FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2021 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL & PEACOCK THIS WEEKEND FROM THE OLYMPIC CLUB IN SAN FRANCISCO
More Than 25 Hours of Live Championship Coverage from The Olympic Club Thursday-Sunday
GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Women’s Open Provides 13.5 Hours of Live On-Site Pre- and Post-Championship Coverage, Beginning Tomorrow at Noon ET on GOLF Channel
NBC Sports’ Beth Hutter Becomes First Woman to Produce U.S. Women’s Open
U.S. Women’s Open Media Conference Call Highlights
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 1, 2021 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, beginning Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6 from The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.
In total, NBC Sports will provide more than 25 hours of live championship coverage Thursday-Sunday. Throughout the week, GOLF Channel surrounds the U.S. Women’s Open with live pre- and post-event coverage on GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Women’s Open.
NBC Sports’ team of commentators for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open includes play-by-play host Rich Lerner with analyst Morgan Pressel, who won the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur and finished tied for second at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open; play–by-play host Grant Boone with analyst Paige Mackenzie; Tom Abbott in the tower; Karen Stupples, Jerry Foltz and Kay Cockerill, who is a two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion (1986-87) and a member of The Olympic Club, as on-course reporters; and Amy Rogers providing interviews.
In addition, NBC Sports will complement its comprehensive U.S Women’s Open coverage with live featured groups Thursday-Sunday, showcasing a morning group and an afternoon group each day of the Championship. Featured groups will be shown live on Peacock, USGA.org and the U.S. Women’s Open mobile app, and via DirecTV. In total, there will be approximately 30 hours of additional digital coverage in 2021.
- Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, So Yeon Ryu at 11:27 a.m. ET
- Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson, Patty Tavatanakit at 5:12 p.m. ET
- Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson, Patty Tavatanakit at 11:27 a.m. ET
- Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, So Yeon Ryu at 5:12 p.m. ET
George Savaricas (play-by-play), 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Amanda Blumenherst (analyst) and Tripp Isenhour (on-course reporter) will provide commentary for NBC Sports’ featured groups coverage.
The U.S. Women’s Open will be produced by Beth Hutter, making her the first woman to produce the prestigious championship. As lead producer for GOLF Channel’s LPGA Tour events, in 2021 Hutter is responsible for live tournament coverage of women’s golf’s highest profile events, including the ANA Inspiration, the U.S. Women’s Open, the KMPG Women’s PGA Championship, the Evian Championship, women’s golf for the Tokyo Olympics, the Solheim Cup, and the CME Group Championship.
U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
- Play by Play: Rich Lerner / Grant Boone
- Analyst: Morgan Pressel / Paige Mackenzie
- Tower: Tom Abbott
- On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples / Kay Cockerill
- Interviews: Amy Rogers
How To Watch – Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6 (all times ET)
- TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
|Thursday, June 3||5-7 p.m.||7-11 p.m.|
|Friday, June 4||5-7 p.m.||7-11 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 5||5-10 p.m.||2-5 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 6||1-3 p.m.||3-7 p.m.|
GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Women’s Open
Beginning tomorrow afternoon, NBC Sports will surround the tournament with 13.5 hours of live on-site studio coverage on GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Women’s Open on GOLF Channel. Cara Banks hosts the week’s coverage alongside Brandel Chamblee, Stupples, Mackenzie, and Kira K. Dixon.
|Date||Golf Central – Live From the U.S. Women’s Open*|
|Wednesday, June 2||Noon-4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, June 3||Noon-3 p.m. / 11 p.m.-Midnight|
|Friday, June 4||2-3 p.m. / 11 p.m.-Midnight|
|Saturday, June 5||Noon-12:30 p.m. / 10-11 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 6||11:30 a.m.-Noon / 7-8 p.m.|
|*all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play|
Last week, GOLF Channel and NBC analysts Morgan Pressel and Paige Mackenzie, on-course reporter Kay Cockerill, studio analyst Brandel Chamblee and producer Beth Hutter previewed the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open on a media conference call. Below are excerpts from the call. Click here for a full transcript.
Cockerill on the U.S. Women’s Open being held at Olympic Club: “I can’t wait to watch all the women get a chance to walk the same fairways that the men have been able to walk for many years and create their own history.”
Chamblee on potential course conditions: “I think this will be effectively the longest U.S. Open course ever. So, will it tilt towards the power hitters? I think it will.”
Hutter on total programming throughout the weekend: “The biggest thing this year is just the amount of hours we’re on. Really excited to showcase basically as many players as we possibly can. We’re on for 26 hours over four days. In addition to our broadcast, we also have featured groups that are on throughout the day all four days, which will be a separate production.”
NBC SPORTS’ REMAINING LIVE USGA COVERAGE SCHEDULE
|U.S. Women’s Open||June 3-6||NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock|
|U.S. Open||June 17-20||NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock|
|U.S. Senior Open||July 8-11||GOLF Channel, Peacock|
|U.S. Girls’ Junior||July 12-17||GOLF Channel, Peacock|
|U.S. Junior Amateur||July 19-24||GOLF Channel, Peacock|
|U.S. Senior Women’s Open||July 29-Aug. 1||GOLF Channel|
|U.S. Women’s Amateur||Aug. 2-8||GOLF Channel, Peacock|
|U.S. Amateur||Aug. 9-15||NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock|
Note: Full coverage details and air times to be announced
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