FOX has teed up fresh, comprehensive coverage of U.S. Open
The months turned into days, and now the days have turned into hours. The first major golf championship ever to be aired by FOX Sports is upon us, and there is no way the players are more excited than we are.
After spending the last few days at the FOX compound at Chambers Bay, I have a new appreciation of how much work goes into televising a sporting event of this magnitude. Each person I've seen has been working hard and putting in long days, but it seems everyone has a permanent grin on their faces. So far, it's been an incredible experience, and I can only assume that until we crown a new U.S. Open champion, it is only going to get better.
We all know how great Joe Buck is, and Greg Norman is a golfing legend who isn't shy about his opinions. Brad Faxon, Steve Flesch, Corey Pavin, Juli Inkster and the rest of the crew are going to be fresh new voices in a sport where new things are pretty rare. On the digital side, I can tell you we are going to give you a look at the U.S. Open that no other network has offered yet. I wouldn't miss it if I were you.
We have 11 hours of live tournament coverage Thursday — noon to 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 and 8 to 11 p.m. ET on FOX. You can find the full schedule here.
Not only have I been amazed at how much effort the people at FOX have put into this year's championship, but I also have a new respect for the USGA. If you aren't here, you'll never understand how much work goes into hosting a U.S. Open, and for them it's a labor of love. They have to take care of everything from the placement of the grandstands to the setup of the course to the amenities for the players and spectators. I don't believe I have ever seen a crew more passionate about their jobs. Mike Davis, the president of the USGA, and the rest of the executives have been really impressive to watch over the last couple of months.
Thursday begins a new era in golf broadcasting. It's the first time the United States Open Championship will be televised on FOX. Don't miss it.