GOLF CHANNEL coverage of The Masters 2013

GOLF CHANNEL coverage of The Masters 2013 begins Monday, April 8, and includes its signature Live From the Masters program daily through Sunday. Other Masters Week programs include special editions of Morning Drive, news conferences and expanded digital coverage on


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From the GOLF CHANNEL press release:


Golfing Legends and Former Masters Champions Palmer, Nicklaus, Player, Crenshaw, Floyd, Olazabal, Faldo, Watson, Lyle Join Programming Mix

High-Quality Features Include Michael Phelps, Cal Ripken Jr., and Emmitt Smith Discussing the Burden Tiger Woods Carries While Chasing Nicklaus’ Majors Record; the Science Behind ‘The Shot’ that Won Bubba Watson’s 2012 Masters; and What it’s Like to be the 54-Hole Leader at the Masters

Golf Channel Provides Coverage of Player News Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 4, 2013) – Golf Channel will dedicate a record number of network resources to cover next week’s Masters tournament, delivering nearly 70 total hours of live news and related programming geared toward the first men’s major championship of 2013.

Live From the Masters will dominate Golf Channel’s daytime and primetime schedules during Masters week with more than 50 live hours from Augusta, Ga., and the network’s studio headquarters. Coverage begins Monday and will conclude with a post-tournament show after the last putt drops on Sunday.

Morning Drive: Golf Channel will begin each morning of Masters Week with the latest news, commentary and features on Morning Drive. Monday’s show will introduce viewers to all 93 players in the field, from the 14-year-old Guan Tianlang of China to 63-year-old former Masters Champion Tom Watson. With a little help from apparel manufacturers, the Morning Drive team also will give viewers a sneak preview of what select players will be wearing during the week.

Special Guests Joining Coverage: A list of golfing legends scheduled to make appearances during the week include: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw, Ray Floyd, Jose Maria Olazabal, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Johnny Miller and Sandy Lyle.

News Conferences: Live From the Masters on Tuesday and Wednesday will feature player news conferences from Augusta National Golf Club’s media center.

Live From the Masters Scheduled Features :
Burden of History – As Tiger Woods continues to chase down Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championship victories, Golf Channel caught up with other sports superstars who shared insight about records they chased down, including Emmitt Smith (Walter Payton’s all-time rushing mark); Cal Ripken (Lou Gehrig’s 2,130 consecutive games played); and Michael Phelps (most Olympic medals of all time). Woods, Hank Haney and Johnny Miller also were interviewed for this feature.
54-Hole Lead – A closer look from players who describe what it’s like sleeping on a 54-hole lead at the Masters.
Charles Coody – Winning the 1971 Masters was Charles Coody’s third and final victory. Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner joins Coody as he prepares to make his annual journey to Augusta National to be part of the exclusive group at the Champions Dinner.
The Shot – How Bubba Watson hit the playoff shot from the Augusta pine straw that won him the 2012 Masters is analyzed by scientists, golf experts and Bubba, himself.
Bobby Jones – Rich Lerner’s essay about golf’s legendary amateur and co-founder of the Masters. Digital Coverage: will feature expanded editorial content during Masters Week, including up-to-the-minute blogs and fan interaction, including:
– News & Features Select features during the week will include an oral history of Bubba Watson’s playoff shot in 2012 that won him his first green jacket; Tiger Woods’ pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ major championship record; Ernie Els’ return to the Masters; and point-counterpoint columns about who will win the Masters.
– Live Chats editorial staff will host live chats Thursday-Sunday to keep fans up to date and answer their questions as the action unfolds.
– Exclusive Video Content visitors will be treated to daily web hits throughout the week from Augusta, as well as popular segments from Golf Channel’s Live From the Masters.

Notable Masters Week Air Times (all times ET):

Monday, April 8
7-10 a.m. Morning Drive Live
3-5 p.m. Live From the Masters News Conferences
5-6 p.m. Masters Highlights 2012: Bubba Watson
6-7 p.m. The Golf Fix
7-8 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
Tuesday, April 9
7-9 a.m. Morning Drive Live
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
(includes player news conferences)
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
Wednesday, April 10
7-9 a.m. Morning Drive Live
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
(includes player news conferences)
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
Thursday, April 11 & Friday, April 12
6-8 a.m. Morning Drive Live
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
7:30-9:30 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
Saturday, April 13
7-9:30 a.m. Morning Drive Live
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
Sunday, April 14
7-9:30 a.m. Morning Drive Live
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Live From the Masters Live
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters Live



  1. Well the Daily News is crying again and getting it wrong. Lets play the game all those who though that tiger should leave, was proven wrong. Can the babies finally be quiet and let the players play.

  2. The ruling against Tiger was flat out wrong. Television replay should not be used to determine an outcome, there are rules officials on the course to make on the spot determinations. Tiger needs to win this tournament and tell the Master Committee to stick the green jacket up their ass and vow never to play the Masters again. That alone would killl the master tournament and te arrogant assholes who think it is so great.!!!

  3. Mr. Chamblee,
    I am impressed with your rigid adherence to the rules of golf as a measure of a person’s integrity.

    I, too, believe in following rules, especially when it comes to obeying the rules of basic English grammar. As a commentator on television, America’s children listen to you and how you speak. You twice stated that had Tiger dropped his ball near his divot, “It would’ve ran down the hill.” Following the rules of proper grammar, you should have said, “It would’ve run down the hill.” I think the education of America’s youth is every bit as important as a golf tournament. Please do the honorable thing and disqualify yourself as a commentator.

  4. We’re still at “DREAD FROM THE MASTERS”. This goes to show you that nobody is listening to this “GOLF CHANNEL”. We’re all talking to ourselves. Good Bye this is useless.

  5. Howsabout discussing how Furyk’s drop (thirty minutes before Tiger’s) was different….and shouldn’t also incur a two stroke penalty….or is that not sexy enough for GC ? [Rule 26.b.] ????


  7. stop the talking—no body cares—make a decision, tell us and go home

  8. Why is there so much chatter about golf rules today and little or no televised coverage of the Masters Tournament? The general public has little interest in hours and hours of this chatter that doesn’t really affect them. Lets get back to the MASTERS!
    I am ready to turn it off.

  9. I am just wondering why not going back and re-hitting the shot before proceeding to the nxt hole does not come into play?

  10. What about rule 26(b) where it says you can go back as far as you want to drop the ball? Is that not applicable here?

  11. read the rule in context. if there were no divot, where should the ball be dropped? “as close as possible” There is a reasonable leeway implied, for everybody. Tiger didn’t break any rule.

  12. The Masters rule committee because they make a wrong ruling, there is no way they should host a major golf tournament. Tigers discission not to disqualify himself knowing that he has broken a rule is wrong. 2 wrongs do not make a right. This is the darkest day in golf, where money and TV rating become ahead of the rules of golf. Tiger Woods was by far the person I looked up in this game, and “The Masters” was a wonderful tournament until this ruling.

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