Four feeds on all four days of a PGA TOUR event for first time ever
Includes Main Feed, Marquee Group, Featured Holes, Featured Groups
Coverage begins Thursday, Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m. ET
Exclusively on ESPN+; Subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices
For the first time ever, PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will provide golf fans with four unique, simultaneous streams covering a Marquee Group, Featured Groups, Featured Holes, and a Main Feed at The American Express, beginning Thursday, Jan. 20, from PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. Live coverage begins with a Main Feed starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. Featured Group and Featured Hole coverage starts at 12:15 p.m. ET, and the Marquee Group feed begins at 1:30 p.m. ET. All coverage concludes at 7 p.m. ET. PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will follow similar schedules Friday and Saturday, with Sunday’s slate to be determined when final day 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.
Thursday’s Marquee Group includes 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and Matthew Wolff, who won the 2019 Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer at Oklahoma State. The Featured Group stream is highlighted by 2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker and three-time TOUR winner Charles Howell III.
Friday’s Marquee Group features a pair of former world No. 1 players with double-digit TOUR championships and a major title in Jason Day (12 TOUR wins, 2012 PGA Championship) and Justin Rose (10 TOUR wins, 2013 U.S. Open). The Featured Groups on Friday include Russell Henley, who came in 2nd in a playoff at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii, and four-time TOUR winner Chris Kirk.
Featured Hole coverage on Thursday and Friday on the Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West includes the par-3 4th, par-3 13th, par-5 16th, and the signature island green 17th, statistically one of the most difficult holes on the PGA TOUR.
The American Express field also includes current world No. 1 player Jon Rahm, 45-time TOUR winner Phil Mickelson, reigning FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay, two-time TOUR champion Tony Finau, and defending American Express champion Si Woo Kim, all of whom may be part of Main Feed coverage on secondary courses at PGA West on Thursday and Friday.
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.
All ESPN+ subscribers have access to PGA TOUR LIVE, at no additional cost, in addition to more than 22,000 other live sporting events, acclaimed studio programs, original series and documentaries, as well as the complete library of ESPN 30 for 30 films.
Golf programming on ESPN+ also includes The Masters (115 hours of live coverage, plus 50 hours of The Masters Films from 1960-2020), The PGA Championship (200 hours of live coverage, plus 30 hours of library and classic programming), as well as the original series America’s Caddie with Michael Collins.
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