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Monday, March 7th, 2022
NBC SPORTS SURROUNDS 2022 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WITH NEARLY 150 HOURS OF COVERAGE ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK
Comprehensive Coverage Begins Tonight at 7 p.m. ET With Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS Alongside Iconic 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass
More Than 30 On-Air Commentators Spanning Live Tournament and Studio Coverage
Paul McGinley Joins GOLF Channel’s PLAYERS Championship Coverage as Live From Analyst
Producer Tommy Roy and Play-By-Play Commentator Dan Hicks to Work Their 30th PLAYERS Championships
World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Live on GOLF Channel – Wednesday Beginning at 6 p.m. ET – Headlined by Tiger Woods
“The PLAYERS Collection” Campaign Showcases Artists’ One-Of-A-Kind Commissioned Pieces Highlighting 17th Hole at Sawgrass
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 7, 2022 – NBC Sports will surround the 2022 PLAYERS Championship with nearly 150 hours of coverage across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock this week from The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach., Fla., beginning tonight with Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS at 7 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.
NBC Sports will utilize more than 30 on-air commentators spanning live tournament and studio coverage throughout the week, including lead play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks, who along with lead NBC Sports golf producer Tommy Roy is working his 30th career PLAYERS Championship.
Live tournament coverage on GOLF Channel begins Thursday and Friday at Noon ET, with NBC and Peacock carrying exclusive live weekend coverage beginning both days at 1 p.m. ET.
NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team
- Host: Mike Tirico
- Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Terry Gannon
- Analyst: Paul Azinger / Justin Leonard
- Tower: David Feherty / Gary Koch / Steve Sands
- On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay III / John Wood
- Essays: Jimmy Roberts
- Interview/Reports: Kathryn Tappen
How To Watch – Thursday, March 10 – Sunday, March 13 (all times ET)
- TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Studio coverage on GOLF Channel begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET with Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS, followed by full-day coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday which begins at 9 a.m. ET. Sky Sports commentator and former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley joins the primetime Live From team this week at THE PLAYERS, working alongside host Rich Lerner and analyst Brandel Chamblee each night on GOLF Channel.
Live From THE PLAYERS Broadcast Team
- Host: Rich Lerner / Shane Bacon / Cara Banks / Damon Hack / Anna Whiteley / George Savaricas
- Analyst: Brandel Chamblee / Paul McGinley / Mark Rolfing / David Duval / Notah Begay III / Arron Oberholser / Jim Gallagher Jr.
- Reporter: Todd Lewis / Jamie Diaz / Damon Hack / Steve Burkowski / Ryan Lavner / Rex Hoggard / Eamon Lynch
|Day||Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / 6-9:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. – Noon / 6-8 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. – Noon / 6-8 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.|
This week’s Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS studio coverage will be highlighted by a number of feature pieces, including an in-depth story by GOLFChannel.com Emmy Award-winning reporter Ryan Lavner on reigning FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay. In addition, former PGA TOUR commissioner Deane Beman, who reimagined and revolutionized THE PLAYERS Championship, will voice the opening tease for this week’s tournament coverage.
WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY – WEDNESDAY BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL
GOLF Channel will present exclusive live coverage of the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Tiger Woods headlines this year’s class of inductees alongside Susie Maxwell Berning, Marion Hollins, and Tim Finchem. Features on all four inductees voiced by Rich Lerner will be shown throughout GOLF Channel’s coverage this week and leading into Wednesday night’s coverage of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will be hosted by GOLF Channel’s David Feherty.
“THE PLAYERS COLLECTION” CAMPAIGN SHOWCASES ARTISTS’ ONE-OF-A-KIND COMMISSIONED PIECES HIGHLIGHTING ICONIC 17TH HOLE AT SAWGRASS
To celebrate THE PLAYERS this week, NBC Sports has commissioned one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork spanning a variety of mediums which will interpret and highlight the iconic 17th island green at Sawgrass. All six pieces will complete THE PLAYERS Collection and all will be created by women, in honor of GOLF Channel’s Women’s History Month celebration. Fans can stay tuned across GOLF Channel and NBC Sports’ social media platforms for information on how they can win these one-of-a-kind pieces.
Following are the six artists contributing to The PLAYERS Collection and their respective mediums:
- Ashley Mary – Stained glass
- Heegyum Kim – Illustration
- Ashley Dreyfus– Illustration
- Katelyn Windels – Comic Artist
- Anna Hultin – Embroidery
- Ashley Nicole & Jenna Rae – Confection, cake making