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Monday, March 11th, 2024

NBC SPORTS SURROUNDS 2024 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WITH COMPREHENSIVE 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

Kevin Kisner Serves as Analyst – Roger Maltbie and Gary Koch Join Thursday-Friday Coverage in Celebration of 50th PLAYERS Anniversary

Kisner and Smylie Kaufman Host “Friday Happy Hour” Coverage from 17th Hole

Peacock Streams All Live Championship and Studio Coverage on NBC and GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 11, 2024 – NBC Sports will surround the 2024 PLAYERS Championship with comprehensive live championship and studio coverage from The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach., Fla., across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, beginning tonight with Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS at 7 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

Live championship coverage on GOLF Channel and Peacock begins Thursday and Friday at Noon ET, with NBC and Peacock carrying exclusive live weekend coverage beginning both days at 1 p.m. ET. All live championship and studio coverage airing on NBC and GOLF Channel will stream live on Peacock.

Last week, NBC Sports announced that Kevin Kisner will serve as an analyst for this week’s coverage of The PLAYERS alongside Dan Hicks, and Roger Maltbie and Gary Koch will join this week’s broadcast team as part of NBC Sports’ celebration of the 50th anniversary of the championship.

Maltbie will serve as an on-course reporter during Thursday and Friday coverage, while Koch will join Mike Tirico in the broadcast booth during Thursday and Friday coverage. Additionally, Kisner and Smylie Kaufman will team up to call “Friday Happy Hour” coverage from alongside the iconic 17th hole on Friday afternoon on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

“Kevin did a great job in the booth with Dan Hicks earlier this year and his work with Smylie Kaufman on the 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open made for great TV, so we’re happy we can once again pair Kevin with Dan and have Kevin join Smylie at the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass on Friday,” said Tommy Roy, NBC Sports’ lead golf producer. “Roger Maltbie and Gary Koch have called some of the most iconic moments at The PLAYERS Championship throughout the past three decades and having them on this week’s broadcasts is a great way for NBC Sports to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The PLAYERS.”

The flagship event of the PGA TOUR, The PLAYERS has been played at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course each year since 1982. Scottie Scheffler, the World No. 1 and last week’s winner at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, looks to become the first player to win The PLAYERS in back-to-back years.

NBC Sports will utilize more than 60 cameras for its coverage of The PLAYERS, including:

    • Drone camera coverage dedicated to the 16th and 17th holes;
    • A FlyCam set between the 9th and 18th holes to run alongside and provide perspectives of tee shots and approach shots;
    • Bunker Cams at the 16th and 17th hole;
    • JitaCam overlooking the 17th tee along with tracing technology, pushing along with tee shots as they are struck towards the island green to provide an enhanced perspective on the flight of the ball;
    • Live drone and fixed-wing airplane coverage from high atop TPC Sawgrass;
    • X-mo and super-slo-mo replays, as well as NBC Sports NBCeeIt zoom technology to make sure fans don’t miss a moment.

 

NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Host/Play by Play: Mike Tirico
    • Play by Play: Dan Hicks
    • Analyst/Holes: Kevin Kisner / Brad Faxon / Curt Byrum / Notah Begay III / Steve Sands / Gary Koch
    • On-Course: John Wood / Smylie Kaufman / Notah Begay III / Roger Maltbie
    • Interview/Reports: Damon Hack

How To Watch – Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17 (all times ET)

    • TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel/Peacock
Thursday   1-7 p.m.
Friday   1-7 p.m.
Saturday 2-7 p.m.  
Sunday 1-6 p.m.  

 

Notable Players This Week

    • Scottie Scheffler
    • Rory McIlroy
    • Jordan Spieth
    • Justin Thomas
    • Max Homa
    • Rickie Fowler
    • Jason Day
    • Min Woo Lee
    • Tony Finau
    • Viktor Hovland

 

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. Rich Lerner anchors primetime Live From coverage each evening alongside analysts Brandel Chamblee and Paul McGinley. Live From will also include on-course segments and interviews with Johnson Wagner.

Live From THE PLAYERS Broadcast Team

    • Host: Rich Lerner / Damon Hack / Anna Jackson / Todd Lewis
    • Analyst: Brandel Chamblee / Paul McGinley / Mark Rolfing / Notah Begay III / Brad Faxon / Arron Oberholser / John Wood / Smylie Kaufman / Brad Faxon / Curt Byrum / Johnson Wagner
    • Reporter: Todd Lewis / Rex Hoggard / Ryan Lavner / Steve Burkowski / George Savaricas / Kira K. Dixon / Jay Croucher

 

Day Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS
Monday 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 6-8 p.m.

 

–NBC SPORTS–