CBS Sports begins their 2012 golf season this weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
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CBS SPORTS TEES OFF 2012 GOLF COVERAGE WITH MOST EXTENSIVE SCHEDULE IN NETWORK TELEVISION HISTORY
JIM NANTZ AND SIR NICK FALDO ANCHOR CBS SPORTS’ GOLF COVERAGE
CBS SPORTS’ 2012 PGA TOUR SCHEDULE BEGINS THIS WEEKEND IN
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT “FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN” IN SAN DIEGO
The Masters To Air 57th Consecutive Year on CBS;
Network Broadcasts 22nd Consecutive PGA Championship
CBS Sports begins its 2012 golf coverage and continues to offer viewers the most comprehensive lineup in the history of network television. CBS Sports will broadcast 23 golf tournaments this year, totaling more than 155 hours of coverage, including the Masters, PGA Championship, 20 PGA TOUR events, one Champions TOUR event and seven golf specials.
CBS Sports tees off the 2012 season at the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend on Saturday, Jan. 28 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Jan. 29 (3:00-6:30 PM, ET), live from the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif.
Jim Nantz, now in his 27th year overall covering golf for CBS Sports, serves as anchor for the Networks’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, returns for his fifth year as lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th tower. Nantz and Faldo are complemented by CBS Sports’ award-winning golf announce team of Ian Baker-Finch, Gary McCord, David Feherty, Peter Kostis, Bill Macatee, Verne Lundquist and Peter Oosterhuis.
Highlights of the 2012 schedule:
20 PGA TOUR events: Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Northern Trust Open, RBC Heritage, Valero Texas Open, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wells Fargo Championship, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, FedEx St. Jude Classic, Travelers Championship, AT&T National, The Greenbrier Classic, John Deere Classic, RBC Canadian Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Wyndham Championship and The Barclays.
The Masters, the most renowned golf tournament and the longest-running sports event on CBS Sports will be showcased for the 57th consecutive year from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Coverage includes a pair of 15-minute highlight shows recounting early-round action on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET, both nights). Live coverage of the third round will be broadcast on Saturday, April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) and live 18-hole final-round coverage will be presented on Sunday, April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET).
The 94th PGA Championship, the season’s final major which annually hosts the strongest field in championship golf, will be broadcast by CBS Sports for the 22nd consecutive year. Coverage begins with highlights of early-round action on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM, ET, both nights). Live, 18-hole coverage of the third and final rounds will be broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET, both days) from the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Champions TOUR will be featured on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 (1:00-3:00 PM, ET, both days) with the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort in Savannah, Ga.
CBS Sports also will broadcast three PGA TOUR Specials and two PGA of America Specials in addition to other golf specials throughout the year. CBS Sports will present “Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: The 1987 Masters” on Sunday, April 8 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET).
Lance Barrow is coordinating producer and Steve Milton is director for CBS Sports’ golf coverage.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports. Rob Correa is Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
The complete CBS Sports 2012 golf broadcast schedule follows.
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2012 CBS GOLF SCHEDULE
And Times (PM, ET) Tournament Location
Jan. 28 (3:00-6:00 PM) Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines Golf Course
Jan. 39 (3:00-6:30 PM) South Course, La Jolla, Calif.
Feb. 4 (3:00-6:00 PM) Waste Management TPC Scottsdale,
Feb. 5 (3:00-6:00 PM) Phoenix Open Scottsdale, Ariz.
Feb. 11 (3:00-6:00 PM) AT&T Pebble Beach Pebble Beach Golf Links
Feb. 12 (3:00-6:30 PM) National Pro-Am Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Feb. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM) Northern Trust Open Riviera Country Club
Feb. 19 (3:00-6:30 PM) Pacific Palisades, Calif.
April 5 (11:35-11:50 PM) The Masters Augusta National Golf Club
April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM) Augusta, Ga.
April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM)
April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM)
April 14 (3:00-6:00 PM) RBC Heritage Harbour Town Golf Links
April 15 (3:00-6:00 PM) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
April 21 (1:00-3:00 PM) Liberty Mutual Legends Savannah Harbor Golf Resort
April 22 (1:00-3:00 PM) of Golf (Champions TOUR) Savannah, Ga.
April 21 (3:00-6:00 PM) Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio
April 22 (3:00-6:00 PM) San Antonio, Texas
April 28 (3:00-6:00 PM) Zurich Classic TPC Louisiana
April 29 (3:00-6:00 PM) of New Orleans Avondale, La.
May 5 (3:00-6:00 PM) Wells Fargo Quail Hollow Club
May 6 (3:00-6:00 PM) Championship Charlotte, N.C.
May 19 (3:00-6:00 PM) HP Byron Nelson TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas
May 20 (3:00-6:00 PM) Championship Irving, Texas
May 26 (3:00-6:00 PM) Crowne Plaza Invitational Colonial Country Club
May 27 (3:00-6:00 PM) at Colonial Fort Worth, Texas
June 2 (3:00-6:00 PM) the Memorial Tournament Muirfield Village Golf Club
June 3 (2:30-6:00 PM) presented by Dublin, Ohio
June 9 (3:00-6:00 PM) FedEx St. Jude Classic TPC Southwind
June10 (3:00-6:00 PM) Memphis, Tenn.
June 23 (3:00-6:00 PM) Travelers TPC River Highlands
June 24 (3:00-6:00 PM) Championship Cromwell, Conn.
June 30 (3:00-6:00 PM) AT&T National Congressional Country Club
July 1 (3:00-6:30 PM) Bethesda, Md.
July 7 (3:00-6:00 PM) The Greenbrier Classic The Old White Course TPC
July 8 (3:00-6:00 PM) White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
July 14 (3:00-6:00 PM) John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run
July 15 (3:00-6:00 PM) Silvis, Ill.
July 28 (3:00-6:00 PM) RBC Canadian Open Hamilton Golf and Country Club
July 29 (3:00-6:00 PM) Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 4 (2:00-6:00 PM) WGC-Bridgestone Firestone Country Club
Aug. 5 (2:00-6:00 PM) Invitational South Course
Aug. 9 (12:37-1:07 AM) PGA Championship The Ocean Course
Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM) Kiawah Island, S.C.
Aug. 11 (2:00-7:00 PM)
Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM)
Aug. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM) Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club
Aug. 19 (3:00-6:00 PM) Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 25 (3:00-6:00 PM) The Barclays Bethpage State Park’s
Aug. 26 (2:00-6:00 PM) Black Course