NBC Sports to carry Scottish Open
By Torleif Sorenson on 1/23/13
One weekend after NBC Sports televises the Wimbledon 2013 Championship finals, they will be back on the air from the gorgeous seaside Castle Stuart Golf Links near Aberdeen, Scotland, for the Scottish Open. This will reportedly represent the first non-major, non-Ryder Cup tournament to be broadcast by an over-the-air network in the United States.
What, you might ask, would be the point of televising this event?
Marketing aside, the course itself is in an especially gorgeous part of Scotland, with several landmarks and attractions nearby, including several castles and Chanonry Point, which is a prime spot for viewing bottlenose dolphins.
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Sorry... gotta say "MEH"
I wonder if NBC will use the European Tour announcers from Golf channel. If they do, the American audience will get to see sports announcers who are clearly understated in their comments, instead of American announcers who feel that because they have a microphone they need to talk.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Good question. Given that NBC spilled the $$$$$ to cover this event, I suspect that NBC will bring their A-list guys like Hicks, Miller, Maltbie, Koch, etc., and use the footage in a future bid to win the Open Championship away from ABC/ESPN.
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