The US Open Is On The West Coast this year and NBC is going to take advantage of that by broadcasting the last two rounds in Eastern prime time. The time difference between Torrey Pines in San Diego means that the third round on June 14 will finish at 10 pm eastern, and the fourth at 9 pm.
That’s terrific news, especially for the USGA. Showing its biggest event in prime time will reach a much larger general audience. And if Tiger is in contention, it’ll get the biggest ratings of any golf event ever.
It’s probably no coincidence that three of the next five US Opens are on the West Coast.
Father’s Day. Prime time golf. It doesn’t get any better than that.
By the way, you can see a photo tour of my trip to Torrey Pines in San Diego here.