FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
UNITED STATES TELEVISION PREMIERE OF SEVE THE MOVIE – THE COMPELLING STORY OF THE LIFE AND CAREER OF SEVE BALLESTEROS – TONIGHT ON GOLF CHANNEL AT 8 P.M. ET
Golf Channel to Take a Behind the Scenes Look into the Making of Tommy’s Honour Tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET; Jordan Spieth and His Father, Shawn, to Make Special Appearance
ORLANDO, Fla., March 7, 2017 – The compelling story of the life and career of World Golf Hall of Famer, multiple major champion and golf legend Seve Ballesteros will be told in Seve the Movie, which makes its U.S. television premiere on Golf Channel tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
Combining archival footage with dramatic recreations, the film will delve into the life of the beloved Spaniard from his young upbringing – where at age six he taught himself the game with a broken 3-iron strapped to a stick – to becoming the top-ranked golfer in the world.
Ballesteros was one of the sport’s leading figures from the mid-1970’s to the 1990s. He won more than 90 international tournaments in his career, including five major championships, and is widely regarded as playing a leading role in the re-emergence of European golf by helping the European Ryder Cup team to five wins both as a player and a captain. In 2011, Ballesteros passed away at age 54 after a long bout with brain cancer.
Seve the Movie also will re-air tonight at 11 p.m. ET.
Making of Tommy’s Honour
Golf Channel will take a behind-the-scenes look into the Making of Tommy’s Honour, a historical drama based on the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris – the father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf – in a half-hour special airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Tonight’s behind the scenes special will include interviews with the cast, director Jason Connery, producers and key crew. Jordan Spieth and his father, Shawn, also will be a part of the special, dressed in the wardrobe of the “Morris era,” playing a round of golf with replica hickory golf clubs and discussing what it would have been like to play in that era. Tommy’s Honour, which premiered in 2016 in the U.K. and won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards, is scheduled to make its U.S. theatrical debut on Friday, April 14.
-NBC Sports Group-