FS1’s 12 Hours of Coverage Triples Last Domestic Telecast in 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA – In its final telecast of the 2017 USGA championship season, FOX Sports takes on a first, presenting the 46th Walker Cup Match from Los Angeles Country Club. For the first time, all four sessions of the Walker Cup will be televised, and FOX Sports’ scheduled coverage will triple the domestic telecast of the 2013 Walker Cup. Coverage of the 2017 Walker Cup begins Saturday, Sept. 9 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1.
While Great Britain & Ireland look to defend their resounding 2015 victory, the United States squad is eager to take back the cup on their home turf. Led by familiar faces in Doc Redman and Doug Ghim, who faced off in the championship match of the 2017 U.S. Amateur just two weeks ago on FOX, and Scottie Scheffler, low amateur at the 2017 U.S. Open, the world’s best amateurs take center stage again this weekend.
FOX Sports’ broadcast team is highlighted by three Walker Cup veterans, analyst Brad Faxon (1983) and on-course reporters Curtis Strange (1975) and Buddy Marucci (1995, 1997). A distinguished career amateur, Marucci also captained the United States team to two consecutive Walker Cup victories in 2007 and 2009.
Lead analyst Paul Azinger, play-by-play announcer Shane O’Donoghue, rules analyst David Fay and Faxon call all the action from the 18th Tower throughout the weekend. Strange and Marucci are joined on-course by Juli Inkster and Shane Bacon, who also conducts interviews throughout the competition.
FS1’s Saturday foursomes coverage airs from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET, and following a brief break in competition, resumes with singles matches from 5:00 to 8:00 PM ET. On Sunday, Sept. 10, foursomes matches again air from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET, followed by the final round of singles matches and the conclusion of the historic match from 6:00 to 9:00 PM ET on FS1. All linear coverage will be streamed concurrently on FOX Sports GO.
FOX Sports’ television schedule is as follows:
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Foursomes||12:00 – 3:00 PM||FS1/FOX Sports GO|
|Singles||5:00 – 8:00 PM||FS1/FOX Sports GO|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Foursomes||12:00 – 3:00 PM||FS1/FOX Sports GO|
|Singles||6:00 – 9:00 PM||FS1/FOX Sports GO|