Gary Williams Joins CSN Team for Golf Coverage
June 30, 2009
BETHESDA, Md. - University of Maryland head basketball coach Gary Williams will be part of the broadcast team this week as Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports television, returns to the historic Congressional Country Club for the region's most comprehensive coverage of AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods.
Tee Time at the AT&T National, the network's live 30-minute show, begins Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 5, culminating with an hour-long show following Sunday's final round. Comcast SportsNet will be the area's only network broadcasting a live show from the grounds at Congressional following every round.
Comcast SportsNet's live 30-minute program Tee Time at the AT&T National, presented by Cropp Metcalfe and Booz Allen Hamilton, will include contributions from Golf Channel, also a member of the Comcast family of networks. The program returns with hosts Comcast SportsNet's Chick Hernandez, Williams, who is a member at Congressional, and Steve Sands, anchor and reporter for Golf Channel.
A special interview with Woods, who joins Tee Time at the AT&T National on set, airs Tuesday evening. Woods previews the tournament and speaks about the beneficiary of the event - the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Also scheduled to appear throughout the week are members of the Washington Redskins Jason Campbell, Mike Sellers, Antwaan Randle El, and Shaun Suisham, along with head coach of the Southeast Division Champion Washington Capitals, Bruce Boudreau. Campbell, Randle El and Boudreau will be mic'd during play at the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am Wednesday with highlights airing on Comcast SportsNet throughout the week.
Throughout the week, the hosts will welcome PGA pros, tournament executives and analysts from Golf Channel.
The program will also share the inspirational story of veteran Staff Sergeant Ramon Padilla, who lost his arm in Afghanistan. Padilla will join Woods in hitting the opening shot for the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am Wednesday.
Comcast SportsNet's Jill Sorenson also goes inside the life of PGA professional Jim Estes, an accomplished golfer with five major appearances and two top 15 finishes under his belt, who now dedicates his life to providing rehabilitation to Padilla and other combat-wounded veterans through the sport of golf with his foundation The Salute Military Golf Association.
Tournament Director and President of the Tiger Woods Foundation Greg McLaughlin will also join the live program throughout the week, along with a constant stream of guests from the tournament leaderboard, special VIP spectators, military personnel and others.