Monday, August 8, 2011

Marquee groups to highlight PGA television coverage

Marquee groups highlight TNT and’s coverage of the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Beginning on Thursday, Aug 11 a featured group including professional golf’s 2011 major champions to date: Rory McIlroy (U.S. Open), Darren Clarke (British Open) and Charl Schwartzel (Masters) tee off at 1:45 p.m. ET.  Former PGA Champions Martin Kaymer (2010), Y.E. Yang (2009) and Shaun Michel (2007) also will be a featured group as they begin play at 1:15 p.m. ET. TNT’s coverage on Friday, Aug. 12 (1-7 p.m. ET) will have four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods, 1997 PGA Champion and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Davis Love III and 2008 PGA Champion Padraig Harrington teeing off at 1:45 p.m. ET on the second day of coverage. Friday also features a threesome of PGA Champions Phil Mickelson (2005), David Toms (2001) and Vijay Singh (1998) teeing off at 1:25 p.m. ET. Recent Bridgestone Invitational champion Adam Scott, along with Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa and Matteo Manassero also will tee off on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET.