Television Schedule for 2013 USGA Championships

Television Broadcast Schedule

Viewers will be able to watch seven USGA competitions in 2013.  (USGA/Steve Gibbons)

Friday, May 24, 2013

The United States Golf Association, in conjunction with its television partners NBC Sports, ESPN and Golf Channel, today announced the broadcast schedule for the 2013 USGA championship season. In all, 65 hours of live coverage will air from the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, including 35 hours of live coverage of the 113th U.S. Open Championship from Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

In addition to the three Open championships, NBC and Golf Channel will provide television coverage of the U.S. Amateur Championship, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, as well as the Walker Cup Match.

“The USGA’s Open and amateur championships are among the most prestigious events in all of competitive golf,” said USGA Executive Director Mike Davis. “Through our partnerships with NBC, ESPN and Golf Channel, we are able to deliver these events to fans across the country and around the world. With ground-breaking technology, those at home will be able to experience the championships as if they are walking with the crowds at Merion, Sebonack and our other world-class venues.”

NBC and ESPN will combine to air 35 hours of live 2013 U.S. Open coverage, up from 32 hours in 2012. ESPN will air the first two rounds (June 13-14) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, followed by coverage on NBC from 3-5 p.m. EDT. First- and second-round coverage will return to ESPN from 5-7 p.m. EDT. NBC will provide coverage of the third and fourth rounds (June 15-16) from noon to 7:30 p.m. EDT.

If necessary, a playoff will be contested on Monday, June 17, starting at noon EDT. ESPN will cover the first two hours and NBC will provide coverage through the playoff’s completion.

The first two rounds of the 68th U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., will be televised on ESPN2 from 3-7 p.m. EDT on June 27-28. NBC will air the third and fourth rounds (June 29-30), from 3-6 p.m. EDT, with a 30-minute pre-round program at 2:30 p.m. EDT on each day.

The first and second rounds of the 34th U.S. Senior Open from Omaha (Neb.) Country Club will air on ESPN2 on July 11-12 from 4-8 p.m. EDT. NBC Sports will broadcast the third and fourth rounds (July 13-14), from 3-6 p.m. EDT, preceded each day by a 30-minute pre-round program at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

NBC and Golf Channel will jointly cover the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Golf Channel will air the first round of match play on Aug. 14 from 4-6 p.m. EDT, followed by second-round coverage on Aug. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. EDT and the quarterfinal round on Aug. 16 from 9-11 p.m. EDT. NBC will air the semifinal matches (Aug. 17) and the championship match (Aug. 18) from 4-6 p.m. EDT. 

Coverage of the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina will air on Golf Channel, beginning with the first round of match play on Aug. 7 from 3-5 p.m. EDT. The broadcast will continue Aug. 8-11 from 4-6 p.m. EDT each day, with coverage of the third round through the championship match.

Golf Channel will also provide coverage of the 66th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif., and the 44th Walker Cup Match from National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y. Junior Amateur quarterfinal coverage will air July 26 from 1-3 p.m. EDT, followed by the championship match on July 27 from 4-6 p.m. EDT. Coverage of the Walker Cup Match is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 from 4-6 p.m. EDT.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS TELEVISION SCHEDULE

113th U.S. Open Championship  
Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa. (June 13-16) 
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Tuesday, June 112-3 p.m.ESPNSportsCenter at the U.S. Open
Wednesday, June 122-3 p.m.ESPNSportsCenter at the U.S. Open
Thursday, June 139 a.m.-3 p.m.ESPNFirst Round
 3-5 p.m.NBCFirst Round
 5-7 p.m.ESPNFirst Round (Part II)
 8-11 p.m.ESPNBest of First Round (tape)
Friday, June 1412-1 a.m.ESPN2SportsCenter at the U.S. Open
 1-4 a.m.ESPN2Best of First Round (tape)
 9 a.m.-3 p.m.ESPNSecond Round
 3-5 p.m.NBCSecond Round
 5-7 p.m.ESPNSecond Round (Part II)
 8-11 p.m.ESPNBest of Second Round (tape)
Saturday, June 1512-1 a.m.ESPN2SportsCenter at the U.S. Open
 2-5 a.m.ESPN2Best of Second Round (tape)
 11 a.m.-NoonESPNSportsCenter at the U.S. Open
 Noon-7:30 p.m.NBCThird Round
Sunday, June 1612-1 a.m.ESPN2SportsCenter at the U.S. Open
 2-5 a.m.ESPN2Best of Third Round (tape)
 11 a.m.-NoonESPNSportsCenter at the U.S. Open
 Noon-7:30 p.m.NBCFourth Round
Monday, June 1712-1 a.m.ESPN2SportsCenter at the U.S. Open
 1-4 a.m.ESPN2Best of Fourth Round (tape)
 Noon-2 p.m.ESPNPlayoff Round
 2 p.m.-ConclusionNBCPlayoff Round
    
68th U.S. Women's Open Championship  
Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y. (June 27-30) 
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Thursday, June 273-7 p.m.ESPN2First Round
Friday, June 283-7 p.m.ESPN2Second Round
Saturday, June 292:30-3 p.m.NBCLive From Women's Open (pre-game)
 3-6 p.m.NBCThird Round
Sunday, June 302:30-3 p.m.NBCLive From Women's Open (pre-game)
 3-6 p.m.NBCFourth Round
    
34th U.S. Senior Open Championship  
Omaha (Neb.) Country Club (July 11-14)  
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Thursday, July 114-8 p.m.ESPN2First Round
Friday, July 124-8 p.m.ESPN2Second Round
Saturday, July 132:30-3 p.m.NBCLive From Senior Open (pre-game)
 3-6 p.m.NBCThird Round
Sunday, July 142:30-3 p.m.NBCLive From Senior Open (pre-game)
 3-6 p.m.NBCFourth Round
    
66th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship  
Martis Camp Club, Truckee, Calif. (July 22-27) 
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Friday, July 2612:30-2:30 p.m.Golf ChannelQuarterfinals, Match Play
Saturday, July 276-8 p.m.Golf ChannelChampionship Match
    
113th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship 
Country Club of Charleston (S.C.) (Aug. 5-11) 
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Wednesday, Aug. 73-5 p.m.Golf ChannelFirst Round, Match Play
Thursday, Aug. 84-6 p.m.Golf ChannelSecond Round, Match Play
Friday, Aug. 94-6 p.m.Golf ChannelQuarterfinals, Match Play
Saturday, Aug. 104-6 p.m.Golf ChannelSemifinals, Match Play
Sunday, Aug. 114-6 p.m.Golf ChannelChampionship Match
    
113th U.S. Amateur Championship  
The Country Club, Brookline, Mass. (Aug. 12-18) 
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Wednesday, Aug. 144-6 p.m.Golf ChannelFirst Round, Match Play
Thursday, Aug. 15Noon-2 p.m.Golf ChannelSecond Round, Match Play
Friday, Aug. 169-11 p.m.Golf ChannelQuarterfinals, Match Play
Saturday, Aug. 174-6 p.m.NBCSemifinals, Match Play
Sunday, Aug. 184-6 p.m.NBCChampionship Match
    
44th Walker Cup Match  
National Golf Links of America, Southampton, N.Y. (Sept. 7-8)
Day, DateTime (EDT)NetworkProgram
Saturday, Sept. 74-6 p.m.Golf ChannelDay One
Sunday, Sept. 84-6 p.m.Golf ChannelDay Two


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