Episode 3, Season 3 includes defending THE PLAYERS Championship champion Justin Thomas, Raiders legend Tim Brown
Previews THE PLAYERS Championship starting Thursday, March 10 on PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+
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In an all-new episode of America’s Caddie streaming now exclusively on ESPN+, host Michael Collins previews this week’s PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., catching up with defending champion Justin Thomas as he tries to make history as the first golfer to win back-to-back titles at THE PLAYERS before he catches up with and takes on the greatest finishing stretch in golf with Pro Football Hall of Famer and Raiders legend, Tim Brown.
Collins also takes fans onto the pristine grounds of TPC Sawgrass to learn the secrets behind how the agronomy team keeps the course tournament-ready all year long, hears stories from barber to THE PLAYERS, Paul Mahla, about cutting the hair of the game’s biggest legends, and “eats his own face” on custom donuts from The Mini Bar at the 10th Hole.
Video Excerpts: America’s Caddie at THE PLAYERS Championship
Michael challenges Justin Thomas to an interesting golf contest, but still can’t beat the defending PLAYERS Champ
Defending PLAYERS Champion, Justin Thomas, gives his take on the most important topics in golf
Michael takes on the famed island green at #17 at TPC Sawgrass with Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tim Brown
Covering professional golf like fans have never seen it before, America’s Caddie mixes feature segments and interviews with golf’s biggest stars as the series follows Collins on his journeys across the country. Part travelogue, part golf history lesson, part celebrity hangout – America’s Caddie combines it all into a magazine-style roadshow hosted by the one-of-a-kind Collins.
Season 3 of America’s Caddie will include eight episodes previewing the biggest events of the year in professional golf, including The Masters, PGA Championship, Scottish Open, TOUR Championship, and more.
In addition, top PGA TOUR champions, including current world No. 1 player Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, and all-time golf legends Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, America’s Caddie has featured stars from the sports and entertainment world, like Phoenix Suns all-star point guard Chris Paul, baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes, comedian Bill Murray, Grammy Award winner Macklemore, champion boxer Canelo Alvarez, and more. The series also introduces fans to the people behind the scenes at golf’s major events.
In addition to his work covering golf for ESPN, Collins co-hosts the “Matty and the Caddie” ESPN podcast with SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie. He also appears on numerous ESPN programs and platforms including Get Up!, SportsCenter, First Take and ESPN Radio to discuss golf, sports and entertainment. Collins joined the ESPN.com golf team in 2011, following 10 years as a professional golf caddie and 20 years as a standup comedian. Collins is a native of Lancaster, Pa., and lives in Gainesville, Fla.
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