PGA Championship 2012 TV Schedule: Where to Catch Weekend Action for Final Major
With the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island at the midway point, the contenders have certainly begun to distance themselves from the rest of the field. Many of the top players in the game are near the top of the leaderboard, but there are some dark horses who could do damage as well, so there are plenty of reasons to tune in.
Golf fanatics will be able to catch a great deal of the weekend action on television as TNT and CBS will be televising everything from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday. With several players looking to add to their already-impressive total of majors won and some looking for their very first, the closing rounds of the PGA Championship promise to be great.
Here is everything you need to know with regards to when and where to watch the final two rounds of the PGA Championship this weekend.
Where: Kiawah Island in Charleston, S.C.
When: Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12
Watch: TNT and CBS
Third Round - Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET (TNT) and 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET (CBS)
Fourth Round - Sunday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET (TNT) and 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET (CBS)
Under-the-Radar Contenders to Watch
It may seem strange to call Adam Scott an under-the-radar contender after his well-documented collapse in the Open Championship, but the Aussie has been very quiet at Kiawah Island thus far and will be lying in the weeds this weekend.
Scott had a poor second round as he went three-over par, but he is one-under for the tournament thanks to a strong first round and has the game necessary to compete.
A lot of people have probably already written Scott off and figure that he is a headcase after what happened at the British Open, but when he is playing well, he hits greens in regulation at a high rate, and that is of the utmost importance on this course. If he can play closer to how he did in the first round, Scott will be a factor.
On a day where the course played fairly tough for most, Vijay Singh thrived and put himself in contention in Round 2. Singh was solid in the first round at one-under par, but he looked like the Vijay of old on Friday and now sits at four-under. Singh is 49 years old and hasn't been a top player in quite some time, but he is savvy and knows when to play if safe or when to go for it.
That should serve him well on a fairly difficult course moving forward. Ernie Els changed the opinions of many when it comes to older players as he persevered and came from behind to win the British Open. He had been in big moments before and didn't let the pressure get to him, and Singh should be in a similar position.
Which under-the-radar contender is most likely to win the PGA Championship?
Zach Johnson is the perfect example of a quiet player that nobody really thinks about much, but he always manages to be in the hunt anyway. Johnson wasn't really being given much of a chance at Kiawah Island since it is the longest course to ever host a PGA Championship and Johnson is one of the more conservative players on tour off the tee.
While that means he may need more shots to reach the green than others on some holes, it also means that he's likely to make fewer mistakes. Johnson shot even-par in the first round and one-over in the second, so he certainly has work to do, but Johnson is a former major winner who won't be rattled and should be able to remain in the hunt.
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