PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+: California Swing Begins with Four-Stream Coverage of The American Express at PGA West

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PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+: California Swing Begins with Four-Stream Coverage of The American Express at PGA West

  • Coverage starts tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. ET, continues through Final Round on Sunday, January 21
  • Marquee, Featured groups Thursday-Saturday include Scheffler, Schauffele, Cantlay, Finau, Thomas, Fowler
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PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will present four concurrent streams – a Main Feed and Marquee Group, Featured Groups and Featured Holes coverage – starting tomorrow at The American Express at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

  • Coverage begins on ESPN+ at 11:30 a.m. ET, and continues through the final round on Sunday, January 21.
  • Marquee and Featured groups this week include world 1 Scottie Scheffler, Olympic champion and world No. 5 player Xander Schauffele, world No. 6 Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, and last week’s winner of the Sony Open in Hawaii, Grayson Murray.
  • Featured Holes coverage on the Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West will include the par-3 4th, par-3 13th, par-5 16th, and the signature island green 17th, statistically one of the TOUR’s most difficult holes.

In addition to the Pete Dye Stadium Course, The American Express is played on two other courses at PGA West – LaQuinta Country Club and the Nicklaus Tournament Course – with the tournament field playing each course through the first 54 holes, at which point a cut is made prior to the final round on the Pete Dye Stadium Course.

  • As part of ESPN+ Bonus Coverage, two groups at La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, and two groups on the Nicklaus Tournament Course on Friday, will be part of Main Feed or Featured Group coverage.

Thursday, January 18
Main Feed | 11:30 a.m. ET
Featured Holes | 12:15 p.m. ET

Marquee Group | 1:15 p.m. ET

  • Will Zalatoris – TOUR winner (2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship), four top-10 major finishes, 2021 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year
  • Daniel Berger – Four-time TOUR winner, 2015 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

Featured Groups | 12 p.m. ET

 

At 4 p.m. ET, coverage will transition to two Featured Group and two Featured Hole streams.

  • Featured Group – Will Zalatoris / Daniel Berger
  • Featured Group – Billy Horschel / Camilo Villegas (When Horschel and Villegas complete their round, coverage will follow the Grayson Murray / J.T. Poston group, in progress.)
    • Grayson Murray – Won last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii in sudden-death playoff, two-time TOUR winner
    • J.T. Poston – Two-time TOUR winner
  • Featured Hole – No. 16 | Par 5
  • Featured Hole – No. 17 | Par 3

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage: Two groups on the La Quinta Country Club course will also be part of Main Feed or Featured Group coverage on Thursday.

  • Xander Schauffele – No. 5 world ranking, seven-time TOUR winner, Olympic Gold medalist, won three times in 2022 (Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Travelers Championship, Genesis Scottish Open)
  • Tony Finau – No. 21 world ranking, six-time TOUR winner, won three times in 2022 (3M Open, Rocket Mortgage Classic, Texas Children’s Houston Open)

 

  • Scottie Scheffler – No. 1 world ranking, 2023 THE PLAYERS winner, 2022 Masters champion, six-time TOUR winner
  • Patrick Cantlay – No. 6 world ranking, eight-time TOUR winner, 2021 FedExCup Champion

Friday, January 19
Main Feed | 11:30 a.m. ET
Featured Holes | 12:15 p.m. ET

Marquee Group | 12:45 p.m. ET

  • Tom Kim – No. 14 world ranking, three-time TOUR winner
  • Min Woo Lee – Three wins on DP World Tour

Featured Groups | 12:45 p.m. ET

 

At 4 p.m. ET, coverage will transition to two Featured Group and two Featured Hole streams.

  • Featured Group – Sungjae Im / Cameron Champ
  • Featured Group – Tom Kim / Min Woo Lee
  • Featured Hole – No. 16 | Par 5
  • Featured Hole – No. 17 | Par 3

ESPN+ Bonus Coverage: Two groups on the Nicklaus Tournament Course will also be part of Main Feed or Featured Group coverage on Friday.

  • Rickie Fowler – No. 26 world ranking, six-time TOUR winner, 2010 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year
  • Justin Thomas – Two-time PGA Champion (2022, 2017), 15-time TOUR winner, 2017 FedExCup Champion, 2017 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

 

  • Scottie Scheffler / Patrick Cantlay

Saturday, January 20
Main Feed | 11:30 a.m. ET
Featured Holes | 12:15 p.m. ET

Marquee Group | 1:30 p.m. ET

  • Scottie Scheffler / Patrick Cantlay

Featured Groups | 12:15 p.m. ET

  • Rickie Fowler / Justin Thomas
  • Xander Schauffele / Tony Finau

At 4 p.m. ET, coverage will transition to two Featured Group and two Featured Hole streams.

  • Featured Group – Rickie Fowler / Justin Thomas
  • Featured Group – Scottie Scheffler / Patrick Cantlay
  • Featured Hole – No. 16 | Par 5
  • Featured Hole – No. 17 | Par 3

PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ will follow similar schedule Sunday, with pairings for determined following Saturday’s Third Round.

Day Start Time (ET) Coverage
Thursday,

January 18

11:30 a.m. Main Feed Best action across the tournament field
12 p.m. Featured Groups Chez Reavie/Kevin Kisner

Billy Horschel/Camilo Villegas

12:15 p.m. Featured Holes Nos. 4, 13, 17 | Par 3

No. 16 | Par 5

1:15 p.m. Marquee Group Will Zalatoris/Daniel Berger
4 p.m. Featured Group Billy Horschel/Camilo Villegas

Grayson Murray/J.T. Poston

Featured Group Will Zalatoris/Daniel Berger
Featured Holes No. 16 | Par 5
No. 17 | Par 3
Friday,

January 19

11:30 a.m. Main Feed Best action across the tournament field
12:15 p.m. Featured Holes Nos. 4, 13, 17 | Par 3

No. 16 | Par 5

12:45 p.m. Marquee Group  Tom Kim/Min Woo Lee
Featured Groups Matt Kuchar/Nick Taylor

Sungjae Im/Cameron Champ

4 p.m. Featured Group Tom Kim/Min Woo Lee
Featured Group Sungjae Im/Cameron Champ
Featured Holes No. 16 | Par 5
No. 17 | Par 3
Saturday,

January 20

11:30 a.m. Main Feed Best action across the tournament field
12:15 p.m. Featured Groups Rickie Fowler/Justin Thomas

Xander Schauffele/Tony Finau

Featured Holes Nos. 4, 13, 17 | Par 3

No. 16 | Par 5

1:30 p.m. Marquee Group Scottie Scheffler/Patrick Cantlay
4 p.m. Featured Group Scottie Scheffler/Patrick Cantlay
Featured Group Rickie Fowler/Justin Thomas
Featured Holes No. 16 | Par 5
No. 17 | Par 3

The four feeds available on PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ include:

  • Main Feed – The primary tournament coverage stream, showcasing the best action from across the course, with two dedicated booth announcers, a dedicated walking announcer and coverage drawn from all cameras at the event.
  • Marquee Group – Every shot from each player in the group, with two booth announcers and one walking announcer calling the action.
  • Featured Holes – Exclusive coverage of key par 3 holes and the course’s iconic, signature holes.
  • Featured Groups – Traditional PGA TOUR LIVE coverage following two concurrent featured groups, with two booth announcers and one walking announcer.

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