Padraig Harrington (pictured), who won last year’s PGA by two strokes over Sergio Garcia, will return to defend his title.
Tiger Woods, coming off victories at the Buick Open and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in recent weeks, will try to win his first and only major this year. He has not gone a year without winning a major since 2004. Woods tied for sixth at this year’s Masters and U.S. Open, and missed the cut at the British Open last month. The long course favors Woods, and it would be shocking not to see him leading or in close contention on Sunday.
Full TV coverage info from CBS, TNT and GOLF CHANNEL after the jump.
PGA Championship Live TV Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 13 â€” First Round , 2-8pm ET, TNT
Friday, Aug. 14 â€” Second Round, 2-8pm ET, TNT
Saturday, Aug. 15 â€” Third Round, 11am-2pm ET, TNT; 2-7pm ET, CBS
Sunday, Aug. 16 â€” Final Round, 11am-2pm ET, TNT; 2-7pm ET, CBS
PGA Championship on TNT
TNT will provide 18 exclusive hours from all four rounds of the 91st PGA Championship, live from Hazeltine National Golf Club. It is the 19th consecutive year, and 11th straight on TNT, that Turner Sports will air the event. TNT will televise 12 hours of exclusive live first and second round coverage (Thursday and Friday, 2-8pmET) and an additional six hours of early third and final round coverage (Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm). In addition, Turner Sports will offer PGA Championship LIVE on PGA.com, the official site of The PGA of America. PGA Championship LIVE will offer viewers nearly 100 hours of bonus coverage of the yearâ€™s final major championship from the course via multiple broadband channels.
PGA Championship on CBS
CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS SEASONâ€™S FINAL MAJOR — THE 91st PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FROM HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB ON AUGUST 13-16
Late Night Highlights of First Two Rounds Broadcast on Thursday, Aug. 13 and Friday, Aug. 14 on The CBS Television Network
Irelandâ€™s Padraig Harrington will defend his 2008 title at the seasonâ€™s final major against the strongest field in golf when the PGA Championship is contested for the second time at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., this August. Harrington won his third major championship at Hazeltine with a two-stroke margin over Sergio Garcia, becoming the first European in the modern era to win the British Open and PGA Championship in succession. For the 19th consecutive year, CBS Sports will be on-hand to cover the next chapter in PGA Championship history.
Jim Nantz, the 2008 Emmy Award Winner for â€śOutstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Playâ€ť and 2008 National Sportscaster of the Year, serves as anchor of CBS Sportsâ€™ 2009 PGA Championship golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst. Peter Oosterhuis calls the action at the 17th hole, Gary McCord at the 16th hole and Ian Baker-Finch at the 15th hole. David Feherty and Peter Kostis serve as on-course reporters.
Lance Barrow, Coordinating Producer, Golf, will produce along with David Winner. Jim Rikhoff serves as videotape producer. Steve Milton and Bob Matina will direct. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
CBS Sportsâ€™ cameras will capture the action at all 18 holes of Hazeltine National Golf Club with live coverage of the third and final rounds on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET; both days). In addition, CBS Sports will broadcast highlights of early-round action with Nantz and Feherty immediately following the Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday, Aug.13 and Friday, Aug. 14 (12:35-1:05 AM, ET/PT; both nights). Bob Mansbach will produce the highlight shows. Chris Svendsen will direct.
The 2008 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club was contested by the strongest field of any major championship with 93 of the top 100 world-ranked players. In addition, last yearâ€™s PGA Championship featured a Championship-record 64 international players representing 22 countries. Since 1994, the PGA Championship has led all other major championships with the most world-ranked players.
Live From the PGA Championship on GOLF CHANNEL
GOLF CHANNELâ€™s Live From the PGA Championship, produced in high definition, will take viewers inside the ropes at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. with 26 hours of live news reports, inside analysis and compelling features to deliver comprehensive, wrap-around live news coverage of the menâ€™s final major championship of 2009.
Live From the PGA Championship kicks off Tuesday at noon ET when Kelly Tilghman will host coverage of pre-tournament news conferences from Hazeltine National GC. Â Later, Steve Sands will be joined by the networkâ€™s team of reporters and analysts from 6â€“8pm ET to wrap-up the dayâ€™s activities. Â Wednesdayâ€™s Live From the PGA Championship will feature news conferences from 12:30â€“3:30pm ET, followed by a two-hour preview show at 6pm ET.
Thursday and Friday at 11am ET, and at 9am ET on the weekend, Live From the PGA Championship will preview each round complete with player interviews and analysis.
Prime-time coverage will air at 8pm ET Thursday and Friday, and at 7pm ET on the weekend. Each prime-time Live From the PGA Championship will re-air throughout the night all week.
Throughout the weekâ€™s coverage, Michael Breed, host of GOLF CHANNELâ€™s The Golf Fix, will interact with players on varies subjects concerning their game.
The Live From the PGA Championship team will include Tilghman, Sands, Breed, Vince Cellini, Rich Lerner, Frank Nobilo, Brandel Chamblee, Alex Miceli, John Feinstein, Jim Gray, John Hawkins, Tim Rosaforte and Rex Hoggard.
In addition, GolfChannel.comâ€™s team of writers will contribute to the popular Shag Bag blog with entries and posts throughout the week, along with daily columns, news articles features and breaking news. Hoggard, Jay Coffin and Randall Mell will report on-site from the PGA Championship throughout the week.
Live From the PGA Championship TV Times (all times ET)
Tuesday, Aug. 11: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Noonâ€“1pm
Wednesday, Aug. 12: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 12:30â€“3:30pm
Thursday, Aug. 13: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 11amâ€“2pm
Friday, Aug. 14: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 11amâ€“2pm
Saturday, Aug. 15: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 9â€“11am
Sunday, Aug. 16: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 9â€“11am
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