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Golf Channel brings the Sony Open in 3D to multiple providers this weekend


When we first learned the 2011 Sony Open would be shot in 3D it seemed hard to imagine anyone would be broadcasting live 3D sports by then, but now it's practically commonplace. Multichannel News points out six providers confirmed to carry Golf Channel's live 3D feed on Saturday and Sunday (check after the break for airtimes) including Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Shaw Communications and Rogers Communications, while Telus also mentioned on its Twitter feed that it would carry the event. As usual, if your carrier has been in on previous Versus-like 3D events, we'd expect it on the same channel but check your local listings.

3D Live Tournament Airtimes (Eastern)

Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 9-11 p.m. (Live) / 11p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Channel 3D Tournament Broadcast Team:

Rich Lerner (Play by Play)

Curt Byrum (Analyst)

Steve Sands (On Course / Interviews)

Broadcast Notes:

* 3D Broadcast – Golf Channel will broadcast the final two rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii in 3D, the first PGA TOUR co-sponsored event broadcast in 3D. The first two live hours on Saturday and Sunday will feature No. 2 green, holes 3 and 4, followed by a two-hour replay. The final two live hours will feature No. 16 green and holes 17 and 18.
* High Definition Telecast –All four rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii will be presented in high definition.
* Ryan Palmer Spotlight Player – PGA TOUR professional and Sony Open in Hawaii defending champion Ryan Palmer will be the network's spotlight player during Thursday's live broadcast.

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