FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2021 U.S. OPEN ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL & PEACOCK JUNE 17-20 FROM TORREY PINES IN SAN DIEGO
More Than 45 Hours of Live U.S. Open Championship Coverage from Torrey Pines Golf Course Thursday-Sunday; 100-Plus Hours Including Featured Groups
More Than 30 On-Air Talent Including Featured Groups, Studio and News Coverage
NBC Sports’ 2021 U.S. Open Media Conference Call – Wednesday, June 9 at 1 p.m. ET – Dan Hicks, Paul Azinger, Jim “Bones” Mackay and Producer Tommy Roy
GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Open Provides More Than 40 Hours of Live On-Site Pre- and Post-Championship Coverage, Beginning Monday, June 14
From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN Docuseries Debuts Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 8, 2021 – NBC Sports presents comprehensive live coverage of the 2021 U.S. Open across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, beginning Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20 from Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif. Pre-championship coverage begins Monday, June 14 with GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Open on GOLF Channel.
In total, NBC Sports will provide more than 45 hours of live championship coverage Thursday-Sunday – and a staggering 100-plus hours of live coverage from Torrey Pines including featured groups and featured holes coverage.
First and Second-round coverage begins before each day’s first tee shot on Peacock and will conclude once the final putt drops, giving fans unparalleled coverage of this year’s championship. Additionally, GOLF Channel tournament coverage will also stream on Peacock Premium.
Throughout the week, GOLF Channel surrounds the U.S. Open with live pre- and post-event coverage on GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Open, beginning Monday, June 14. Over the course of the week, more than 30 on-air talent will provide live coverage, including featured groups, studio and news coverage across NBC, GOLF Channel, and Peacock.
- Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Terry Gannon / Steve Sands
- Analyst: Paul Azinger / Justin Leonard / Nick Faldo
- Tower: David Feherty / Gary Koch / Peter Jacobsen / Jimmy Roberts / Curt Byrum / Trevor Immelman
- On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Jim “Bones” Mackay / John Wood / Kay Cockerill / Notah Begay III
- Essays: Jimmy Roberts
- Interviews: Damon Hack / Steve Sands
How To Watch – Thursday, June 17 – Sunday, June 20 (all times ET)
- TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
|Date||Peacock||GOLF Channel & Peacock^||NBC||Peacock|
|Thursday, June 17||*9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||12:30-7 p.m.||7-10 p.m.||10-11 p.m.|
|Friday, June 18||*9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||12:30-6 p.m.; 9-10 p.m.||6-9 p.m.||10-11 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 19||11 a.m.-9 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 20||10 a.m.-Noon||Noon-8 p.m.|
*coverage will begin shortly before the first scheduled tee time at 9:45 a.m. ET
^GOLF Channel tournament coverage available to stream on Peacock Premium
As part of NBC Sports’ first tee to last putt effort, coverage of the final hour of play on Thursday and Friday evening will shift to Peacock at 10 p.m. ET each night. In addition to Peacock’s exclusive, free streaming coverage of the early and late portions of the first and second rounds, live coverage on GOLF Channel will also be available to stream for Peacock Premium customers.
NBC Sports will also complement its comprehensive U.S. Open coverage with live featured groups Thursday-Sunday, showcasing two morning groups and two afternoon groups each day of the Championship. There will also be a featured holes feed highlighting holes 11, 12 and 13.
Featured groups will be shown live on Peacock, usopen.com and the U.S. Open mobile app, the USGA streaming app on connected TV devices, and via DirecTV. In total, there will be approximately 60 hours of complementary digital coverage in 2021.
- Play by Play: Shane Bacon / George Savaricas / Steve Burkowski / Cara Banks / Paige Mackenzie
- Analysts: Mark Rolfing / Craig Perks / Arron Oberholser / Trevor Immelman / Tripp Isenhour
- On-course: Tripp Isenhour / John Wood / Gary Christian
On Wednesday, June 9, NBC Sports’ U.S. Open media conference call at 1 p.m. ET features Dan Hicks, Paul Azinger, Jim “Bones” Mackay and producer Tommy Roy. Click here for more information.
The From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN docuseries premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN is a three-part series and is an extension of the USGA’s “From Many One” campaign launched in March of 2020. Click here for more information.
GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Open
Beginning Monday, June 14, NBC Sports will surround the tournament with more than 40 hours of live on-site studio coverage on GOLF Central Live From the U.S. Open on GOLF Channel.
- Hosts: Rich Lerner / Cara Banks / Shane Bacon
- Analysts: Brandel Chamblee / Justin Leonard / David Duval / Arron Oberholser / Mark Rolfing / Notah Begay III / Paige Mackenzie
- Reporter: Todd Lewis / Jamie Diaz / Steve Burkowski / Damon Hack
|Date||Golf Central – Live From the U.S. Open*|
|Monday, June 14||1-4 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 15||11 a.m.-9 p.m.|
|Wednesday, June 16||11 a.m.-9 p.m.|
|Thursday, June 17||8-10:30 a.m. / 10 p.m.-Midnight|
|Friday, June 18||8-10:30 a.m. / 10 p.m.-Midnight|
|Saturday, June 19||8-11 a.m. / 9-11 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 20||8-10 a.m. / 8-10 p.m.|
|*all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play|
NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2021 USGA season kicked off Saturday, May 8 with the Walker Cup from Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla. In June 2020, NBCUniversal reacquired USGA championship media rights as part of a new partnership and broadcasted all four of the USGA’s championships last year. This year, the agreement with NBCU will allow the USGA to continue the uninterrupted coverage it provides to television fans thanks to its longstanding partnership with Rolex. In 2021, eight of the USGA’s televised championships, including the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Amateur air uninterrupted. The final hour of the U.S. Open will be presented in a similar manner.
NBC SPORTS’ REMAINING LIVE USGA COVERAGE SCHEDULE
|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|
* Full coverage details and air times to be announced
All NBC, NBCSN and GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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