ESPN to Feature Tiger-Only Coverage During British Open


As long as Tiger Woods is able to participate in next week’s British Open; ESPN is offering a service on ESPN3 that will follow his every move for each round of the tournament. The British Open is his first major championship start of the year.

If he’s not able to go, being that he’s coming of major back surgery; then the feed will follow other players, determined by the network.

“The network says the feed will follow Woods for each round as he makes his first major championship start of the year at Royal Liverpool. The broadcast will be available as a feed on ESPN3. Should Woods miss the cut, ESPN will follow other players over the weekend. Trey Wingo will host the channel, along with commentary from Tom Weiskopf and David Duval, who Woods supplanted as the No.1 player in the world in 1999.”

This is a smart public relations move by the PGA. Many casual golf fans around the world don’t know many professional golfers outside of their personal favorites…or Tiger Woods.

[h/t USA Today]