USA Network To Get Ryder Cup Conclusion, If Necessary


NBC promotion execs spent much of Friday filing updates on coverage of the Ryder Cup golf tournament as a 7-plus-hour rain delay forced a new coverage game plan.

Friday coverage was on ESPN, and ESPN and NBC will continue to divvy up the Saturday rounds. Sunday will also still be on NBC, but the net may not get to cover the potentially climactic final matches.

New to the mix is a possible Monday finish. If so, that will be on NBC Universal's USA Network starting at 2 a.m. All start times are in the wee hours of the morning in the U.S. since the Cup is being contested in Wales this year.