SIMPSON, WATSON, BRADLEY, JACOBSON TAKE AIM AT “TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP” ON CBS SPORTS, JUNE 23-24
Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson takes on 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson, 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley in a star-powered field at the TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP. CBS Sports covers all the action from TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., broadcasting the third and final rounds on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days), live on the CBS Television Network.
CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz, three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time national Sportscaster of the Year, now in his 27th year with CBS, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Ian Baker-Finch provides commentary along with Nantz from the 18th hole tower. Gary McCord calls the action at the 17th hole and Peter Kostis at the 16th hole.
Last year, Jacobson earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the Travelers Championship with a final-round 4-under 66, one stroke better than John Rollins and Ryan Moore. He will shoot to be the first player since Phil Mickelson in 2002 to successfully defend his Travelers Championship title. Jacobson competes in a field which includes 11 major championship winners, including the last three major champions as well as Angel Cabrera, Lucas Glover, Padraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Louis Oosthuizen, Vijay Singh and Y.E. Yang. This year’s field includes four other past Travelers champions: Watson, Kenny Perry, Hunter Mahan and J.J. Henry. The standout field also includes Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, Michael Thompson, Ryo Ishikawa, Bo Van Pelt, Camilo Villegas, Ricky Barnes, Tim Clark, Rory Sabbatini, Sean O’Hair, Charley Hoffman, Sang-Moon Bae, Stuart Appleby, Charlie Wi, J.B. Holmes, Kevin Na, Jason Bohn, Aaron Baddeley, Johnson Wagner, Kevin Stadler, Chez Reavie, Ryan Moore, John Merrick and amateurs Patrick Cantlay from UCLA who shot a second-round 10-under 60 here last year and Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers making his first PGA TOUR start.
Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer, CBS Sports’ golf. Jim Rikhoff will produce CBS’s coverage of the Travelers Championship and Chris Svendsen will direct. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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2012 CBS GOLF SCHEDULE
And Times (PM, ET) Tournament Location
June 9 (3:00-6:00 PM) FedEx St. Jude Classic TPC Southwind
June10 (3:00-6:00 PM) Memphis, Tenn.
June 23 (3:00-6:00 PM) Travelers TPC River Highlands
June 24 (3:00-6:00 PM) Championship Cromwell, Conn.
June 30 (3:00-6:00 PM) AT&T National Congressional Country Club
July 1 (3:00-6:30 PM) Bethesda, Md.
July 7 (3:00-6:00 PM) The Greenbrier Classic The Old White Course TPC
July 8 (3:00-6:00 PM) White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
July 14 (3:00-6:00 PM) John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run
July 15 (3:00-6:00 PM) Silvis, Ill.
July 28 (3:00-6:00 PM) RBC Canadian Open Hamilton Golf and Country Club
July 29 (3:00-6:00 PM) Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 4 (2:00-6:00 PM) WGC-Bridgestone Firestone Country Club
Aug. 5 (2:00-6:00 PM) Invitational South Course
Aug. 9 (12:37-1:07 AM) PGA Championship The Ocean Course
Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM) Kiawah Island, S.C.
Aug. 11 (2:00-7:00 PM)
Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM)
Aug. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM) Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club
Aug. 19 (3:00-6:00 PM) Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 25 (3:00-6:00 PM) The Barclays Bethpage State Park’s
Aug. 26 (2:00-6:00 PM) Black Course