Coverage Begins Today at 2 p.m. ET; Primetime Coverage Every Night This Week on GOLF Channel
Nearly 20 Hosts, Analysts and Reporters Contributing to Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 4, 2022 – GOLF Central Live From The Masters surrounds the 2022 Masters with more than 50 hours of studio coverage this week on GOLF Channel, beginning this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.
Nearly 20 GOLF Channel hosts, analysts and reporters will contribute to this week’s comprehensive studio coverage, highlighted by the Live From The Masters primetime team of host Rich Lerner and analysts Brandel Chamblee and Paul McGinley.
Tonight’s primetime edition of Live From The Masters will include an exclusive feature with footage of Tiger Woods never-before-seen by the public, competing in a nine-hole exhibition match on his sixth birthday – December 30, 1981. Click here for more information. Click here to watch a preview.
Live From The Masters Broadcast Team
- Host: Rich Lerner / Mike Tirico / Cara Banks / Steve Sands / Anna Whiteley / George Savaricas
- Analyst: Brandel Chamblee / Paul McGinley / Mark Rolfing / Notah Begay III / Arron Oberholser / Jim Gallagher Jr. / Eamon Lynch
- Reporter: Todd Lewis / Jamie Diaz / Damon Hack / Ryan Lavner / Rex Hoggard
|Day||Golf Central Live From The Masters|
|Monday||2-5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 7:30-9:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 7:30-9:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m. – 2 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.|
RICH LERNER, BRANDEL CHAMBLEE AND PAUL MCGINLEY PREVIEW THE MASTERS
Last week, the Live From The Masters primetime broadcast team of host Rich Lerner and analysts Brandel Chamblee and Paul McGinley previewed the upcoming 2022 Masters on a media conference call. Following are highlights from the call. Click here for a full transcript.
Chamblee: “There’s really only a handful of players that I could point to in the top 20 in the world where I could say come in on, what you would call nice form, that check all the boxes of what you need to win around Augusta National. There’s a sense that something unpredictable is going to happen here this week.”
McGinley on Woods: “I remember having a debate with Ivan Lendl, a great friend of mine, going into (the 2019) Masters. I was somewhat dismissive of Tiger chances going into that Masters. And he made a great point. He said, ‘Great, great champions never forget where the finishing line is or how to get there.’ I think Tiger proved that. He proved a lot of people wrong. You can never discount him.”
Chamblee on Woods: “The greats don’t forget how to win, but inevitably at some point their body no longer is capable of doing the things that they need to do, that their mind gives them clarity to do. I know he’s superhuman, but at some point you’ve got to think time is going to say enough.”
Lerner on Woods: “He almost needs to be nothing to be everything. Like he needs this challenge of putting all the pieces back together. And in this most recent case, the pieces of his body back together that sort of Navy Seal fascination that he’s always had, needing the extreme challenge. That sort of fires and motivates him. That’s what gets him going, is this climb up Kilimanjaro. And this is it for him. I think he views this from those two sorts of perspectives, the great challenge and yet another comeback. And it’s like “Godfather” — it’s “Godfather” with four sequels as good as one and two for Tiger.”
Chamblee on Woods: “They should give him the Player Impact (bonus) in perpetuity.”
McGinley on Rory McIlroy: “I don’t think he’s playing particularly well. I’ve seen him play better than he has been playing this year. He’s been playing okay, nothing great. But we all know that Rory is an inspirational player and he can kick into gear very quickly. Can his iron play improve a bit? Secondly, where is he going to be mentally with this huge feat that he’s on the verge of doing?”
Chamblee on Shane Lowry: “When I’m doing prep for major championships, I’ll do the top 50 players in the world in great detail. And then I go through and I write an X or a question mark or a check by their name, depending upon a million different things that I’ve looked at. I had a check by Shane Lowry’s name. Absolutely think he can win this week. He’s amongst — in the top 50 players in the world. Putting him amongst the top 10 favorites going into this week.”