TNT launches its coverage of the 2016 PGA Championship this week.
Officials with Turner Sports announced today that TNT’s coverage of the 98th PGA Championship begins this Thursday, July 28th at 1pm ET. The four-day tournament runs from July 28th to 31st and will feature some of golf’s biggest names including: defending champion Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, and Phil Mickelson among so many others.
2016 marks the 26th consecutive year that Turner Sports has covered the PGA Championship and the 18th year that TNT has televised the tournament. TNT will carry 18 hours of exclusive live action on July 28th an 29th from 1pm ET – 7pm ET. The network will also carry coverage of the third and fourth rounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st from 11am ET – 2pm ET. Ernie Johnson will anchor the broadcast alongside Brian Anderson, who will be calling his first-ever PGA Championship. The pair will be joined by analysts Ian Baker-Finch and Billy Kratzert for additional commentary along with on-course analyst Mike Weir and Amanda Balionis, handling pre- and post-round interviews.
Along with its coverage on television, PGA.com, which is managed by Turner Sports, will offer expanded coverage of the event streaming live via PGA Championship LIVE. That coverage is presented by Mercedes-Benz and Edward Jones. PGA Championship LIVE will double its “Features Group” coverage this year, expanding that coverage to four featured groups each day. That expanded coverage begins Thursday morning with defending PGA Championship winner Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy at 8:30am ET. Coverage of Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, and Jamie Donaldson follows at 9:30am ET. Coverage of the afternoon groups begins at 1:25pm ET with Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, and Bubba Watson. Danny Willet, Dustin Johnson, and Henrik Stenson follow at 1:45pm ET. Coverage of the afternoon groups will follow all 18 holes for the noted groups. The PGA Championship LIVE video player will be available across a number of platforms including desktop, iOS, and Android tablets, smart phones, and the PGA Championship TV App designed specifically for Samsung Smart TVs. Brian Anderson an Brian Katrek will anchor will co-anchor PGA.com’s coverage of the PGA Championship. They will be joined by analysts Billy Kratzert and Michael Breed. Course reporters Brian Katrek an Annabel Rolley will be on hand for additional commentary throughout the tournament. Viewers can watch full simulcast coverage of the tournament on PGA.com by logging in with their user names and passwords provided by their TV service providers.
Along with its extensive coverage on television and via PGA.com Turner Sports’ coverage of the PGA Championship will also extend to the network’s social media outlets, too. Fans can follow all of the action in a variety of ways through those outlets, too. More information on the 2016 PGA Championship is available online now at:
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