Here are your announcers and other coverage information for CBS Sports’ presentation of the 2011 PGA Championship:
CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS SEASON’S FINAL MAJOR — THE 93rd PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 21st CONSECUTIVE YEAR FROM ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB ON AUGUST 11-14
Late Night Highlights of First Two Rounds Broadcast on Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 on The CBS Television Network
For the 21st consecutive year CBS Sports will be on-hand this August with live 18-hole coverage of the 93rd PGA Championship contested for the third time at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. Germany’s Martin Kaymer will defend his title at the season’s final major against the strongest field in golf. Last summer Kaymer beat Bubba Watson in a three-hole playoff to become his country’s first PGA Champion and second ever to win one of golf’s four majors.
Jim Nantz, two-time Emmy Award winner for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play” and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, will serve as anchor of CBS Sports’ 2011 PGA Championship golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, will serve as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch will call the action at the 17th hole, Gary McCord at the 16th hole, Peter Oosterhuis at the 15th hole, Verne Lundquist at the 14th hole and Bill Macatee at the 13th hole. David Feherty and Peter Kostis will serve as on-course reporters.
Lance Barrow, Coordinating Producer, Golf, will produce along with David Winner. Jim Rikhoff will serve as videotape producer. Steve Milton and Bob Matina will direct. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Rob Correa is Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports.
CBS Sports’ cameras will capture the action at all 18 holes of Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) with live coverage of the third and final rounds on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET; both days). In addition, CBS Sports will broadcast highlights of early-round action with Macatee and Feherty immediately following the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on Thursday, Aug.11 and Friday, Aug. 12 (12:35-1:05 AM, ET/PT; both nights). Bob Mansbach will produce the highlight shows. Chris Svendsen will direct.
Since 1994, the PGA Championship has led all major championships with the most world-ranked players. Last year’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits featured 97 of the top 100 world-ranked players. In addition, the 2010 PGA Championship featured a Championship-record 73 international players representing 22 countries, the most international players to compete in a PGA Championship and the most for any U.S-based major.