|Turner Sports' 22nd Consecutive Year of PGA Championship Coverage Begins Thursday, August 9, from Kiawah Island, S.C.|
|Turner Sports will provide comprehensive television, online and mobile coverage of the 94th PGA Championship, next week (Aug. 9-12), including 18 hours of live coverage.|
Turner Sports will provide comprehensive television, online and mobile coverage of the 94th PGA Championship held August 9-12 from The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C. TNT will televise 18 hours of exclusive live action including six hours each day on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10 (1-7 p.m. ET), as well as early live coverage of the third and fourth rounds on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Turner Sports has presented the PGA Championship for 22 consecutive years and it is TNT's 14th straight year televising the event. TNT's announce team will include: two-time Sports Emmy Award-winning host Ernie Johnson, analysts Ian Baker-Finch and Billy Kratzert and reporter Vince Cellini.
PGA.com's extensive offerings will include Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, a broadband video player with multiple live video streams and the ability to follow marquee groups and par-3 coverage. PGA.com has launched a new site for the PGA Championship and will also debut Social Caddy, a social destination for the PGA Championship including integration with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Social Caddy will combine live action updates of the event with a "social leaderboard" capturing trending topics, top trending players and an aggregated stream of social media conversation associated with the event. PGA.com also will offer an enhanced video highlight hub allowing fans to search memorable moments from the PGA Championship. The PGA.com announce team includes host Brian Katrek, analyst Michael Breed, course reporters Will Haskett and Fred Albers and media center reporter Amanda Balionis.
PGA.com's award-winning mobile coverage will include a free PGA Championship App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The free app will feature live video, highlights, alerts and hole-by-hole scoring and breaking news updates.
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