Team Europe Aims for Three-Peat at the 2014 RYDER CUP, Beginning September 26 on TSN

— September 18, 2014

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TORONTO (September 18, 2014) – Following dramatic comeback wins by Team Europe in 2010 and 2012, the best golfers from the United States and Europe clash once again when the 2014 RYDER CUP returns to its roots at the famous Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, airing live on TSN from September 26 to 28. Canada’s Sports Leader delivers exclusive live coverage of the famed biennial tournament across three days of world-class competition.

Throughout the competition, TSN delivers frequent RYDER CUP updates from Canadian PGA Tour golfer David Hearn and TSN’s resident golf expert Bob Weeks, who tee up each day of competition and deliver complete post-round reaction.

The action begins with foursome (two-man teams in alternate shot play) and fourball (two-man teams in better ball competition) matches on Friday, Sept. 26 at 2:30 a.m. ET and Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 a.m. ET on TSN.  The 2014 RYDER CUP culminates with singles matches on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. ET on TSN (see below or visit TSN.ca for complete broadcast schedule).

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2014 RYDER CUP is also available to TSN subscribers for live streaming and on demand viewing through TSN GO. French-language coverage of the 2014 RYDER CUP is available on RDS.

The European team, captained by Paul McGinley, includes four of the Top 10 world-ranked players including #1-ranked Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia (3), Henrik Stenson (4), and Justin Rose (6). On the heels of its victories in 2010 and 2012, Team Europe will compete for its sixth RYDER CUP championship in the last seven events.

Led by captain Tom Watson, Team USA features four of the Top 10 players in the World Golf Rankings including Jim Furyk (5), 2014 MASTERS winner Bubba Watson (7), Matt Kuchar (9), and Rickie Fowler (10), as well as #11-ranked Phil Mickelson.

TSN also surrounds its live coverage of the RYDER CUP with the multi-platform highlights listed below.

SPORTSCENTRE

SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s #1 sports news and information show, features frequent RYDER CUP updates from Hearn and Weeks, including daily analysis. Leading up to the tournament, SPORTSCENTRE’s preview coverage includes video essays focusing on the phenomenal performances by England’s Ian Poulter in RYDER CUP play, and Team Europe’s “Miracle at Medinah” at the 2012 event.

TSN.ca

TSN.ca features up-to-the-minute news and scores from the RYDER CUP as well as daily highlights, analysis from Hearn and Weeks, along with frequent posts on Weeks’ popular golf blog. Video highlights available on TSN.ca include features on previous tournaments and video team previews setting up the tournament.

TSN Golf app

The fully customizable TSN Golf app is a completely new golf experience that lets fans follow their favourite players hole-by-hole and get real-time alerts whenever they make a birdie, bogey, or par, as well as receive all the latest scores, news, and stats. Using this app, fans can also directly access live streaming coverage from TSN’s lineup of the biggest events in golf.

ACURA AT THE MAJORS: GOLF TALK CANADA – RYDER CUP PREVIEW

In addition to comprehensive live event coverage, TSN will air the ACURA AT THE MAJORS: GOLF TALK CANADA – RYDER CUP PREVIEW. Hosts Mark Zecchino and Jim Tatti preview the RYDER CUP squads and break down all the biggest storylines heading into the tournament in this 30-minute preview show airing Sunday, Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN2.

Golf on TSN

TSN and RDS are the home of golf’s marquee championship events, with a slate that includes all four of golf’s Majors – THE MASTERS, U.S. OPEN, THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, and the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as the RYDER CUP, PRESIDENTS CUP, and a slate of PGA TOUR events.

TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2014 RYDER CUP is as follows*:

Sunday, Sept. 21 – ACURA AT THE MAJORS: GOLF TALK CANADA – RYDER CUP PREVIEW

  • 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

     

    Friday, Sept. 26 – Day 1

  • 2:30 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5

     

    Saturday, Sept. 27 – Day 2

  • 3 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5
  • (ENCORE) 12 midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT on TSN2

 

Sunday, Sept. 28 – Day 3

  • 7 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5
  • (ENCORE) 12 midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT on TSN2

 

*Schedule subject to change

 

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