Golf News for Monday, April 6, 2009 | Media

Golf Channel announces presenting Live From the Masters coverage

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golf Channel's Live From the Masters, produced in high definition, will take viewers inside the ropes at Augusta National with 35 hours of live news reports, inside analysis and compelling features in delivering comprehensive, wrap-around live news coverage of the men's first major championship of 2009.

Live From the Masters coverage kicks off Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET featuring Tiger Woods' pre-event news conference from Augusta National. Todd Lewis and Scott Walker will host the news conferences show and will be joined by the network's team of reporters and analysts on-site at Augusta from 4 - 8 p.m. ET. Wednesday's Live From the Masters coverage will feature news conferences from 4-6 p.m. ET, followed by a two-hour preview show from 6-8 p.m. ET.

Thursday and Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. ET, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, Live From the Masters will deliver 18 hours of live news coverage leading into the network telecast to preview each round with player interviews and analysis, as well as up-to-the-minute leader board updates.

Prime time coverage will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday, and continuing at 7 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, when Golf Channel's team of analysts break down each round of action. Each prime time Live From the Masters show will re-air throughout the night all week.

Live From the Masters team will include Vince Cellini, Kraig Kann, Rich Lerner, Steve Sands, Kelly Tilghman, Frank Nobilo, Dottie Pepper, Brandel Chamblee, Alex Miceli, John Feinstein, John Hawkins, Tim Rosaforte and Rex Hoggard reporting from Augusta National and nearby Augusta Country Club. Jim Gray will make his Golf Channel debut as a part of the Live From the Masters team, and two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw is scheduled to contribute to the network's weekend coverage. Inga Hammond will report from the network's studios in Orlando, and Iain Page will provide leader board updates during network coverage Thursday - Sunday.

In addition,'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. Rex Hoggard will report on-site from Augusta National, and Hammond will host daily interactive on-air segments during Live From the Masters coverage by responding to viewer emails throughout the week.

Live From the Masters TV Times (all times ET)

Tuesday, April 7: 2-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8: 4-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 9: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 9: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, April 10: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 12:30 -3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 7-9 p.m.

For more information contact Golf Channel public relations at 407-355-4653.