PGA TOUR stars in Marquee and Featured Groups on Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 27
Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET tomorrow, continues through Final Round on Saturday, Jan. 29
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PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will showcase many of the TOUR’s biggest stars in Marquee and Featured groups this week at the Farmers Insurance Open from Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif. Live coverage begins tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET, with a Featured Group that includes reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, former world No. 1 player Jason Day and PGA TOUR winner Joaquin Niemann. A second Featured Group with current world No. 1 Jon Rahm, 2021 THE PLAYERS champion Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, the 2020 Masters and 2016 U.S. Open champion, starts at 1:30 p.m. ET. Two separate streams, each covering a Featured Hole at Torrey Pines – the par 3 No. 3 and par 3 No. 11 – will begin at 12:15 p.m. ET.
At 4:30 p.m. ET, PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will move its four streams to a Main Feed covering action from around the entire course; a Marquee Group continuing coverage of Rahm, Thomas and Johnson; and a Featured Groups feed combining coverage of Matsuyama, Niemann and Day, and 45-time PGA TOUR winner and San Diego native Phil Mickelson, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and six-time TOUR winner Marc Leishman. A Featured Holes feed will showcase all four par 3 holes at Torrey Pines: Nos. 3, 8, 11, and 16.
On Thursday, Main Feed coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET, with a Featured Groups feed following last week’s The American Express champion Hudson Swafford, two-time TOUR champion Tony Finau and Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele, as well as a group with three-time TOUR winner Max Homa, four-time TOUR champion Daniel Berger and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. Starting at 1:30 p.m. ET, the Marquee Group feed will cover three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, playing with 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and five-time TOUR winner Rickie Fowler. The Featured Holes stream will again show the par 3 Nos. 3, 8, 11, and 16, starting at 12:15 p.m. ET.
At 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, coverage will transition to two Featured Group feeds that will each continue to follow Homa, Berger and Koepka, and Spieth, DeChambeau and Fowler. Also, two Featured Hole streams will each cover the par 3 No. 11 and par 3 No. 16.
PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN + will follow similar schedules Friday and Saturday to be determined when post-cut pairings are announced.
The four feeds available on PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ include:
Main Feed – The primary tournament coverage stream, showcasing the best action from across the course, with two dedicated booth announcers, a dedicated walking announcer and coverage drawn from all cameras at the event.
Marquee Group – Every shot from each player in the group, with two booth announcers and one walking announcer calling the action.
Featured Holes – Exclusive coverage of key par 3 holes and the course’s iconic, signature holes.
Featured Groups – Traditional PGA TOUR LIVE coverage following two concurrent featured groups, with two booth announcers and one walking announcer.
This inaugural season of PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ includes extended and expanded coverage in 2022, adding more than 3,200 new hours of live streaming for a total of more than 4,300 exclusive hours covering 35 tournaments, with at least 28 events with four full days of coverage and four simultaneous live feeds each day. The unprecedented coverage, with streaming and emerging technologies moving to ESPN+, is part of the TOUR’s new nine-year domestic media rights portfolio announced in March 2020.
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