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NBC to Air 45 Hours of Live US Open Coverage


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The US Open is set to return to NBC Sports next month in Mamaroneck, New York for the 120th edition of the Championship, with domestic coverage airing exclusively across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.

The tournament takes place from Thursday 17th September through to its conclusion on Sunday 20th September.

The USGA previously announced in June that the United States media rights for its championships had been transferred to NBCUniversal, with the partnership agreement continuing through 2026.

The renewed partnership between the USGA and NBC Sports elevates a long-standing relationship dating back to 1954, when the U.S. Open first aired on television (NBC), and most recently from 1995-2014, when NBC Sports carried media rights to all USGA championships.

NBCUniversal will present nearly 45 hours of live primary coverage of the 2020 U.S. Open across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, beginning Thursday, Sept. 17. And, in continuation of the USGA’s extensive partnership with Rolex, the final hour of Sunday’s coverage on NBC will air uninterrupted (commercial-free) during the closing stretch of the championship.

“It is with great pride that NBC Sports welcomes the return of the U.S. Open to our portfolio in partnership with the USGA, to further elevate their slate of championships,” said Pete Bevacqua, president, NBC Sports Group. “Under a tight timeframe, our world-class production team is prepared to showcase the U.S. Open next month from famed Winged Foot Golf Club, capturing the drama of the world’s best vying for this year’s second major championship.”

“The USGA is excited to be back in the NBCUniversal family, including GOLF Channel and NBC’s Peacock platform, in providing extensive coverage of the U.S. Open Championship,” said USGA CEO Mike Davis. “A talented and knowledgeable group of broadcasters, including several USGA champions, and an experienced production team, led by Tommy Roy, will provide in-depth perspective on the championship and help us celebrate the greatness of the U.S. Open and the players who compete in it.”

Coverage on Peacock

Across each of the four rounds, Peacock will exclusively stream two hours of live U.S. Open coverage for free. U.S. Open content on Peacock also will include featured groups and featured holes coverage across all four rounds, with additional content elements being announced in the coming weeks. NBCUniversal’s coverage of the U.S. Women’s Open later this year (Dec. 10-13) also will feature live programming on Peacock.

US Open TV Air Times

Thursday, Sept. 177:30a.m.-2 p.m.GOLF Channel
 2-5 p.m.NBC
 5-7 p.m.Peacock
Friday, Sept. 187:30-9:30 a.m.Peacock
 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.GOLF Channel
 4-7 p.m.NBC
Saturday, Sept. 199-11 a.m.Peacock
 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.NBC
Sunday, Sept. 208-10 a.m.Peacock
 10 a.m.-NoonGOLF Channel
 Noon-6 p.m.NBC