NBC Sports Group to televise Presidents Cup

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September 26, 2013

NBC Sports Group will provide a total of more than 70 live hours of coverage of The Presidents Cup from Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, from Monday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 6 on both NBC and Golf Channel.  In addition to 27 hours of live, match-play action on both Golf Channel (11 hours) and Golf Channel on NBC (16 hours), Golf Channel also will provide more than 40 hours of news coverage during the week, headlined by its signature Live from the Presidents Cup show. Reporting from Muirfield Village throughout the week, Live from the Presidents Cup will feature player news conferences, interviews, highlights and analysis by the some of the best experts covering the game today. The Presidents Cup also will be a hot topic of discussion on Morning Drive all week, as well as the subject of conversation on Grey Goose 19th Hole and The Golf Fix.

LIVE STREAMING: Live Presidents Cup coverage on GOLF CHANNEL ON NBC will be streamed on NBCSports.com  and via the NBC Sports Live Extra app.  Fans who are customers of participating cable, satellite, telco and other video subscription services, will be able to enjoy 24/7 streaming of live Golf Channel content through GolfChannel.com and Golf Channel’s mobile application, Golf Live Extra.

TOURNAMENT COVERAGE: Live coverage of The Presidents Cup matches will begin at Noon ET on Thursday, Oct. 3 on Golf Channel.  Golf Channel will air a total of 11 hours of live coverage of the first two days of match play – six hours of Four-ball action on Thursday (Noon-6 p.m. ET) and five hours of Foursome matches on Friday (1-6 p.m. ET).  GOLF CHANNEL ON NBC takes over on the weekend with 10 hours of live coverage on Saturday (8 a.m.-6p.m. ET) and finishing with six hours of singles matches on Sunday (Noon-6 p.m. ET). Golf Channel also will replay all live coverage in primetime Thursday through Sunday.  Golf Channel and NBC broadcasters will comprise two teams.  Golf Channel coverage on Thursday and Friday will be hosted by Terry Gannon and analyst Frank Nobilo, who was an assistant captain for the International Team under Greg Norman in 2009 and 2011.  Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller will lead GOLF CHANNEL ON NBC’s coverage for Saturday morning Four-ball matches and afternoon Foursomes matches, as well as all 12 Singles matches on Sunday.  The balance of the team for both networks will include Notah Begay, Curt Byrum, Peter Jacobsen, Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie, Jimmy Roberts, Mark Rolfing, Tim Rosaforte and Steve Sands.  The Presidents Cup match-play coverage will be produced by 29-time, Emmy Award-winner Tommy Roy.

LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP: Presidents Cup Week on Golf Channel is programmed to keep fans connected to the competition all week with LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP, television’s leading source of news during golf’s biggest events.  LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP will begin in primetime on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. ET and will continue twice each day through the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.

The show will originate from a dedicated Golf Channel stage, located between the 9th green and 10th tee, with Muirfield Village’s renovated clubhouse serving as a backdrop. The broadcast team for news during the week includes:  Notah Begay, Steve Burkowski, Brandel Chamblee, John Feinstein, Rich Lerner, Todd Lewis, Frank Nobilo, Tim Rosaforte, Steve Sands and Kelly Tilghman.  John Cook, a regular on MORNING DRIVE and a former Presidents Cup assistant captain, also will join the LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP broadcast team.  Cook, an 11-time winner on the PGA TOUR and currently competing on the Champions Tour, is an Ohio native and a member of the 1979 NCAA Champion Ohio State Buckeyes golf team. 

LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP FEATURES: Notable interviews and features airing on LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP during the week include:
· Fred Couples – Tim Rosaforte finds out why Couples feels comfortable as Presidents Cup captain and why he has been so successful.
· Jack Nicklaus – as tournament host, Nicklaus talks with Gary Williams about the design of Muirfied Village and why the course sets up so well for so many great team events.
· Adam Scott – coming off a record year and his first major championship, Scott talks with Frank Nobilo about his successful season and why this is an important year for the International Team.
· Jordan Spieth – a Presidents Cup rookie, Spieth sits down with Todd Lewis to talk about the phone call he received that put him on the USA Team and his phenomenal rookie season on the PGA TOUR.
· Nobilo Goes Tee to Green – Nobilo scouts the Muirfield Village Golf Club layout and will host a series of features that will provide insight into the various ways players will try to conquer the golf course.

NBC Sports Group Presidents Cup Coverage (all times ET)
Monday, Sept. 30
Morning Drive: 7-9 a.m., Golf Channel
The Golf Fix: 6-7 p.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 7-8 p.m., Golf Channel

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Morning Drive: 7-9:30 a.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: Noon-5 p.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 7-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Morning Drive: 7-9:30 a.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Golf Channel
Grey Goose 19th Hole: 6-7 p.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 7-9 p.m., Golf Channel

Thursday, Oct. 3
Morning Drive: 7-9 a.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 11:30 a.m.-Noon, Golf Channel
The Presidents Cup: Noon-6 p.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 6-8 p.m., Golf Channel

Friday, Oct. 4
Morning Drive: 7-9 a.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Golf Channel
The Presidents Cup: 1-6 p.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 6-8 p.m., Golf Channel

Saturday, Oct. 5
Morning Drive: 7-8 a.m., Golf Channel
The Presidents Cup: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., NBC
Live From The Presidents Cup: 6-8 p.m., Golf Channel

Sunday, Oct. 6
Morning Drive: 7-9 a.m., Golf Channel
Live From The Presidents Cup: 9 a.m.-Noon, Golf Channel
The Presidents Cup: Noon-6 p.m., NBC
Live From The Presidents Cup: 6-8 p.m., Golf Channel

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