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05.10.2022

CBS SPORTS COMBINES MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE AND CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO PRESENT 2022 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FROM SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB

CBS Sports to Showcase Coverage Across the CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports HQ and CBSSports.com; Paramount+ to Stream Live Broadcast Coverage on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

Network Will Deploy Array of Innovative Technology to Highlight On-Course Action of 104th PGA Championship

Roger Steele and Hally Leadbetter Join CBS Sports Network’s Extensive Shoulder Programming for PGA Championship On the Range and PGA Championship Clubhouse Report; PGA TOUR Pro Bo Van Pelt Debuts on Clubhouse Report

For the 39th time, and 32nd consecutive year, CBS Sports is set to broadcast the PGA Championship, live from Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., May 19-22.

The network will offer multi-platform coverage of the 104th PGA Championship, with coverage highlighted by the third and final rounds on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET; both days) on the CBS Television Network, with broadcast coverage streaming live on Paramount+.

For the 32nd consecutive year, Jim Nantz, CBS Sports golf anchor, will host the network’s coverage from the 18th tower, along with lead analyst Sir Nick Faldo. Ian Baker-Finch, Frank Nobilo and Trevor Immelman serve as hole announcers and analysts, with lead on-course reporter Dottie Pepper, along with additional on-course reporters Mark Immelman and Colt Knost. Amanda Renner will handle interviews.

This marks the third year of the 11-year deal with the PGA of America, CBS Sports and ESPN. The networks will once again provide live, wire-to-wire coverage of the PGA Championship Thursday through Sunday, with CBS Sports leading overall production efforts.

CBS Sports’ coverage will be enhanced by a vast array of innovative technology, microphones and cameras helping viewers better contextualize, watch and hear the on-course action unfolding at the 104th PGA Championship.

This year, CBS Sports will deploy roughly 140 cameras, 372 record channels of EVS on the ground in Tulsa and an additional 90 back in locations across the country, and almost 150 microphones throughout the course to capture all the sights and sounds.

The additional technological enhancements include:

  • Live Drone Coverage – CBS will have multiple, state-of-the-art drones as a live camera source for coverage at Southern Hills, providing unique and beautiful views during live action.

  • Putting Analysis– Putting grids and topography shading will show what the golfers see as they line up their putt, providing viewers a different look at the greens and undulations that come into play.

  • Wind Analysis Numerous anemometers measuring wind speed, direction and daily wind trends will be strategically placed around the course to capture the wind statistics on each hole and how wind might influence shot choices.

  • Robotic Bunker Cameras – Bunker cameras will return as CBS will deploy two robotic bunker cameras on the 17th hole to provide a detailed view of the lie and contact as players look to save themselves from the sand.

  • Fly Cam – CBS’ Fly Cam will have coverage on the practice range, 18th green and surrounding holes with two Fly Cam systems. The cameras stretch nearly 1,200 feet and oscillate up and down to provide a fresh perspective and angle of the action.

  • EyeVision 2.0 On the 16th hole tee box, 20 “X-Mo” cameras will be stitched together to provide a 270-degree view of the players swings in slow motion, showcasing the full movement of each swing.

  • Atlas Camera – CBS will again utilize its Atlas Camera – with three brand new cameras shooting for a shallow, depth-of-field camera perspective – to cover players walking the course with a cinematic feel.

  • Toptracer CBS will use Toptracer broadcast technology on all 18 holes, as well as during CBS Sports Network’s coverage of PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE RANGE, using 3D radar tracking to provide 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 once again be staples of this technology.

  • Toptracer RF - Toptracer will outfit three RF mini cameras in order to provide ball tracking graphics and statistics on a player’s second shot from the fairway anywhere on the course

  • ARL Virtual Eye - Virtual Eye technology returns, once again with coverage on all holes, as well during PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE RANGE. Virtual Eye uses Toptracer ball tracing capabilities on tee shots to provide an overhead slab view of the hole. Full page displays of how golfers played each hole daily will provide statistical insight from Shotlink as well as virtual flyover animations also return, giving a second shot perspective once the ball comes to rest.

  • Virtual Set – Amanda Renner will conduct interviews from her virtual set, equipped with an interactive monitor that showcases graphics and dynamic holes while players can breakdown their highlights and round.

  • SwingVision – CBS returns its Emmy Award-winning technical innovation, SwingVision. Featuring super-slow mo action to break down players’ swings and demonstrate shots from various parts of the course, there will be two SwingVisions deployed to capture twice as many dramatic replays of shots.

CBS Sports coverage is led by lead producer Sellers Shy, along with Jim Rikhoff, and directed by lead director Steve Milton, along with Bob Matina. Chris Svendsen and Bryan Kosowski serve as replay producers. Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

CBS Sports Network’s Week-Long PGA Championship Programming

CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour television home of CBS Sports, will have extensive shoulder programming surrounding the 104th PGA Championship, including the addition of golf personalities Roger Steele and Hally Leadbetter to the network’s PGA Championship On the Range and PGA Championship Clubhouse Report shows for all four days. PGA TOUR pro Bo Van Pelt also makes his debut on PGA Championship Clubhouse Report.

Full programming details are below:

  • PGA Championship On the Range: Airs live from the Tournament Practice Range on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20 (12:00 PM-2:00 PM, ET) featuring player interviews, analysis and a preview of the day’s action. Luke Elvy hosts along with Brian Crowell, Steele, Michael Breed and Leadbetter.

  • PGA Championship Clubhouse Report: CBS Sports Network airs the show live after the conclusion of play with highlights, analysis and player interviews on all four tournament days, beginning Thursday, May 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET). Kelly Tilghman hosts, along with Steele, Crowell, Leadbetter and Van Pelt.

  • Four Sides of The Story – Rich and Famous: Debuting on Monday, May 16 (6:30 PM, ET), the latest installment of CBS Sports’ documentary franchise looks back at Rich Beem’s improbable PGA Championship victory in 2002 from four different angles – Beem’s caddie (Bill Heim), his wife (Sara Beem), Justin Leonard, who played with Beem in the final group on Sunday, and Beem himself.

  • Course Record with Michael Breed: The weekly show, with host Breed and co-host Greg DuCharme, tees off PGA Championship week on Monday, May 16 (7:00 PM, ET) and wraps up the tournament on Monday, May 23 (6:30 PM, ET), breaking down all the angles and storylines from Southern Hills Country Club.

  • PGA Championship Replay: CBS Sports Network’s PGA Championship programming includes encore replays of CBS Sports’ third and final-round broadcasts of the 2022 Tournament.

  • PGA Championship Archives: The Network airs PGA Championship Archives and other programming in the week leading up to the 104th PGA Championship, looking back at the most memorable moments in the history of the event.

Additionally, the CBS Television Network will broadcast, with Paramount+ streaming live, two shows ahead of live PGA Championship coverage.

On Saturday, May 14 (1:00 PM, ET), the network will air a PGA Championship Preview Show getting viewers ready for the upcoming week at Southern Hills, with Renner hosting, alongside Van Pelt, Steele, Breed and Leadbetter. The next week, leading into live coverage on Saturday, May 21 (12:30-1:00 PM, ET), CBS Sports will air a special FALDO FORMULA with Sir Nick Faldo.

Additional content throughout the week and weekend will be available on the CBS Sports HQ streaming sports news network, CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app and The First Cut Podcast, as well as on CBS Sports social handles.

2022 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ACROSS CBS SPORTS PLATFORMS

* Start and end times are estimates and subject to change, varying by as much as an hour. All times eastern daylight.

Thursday, May 19:

 

 

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE RANGE

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBHOUSE REPORT

9:00-10:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

 

 

 

Friday, May 20:

 

 

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE RANGE

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBHOUSE REPORT

9:00-10:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

 

 

 

Saturday, May 21:

 

 

2022 THIRD ROUND

1:00-7:00 PM

CBS/Paramount+

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBHOUSE REPORT

8:00-9:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

2022 THIRD ROUND – ENCORE

9:00 PM*

CBS Sports Network

 

 

 

Sunday, May 22:

 

 

2022 FINAL ROUND

1:00-7:00 PM

CBS/Paramount+

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBHOUSE REPORT

8:00-9:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

2022 FINAL ROUND – ENCORE

9:00 PM*

CBS Sports Network

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