The 2015 Masters on Global and TSN

For the third year in a row, TSN and Global split the broadcasting duties for golf’s first major of the year, The Masters, live from Augusta, Georgia. TSN will have the first two rounds, with Global taking the weekend rounds and extensive bonus coverage online. French-language coverage will be available on RDS.

Each round will have a one-hour preview show on the respective network and TSN2 will have a highlights show each night of each round. TSN.ca and TSN GO will have additional coverage of each round including two featured groups, Amen Corner, and holes 15 & 16. GlobalTV.com and Global Go will have streaming of the final two rounds.

TSN’s coverage of The Masters is hosted by James Duthie alongside analysts Bob Weeks and Jim Nelford, with reports from Cory Woron. In addition to preview and wrap up shows, Global’s Kevin Smith contributes reports for Global News. Duthie and Nelford deliver daily news updates and analysis for Sportscentre, with reports from Weeks.

Thursday: First Round, 2pm, TSN1/3/4
Friday: Second Round, 2pm, TSN
Saturday: Third Round, 2pm, Global
Sunday: Final Round, 3pm, Global
All times eastern

The 141st Open Championship Starts Tomorrow on TSN

Golf’s best players are at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club this weekend for the 141st playing of golf’s oldest championship, the Open. I’m sure I’m not the only Canadian who will wake up early to catch some early morning coverage the next two days. TSN will show all four rounds of coverage live, while ABC will also provide extended highlights of the third and fourth rounds. Here is TSN’s press released, followed by a list of commentators and a broadcast schedule.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood headline a packed field of the world’s top golfers heading to Royal Lytham & St Annes in Lancashire, England for THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. TSN will deliver more than 30 hours of live THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP coverage of all four rounds from July 19 to 22.

With the coveted Claret Jug on the line TSN tees up the action heading into golf’s third major of the year with THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW SHOW on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN.

TSN’s resident golf expert Bob Weeks is on hand at THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP filing reports for SPORTSCENTRE throughout the week leading up to and during this year’s OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.

In addition to live television coverage on TSN, TSN.ca has bonus live streaming with complete coverage of holes 9, 10 and 11 through all four rounds. Streaming begins when groups arrive at the ninth hole at approximately 5 am ET each day.

On the radio, fans can hear live coverage of THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto and TEAM 1410 in Vancouver.

TSN will once again use ESPN’s coverage of the Open. This is the third year ESPN has broadcast the tournament. Here are ESPN’s commentators.

Tower Announcers: Mike Tirico, Scott Van Pelt, Terry Gannon, Curtis Strange, Sean McDonough
Analysts: Paul Azinger, Tom Weiskopf, Peter Alliss
Course Reporters: Andy North, Judy Rankin, Bill Kratzert, Olin Browne
Interviews: Tom Rinaldi

Here is the broadcast schedule. All times are Eastern.

Thursday 7/19, 4:30am-3:00pm – First Round – TSN
Friday 7/20, 4:30am-3:00pm – Second Round – TSN
Saturday 7/21, 7:00am-2:30pm – Third Round – TSN
Saturday 7/21, 3:00-7:00pm – The Open Today – ABC
Sunday 7/22, 6:00am-1:30pm – Final Round – TSN
Sunday 7/22, 3:00-7:00pm – The Open Today – ABC

US Open: This Weekend on TSN and NBC

The U.S. Open Golf Championship will play in primetime (on the East Coast) this Father’s Day weekend. TSN and NBC will show live coverage in Canada. Due to Euro 2012 and the NBA Finals, much of TSN’s coverage will only air on TSN2. Here is TSN’s press release.

It’s “Golf’s Toughest Test” and it’s coming to Canada’s Sports Leader, as TSN and TSN2 head to The Olympic Club in San Francisco this week for the 112th U.S. OPEN. Complete live coverage of all four rounds of the tournament begins Thursday, June 14 at 12 noon ET on TSN2 and concludes with the Final on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 (see broadcast schedule below).

Live coverage is also available on TSN Mobile TV and on the following Bell Media sports radio stations, which are carrying the Third and Final Rounds: TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 990 in Montreal, Team 1040 in Vancouver and Team 1200 in Ottawa.

French-language coverage of the 112th U.S. OPEN is available on RDS and RDS2.

Teeing up the networks’ coverage of golf’s second major event is a 60-minute U.S. OPEN PREVIEW SHOW today and tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET on TSN2.

TSN’s Cory Woron hosts coverage of the U.S. OPEN on SPORTSCENTRE all week long from The Olympic Club with former PGA Tour professional Jim Nelford and ScoreGolf Magazine’s Bob Weeks, who files daily reports.

TSN.ca has live streaming of the 8th and 18th holes along with a daily marquee group for the first two rounds, giving fans exclusive live coverage of the U.S. OPEN that goes beyond the television broadcast. Throughout the tournament, TSN.ca also delivers up-to-the-minute news, daily highlights, features and exclusive player interviews from The Olympic Club.

Representing Canada at the 112th U.S. OPEN is Calgary’s Stephen Ames, who earned his invitation to the tournament last week at a U.S. Open sectional qualifying event in Memphis, TN. Ames is in tough against a field that boasts defending U.S. OPEN champion Rory McIlroy, along with former champions Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood, plus world No. 1-ranked golfer Luke Donald. Established in 1860, The Olympic Club is hosting the U.S. OPEN for the fifth time in club history.

The 112th U.S. OPEN is part of a jam-packed Father’s Day Weekend of sports on TSN and TSN2, which also features live action from UEFA EURO 2012, the NBA FINALS, CFL, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. CTV also has UEFA EURO 2012 coverage with Denmark vs. Germany on Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. ET.

NBC’s commentators are Bob Costas (host); Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller (18th tower); Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen (tower commentators); Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Dottie Pepper (on-course reporters); and Jimmy Roberts (interviews).

ESPN’s commentators are Chris Berman and Roger Maltbie (hosts); Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger (18th tower); Curtis Strange, Scott van Pelt, Terry Gannon and Sean McDonough (tower commentators); Andy North, Judy Rankin and Bill Kratzert (on-course reporters); and Tom Rinaldi (interviews).

Here is the complete broadcast schedule. All times are Eastern.

Thursday 6/14, 12pm-5pm – First Round – TSN2
Thursday 6/14, 3pm-5pm – First Round – NBC
Thursday 6/14, 5pm-8pm – First Round – TSN
Thursday 6/14, 8pm-10pm – First Round – TSN2
Friday 6/15, 12pm-5pm – Second Round – TSN2
Friday 6/15, 3pm-5pm – Second Round – NBC
Friday 6/15, 5pm-10pm – Second Round – TSN
Saturday 6/16, 4pm-10pm – Third Round – NBC
Sunday 6/17, 4:00pm-10:30pm – Final Round – NBC

The Masters: Start Today on TSN and Global

Its a sure sign of spring when The Masters roll around every April. Play of the 2012 tournament has already began. TSN and Global will broadcast the tournament in Canada. TSN will show the first two rounds live, while Global will show weekend play live. TSN will rebroadcast all four rounds in primetime. TVA Sports will air the first two rounds in French, while the main TVA network will takeover coverage on the weekend. TSN also has live streaming online.

The commentators are: Jim Nantz & Nick Faldo (18th hole), Peter Oosterhuis (17th), Verne Lundquist (16th), David Feherty (15th), Bill Macatee (14th), Peter Kostis (13th) and Ian Baker-Finch (11th/12th). Mike Tirico and Curtis Strange will join them hosting ESPN’s coverage from Butler Cabin on Thursday and Friday.

Here is the broadcast schedule.

Thursday April 5
2:00pm, First Round Preview Show – TSN
3:00pm, The Masters: First Round – TSN, TVA Sports
8:00pm, First Round rebroadcast – TSN
10:00pm, First Round recap – TVA Sports
11:35pm, First Round highlights – CBS

Friday April 6
2:00pm, Second Round Preview Show – TSN
3:00pm, The Masters: Second Round – TSN, TVA Sports
10:00pm, Second Round recap – TVA Sports
10:30pm, Second Round rebroadcast – TSN
11:35pm, Second Round highlights – CBS

Saturday April 7
11:00am, Third Round Preview Show – TSN
3:30pm, The Masters: Third Round – Global, TVA
10:00pm, Third Round rebroadcast – TSN
10:30pm, Third Round recap – TVA Sports

Sunday April 8
1:00pm, Final Round Preview Show – TSN
2:00pm, The Masters: Final Round – Global, TVA
10:00pm, Final Round rebroadcast – TSN
10:30pm, Final Round recap – TVA Sports

*Notes: TSN’s rebroadcasts are 2.5-3 hours long; TVA’s recaps are 1 hour long and CBS’s highlight shows are 15 minutes long.

2012 Golf on Global Schedule

A couple of season-long golf schedules to post this morning. Here is Global Television’s golf schedule for 2012. Global will broadcast weekend coverage of 20 regular season PGA Tour events (including the Canadian Open), all four PGA playoff events, two World Golf Championships and The Masters Tournament. All times are Eastern.

January
Saturday 1/28, 3:00pm – Farmers Open, 3rd round
Sunday 1/29, 3:00pm – Farmers Open, final round

February
Saturday 2/18, 3:00pm – Northern Trust Open, 3rd round
Sunday 2/19, 3:00pm – Northern Trust Open, final round
Saturday 2/25, 2:00pm – WGC: Match Play, quarterfinals
Sunday 2/26, 2:00pm – WGC: Match Play, championship

March
Saturday 3/3, 3:00pm – Honda Classic, 3rd round
Sunday 3/4, 3:00pm – Honda Classic, final round
Saturday 3/17, 3:00pm – Transitions Championship, 3rd round
Sunday 3/18, 3:00pm – Transitions Championship, final round
Saturday 3/24, 2:30pm – Arnold Palmer Invitational, 3rd round
Sunday 3/25, 2:30pm – Arnold Palmer Invitational, final round
Saturday 3/31, 3:00pm – Houston Open, 3rd round

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2012 Golf on TSN Schedule

A couple of season-long golf schedules to post this morning. First TSN’s schedule, then later Global’s. TSN will broadcast four PGA Tour events, all four Majors, the Ryder Cup, one World Golf Championship, three Senior Majors and two Women’s Majors, as well as three unofficial events in the fall. Here is their complete schedule. All times are Eastern.

February
Saturday 2/4, 3:00pm – Phoenix Open, 3rd  round – TSN
Sunday 2/5, 3:30pm – Phoenix Open, final round – TSN
Saturday 2/11, 3:00pm – Pebble Peach Pro-Am, 3rd round – TSN
Sunday 2/12, 3:30pm – Pebble Peach Pro-Am, final round – TSN

March
Saturday 3/10, 2:00pm – WGC: Cadillac Championship, 3rd round – TSN
Sunday 3/11, 3:00pm – WGC: Cadillac Championship, final round – TSN

April
Wednesday 4/4, 3:00pm – The Masters, par 3 contest – TSN
Thursday 4/5, 3:00pm – The Masters, 1st round – TSN
Friday 4/6, 3:00pm – The Masters, 2nd round – TSN

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The 2011 Presidents Cup on TSN and NBC

The 20111 Presidents Cup begins Thursday (Wednesday night here in Canada) in Melbourne, Australia. TSN owns Canadian broadcast rights to the Cup, while NBC will broadcast it in the United States. TSN will use NBC and Golf Channel’s coverage for all four rounds of the tournament. TSN will also show a Presidents Cup preview special on Tuesday November 15 at 11:30pm ET.

Terry Gannon and Curt Byrum will anchor coverage from the 18th tower on Thursday and Friday, while Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller will take over on Saturday and Sunday. On-course and tower announcers will include Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie, Dottie Pepper and David Feherty. Jimmy Roberts will do interviews and essays.

Here is the complete broadcast schedule, all times ET.

Wednesday 11/16, 9:30pm-2am – Day 1, Foursome Matches – TSN
Thursday 11/17, 11:30am-4pm – Day 1, Foursome Matches (encore) – TSN
Thursday 11/17, 7:30pm-2am – Day 2, Four-ball Matches – TSN
Friday 11/18, 11:30am-4pm – Day 2, Four-ball Matches (encore) – TSN
Friday 11/18, 3pm-2am – Day 3, Foursome & four-ball matches – TSN2
Saturday 11/19, 8am-4pm – Day 3, Foursome & four-ball matches (encore) – NBC
Saturday 11/19, 6:30pm-12:30am – Day 4, Singles Matchplay – TSN
Sunday 11/20, 12pm-6pm – Day 4, Singles Matchplay – NBC

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