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Tiger Woods Makes His 2012 PGA TOUR Debut in Field Highlighted by Former Champions

Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, D.A. Points, Vijay Singh and Davis Love III

          CBS Sports travels to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula to cover the AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM, contested at the world renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, Calif.  CBS Sports broadcasts the third and final rounds live on Saturday, Feb. 11 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, Feb. 12 (3:00-6:30 PM, ET).  Jim Nantz, now in his 27th year covering golf at CBS, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage.  Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six majors and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst alongside Nantz in the 18th tower. Ian Baker-Finch mans the 17th; Gary McCord the 16th; and David Feherty and Peter Kostis round out the Network’s golf announce team in Pebble Beach as on-course reporters.

         D.A. Points returns to defend last year’s victory and is once again teamed with amateur partner Bill Murray.  The 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am champion Tiger Woods is making his 2012 PGA TOUR debut, his seventh start at the event and first since finishing tied for 12th in 2002.  Dustin Johnson looks to defend his 2009 and 2010 titles against a field highlighted by former champions including three-time champion Phil Mickelson (1998, 2005, 2007), two-time champion Davis Love III (2001, 2003) and 2004 champion Vijay Singh.  Other top players in the field include  Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington making their 2012 TOUR debuts, Ian Poulter, Ricky Fowler, Stuart Appleby, Nick Watney, Sean O’Hair, Jason Bohn, Martin Laird, J.B. Holmes, Steve Elkington, Mike Weir, Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini, Charley Hoffman, Geoff Ogilvy, Paul Goydos, Brian Gay, Hunter Mahan, David Duval, Trevor Immelman and Boo Weekley.

        During Saturday’s coverage, which traditionally focuses more on the celebrity Pro-Am round on Pebble Beach Golf Course, CBS Sports’ Nantz and Faldo conduct interviews on the 17th tee with the many celebrity golfers that also make up the Pro-Am field including San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops, actors/comedians George Lopez and Ray Romano, actors Eric Close,  Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Hudson, Don Cheadle, Lucas Black, Josh Duhamel, Andy Garcia, country music recording artist Clay Walker, as well as many others.

       Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer and Steve Milton is Director of CBS Sports’ golf coverage.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.


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CBS Sports Contacts: Jen Sabatelle and Robin Brendle can be reached at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at (831) 626-9834  from February 9-12.



Broadcast Dates

And Times (PM, ET)                         Tournament                            Location         

Feb. 11 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       AT&T Pebble Beach                  Pebble Beach Golf Links

Feb. 12 (3:00-6:30 PM)                       National Pro-Am                    Spyglass Hill Golf Course

                                                                                                      Monterey Peninsula Country Club

                                                                                                      Pebble Beach, Calif.


Feb. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      Northern Trust Open              Riviera Country Club

Feb. 19 (3:00-6:30 PM)                                                                    Pacific Palisades, Calif.


April 5 (11:35-11:50 PM)                    The Masters(R)                       Augusta National Golf Club

April 6 (11:35-11:50 PM)                                                                  Augusta, Ga.

April 7 (3:30-7:00 PM)                                                                       

April 8 (2:00-7:00 PM)


April 14 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      RBC Heritage                        Harbour Town Golf Links

April 15 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                   Hilton Head Island, S.C.     


April 21 (1:00-3:00 PM)                      Liberty Mutual Legends        Savannah Harbor Golf Resort

April 22 (1:00-3:00 PM)                      of Golf (Champions TOUR)    Savannah, Ga.


April 21 (3:00-6:00 PM)                     Valero Texas Open                TPC San Antonio

April 22 (3:00-6:00 PM)                                                                    San Antonio, Texas


April 28 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      Zurich Classic                        TPC Louisiana

April 29 (3:00-6:00 PM)                      of New Orleans                      Avondale, La.


May 5 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         Wells Fargo                          Quail Hollow Club

May 6 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         Championship                      Charlotte, N.C.


May 19 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       HP Byron Nelson                   TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas

May 20 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       Championship                       Irving, Texas


May 26 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       Crowne Plaza Invitational     Colonial Country Club

May 27 (3:00-6:00 PM)                       at Colonial                             Fort Worth, Texas


June 2 (3:00-6:00 PM)                         the Memorial Tournament    Muirfield Village Golf Club

June 3 (2:30-6:00 PM)                         presented by                         Dublin, Ohio

                                                         Nationwide Insurance


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

Akron, Ohio


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

                                                                                                       Farmingdale, N.Y.


Jennifer Sabatelle

Robin Brendle