CSN Philadelphia Provides Regional Perspective for U.S. Open Golf Championship

Hosting its fifth U.S. Open Championship, Merion Golf Club and the Philadelphia region boast a rich history with the sport.  Providing comprehensive daily coverage from a regional perspective, the NBC Sports Group’s Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia presents exceptional U.S. Open coverage as Philadelphians celebrate the City of Brotherly Love’s 10th Major Golf Championship.

An Open Challenge  

U.S. Open Preview – Philadelphia sports icons Jimmy Rollins, Jeremy Roenick, Jay Wright, and Comcast SportsNet’s Neil Hartman hit the links at Merion for this special preview titled An Open Challenge, which premiered Saturday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Fore! – Golfing with Philly Sports Legends – 2010

Comcast SportsNet’s Neil Hartman was joined by baseball analyst Ricky Bottalico and Darren Daulton and former Eagle Mike Quick as they play Aronimink Golf Course prior to the 2010 AT&T National. The foursome gets some advice from golf legend Tiger Woods.

Airdates:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Fore! – Comcast SportsNet Hits the Course at Aronimink – 2011

Fans caught a glimpse of the 2011 AT&T National with Comcast SportsNet’s Neil Hartman and Amy Fadool are joined by Phillies baseball analyst Ricky Bottalico and Flyers’ broadcaster Steve Coates as they played the same course as the professionals.

Airdates:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet’s News Coverage during the U.S. Open:

  • SportsNite and SportsRise – Comcast SportsNet’s daily news programs will provide daily reports, live leaderboard updates, historical “Fast Facts” and golfing tips.
    • SportsNite airs at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    • SportsRise airs at 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends.
  • Philly Sports Talk – Live 60 minute Daily Roundtable hosted by Michael Barkann
    • Beginning, Monday, June 10 Philly Sports Talk will be live from the US Open
      • Monday, June 10 at 5 p.m. – Live from Merion
      • Tuesday, June 11 at 5 p.m. – Live from Merion
      • Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. – Live from Merion
      • Thursday, June 13 at 5 p.m. – Live from Comcast SportsNet studios
      • Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. – Live from Comcast SportsNet studios
  • Made in Merion – U.S. Open special nightly presentations, hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor Neil Hartman from Merion Golf Club featuring interviews and analysis with golfers and experts. Made in Merion premiers Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

    • Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. (Taped), re-air 10:30 p.m.
    • Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. (Live), re-air 10:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. (Live), re-air 11:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. (Live), re-air 11:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. (Live), re-air 10:30 p.m.
    • Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. (Live), re-air 10:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Live), re-air 10:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. (Live), re-air 10:30 p.m.

All Made in Merion specials will re-air the following day at 4:30 p.m. on The Comcast Network

 

  • CSNPhilly.com – the online home of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
    CSNPhilly.com will host a special section on the website dedicated to U.S. Open coverage from CSNPhilly.com and GolfChannel.com writers.

Other U.S. Open Programming Notes:

  • Vignettes:  A series of 30-second vignettes focused on the U.S. Open will air leading up to and including U.S. Open week.  Several examples include:
  • A Championship Moment will feature the history of the U.S. Open through the eyes of golf historian and Golf Channel contributor Martin Davis.
  • Merion Moments is a series featuring famous athletes, such as Julius “Dr. J” Erving, U.S. skier Bode Miller, boxer Bernard Hopkins and many others discussing the U.S. Open
  • CSNPhilly.com’s online show, LunchBreak will originate from Merion.