TV setting starting times for sporting events is nothing new, but this weekend, the BMW Championship at Cog Hill is having its third-round tee time on Saturday moved to 8 am. Why?â†µ
As dictated by NBC, which will air the Michigan-Notre Dame game at 2:30 p.m., third-round leaders will step up to the 18th tee shortly after 2 p.m.â†µ
â†µTo compensate, play will begin earlier than normal.
â†µ“It’s not ideal,” said Vince Pellegrino, the Western Golf Association’s vice president for tournaments. “But we’ll start at 8 a.m. and go till 2:30, and that gives people the opportunity to come early, watch some great golf and then watch some football in the afternoon.”
Pellegrino hopes the presence in the BMW of top names such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will have an impact.â†µ
â†µIf rain causes a delay Saturday — there’s a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms — play would continue after 2:30 p.m. and would be shown on another network.
Notre Dame football or golf. Which would you choose?