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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
GOLF CHANNEL DETAILS JOURNEY TO U.S. OPEN WITH RETURN OF “GOLF’S LONGEST DAY” AND FROM MANY, ONE: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN DOCUSERIES
GOLF Channel Covers U.S. Open Final Qualifying With 10 Hours of Coverage From Nine Sites Across the U.S. on Monday, June 7
From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN Docuseries Debuts June 8 on GOLF Channel – Featuring 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2020 U.S. Amateur Champion Tyler Strafaci, and San Diego Native Xander Schauffele
Darius Rucker to Narrate From Many One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 25, 2021 – GOLF Channel chronicles the path taken by thousands of golfers who dream of becoming U.S. Open champions, beginning June 7 with the return of “Golf’s Longest Day” on GOLF Channel, featuring live coverage and reports from U.S. Open Final Qualifying sites around the country.
The following night, Tuesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET, GOLF Channel, in partnership with the USGA, will debut From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN. The three-part docuseries is headlined by 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau, San Diego native Xander Schauffele, and U.S. Amateur Champion Tyler Strafaci as they prepare for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
“GOLF’S LONGEST DAY” – MONDAY, JUNE 7 BEGINNING AT 7 A.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL
“Golf’s Longest Day” coverage will begin at 7 a.m. ET and continue through 9 a.m. as the players on the east coast begin their rounds. From Noon to 2 p.m. ET, GOLF Channel will feature interviews, analysis, highlights and scoring updates from nine U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites in the U.S., as well as insight from experts located at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) – site of next month’s U.S. Open – and GOLF Channel studios in Stamford, Conn.
Elevated coverage plans will continue from 6 p.m. until final results, and the U.S. Open field is nearly completed at around midnight ET.
Shane Bacon, Damon Hack, Anna Whiteley, Jaime Diaz and Tripp Isenhour will anchor studio coverage. Rich Lerner and Paige Mackenzie will report from Torrey Pines. Following are reporting assignments across the U.S. Open Final Qualifying locations:
|George Savaricas||Long Cove Club – Hilton Head, S.C.|
|Ryan Lavner||The Bear’s Club – Jupiter, Fla.|
|Steve Burkowski||Piedmont Driving Club – Atlanta, Ga.|
|Hailey Hunter||Woodmont Country Club (North Course) – Rockville, Md.|
|Jimmy Roberts||Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club – Purchase, N.Y.|
|Todd Lewis||Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club – Columbus, Ohio|
|Rex Hoggard||Springfield Country Club – Springfield, Ohio|
|Kira K. Dixon||Rolling Hills Country Club – Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.|
|Matt Ginella||Meadow Springs Country Club – Richland, Wash.|
FROM MANY, ONE: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 8 AT 9 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL
From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN is an extension of the USGA’s “From Many One” campaign launched in March of 2020. The three-part docuseries focuses on the “open” nature of the championship, the grit and determination it takes to become a U.S. Open champion, and the triumph for the select few who will make the field.
Produced by GOLF Channel, in partnership with the USGA, the first-of-its-kind docuseries gives fans an all-access pass to defending U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, San Diego native Xander Schauffele and 2020 U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci as they prepare for Torrey Pines in June. From Many, One will also provide an unprecedented glimpse into “Golf’s Longest Day,” complementing GOLF Channel’s comprehensive live coverage on June 7.
Grammy and ACM Award-winning recording artist Darius Rucker will serve as the narrator of the From Many, One docuseries.
“From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN” is a natural extension of our brand campaign and a celebration of the struggle and commitment of the 10,000 or so players that work to qualify for one of the U.S. Open’s 156 spots,” said Navin Singh, USGA Chief Commercial Officer. “We are excited to use this platform to tell some of their stories while seeing how generational talent prepares for the journey from Many to One.”
“As a golf fan, I’ve always been curious about what went into the preparations and course setup for the U.S. Open,” said Israel DeHerrera, supervising producer of features and films for GOLF Channel.” Our goal is to show that the U.S. Open isn’t just a one-week championship, that preparations extend back weeks, months, and even years. From the players’ perspective, there are a number of storylines for golf fans to sink their teeth into in this docuseries – from well-known stars like Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele, to amateurs like Tyler Strafaci, and 74-year-old Mel Hughes, who’s the oldest of more than 8,500 players who registered to qualify this year.”
NBC SPORTS’ U.S. OPEN COVERAGE
NBC Sports will surround the 2021 U.S. Open with nearly 100 hours of live tournament and studio coverage from Torrey Pines across NBC, GOLF Channel, and Peacock. Coverage windows and commentators will be announced in the coming weeks.