The 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, will feature the PGA of America’s robust multichannel digital suite, interactive platforms and broadcast partners CBS Sports and ESPN. The immersive experience will allow fans to interact and engage with the PGA Championship (May 18-21) through access to real-time scoring, video, updates and coaching from PGA Professionals.
“No stone will be left unturned” at this year’s PGA Championship when it comes to giving golf fans across the world access to multimedia platforms that will provide minute to minute updates, expanded video, and betting odds. Multimedia Platforms will include wire-to-wire broadcast and streaming coverage across CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPN+, and Paramount+. Together this be close to 250 hours of live and exclusive programming.
In addition to the broadcast platforms, The PGA Championship’s official website and apps will provide comprehensive coverage, featuring an interactive user experience, live leaderboard, scorecards, and editorial. Once the user uploads this apps, they will be pleasantly surprised at all of the additional information they will have access to including scoring data and real-time video clips.
“Thanks to state-of-the-art digital innovations, access to the PGA Championship at Oak Hill will be presented this week at a new level,” said PGA President John Lindert, Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing in Lansing, Michigan. “It’s important to provide engaging and interactive programming for fans in a unique way to expand the game’s reach, as they watch the world’s greatest golfers compete for the Wanamaker Trophy.
All of the digital platforms will feature minute-by-minute live blog updates, embedded video highlights, daily recaps previews and breaking news. Also included in these updates will be betting odds that will be integrated into the PGA Championship’s digital product suite, allowing look-ahead chances for players to make the cut, finish in the top ten or win.
Social media platforms will be used to highlight real-time happenings both on and off the course. Updates across Twitter, Facebook, instagram, and TikTok will include robust content and player interviews as they happen. PGA Championship Fantasy will bring a new look to the Fantasy game this year, focusing on a four-person roster inclusive of one of the Corebridge Financial PGA Team of 20 PGA Professionals in the field.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ON-SITE GUIDE
Attendees at the Oak Hill Course will have access to the PGA Championship On-site Guide App for Spectators. Designed exclusively for spectators at Oak Hill, the PGA Championship On-Site Guide App (built by Attractions.io) provides an interactive map of the course and points of interest, and a schedule to help attendees plan their day. Spectators can view pairings, as well as starting times and a live leaderboard.
TELEVISION & STREAMING COVERAGE
The 2023 PGA Championship will feature wire-to-wire 72-hole coverage via CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPN+ and Paramount+. In the fourth year of the 11-year agreement between CBS Sports, ESPN and the PGA of America, there will be nearly 250 hours of live coverage across their broadcast, cable and digital assets.
CBS Sports is set to broadcast the PGA Championship for the 33rd consecutive year and 40th time overall, the network will offer multi-platform coverage throughout the week, highlighted by third and final round coverage (1:00-7:00 PM, ET; each day) on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 on the CBS Television Network, with coverage streaming live on Paramount+.
CBS Sports Network will provide extensive shoulder programming surrounding the 105th PGA Championship across all its platforms, including CBS, CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports HQ.
With more than 230 hours of live play across ESPN and ESPN+ during the four days of the championship, fans will get traditional coverage, as well as exclusive Featured Groups and Featured Hole presentations as golf’s second major of the year unfolds at the historic New York venue.
In addition to the coverage of live play, ESPN’s signature news and information program SportsCenter will have reports and analysis from Oak Hill for the entire week of the PGA Championship, and ESPN.com will provide extensive digital coverage. ESPN+ will have three-hour practice round coverage programs at noon on both Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week. CBS will air afternoon coverage on the weekend days.