CBS gives fans look ‘Inside The Truck’ at John Deere Classic
you ever wondered just what it is like to try and cover over 100 golfers as
they line up tee shots, chip shots and putts all at once? In a rare look at how
golf is produced, CBS Sports will give viewers a different perspective to its
golf coverage by taking viewers behind the scenes at the John Deere Classic
with simultaneous coverage of the action occurring on the course, as well as
“Inside the Truck.”
Sports’ golf team led by Coordinating Producer Lance Barrow and Director Steve
Milton will show the frenetic pace of broadcasting a PGA TOUR event by giving
viewers a seat right next to them and their team inside the broadcast truck at
the John Deere Classic at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. during the
Network’s third-round coverage on Saturday, July 14 (3-6 p.m., ET). Viewers
will be taken “Inside the Truck” between 4-5 p.m., ET of CBS Sports’
and camera coverage from the truck will air simultaneously in a box on the
television screen, along with the coverage of the golfers on the course.
Viewers will experience what CBS Sports’ announce team of Bill Macatee and Peter
Oosterhuis in the 18th tower, Ian Baker-Finch on the 17th, Gary McCord on the
16th and Bobby Clampett on the course reporting, hear in their headsets as Barrow
and his team produce and direct the Network’s coverage.
broadcasts third- and final-round coverage of the John Deere Classic on
Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 (3-6 p.m., ET; both days).
for first-time PGA TOUR winners, the John Deere Classic once again hosts a
great field as first-time PGA TOUR winner John Senden, who beat J.P. Hayes by a
single shot in last year’s event, looks to defend his title against a field
that includes John Daly, Zach Johnson, Jesper Parnevik, Shigeki Maruyama, Jeff
Maggert, Kenny Perry, Kirk Triplett, Camilo Villegas, Larry Mize, Lee Janzen, Bernhard
Langer and David Branshaw. There have been 18 first-time PGA TOUR winners at
the John Deere Classic through the years.