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PGA Championship coverage bigger than Super Bowl

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

There will be a lot of cameras pointed at Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. (USATSI)
There will be a lot of cameras pointed at Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. (USATSI)

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The PGA Championship is known for having golf's deepest field but it looks like this year it will have sports' deepest coverage as well. Here's a Ken Aagaard, executive VP of engineering, operations and production services, CBS Sports on what it will be like.

"In terms of onsite activity it is actually even bigger than the Super Bowl and very comparable to what we do at the Masters."

That includes 49 HD cameras and dozens of mobile trucks. Around 60 cameras are usually used for Super Bowl activities, according to this article on broadcastingcable.com.

Here's a list of the cameras and a few other goodies:

  • 23 Hard cameras
  • Four Point of view cameras on tees at par three holes
  • Eight radio frequency (RF) held-hand cameras
  • Four cabled hand-held cameras
    Four talent cameras
  • Three roving jib cameras
  • One Protracer Camera
  • Two RF SwingVision High Frame Rate cameras
  • 14 RF microphones for on-course audio
  • One blimp
  • Three large television mobile units
  • Two small television mobile units
  • Eight large trailers
  • One mobile RF unit
  • Two mobile edit units
  • Four uplink trucks

CBS will have the final two rounds from 2 to 7 p.m. ET and TNT will have the first two rounds from 1 to 7 p.m. and the final two rounds from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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