Thursday, May 7

The Players Championship TV Schedule and Notes

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.


Thursday, May 7
Morning Drive                                                                        6-9 a.m.
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           9 a.m.-1 p.m.
THE PLAYERS Championship                                             1-7 p.m.
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           7-9 p.m.

Friday, May 8
Morning Drive                                                                        6-9 a.m.
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           9 a.m.-1 p.m.
THE PLAYERS Championship                                             1-7 p.m.
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           7-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 10
Morning Drive                                                                        6-9 a.m.
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           9 a.m.-2 p.m.
THE PLAYERS Championship                                             2-7 p.m. (NBC)
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           7-9 p.m.

Sunday, May 11
Morning Drive                                                                        6-9 a.m.
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           9 a.m.-2 p.m.
THE PLAYERS Championship                                             2-7 p.m. (NBC)
Golf Central’s Live From THE PLAYERS                           7-9 p.m.

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SPECIAL PRODUCTION ELEMENTS: Every conceivable angle of the famous par-3, 17th hole and its island green will be covered by Golf Channel on NBC’s production team. A total of nine high-definition cameras, including a microscopic lens embedded in the lip of the small bunker fronting the green, will be in place. Returning is the popular “Actioncam,” a cable-suspended camera system that will fly over the lake between the 16th and 17th greens. A camera also will be situated behind the 14th tee that will provide a seldom seen, reverse ball-flight for one of the more difficult tee shots on the course.

Some of the manned camera positions also are noteworthy, including a position lifted by a crane 150 feet into the air above the tree line that will show unique shots of the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes. Another camera operator is ferried to a small island near the 17th green where he is marooned for approximately eight hours during a broadcast, capturing player reactions from this unique angle.

STREAMING ON GOLF LIVE EXTRA/NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA:  All the news and tournament action surrounding THE PLAYERS Championship can be accessed at any time on any mobile device and online through the help of Golf Channel’s Golf Live Extra. Fans also can stream Golf Channel on NBC coverage of live golf with NBC Sports Live Extra.

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