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SUPERSPORT TO AIR ALL US OPEN GOLF ACTION ON DSTV

Posted on Friday, 18th June 2021 in Golf News
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Phil Mickelson of the US hits his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA, 23 May 2021. The PGA Championship runs from 20 May through 23 May. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

By DANIELLA APIYO AND AMANDA DAMARIS

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing all the action from the US Open, set to be held at the Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego, California between June 17 and 20 2021.

SuperSport is the ultimate destination for Golf fans, with an unparalleled selection of action from around the world.

A strong contingent of American golfers are aiming to build on the country’s winning run at the 2021 US Open, one of men’s golf’s four major championships.

An American has won each of the last six US Open tournaments, including last year’s event at Winged Foot Golf Club. Big-hitting Bryson Dechambeau won by six shots for his first major triumph.

South African golf has enjoyed a steady rise in the past year and one of the country’s shooting stars, Garrick Higgo, will make the trip to Torrey Pines fresh off his first PGA Tour win in only his second start.

Higgo held his nerve to take the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina last weekend and will be among a talented list of foreigners hoping to upset the applecart on American soil.

“It’s amazing,” said Higgo following his maiden PGA Tour win. “I just stayed patient all week. I’ve worked so hard with my coach on my short game and my putting, and I guess all that has paid off.

“Europe and South Africa have been vital in my game getting to where it is now, ” the 22-year-old left-hander added.

“The Sunshine Tour, if it wasn’t for the Sunshine Tour I wouldn’t be here now, so I can’t thank the Sunshine Tour and the European Tour enough for giving us the platform to play.”

South Africa is the fourth most successful country in US Open history with five wins, behind only the United States of America (86), Scotland (13) and England (7).

Gary Player won the US Open in 1965 followed by Ernie Els (1994, 1997) and Retief Goosen (2001,2004). Louis Oosthuizen has come closest to adding his name to the list. He finished third last year and came tied for second in 2015.

Oosthuizen is in good form and also finished tied for second at the PGA Championship earlier this year, won by Phil Mickelson. The first major of 2021, The Masters Tournament, was won by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv can see all their favourite golf stars dominating courses across the world. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

US Open broadcast details

All times CAT

Thursday 17 June:

14:00: Day 1, early coverage – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

20:00: Day 1, main feed – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

Friday 18 June:

14:00: Day 2, early coverage – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

20:00: Day 2, main feedLIVE on SuperSport Golf

Saturday 19 June:

14:00: Day 3, early coverage – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

19:00: Day 3, mean feedLIVE on SuperSport Golf

Sunday 20 June:

14:00: Day 4, early coverage – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

18:00: Day 4, mean feedLIVE on SuperSport Golf

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ACTION IS GUARANTEED AS DSTV SUPERSPORT AIRS PGA TOUR MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

Posted on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 in Golf News
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Australian Golfer Adam Scott hits out of the sand during a practice round at the 2021 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 05 April 2021. The 2021 Masters Tournament is being held 08 April through 11 April 2021. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

By Daniella Apiyo and Amanda Damaris

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to catching all the action from the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio from June 3 to 6, 2021.

SuperSport is the ultimate destination for Golf fans, with an unparalleled selection of action from around the world.

The Tournament, founded and hosted by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honour the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation.

One of the biggest names appearing at this week’s Tournament is four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy, who admits he is still working on returning to his best after a disappointing showing at the recent PGA Championship.

The par-5s were a killer,” said the Northern Irishman. “I made six bogeys on the par-5s in the first two days, I think. Especially on a par-72, those are the holes that you have to birdie. Even walking off there with pars is a disappointment, so to walk off there with bogeys is obviously even worse. I really put myself behind the 8-ball with that.

And then, I actually felt like I putted okay the first couple days and then just over the weekend I started to miss a few. I started to over-read them a little bit and was sort of questioning my reads. A little bit of indecisiveness crept in.

I just need to figure out a driver, as well. I just haven’t driven the ball as well as I know that I can for a long time. That’s where the foundation of my game, I guess, and once I’m driving it well, everything becomes so much easier. I haven’t driven the ball like myself since 2019, so I need to figure it out.”

Other big names who will be appearing at the Tournament include Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm, who won the 2020 edition by three strokes ahead of Ryan Palmer. The victory took the 26-year-old Spaniard to the number one spot on the world rankings at the time.

The all-time leader at the Memorial Tournament is Tiger Woods, who has won the event five times: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and 2012. However, the golf legend will not be present at this year’s edition as he continues to recover from the injuries he suffered in a car accident earlier this year.

The Muirfield Village Golf Club is a 7,392 yard par 72 course which passes through a large neighbourhood called Muirfield Village, featuring a 1999 bronze sculpture of Nicklaus mentoring a young golfer located in the wide median of Muirfield Drive. The Purse for the Memorial Tournament is $9.3million.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv can see all their favourite golf stars dominating courses across the world. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

 

Memorial Tournament broadcast details

All times EAT

Thursday 3 June:

22:00: Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 1

 

Friday 4 June:

22:00: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 1

 

Saturday 5 June:

19:30: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 1

 

Sunday 6 June:

19:00: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Variety 2

 

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