NBC says U.S. Open headed for primetime
For the first time ever the U.S. Open Championship, slated for Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego this June, is scheduled to be broadcast in primetime. On Saturday June
14, NBC’s third round coverage will air from 4-10 p.m. EST, with final
round coverage on Father’s Day Sunday from 3-9 p.m. ET. This is the
first scheduled primetime broadcast in U.S. Open history (past Opens
have concluded in primetime due to weather conditions).
“What a great way to spend Father’s Day weekend, with the best golfers
in the world playing America’s championship in primetime,” said Dick
Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.
Three of the next five U.S. Open Championships will take place on the
West Coast. In addition to Torrey Pines, the Open will return to Pebble
Beach (Calif.) in 2010 and in 2012 will be played at Olympic Club in
NBC Sports will provide more than 16 hours of high definition U.S. Open
coverage – the most extensive coverage provided for any golf event and
the only one with network coverage of first- and second-round play.
Thursday, June 12 3-5 p.m. ET
Friday, June 13 3-5 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 14 4-10 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 15 3-9 p.m. ET