PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jimmy Walker’s march to a PGA Championship; the 41st Ryder Cup, one of the most riveting in the history of golf’s ultimate spectacle; and an in-depth retrospective of the PGA of America Centennial Celebration debut in back-to-back hour specials, Tuesday, Dec. 13, on Golf Channel.
“Walking Tall at Baltusrol,” narrated by Jim Nantz, chronicles both the action of the 98th PGA Championship and behind-the-scenes features, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET.
Framed by an energetic gallery, relive the United States’ pulsating duel with Europe in the 41st Ryder Cup, staged for the first time at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks serves as host from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Additionally, Golf Channel will air complete coverage of each day of Ryder Cup competition, Friday, Dec. 23; from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Day 1); from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Day 2) and from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Day 3). All times Eastern.
The PGA of America Centennial Celebration debuts Dec. 13, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET, and will also air Monday, Dec. 26, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.; and 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET.
Hosted by David Marr III, the PGA’s Centennial Celebration reprises Golf Channel’s Section Spotlight series that introduces viewers to talented members of the PGA’s 41 nationwide Sections and their respective passion in diverse, charitable and youth endeavors.
Each hour-long program also features the following 2016 national PGA Award recipients:
PGA Golf Professional of the Year:
Cary Cozby, Southern Hills Country Club - Tulsa, Oklahoma
PGA Teacher of the Year:
Mike Adams, Hamilton Farm Golf Club - Gladstone, New Jersey
PGA Youth Player Development Award:
Dennis Johnsen, Pine Meadow Golf Club - Mundelein, Illinois
Bill Strausbaugh Award:
Joe Tesori, The Pompey Club - Pompey, New York
Horton Smith Award:
Bryan Jones, Black Oak Golf Club - Long Valley, New Jersey
PGA Player Development Award:
Mary Hafeman, Deercreek Country Club - Jacksonville, Florida
and Missing Links Golf Club - Mequon, Wisconsin
Steve Greiner, Links to Freedom - Springfield, Virginia
Deacon Palmer Award:
William “Bill” Flynn (deceased), Windham Country Club - Windham, New Hampshire
PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Private Category:
Mark Thush, Desert Mountain Club - Scottsdale, Arizona
PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Public Category:
Matt Brown, Highlands Golf Club - Gearhart, Oregon
PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Resort Category:
Kelly O’Donnell, Wolfdancer Golf Club - Lost Pines, Texas
Herb Graffis Award:
Northern Texas PGA Section
|The PGA of America on Golf Channel (All times Eastern)|
|“Walking Tall at Baltusrol”|
|2016 PGA Championship Highlights|
|Tuesday, Dec. 13||3:00 – 4:00 p.m.|
|2016 Ryder Cup Highlights|
|Tuesday, Dec. 13||4:00 – 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Dec. 23||
7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Day 1)
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Day 2)
4:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Day 3)
|PGA Centennial Celebration|
|Tuesday, Dec. 13||5:00 – 6:00 p.m.|
|Monday, Dec. 26||10:00 – 11:00 a.m.|
|8:00 – 9:00 p.m.|