Golf Channel Airing Live Match Coverage and Wraparound “Golf Central Live From the Presidents Cup” Programming; NBC Broadcasting Presidents Cup Re-Air of Final Two Days on Saturday-Sunday Afternoon
Captains to Set Lineup for Day 1 Foursome Matches within Golf Central’s Live From the Presidents Cup Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 7-11 p.m. ET; Player/Captain News Conferences Show Airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2015) – NBC Sports Group will dedicate nearly 60 hours of live news, analysis and tournament coverage surrounding the 2015 Presidents Cup, Oct. 5-11, including more than 25 hours of live tournament coverage on Golf Channel kicking off each night in primetime. The biennial international match play event – which will take place at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea – will showcase the top players from the United States against the top international players outside of Europe.
BROADCAST TEAM: Live primetime tournament coverage of the 2015 Presidents Cup will be anchored by Dan Hicks and Terry Gannon, with Johnny Miller and Frank Nobilo handling lead analyst duties. Tower analysts will include Gary Koch, Peter Jacobsen and Tom Abbott, while Roger Maltbie, Notah Begay and Jerry Foltz will walk with the players as on-course reporters. Curt Byrum will serve as a tower analyst during the first two days of competition, and as a course reporter for the final two days, and Steve Sands will conduct interviews with players and captains.
MATCH SCHEDULE (Primetime Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 7-10):
Day 1 – Foursome (Alternate Shot) Matches
- Wednesday, Oct. 7: 10 p.m.-3 a.m. ET (Live, Golf Channel)
Day 2 – Four-Ball (Best Ball) Matches
- Thursday, Oct. 8: 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. ET (Live, Golf Channel)
Day 3 – Foursome Matches (First Session) / Four-Ball Matches (Second Session)
- Friday, Oct. 9: 6 p.m.-4 a.m. ET (Live, Golf Channel)
Final Day – Singles Matches
- Saturday, Oct. 10: 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. ET (Live, Golf Channel)
GOLF CENTRAL’S LIVE FROM THE PRESIDENTS CUP: Golf Central’s Live From the Presidents Cup will feature comprehensive news, highlights, and expert analysis; player/captain news conferences; exclusive “look-ins” that will show players preparing for their matches; the Opening Ceremony (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5 a.m. ET) and Closing Ceremony (Sunday, Oct. 11, 3:30 a.m. ET) and compelling feature stories throughout the week, Oct. 5-11.
Anchoring the network’s coverage will be Rich Lerner, Kelly Tilghman, Brandel Chamblee, David Duval, Paul McGinley, Ryan Burr, Jim Gallagher Jr., Arron Oberholser and Tim Rosaforte. Reporting for Golf Channel on-site at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea will be Todd Lewis, Steve Burkowski and Rex Hoggard.
- Player/Captain News Conferences Airing on Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET: Golf Central’s Live From the Presidents Cup will feature player and captain news conferences on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, as they make their final preparations for Day 1 of competition.
- Captains to Set Day 1 Foursome Matches Lineup Live on Tuesday, 7-11 p.m. ET: Captains Jay Haas (United States) and Nick Price (International) will announce their respective lineups for Day 1 foursome matches live within Golf Central’s Live From the Presidents Cup on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 7-11 p.m. ET.
MORNING DRIVE: Morning Drive will air from 7-9 a.m. ET on Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 5-7 and dissect the emerging storylines leading into the start of competition play Wednesday night in primetime. 2011 Presidents Cup assistant captain John Cook will be in-studio to help provide perspective on what the players and captains are going through in their preparations for the event, while two-time Presidents Cup competitor (2003, ’05) Chris DiMarco will be in-studio on Wednesday to offer his perspective from having played in the event. Todd Lewis and Rex Hoggard will provide daily reports from on-site in Korea keeping viewers up-to-date on breaking news and developing storylines. Golf Channel travel insider Matt Ginella also will be featured in a two-part “Ginella’s Journey” to South Korea, giving viewers a unique perspective on the Presidents Cup host venue – Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea – and the surrounding area and culture.
- News and features: GolfChannel.com will feature comprehensive editorial content during Presidents Cup week, with features and daily reports from GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard on-site in Korea.
- Streaming on Golf Live Extra: Developing storylines and live tournament coverage surrounding the 2015 Presidents Cup can be accessed at any time on any mobile device and online though an authenticated stream using Golf Live Extra.
INTERACTIVE / SOCIAL: Golf Channel’s social media platforms are celebrating the return of the biennial international event by counting down to the first day of Presidents Cup competition through a series of daily posts featuring Presidents Cup content and custom graphics. Match tee times and player stat cards will be prominent throughout the competition to help fans follow how each match unfolds. Fans can join the conversation throughout the event by using the hashtag #PresidentsCup and can track the latest news and storylines by following @GolfCentral, @GolfChannel and @GCMorningDrive.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING: Golf Channel will produce live international Presidents Cup programming from its Orlando World Headquarters in both Japanese and Mandarin. The shows will feature live reports and custom content from Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea throughout the week. These productions will complement the international distribution of Golf Central’s Live From the Presidents Cup which is distributed to markets within Golf Channel’s worldwide footprint.
NBC Sports Group 2015 Presidents Cup Programming (all times Eastern)
Monday, Oct. 5 Morning Drive 7-9 a.m. Golf Channel
Live From the Presidents Cup 7-9 p.m. Golf Channel
Tuesday, Oct. 6 Morning Drive 7-9 a.m. Golf Channel
Live From the Presidents Cup 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Golf Channel
Live From the Presidents Cup 7-11 p.m. Golf Channel
Wednesday, Oct. 7 Live From the Presidents Cup 5-7 a.m. Golf Channel
Morning Drive 7-9 a.m. Golf Channel
Live From the Preisdents Cup 7-10 p.m. Golf Channel
Presidents Cup – Day 1 (Foursomes) 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Golf Channel
Thursday, Oct. 8 Live From the Presidents Cup 3-5 a.m. Golf Channel
Live From the Presidents Cup 7-8:30 p.m. Golf Channel
Presidents Cup – Day 2 (Four-Ball) 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Golf Channel
Friday, Oct. 9 Live From the Presidents Cup 3-5 a.m. Golf Channel
Live From the Presidents Cup 5-6 p.m. Golf Channel
Presidents Cup – Day 3 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Golf Channel
Saturday, Oct. 10 Live From the Presidents Cup 4-6 a.m. Golf Channel
Presidents Cup – Day 3 Re-Air Noon-3:30 p.m. NBC
Live From the Presidents Cup 8:30-9:30 p.m. Golf Channel
Presidents Cup – Final Day (Singles) 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Golf Channel
Sunday, Oct. 11 Live From the Presidents Cup 3:30-6 a.m. Golf Channel
Presidents Cup – Final Day Re-Air Noon-6 p.m. NBC
Live From the Presidents Cup 6-7 p.m. Golf Channel
-NBC Sports Group-