PGA Championship TV coverage casts large shadow
KIAWAH ISLAND — If there is a place in the world where television signals reach, then they will know about the Ocean Course during this week’s PGA Championship.
PGA of America officials estimate coverage will reach 600 million households in more than 200 countries, which is just about every place on earth. There will be 154 hours of live television broadcast in the U.S. alone. Both Turner Sports (TNT) and CBS will be broadcasting the PGA Championship for the 22nd consecutive year.
TNT will carry the tournament from 1-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. TNT’s broadcast team includes host Ernie Johnson and analysts Ian Baker-Finch and Billy Kratzert.
CBS will cover five hours (2-7 p.m.) on Saturday and Sunday. Jim Nantz is the host, and the broadcast crew includes Nick Faldo, Baker-Finch, Gary McCord, Peter Oosterhuis, Vern Lundquist and Bill Macatee. David Feherty and Peter Kostis will serve as on-course reporters.
The Golf Channel also is expected to provide 50 hours of news coverage of the event.