Fox Sports, the domestic broadcast partner of the USGA, will air nearly 140 hours of live coverage across eight 2019 USGA championships, including 45 hours on Fox, FS1 and Fox Deportes and continuous live streaming on the Fox Sports app from the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.
Fox Sports will also provide live coverage from the U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Senior Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior.
Two films in the “Epics” series will be featured around U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Open coverage. The story of Michelle Wie’s road to victory in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open will air on FS1 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT on May 30. Tiger Woods and his unparalleled 15-stroke triumph in the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach will be featured in a second film. The program will air on Fox from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT on June 9 and on FS1 from 7-8 p.m. on June 12.
Additionally, the USGA will provide live streaming from the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open on its digital platforms – usopen.com, uswomensopen.com and the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open apps, as well as live streaming of the U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur on usga.org.
The USGA’s global digital coverage will include exclusive live action on three channels – two featured groups channels and a featured holes channel – on usopen.com and the U.S. Open app during the first and second rounds of the U.S. Open (June 13-14). The USGA will also broadcast this year’s U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to more than 190 countries and territories on six continents through its international broadcast partners.
For the second consecutive year, Rolex will be the exclusive presenting partner of coverage for seven USGA championships, including the U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur. Rolex’s commitment will allow an uninterrupted broadcast of these championships, providing fans hours of continuous live action.
“Fox Sports continues to provide an innovative viewing experience that elevates our championships, both amateur and professional, and celebrates the greatness of the game and its storied champions,” said USGA CEO Mike Davis. “Rolex’s support as a presenting partner has proven to be a significant addition and allowed viewers to be more engaged due to the expanded coverage and in-depth perspectives on the golfers, venues and championships.”
Fox’s schedule commences with the 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, in Southern Pines, N.C. The third round on May 18 and fourth round on May 19 will air each day on FS1 from 3-5 p.m. EDT. The 74th U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.), will follow later in the month, beginning with ‘Wednesday at the U.S. Women’s Open’ from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on May 29. The first two rounds will be televised on FS1 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. EDT on May 30-31. Fox will air the third and fourth rounds on June 1-2 from 2-7 p.m. EDT.
U.S. Open coverage begins with the Sectional Qualifying Show on FS1, which will air at 11 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 3. Ten sectional qualifiers in the U.S., Canada and England will be contested on that date. Live championship coverage will begin at noon EDT on Thursday, June 6 when groupings and tee times are announced on FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd show. FS1 will broadcast “Wednesday at the U.S. Open” on June 12 from 12:30-3 p.m. EDT.
The first and second rounds of the 119th U.S. Open on June 13-14 will air on FS1 from 12:30-7:30 p.m. EDT. The opening two rounds will be followed by coverage on Fox from 7:30-10:30 p.m. EDT each day. Fox will provide coverage of the third round on Saturday, June 15, from noon-10 p.m. EDT and of the fourth round and a playoff, if necessary, on Sunday, June 16, from 2-10 p.m. EDT.
FS1 will air the first two rounds of the 40th U.S. Senior Open at The Warren Course at Notre Dame (Ind.), on June 27-28 from 3-8 p.m. EDT. Third-round coverage on Saturday, June 29 will begin on FS1 at 3 p.m. EDT before moving to Fox from 4-7:30 p.m. Fox will broadcast the fourth round on Sunday, June 30 from 2-7:30 p.m. EDT.