January 22, 2010 |
Thank goodness Jack Nicklaus turned 70 on Thursday. Because if you are the Golf Channel and you're televising the Bob Hope Classic for three hours on that afternoon and there is no golf and only rain, you've got time to fill. Billy Andrade, who along with Judy Rankin is a new member of the Golf Channel team, said he was enjoying the free-flowing, on-the-fly experience Thursday. For example, he got to tell of his first meeting with Nicklaus. It was when Andrade was playing college golf at Wake Forest when Nicklaus' son, Jackie, was playing at North Carolina.
April 9, 1998 |
Need more on the Masters than CBS and USA can provide? There is always the Golf Channel. "Golf Central," the only half-hour nightly news program on television devoted strictly to golf, will offer extensive highlights every day at 4:30 p.m. There is also "Viewer's Forum," with Peter Kessler and golf analyst Mark Lye, nightly at 5 and 9. There will be a special two-hour edition Sunday night.
January 12, 2006 |
If you're looking for the Bob Hope Classic on television beginning in 2007, you'll have to find the Golf Channel on the remote control. Under the PGA Tour's new six-year television contract announced Wednesday, the cable channel will be the new home of the 47-year-old tournament, which will not be telecast by a network for the first time. ABC's final Hope telecast is next week.
October 22, 2006 |
ESPN redefined sports broadcasting in 1979 by offering a smorgasbord of programming. But entrepreneur Joseph E. Gibbs and golf legend Arnold Palmer subsequently proved that some fans have an appetite for a channel that serves up only a single sport 24/7.
March 21, 2010 |
Tiger talked Sunday. For five minutes. To two chosen outlets. He wore an olive-green sweater, a yellow golf shirt and an emotionless face. He stood with his hands crossed and tired-looking eyes and for 10 minutes answered questions for the first time since a car accident Nov. 27 set off a chain of events that has included his admission of marital infidelity and his absence from tournament golf. In two interviews orchestrated by his representatives, Woods spoke for five minutes first to ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi, then to Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman in the gated community near Orlando, Fla., where he lives.
February 26, 2012 |
The fans call their names. "Tiger, sign my arm," and "Please, Phil, sign my hat. " Yet it seems as if the most often-heard shout at professional golf tournaments televised by the Golf Channel and CBS is, "David, please, look this way. " Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. David Feherty. The three biggest rock stars in golf right now. Feherty was a golfer once too, a pretty good one, and he understands what it is like to be a star. He just wishes people would shut up about it sometimes.