ESPN BET Alternate Telecast Will Air During PGA Championship

ESPN’s coverage of the PGA Championship will include a “Betcast” for the first time. For each round of the major championship, ESPN will air a two-hour alternate telecast on ESPN2 or ESPN+. The branding will heavily feature the ESPN BET Sportsbook.

ESPN BET at the PGA Championship will air from 11 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET during the first and second rounds on ESPN2 (May 16-17). It will appear on ESPN+ for the third and fourth rounds, May 18-19 at the same time.

ESPN will provide exclusive coverage for the 2024 PGA Championship, which will held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, and presented by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Last season, Brooks Koepka won the event.

This is the first golf major that ESPN has broadcast since the ESPN BET Sportsbook was launched. PENN Entertainment (Penn Entertainment 15,10 -5,80%) paid millions to acquire the ESPN brand for use on that sports betting app and betting website. ESPN BET is the official sportsbook of ESPN and appears prominently in its programming.

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The new alternate golf program from ESPN will be hosted by Tyler Fulghum and Joe Fortenbaugh from ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut. Betting analyst Anita Marks, senior golf analyst Michael Collins, and sports betting analyst Steve Coughlin will also contribute.

For the first time, hole-by-hole betting analysis will be provided during a major golf championship as the field whittles down toward a climax on Sunday.

In recent years, ESPN has produced alternate telecasts for various sporting events, including Monday Night Football via “Manningcast,” which features former quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning analyzing the MNF game in real-time. The network has also presented Pat McAfee’s NFL Draft Spectacular, an alternate version of NFL Draft coverage.

A second alternate telecast will make its return to the air: PGA Championship with No Laying Up, which is hosted by the No Laying Up golf crew, is coming back. It will be seen on ESPN2 for the first two rounds from 1-3 p.m. ET, and the final two rounds from 9-11 a.m. ET on ESPN+. Main coverage of the 106th PGA Championship will be on ESPN for all four rounds, starting at 7 a.m. ET on Thursday-Friday, and 8 a.m. on Saturday-Sunday.

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