CBS Sports Special Takes Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Memorial Tournament

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The PGA TOUR announced that an hour-long special titled PGA TOUR 2017: Moments at the Memorial presented by Nationwide will air Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2 p.m.  ET on CBS, prior to the network’s final-round coverage of the Memorial Tournament.

Produced by PGA TOUR Entertainment, the show will highlight players as they work their way into contention at this week’s Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and showcase the dedication of the people that work behind-the-scenes to ensure positive results. The feature will take an inside look at players arriving at Muirfield Village Golf Club, their practice rounds, and the preparation both on and off the course that leads to an exciting tournament inside the ropes.

The Tournament’s philanthropic achievements, which are close to the hearts of Tournament host Jack Nicklaus and the entire Nationwide family of the Memorial, will also be showcased.

PGA TOUR 2017: Moments at the Memorial presented by Nationwide will be shot with multiple cameras in high definition and edited throughout Tournament week. With production ending on Saturday evening, the show’s timeliness will be a true enhancement of the final product. The show will feature events leading into the final round and set up Sunday’s exciting finish. The CBS Sports feature will also cover the following topics:

Jack Nicklaus: The architect of Muirfield Village Golf Club and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Nicklaus continues his commitment to improving his home community by way of a world-class PGA TOUR event. The feature will catch up with the host of the 42nd annual Memorial Tournament, while highlighting the various charitable endeavors driving the Tournament’s success.

Legends Luncheon: Watch the annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide, as Nicklaus hosts a fundraising event that generates millions of dollars in charity for the Tournament’s primary benefactor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in the Columbus, Ohio area. Viewers will get a first-hand look at highlights from the luncheon, including a special conversation with Nicklaus and fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member and 2017 Memorial Tournament honoree Greg Norman, culminating with the presentation of the ‘Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award.’

Peyton Manning: As a sporting icon and Nationwide ambassador, Peyton Manning will play in the Memorial Tournament’s official Pro-Am, the Nationwide Invitational at the Memorial, at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The show will document his round as he plays with a PGA TOUR star on one of golf’s most iconic courses.

Justin Thomas: The three-time winner during the 2016-17 season grew up just three hours away from Muirfield Village Golf Club in the tiny town of Goshen, Kentucky. The 24-year-old Thomas, a third-generation golfer, learned the game at his father’s course and fell in love with it immediately. His unique golfing journey will be documented in this feature and how a chance meeting with Nicklaus as a 7-year-old, helped set him on the path to PGA TOUR stardom.

Si Woo Kim and K.J. Choi: Fresh off his impressive win at the 2017 PLAYERS Championship, Kim joins his hero and mentor, 2007 Memorial Tournament winner K.J. Choi for a practice round at Muirfield Village GC. Follow along as they discuss Kim’s life and career as well as their preparations for this year’s Tournament.

 

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