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2012 Ryder Cup: TV, Radio and Broadband Coverage and Times

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIDecember 13, 2016

When the United States and Europe square off in this year’s 2012 Ryder Cup there will be a great deal of interest as most of the PGA’s Top 10 including the World's No. 1 Rory McIroy and No. 2 Tiger Woods will be on hand when things get underway for the 39th edition of this event Friday at 8 a.m. ET from Medinah Country Club in suburban Chicago.

Coverage of the Ryder Cup will be extensive as always with ESPN and the Golf Channel on NBC handling the broadcast duties.

ESPN will begin their coverage Monday on all of their SportsCenter editions as well on ESPN News and ESPN Radio.

The gang at the Golf Channel will have a full week of coverage starting with Morning Drive at 7 a.m. ET Monday morning and special editions of Live from the Ryder Cup starting on at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday.

All the live golf action will be produced by NBC’s outstanding golf production team headed by senior producer Tommy Roy. So no matter if you are watching the action on ESPN or the Golf Channel on NBC it will be Roy making sure that nothing is missed. Also, DirecTV subscribers will have the multi-screen and multi-channel options to follow all the action of all three days. 

Live action begins Friday at 8 a.m. on ESPN with host Mike Tirico to anchor of networks' Ryder Cup coverage. He will be joined by 2008 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul Azinger (analyst), two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North (on-course reporter) and Curtis Strange (hole announcer). Also on the call will be Scott Van Pelt (hole announcer) and Bill Kratzert (on-course reporter).

ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com columnist Rick Reilly will present essays.


The weekend belongs to The Golf Channel on NBC with Saturday’s coverage starting at 9 a.m. ET until 7 p.m.

Sunday’s coverage will air from noon till 7 p.m.

The Golf Channel on NBC broadcast crew will be anchored by Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller–together for their 13th season–they will be joined by Gary Koch on the 16th hole and Peter Jacobsen in 17th hole tower positions; Roger Maltbie, Dottie Pepper and Mark Rolfing reporting from the golf course; and essayist Jimmy Roberts and Steve Sands conducting interviews. Golf World senior writer Tim Rosaforte will provide insider news and notes.

Those who wish to follow the action via broadband can do so at the following sites. Friday on ESPN3 or the Watch ESPN service, the weekend action can be found on both GolfChannel.com as well as NBCSports.com and radio will be exclusively on Sirius-XM.

Broadcast schedule:

Friday: ESPN at 8 a.m ET

Day one format: Four fourball (better ball) matches in the morning and four foursome matches in the afternoon session.


Broadband: ESPN3 and Watch ESPN

Radio: Sirius-XM Channel 93 


Saturday: NBC at 9 a.m. ET

Day two format: Four fourball (better ball) matches in the morning and four foursome matches in the afternoon session. 

Broadband: NBCSports.com and GolfChannel.com

Radio: Sirius-XM Channel 93


Sunday:  NBC at noon ET

Day three format: 12 singles match play matches

Broadband: NBCSports.com and GolfChannel.com

Radio: Sirius-XM Channel 93



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