2014 PGA Championship TV Coverage – Bonus Channels for DirecTV Subscribers

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Categories: PGA ChampionshipPGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryTiger Woods

DVR Alert!

Below is the PGA Championship TV schedule, along with information about bonus coverage and channels for DirecTV subscribers. For 24/7 coverage of Tiger Woods’s parking spot tune into Golf Channel.

2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Television Schedule

Thu,Aug 07 TNT 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
Fri,Aug 08 TNT 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
Sat,Aug 09 TNT 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
Sat,Aug 09 CBS 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
Sun,Aug 10 TNT 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
Sun,Aug 10 CBS 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

Press Release From DirecTV

DIRECTV’s bonus coverage of major golf events concludes this year with the PGA Championship Experience, featuring professional golf’s last major, unfolding at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. Aug. 7-10.

Teaming up with TNT and CBS, DIRECTV will offer golf action on its exclusive four-screen Mix Channel, and alongside, access to an interactive menu of apps for an instant view of player stats, bios, scorecards and tee times.

The PGA Championship Experience Mix Channel (701) includes: the main TNT/CBS broadcast (702); Featured Group One (703); Featured Group Two (704) and Featured Hole(705). Any four channels on the Mix can be tuned to full-screen. The live coverage schedule is: 1 p.m. to 7p.m. EDT Thursday and Friday on TNT; On Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on TNT and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on CBS; and on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on TNT, and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on CBS.

Viewers who want more in-depth information on players and pairings can select the red button on their remote to bring up the following list of interactive features alongside the broadcast video: Player Scorecard offers key bioinfo, player headshots, scores and stats; Player Bio provides player biographies and their scorecards, and fans can add a player to their favorites list; Pairings and Tee Times displays all groups and tee times for the current round.

DIRECTV’s Mix Channel, interactive coverage includes all four of professional golf’s major tournaments along with select PGA tournaments this year. For more information visit: http://www.directv.com/sports/golf

2014 U.S. Open TV Viewing Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryU.S. OPENUSGA

usgaThursday June 12

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday June 13

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday June 14

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sunday June 15

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All times eastern.


DIRECTV’s HD Mix Channel (701) will offer four views of the tournament: the network (ESPN/NBC) feed (702), Featured Group 1 (703), Featured Group 2 (704) and a Featured Hole (705). Each bonus channel can be tuned full-screen at the touch of a button and will have a team of announcers. The Mix will also be available during all weekend coverage of the tournament on the HD Sports Mix (205 and 600).  While viewing any channel, viewers will also have access to an interactive menu of features through the red color key on the remote. They include: Player Scorecard with key bio info, player headshots, scores and stats, add a player to a favorites list; and Pairings and Tee Times, all the groups and tee times for the current round.

This Week on Tour – PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open with Tiger Woods in field, LPGA & European Tours

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Categories: European TourLPGA TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

Farmers Insurance Open
Dates: January 23-26
Venue: Torrey Pines Golf Course (North & South courses), La Jolla, Calif.

Notables in the field: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11 p.m. (Golf Channel and CBS Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Golf Channel and CBS Replay)

Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
Dates: January 23-26
Venue: Ocean Club Golf Course, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Notables in the field: Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Ai Miyazato, Lydia Ko, Morgan Pressel, Beatriz Recari and Natalie Gulbis.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live)

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Commercialbank Qatar Masters
Dates: January 22-25
Venue: Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar

Notables in the field: Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Dufner, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn, Migueal Angel Jimenez, Branden Grace, Alvaro Quiros.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 5-8 a.m. (Live) / Noon-2 p.m. (Replay)
Thursday 5-8 a.m. (Live)
Friday 4:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 4:30-8:30 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Replay)

This Week on Tour: 2014 Sony Open, Volvo Golf Champions

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro Golf

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Sony Open in Hawaii
Dates: January 9-12
Venue: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay) / 3-6 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay) / 3-6 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay) / 3-6 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 7-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay) / 3-6 a.m. (Replay)


Notables: Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Tommy Gainey, Harris English, Russell Henley, Vijay Singh, Bo Van Pelt, Stewart Cink, Guan Tianlang.

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Volvo Golf Champions
Dates: January 9-12
Venue: Durban Country Club, Durban, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 7-11 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 7-11 a.m. (Tape Delay)


Notables: Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Paul Casey, Thomas Bjorn, Matteo Manassero, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Darren Clarke, Branden Grace and Padraig Harrington.

2013 Year in Review – Part Dos

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Categories: BoneheadsGolfGolf CoursesMiscellaneousSite News

Welcome to part dos of the 2013 Hooked On Golf Blog Year in Review. The 2nd half of this great year started off in golf mecca…

Carmoustie Golf Course

Carnoustie Golf Links – click for more images


On July 1, 2013 I played the Old Course in St. Andrews with my best friend in the world, and the best Old Course caddie John “Boynie” Boyne of Caddie Golf Tours. I made a tactical error by reducing the loft of my driver one degree because it was so bloody windy. That made my driving accuracy awful as I had more sidespin. Consequently the Old Lady ate my lunch and crushed my confidence! I gained new respect for the Old Course.

Through the first week of July my Scotland golf trip continued. I played the absolutely fabulous Kingsbarns Golf Links in mega-wind. I hit a downhill 4-iron 128 yards and a crushed hybrid 132 yards! Solid!

I played Carnoustie, considered the toughest golf course in the world. I was even par after passing through Hogan’s Alley! I was -1 through 4. Solid 82.

Played two rounds on the Castle Course, another on the Old Course, and a round on the Torrance Course.

The final round of the Scotland trip was special, and the first round I broke 80. We played the wonderful Balcomie Golf Links in Crail. That round changed my perspective with regards to what I’d like to do the next time I’m golfing in Scotland. The next trip will be a tour of the coastline, playing every course which comes along the way.

Two weeks after I got back from Scotland my heart was aching to be back in Scotland as I watched Phil Mickelson win the Scottish Open, then the Open Championship a week later.

Continuing on with possibly the best July on record for me, I did a media trip to Cabo San Lucas and played the #1 (Diamante Dunes) and #2 (Cabo Del Sol) courses in Mexico. So in a one month period I played 4-5 of the top 50 courses in the WORLD.

Yeah, July did not suck.

Homestead Resort - Midway, Utah

Homestead Resort – Midway, Utah


Forgot to mention that starting at Kingsbarns in Scotland, I proceeded to play every round from the first week of July to August 8th without losing a golf ball. In total I played 199 holes of golf without losing a ball. Yeah, I couldn’t get to 200. Idiot. Choker.

In the most groundbreaking golf apparel event EVER, I posted my PGA Championship apparel script.

Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship in boring fashion. Then, the most exciting part of the week was when he grabbed his wife’s ass on the 18th green in front of about 20 billion people. Nicely played.

Sadly, the new club president at my men’s association ran the club into the ground. Only six people showed up for the championship.

The HOG World Tour went to Midway, Utah.

Diamante Dunes 16 Green

Diamante Dunes 16 Green


I released a new Hooked On Golf Blog site design which adapts to the screen size of the device, such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.

I did a lot of apparel reviews in September, including underwear guaranteed to shave strokes.

I posted my review of Mexico’s #1 golf course, Diamante Dunes. Fabulous.

Jack Nicklaus released his own golf balls. Ironically they were not “rolled back.”

Presidents Cup Streaker

Nice shoes…


In a yawner, the USA Team won the Presidents Cup. The International Team has only won the event once, EVER.

A skinny female streaker who wasn’t quite naked ran at the Presidents Cup because “golf is boring.”

Somehow, someone stole a 200 pound 3×3 foot golf ball. FORE!

Sadly, one of my home clubs, Hidden Valley CC, was sabotaged and many trees killed. Around the same time the club members voted down a Rees Jones redesign. Smart!

My wife bought me a gift for my birthday which changed my whole perspective on photography and video, literally. It is a remote control helicopter with camera mount.

My son Seve’s 1st birthday. What a special time.

Aerial Golf Photos!

Aerial Golf Photos!


Caught the first look at the new HOG headcovers from Ecktron Performance. Coolest head covers ever.

Started posting aerial photos of golf courses.

HOG World Tour visited Kanab, Utah and the Grand Canyon.

I reviewed the Cleveland Golf Smart Square putter.

I called out golf media for their shameless objectification of hot lady golfers like Natalie Gulbis, Anna Rawson, Blair O’Neal, and Holly Saunders.

Chi Chi Rodriguez hit himself in the chi-chis. OUCH.

In possibly my best and most in-depth review ever, I wrote about the Little Tikes golf set my 1 year old baby plays with.


Posted the 2013 Hooked On Golf Blog Turkey of the Year Awards. The winner was not Tiger Woods…

I reviewed The Ball, the Ecco Street Evo One shoes, the Cobra Baffler XL Hybrid, and the Under Armour Phenom sunglasses.

Jason Dufner won the inaugural “Most Entertaining Golfer of the Year” award.

I posted a reality check for golf inventors after finding about 50 versions of a ground breaking invention on ebay and online.

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