CBS SPORTS NETWORK TEES UP PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Network to Air Four Days of Coverage Surrounding 2012 PGA Championship,
Complementing CBS Sports’ Live Broadcasts
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) for the first time tees up coverage of the 2012 PGA Championship with ON THE RANGE, a live show originating from the Tournament Practice Range of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C. CBS Sports Network’s coverage pairs with CBS Sports’ live 18-hole broadcast of third- and final-round of the 94th PGA Championship.
ON THE RANGE will air each day of the Tournament, August 9-12 (8:30-10:30 AM, ET), featuring player interviews, analysis and a preview of the day’s action. Grant Boone, Brian Crowell and Bobby Clampett will host the show each day.
CBS Sports Network’s PGA Championship programming also includes encore airings of CBS Sports’ third and final-round broadcasts of the 2012 Tournament, as well as classic PGA Championships from years past.
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) is the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports. The Network covers more than 340 live games annually, showcasing 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports and also features professional lacrosse, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), the sports news and commentary show ROME and the Tim Brando Show. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About the PGA Championship
The 94th PGA Championship will be conducted August 6-12, 2012, at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S. C. The PGA Championship features the strongest field in golf and is considered one of the largest sporting events in the world. Since 1916, golf's best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship's coveted Wanamaker Trophy; including past champions Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Shaun Micheel, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Walter Hagen.
About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
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Dan Sabreen, 212-975-5936, email@example.com