With every major championship, it seems the television coverage gets more interesting. When CBS shows the PGA Championship from Baltusrol this week, the network will incorporate new whiz-bang technology, beginning with what they call “Smartcart,” a six-foot screen attached to a custom-fitted golf cart that will be used to analyze and “telestrate” swings, shots, hole difficulties, and scorecards. Trackman also will be utilized to show precise detail on shots including distance, height, curvature, speed, and more, while for the first time, a 360-degree camera will focus in on the course and players, with the results shown on CBS Sports’ Facebook page.
The broadcast also will use drones to show features of the golf course, SwingVision for super-slow-motion swing analysis, and animated aerial views of all 18 holes to identify ideal land areas and hazards. And if you have DirecTV, you’ll be able to see live 4K coverage of the iconic par-three 4th hole (above).
Here is the programming schedule for the PGA Championship:
Thursday, July 28 1-7 p.m., TNT
12:35-1:05 a.m. (Friday), CBS, first-round highlights
Friday, July 29 1-7 p.m., TNT
12:35-1:05 a.m. (Saturday), CBS, second-round highlights
Saturday, July 30 11 a.m.-2 p.m., TNT
2-7 p.m., CBS
Sunday, July 31 11 a.m.-2 p.m., TNT
2-7 p.m., CBS
CBS Sports Network also will be on the range on Thursday and Friday starting at 11 a.m.; broadcast the “Clubhouse Report” every day at 8 p.m.; and air an encore presentation of the third round on Saturday at 9 p.m. and replays of the final round Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday, August 1, at 10 a.m. All times Eastern.
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