its coverage plans to televise nearly 100 hours of live tournament and news programming surrounding the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, beginning Thursday with The Barclays. The top-125 players in the regular season points standings are eligible to tee it up at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey, in the first of four events that will ultimately determine the 2015 FedExCup champion and winner of the $10 million first-place prize.
Golf Channel will carry live coverage of the opening two rounds, and weekend lead-in coverage at each of the four events, and Golf Channel on NBC will broadcast third and final round coverage of the final three events: the Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship, and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller will anchor NBC’s weekend coverage of the final three events, and will be joined by tower analysts Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen; on-course reporters Roger Maltbie, and Notah Begay, and interviewer Steve Sands. Jimmy Roberts also will serve as an essayist at the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Terry Gannon (Deutsche Bank Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola) and Rich Lerner (BMW Championship) will handle play-by-play duties for Golf Channel’s early round and lead-in coverage, with Frank Nobilo serving as lead analyst. Thirty-time Emmy Award-winner Tommy Roy will produce Golf Channel and Golf Channel on NBC’s coverage.
From an initial field of 125, the top-100 players in the FedExCup standings following the conclusion of The Barclays will travel to TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., for the Deutsche Bank Championship. The top-70 players then will advance to Conway Farms Golf Club outside of Chicago for the BMW Championship, where the top-30 at week’s end will compete in the season-culminating TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Golf Channel will originate its daily news show, Golf Central, from the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club outside of Chicago, providing wraparound news coverage with interviews, analysis and special features. Reporting on-site from the BMW Championship will be Ryan Burr, Brandel Chamblee and David Duval. Additionally, Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily morning news and lifestyle show, will conduct live interviews and reports on-site from both the BMW Championship (Cara Robinson, Gary Williams) and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (Damon Hack, Charlie Rymer).
STREAMING ON GOLF LIVE EXTRA / NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA:
Developing storylines and live tournament coverage surrounding the FedExCup Playoffs can be accessed at any time on any mobile device and online through an authenticated stream using Golf Live Extra. Fans also can stream Golf Channel on NBC coverage with NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports Group FedExCup Playoffs Tournament Coverage (all times ET):
The Barclays (Aug. 27-30)
Thursday, Aug. 27 Opening Round 2-6 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Friday, Aug. 28 Second Round 2-6 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Saturday, Aug. 29 Third Round 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Sunday, Aug. 30 Final Round Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept. 4-7)
Friday, Sept. 4 Opening Round 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Saturday, Sept. 5 Second Round 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Sunday, Sept. 6 Third Round 1-3 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Sunday, Sept. 6 Third Round 3-6 p.m. (Live) NBC
Monday, Sept. 7 Final Round 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Monday, Sept. 7 Final Round 1:30-6 p.m. (Live) NBC
BMW Championship (Sept. 17-20)
Thursday, Sept. 17 Opening Round 3-7 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Friday, Sept. 18 Second Round 3-7 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Saturday, Sept. 19 Third Round Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live) NBC
Saturday, Sept. 19 Third Round 3:30-6 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Sunday, Sept. 20 Final Round Noon-2 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Sunday, Sept. 20 Final Round 2-6 p.m. (Live) NBC
TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (Sept. 24-27)
Thursday, Sept. 24 Opening Round 1-6 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Friday, Sept. 25 Second Round 1-6 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Saturday, Sept. 26 Third Round 10 a.m.-Noon (Live) Golf Channel
Saturday, Sept. 26 Third Round Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live) NBC
Sunday, Sept. 27 Final Round Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) Golf Channel
Sunday, Sept. 27 Final Round 1:30-6 p.m. (Live) NBC