Cracking the Code Outlines Azinger’s Strategy to Select & Structure U.S. Team Which Went on to Historic Upset of the European Team at Valhalla Golf Club in 2008
Interviews with 2008 Ryder Cup Captains Azinger and Nick Faldo, Team Members Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, and More
Actor Josh Duhamel Narrates Cracking the Code
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2021 – Cracking the Code, a new documentary detailing the inside story of Paul Azinger embarking upon a groundbreaking strategy inspired by the Navy Seals to reinvent the idea of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008, debuts Monday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel following Live From the Ryder Cup.
The new GOLF Channel documentary details how Azinger enlisted the help of sports psychologist Dr. Ron Braund using personality tests and the now-famed “pod system” to structure the American team that ultimately went on to upset the European team at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
Cracking The Code was filmed extensively at Valhalla Golf Club and includes interviews with 2008 Ryder Cup captains Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo; U.S. Ryder Cup assistant captain Olin Browne; 2008 Ryder Cup team members Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker (current U.S. Ryder Cup captain), Jim Furyk, Kenny Perry, Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley, and J.B. Holmes; 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup caddies and current NBC Sports on-course reporters Jim “Bones” Mackay and John Wood; and NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks and Gary Koch.
Actor Josh Duhamel will serve as the narrator of Cracking the Code.
NBC SPORTS RYDER CUP COVERAGE
NBC Sports presents comprehensive live coverage of the 43rd Ryder Cup across NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock, and RyderCup.com, beginning Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wis. Studio coverage on-site from Whistling Straits begins Monday, September 20, with GOLF Central Live From the Ryder Cup on GOLF Channel.
NBC Sports will present coverage from the first tee shot of the Ryder Cup to the final putt from Friday-Sunday, totaling 100-plus hours of live coverage during Ryder Cup week from Whistling Straits including on-site studio coverage and featured groups.
Earlier this week, NBC Sports held a media conference call previewing the 43rd Ryder Cup with play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks, analysts Paul Azinger and Justin Leonard, on-course reporter John Wood, and producer Tommy Roy. Click here for the full transcript.
For more information on NBC Sports’ Ryder Cup coverage, click here.