FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO TELEVISE NEARLY 100 HOURS OF LIVE TOURNAMENT AND NEWS PROGRAMMING SURROUNDING THE PGA TOUR’S FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS
Playoffs Coverage Kicks off Thursday, Aug. 25 at The Barclays (Bethpage Black) Continuing with Final Three Events Exclusively on Golf Channel and NBC
Golf Central On-Location at Crooked Stick Golf Club for BMW Championship
ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2016) – After 42 official PGA TOUR events, the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season culminates with NBC Sports Group televising nearly 100 hours of live tournament and news programming surrounding the FedExCup Playoffs, beginning Thursday, Aug. 25 with Golf Channel’s coverage of The Barclays. The top-125 players in the regular season points standings after yesterday’s conclusion of the Wyndham Championship are eligible to tee it up at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in New York in the first of four events that will ultimately determine the 2016 FedExCup champion and winner of the $10 million first-place prize.
Following the conclusion of The Barclays on Sunday, the top-100 players in the FedExCup standings will travel to TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., for the Deutsche Bank Championship. The top-70 players then will advance to Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., for the BMW Championship, finishing with the top-30 advancing to compete in the season-culminating TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
GOLF CHANNEL AND NBC BROADCAST TEAMS: Golf Channel will carry live coverage of the opening two rounds and weekend lead-in coverage at each of the four playoff events, with NBC carrying third and final round coverage of the final three events: the Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship. 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 David Feherty, Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Notah Begay, and interviewer Steve Sands. Billy Ray Brown will join Begay, Feherty and Maltbie as a course reporter for the TOUR Championship, and Jimmy Roberts will serve as an essayist at the BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship.
Rich Lerner/Nick Faldo (The Barclays), and Terry Gannon/Frank Nobilo (Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and TOUR Championship) will handle play-by-play and analyst duties for Golf Channel’s early round and lead-in coverage of the FedExCup Playoffs.
GOLF CENTRAL AND MORNING DRIVE ON-SITE AT THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
Golf Channel will originate its daily news show, Golf Central, from the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club, providing wraparound news coverage with interviews, analysis and special features. Reporting on-site from the BMW Championship will be Cara Robinson, 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 the BMW Championship (Todd Lewis, Cara Robinson and Charlie Rymer).
STREAMING ON GOLF LIVE EXTRA / NBC SPORTS APP:
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 powered by PlayMaker Media and the NBC Sports App.
NBC Sports Group FedExCup Playoffs Tournament Coverage (all times ET):
|The Barclays (Aug. 25-28)|
|Thursday, Aug. 25||Opening Round||2-6 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Friday, Aug. 26||Second Round||2-6 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Saturday, Aug. 27||Third Round||1-2:30 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Sunday, Aug. 28||Final Round||Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept. 2-5)|
|Friday, Sept. 2||Opening Round||2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Saturday, Sept. 3||Second Round||2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Sunday, Sept. 4||Third Round||1-3 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Sunday, Sept. 4||Third Round||3-6 p.m. (Live)||NBC|
|Monday, Sept. 5||Final Round||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Monday, Sept. 5||Final Round||1:30-6 p.m. (Live)||NBC|
|BMW Championship (Sept. 8-11)|
|Thursday, Sept. 8||Opening Round||3-7 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Friday, Sept. 9||Second Round||3-7 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Saturday, Sept. 10||Third Round||Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)||NBC|
|Saturday, Sept. 10||Third Round||3:30-6 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Sunday, Sept. 11||Final Round||Noon-2 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Sunday, Sept. 11||Final Round||2-6 p.m. (Live)||NBC|
|TOUR Championship (Sept. 22-25)|
|Thursday, Sept. 22||Opening Round||1-6 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Friday, Sept. 23||Second Round||1-6 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||Third Round||10 a.m.-Noon (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Saturday, Sept. 24||Third Round||Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)||NBC|
|Sunday, Sept. 25||Final Round||Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live)||Golf Channel|
|Sunday, Sept. 25||Final Round||1:30-6 p.m. (Live)||NBC|
-NBC Sports Group-