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PGA Championship 2015 viewing guide: Coverage schedule and how to watch live online from Whistling Straits

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PGA Championship 2015 viewing guide: Coverage schedule and how to watch live online from Whistling Straits

There are just four more days of major championship golf left this year, which is awful news. But at the start of the week, we have an amazing set of circumstances amplifying the hype for the 2015 PGA Championship.

Jordan Spieth is going for the American Slam, the world No. 1 ranking, and perhaps the “greatest season ever.” Rory McIlroy makes a sooner-than-expected return from a nasty ankle injury to defend his title and protect his No. 1 status. The PGA paired them together for the first two rounds! Whistling Straits may not have the history or the cachet of other venues, but it may be the prettiest August setting for golf in the United States. The players love it and it will be wonderful for TV. There’s so much here to be excited about for these last four rounds. Maybe an improved and competitive Tiger would be the only thing that could make this week, as it looks at the start, any better.

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It should be the perfect cap to a great majors season and the broadcast beneficiaries will be CBS and TNT. CBS is the only network in the game with the rights to multiple majors. ESPN enjoys a subcontract for the first two rounds of the Masters and has just one year left on their rights deal carrying all of the British Open. But no network other than CBS, the primary TV partner of the PGA Tour, has the weekend at multiple majors.

The Masters is obviously their marquee golf property. It’s the best and most highly-rated tournament of the year. But the month of August is probably CBS’ most loaded stretch on their entire golf calendar. There was last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, they’re only WGC property, and that had 48 of the top 50 players in the world. Then there’s the final major of the season, which wraps up before football completely overwhelms sports. And they also have the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs later this month. It’s not quite the “Season of Nantz” sequence that includes March Madness and the Masters, but this August of golf leading into NFL kickoff does mean we get an extra-excitable Jim Nantz. Here he is on the eve of the PGA doing an interview – feel the enthusiasm!

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Splitting the duties with CBS this week will be TNT, which has the first two rounds and the early coverage on the weekend. This is one week of the year that TNT ventures into men’s pro golf. They do some work with the PGA at the Grand Slam of Golf, but that’s not an official event and a silly season game with just four players. So this is the week you get Ernie Johnson, usually confined to making fun of Charles Barkley’s golf swing, up in the booth and on the course. Many of the CBS announcers and analysts will also work large chunks of the broadcast in the first two rounds.

The coverage of the first two rounds on TNT actually starts fairly late compared to the U.S. Open and British Open. Both FOX and ESPN come on the air for the morning wave of tee times at those two majors, but TNT will not go live until 2 p.m. ET. The Masters maintains their own antiquated traditions of limiting the coverage and exposure of their event, so it’s hard or even useless to compare any TV schedule to that ridiculously frustrating practice at Augusta.

While there won’t be TV coverage early on Thursday and Friday, there will be a marquee groups stream up and running on 60stoday.com and on their mobile app. On Thursday, that will follow Tiger Woods, Martin Kaymer, and Keegan Bradley and the assumption is that Friday morning’s stream will follow the headline tee time of the entire tournament – Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Zach Johnson. Tiger tees off at 9:15 a.m. ET on Thursday, while the Spieth-Rory duo goes at 9:05 a.m. on Friday.

In addition to the morning marquee group streams. 60stoday.com will also offer a stream dedicated to Whistling Straits’ four par-3s – some of the course’s more challenging and scenic holes. There’s also a simulcast stream of all the TV coverage on both 60stoday.com and at 60stoday.com when they join the party on the weekend. So while the TV coverage is less than the preceding two majors, there’s still a handful of stream offerings and you will be able to watch the biggest names throughout all four days.

Here are all your media options for the week at Whistling Straits:

Thursday’s first round coverage

Television

2 to 8 p.m. – TNT

Online streams

9 a.m to 8 p.m. – Marquee groups on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

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2 to 8 p.m. – Par 3 stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

2 to 8 p.m. – TV simulcast stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

Radio

Noon to 7 p.m. – PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 93/208)

Friday’s second round coverage

Television

2 to 8 p.m. – TNT

Online streams

9 a.m to 8 p.m. – Marquee groups on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

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2 to 8 p.m. – Par 3 stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

2 to 8 p.m. – TV simulcast stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

Radio

Noon to 8 p.m. – PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 93/208)

Saturday’s third round coverage

Television

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – TNT

2 to 7 p.m. – CBS

Online streams

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Par 3 stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Marquee groups on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

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11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – TV simulcast stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

2 to 7 p.m. – CBS simulcast on 60stoday.com

Radio

Noon to 7 p.m. – PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 93/208)

Sunday’s final round coverage

Television

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – TNT

2 to 7 p.m. – CBS

Online streams

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Par 3 stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Marquee groups on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

11 to 7 p.m. – TV simulcast stream on 60stoday.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app

2 to 7 p.m. – CBS simulcast on 60stoday.com

Radio

Noon to 7 p.m. – PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 93/208)

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