CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS THE 98th PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 26th CONSECUTIVE YEAR FROM BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB JULY 28-31
COVERAGE INCLUDES UNPRECEDENTED PRODUCTION AND TECHNICAL ENHANCEMENTS
For the 26th consecutive year, CBS Sports will be on-hand with live 18-hole coverage of the 98th PGA Championship contested at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. CBS Sports broadcasts the third and final rounds on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET; both days).
Jim Nantz, three-time Emmy Award-winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, will serve as anchor of CBS Sports’ 2016 PGA Championship coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, will serve as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch will call the action at the 17th hole, Gary McCord at the 16th hole, Frank Nobilo at the 15th hole, Verne Lundquist at the 14th hole and Bill Macatee at the 13th hole. Dottie Pepper and Peter Kostis will serve as on-course reporters.
In addition, CBS Sports will broadcast highlights of early-round action with Macatee and Baker-Finch on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 (12:35-1:05 AM, ET/PT; both nights).
CBS Sports will feature an unprecedented level of production and technical enhancements for the 98th PGA Championship. Production elements on CBS will include:
Smartcart – For the first time, Smartcart will be used at a PGA Championship. The 72-inch mobile screen attached to a custom-fitted golf cart for broadcast applications, will be used to analyze and telestrate a myriad of data including golf swings and shots, difficulty of holes, and scorecards bringing a new dimension to golf coverage with compelling content from action on the course. CBS Sports Network also will use Smartcart for Thursday and Friday’s PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE RANGE.
Trackman – CBS will use Trackman’s newest broadcast technology which utilizes 3D radar tracking to integrate key information into the golfing environment, providing the viewer with a true sense of distance, height, curvature and more. Tracing live tee shots on various holes showing the apex, ball speed, distance and curve, will be staples of this technology throughout the Championship.
360 Virtual Reality – For the first time at the PGA Championship CBS will use 360-degree cameras to bring viewers, via CBS Sports’ Facebook page, unique up-close access to Baltusrol and some of the world’s greatest golfers.
4K – Baltusrol’s signature par three 4th hole surrounded by water and sand will be captured in 4K beginning Thursday and concluding with the final round. For the third time in 2016, CBS will produce live 4K golf coverage, which includes using five 4K cameras at the PGA Championship to air on DIRECTV.
CBS Sports’ full coverage of the PGA Championship on Saturday and Sunday will be available to stream live in more than 130 U.S. markets via the CBS All Access subscription service, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app.
Lance Barrow, Coordinating Producer, Golf, produces along with David Winner. Jim Rikhoff and Chris Svendsen serve as videotape producers. Steve Milton and Bob Matina direct. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Sellers Shy will produce the highlight shows. Jim Cornell will direct.
Rob Correa is Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports.
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