A Sunday Full of Golf & More

We all will be treated to a full day of golf today as all the major tours are in action and being broadcast to us all day long.

The gents of the European Tour made a great move in featuring links courses and scheduling the Scottish Open the week prior to the Open Championship.  gullane 8

The fields at the Scottish have become deeper and the courses have been spectacular. The star of the week so far has been the wonderful links of Gullane Golf Club which is so old the architect is listed as “Mother Nature.”

Coverage begins at 9:30am EST on The Golf Channel and finishes on NBC form 12:00pm-2:00pm. Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee and the rest of the crew are absolutely killing it. They are a joy to listen to.

At the same time any self respecting sports fan will want to tune into a highly anticipated Wimbledon final as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be giving us a rematch of last year’s classic.

Djokovic beat Federer in five sets last year and in 39 meetings Federer has won 20 of them so we are bound to get a good one. This calls for multiple televisions, or at least a computer to be able to view both of these. Sunday morning golf and tennis, what a treat.

The Golf Channel will begin airing The John Deere Classic at 1:00pm until 2:30pm. CBS will pick it up at 3:00pm and with Jordan Spieth sprinting to the lead on the strength of his super 61 the Deere has become Must See TV.

But Wimbledon isn’t the only major on TV today. The U.S. Women’s Open will be carried by Fox from 2:30pm to 6:30pm and it looks to be a showdown between Amy Yang and Stacy Lewis.

Yang leads by three strokes but Sunday at the U.S. Open, be it men’s or women’s always provides us some fireworks.  yang and lewis

Fox’s broadcast is still sputtering and stuttering with some obvious rookie mistakes but they have made some improvements. Holly Sonders has been moved off the “interview” assignment to the Wrap Up Desk where she is very comfortable. She was joined by Natalie Gulbis who is also a Fox correspondent but missed the cut this week. Sonders and Gulbis both at the same desk? I can’t imagine what Fox was thinking about with that one. Hmm…yea right.

And if that’s not enough for you The Champions Tour’s Encompass Championship is on The Golf Channel from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Fire up the multiple TV’s and enjoy. It’s bound to be a fun Sunday.


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