TPC Harding Park had to wait an extra three months for the 102nd PGA Championship but that wait is almost over as golf’s first major of 2020 takes center stage.
Harding Park will be the first TPC course to host a major championship and the fourth municipal course to host. 2020 will also mark the first time San Francisco has hosted a PGA Championship.
CBS is broadcasting the PGA Championship for the 30th consecutive year. ESPN, meanwhile, is carrying the PGA Championship for the first time in 30 years, as the cable network enters the first year of an 11-year deal with the PGA of America.
The subscription-based digital platform ESPN+ will serve as the exclusive streaming partner for the championship. ESPN+ will start its coverage with the opening tee shot on both Thursday and Friday, an event first.
The three outlets will have a combined 170 hours of live coverage, with 134 of those hours on the two ESPN outlets. ESPN+ touting “first-ever opening tee shot to last putt coverage on Thursday and Friday.”
Golf will be live in prime-time till 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and until 9 p.m. for Sunday’s final round.
Nantz, Faldo together again at 18
Jim Nantz will once again anchor the CBS coverage and he’ll be joined in the 18th hole tower in San Francisco by Nick Faldo, who up until now, had been doing his TV commentary from a studio in Orlando because of safety precautions due to the COVID pandemic.
Ian Baker-Finch will be on the 17th hole while Frank Nobilo will be at 16. Dottie Pepper, CBS Sports’ lead on-course reporter, will also be at TPC Harding Park, as will fellow on-course reporters Mark Immelman and Trevor Immelman. The coverage on CBS will include drones, Fly Cams, 4D replays and TopTracer.
Van Pelt, Duval in ESPN’s 18 tower
Scott Van Pelt will be joined by David Duval, who joins ESPN this week. The two will anchor the network’s coverage from the 18th tower.
ESPN’s hole announcers: Sean McDonough, Bob Wischusen and Dave Flemming. ESPN’s on-course reporters: Andy North, Billy Kratzert, Colt Knost and Olin Browne. Featured Group coverage features Matt Barrie, Andrew Catalon, Brian Crowell and Luke Elvy with analysis from Curtis Strange, Jason Bohn, Stuart Appleby and 1996 PGA Championship winner Mark Brooks. On-course reporters will be Jane Crafter, Ned Michaels and Olin Browne.
Even more online
PGAChampionship.com will have exclusive content, such as “PGA Championship LIVE on the Range,” which will provide fans with a live look at “rotating video bays of players as they prepare to compete in this year’s first major. Toptracer analytics will calculate live the distance, spin, ball height and other key data points of each featured competitor,” according to pga.com.
How to watch the TV, streaming coverage
Note that all times listed are
By: Todd Kelly
Title: PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park: TV, streaming information
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/08/04/pga-championship-at-tpc-harding-park-tv-streaming-information/
Published Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:00:05 +0000