Golf Channel Tees Off U.S. Open Coverage Tuesday

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ESPN and NBC have the live action from June 18-21, but Golf Channel will also be on the scene at Bethpage State Park's Black Course on Long Island for the 2009 U.S. Open.

Golf Channel will present 25 hours of live news reports, analysis and features as part of its comprehensive, wrap-around live coverage of golf's second major championship of 2009.
The Comcast-owned network's Live From the U.S Open tees off Tuesday June 16 with pre-tournament news conferences from Bethpage Black. Host Kelly Tilghman will be joined by the network's team of reporters and analysts on-site from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). Wednesday's Live From the U.S. Open coverage will feature news conferences from 2 p.m.-4 p.m, followed by a two-hour preview show, beginning at 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, beginning at 8 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET, the show will preview each round, featuring player interviews, analysis, and up-to-the-minute leader board updates.
In primetime, Golf's coverage starts at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, to break down each round. The shows will encore throughout the night all week.
The Live From the U.S. Open team comprises Vince Cellini, Kraig Kann, Rich Lerner, Steve Sands, Tilghman, Frank Nobilo, Brandel Chamblee, Charlie Rymer, Alex Miceli, John Feinstein, Jim Gray, John Hawkins, Tim Rosaforte and Rex Hoggard.
Kann and Rymer will host the early Live From shows Thursday and Friday from the network studios in Orlando. Peter Jacobsen will join Friday's early coverage, while 1986 U.S. Open champion Raymond Floyd will appear on the early Saturday show.
In addition, GolfChannel.com's team of writers will contribute to the popular "Shag Bag" blog with entries and posts throughout the week, along with daily columns, news articles features and breaking news. Hoggard, Jay Coffin, Randall Mell and David Allen will report on-site from Bethpage Black throughout the week.

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