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Friday
Jan252013

DVR Alert For PGA Tour Recorders: Expect To See More Of Duke-Maryland Than You Ever Wanted

Duke, ranked No. 1 but coming off a blow-out loss, plays Maryland at 1 pm. ET Saturday.  The Farmers Insurance Open starts at 3:00 ET.

You know what that means! Painful, obnoxious and completely intentional broadcast overlap.

This means at least a fifteen minute delay to the start of third round coverage, but more likely a half hour if the game is close. Even better, Golf Channel is on from 1-2:30 ET, meaning there will be that mysterious 30-minute transition to go from Golf Channel to CBS graphics. Throw in the wait for the college game and a hour of prime PGA Tour golf goes untelevised live. It's a tradition unlike any other!

Meanwhile Tiger Woods leads the Farmers by two over Billy Horshel. But as Doug Ferguson notes, a leaderboard that was looking amazing quickly went in a less star-studded direction.

Regarding Woods and his pursuers:

And when it comes to experience, he has a 74-0 advantage in PGA Tour wins against the next seven guys on the leaderboard.

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Reader Comments (17)

Lucky we can get updates from twitter in that 1 hour gap!
01.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterUnderTheChin
We haven't many Duke/Maryland games left - likely a lot fewer than upcoming Tiger victories....
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan
Pay attention to how Sky does it and you'll find out why we feel that way.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Hawkeye-- You said that EPGAT was commercial free for you last week. Who pays for production? And I apologize, I know you are in a Skandinavian (sp) country, but I can't recall which.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
If we get 15 minutes of Coach K's hangdog face while being trounced by Maryland, it will be well worth the wait.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
What is the reason for such early tee times today at Torrey? Final group goes out at 9:40 local.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeeWatson
If you start watching at 3PM and the game is close, all you will see are coaches calling all of their time-outs, just to call them, totally ruining flow and watchability of the game.

BrainS- As much as I would like for you to be right, them boys from derm nc are pretty good at a "bonce-back" games, especially at home.
Be watching on another platform especially since it obviously won't be LIVE since the leaders go off at 12:40 EST unless they plan on showing only the last 9 or 10 holes. Oh wait they used to do that back in the day(show the last 9 holes) and the winners used to get $180k for 1st. Ah the good old days of the money list, q-school as we knew it, The International and some good old courses the Tour used to play compared to the courses of today that aren't that great in my mind.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterViz
College basketball is a dying sport now popular two days a year. Duke can't even get its students to fill the student section at Cameron. CBS should switch the game to the CBS Sports Network at 3:00.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChema
To watch the Dukees get whupped is worth waiting for the golf!
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Well, you will get to see 30 more minutes of live coverage(perhaps) as there is a fog delay.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeeWatson
Speaking of the twitter fiasco... why no story on here about it?
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterM
LeeWatson, the east coast telecast is 3-6pm....they want the leaders playing during that time. 9.40am Torrey time for Tiger has him finishing about 6pm east coast time.

M, what twitter fiasco are you referring to?
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Pgatour "threatening" (cant think of a better word) reporters to not tweet any live updates from the course. Any google search for twitter pgatour will get you links
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterM
Is there some statutory requirement for that 30-minute hiatus between a cable broadcast of an eventr and a network one? I seem to recall something similar in other events -- perhaps the Open, perhaps an American event -- the supplier off at 2:30 and the network not in till 3:00 or whatevet. I always wondered why the cable didn't just continue till network time.

As for D. maculata's response to creek -- not everyone has Sky access. All you have to do is watch the Golf Channel's European Tour coverage -- their number of commercials, of course, but good commentary, less inanity than on US networks, and the ability to watch in silence from time to time. And Canadians can get BBC coverage of the Open early on -- again, TSN has commercials but the BBC doesn't, and the quality of commentary combined with suitable silence is brilliant. Makes the transition to the US coverage, to which TSN is regrettably contractually committed, ear-splitting, and with a concomitant IQ reduction of 120 points.
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Aaaah, thank you M. I did hear about that "directive" but did not realize a twitter storm had ensued. Is "2r's" involved or did he use up all of January's tweets during Phil's press conference?!? I was worried he might go blind.... ("2r's" that is)
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Doesn't pgatour.com now show the CBS telecast now?

So would that mean CBS can start right at 3pm (at least for the online audience) regardless of how many timeouts the losing bball coach has left at that time?

Wasn't paying attention today...
01.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C

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