- The Washington Times - Friday, June 29, 2018

If you don’t have tickets to come to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm this weekend but still want to see the early-morning golf action, the PGA Tour has a solution for you.

In a partnership with Facebook, the Tour will stream coverage of the Quicken Loans National on Facebook Watch on Saturday and Sunday mornings before switching over to cable TV.

The coverage will begin at about 8:30 a.m. Eastern each day and will be streamed until Golf Channel’s lead-in coverage starts at 1 p.m. In these hours Saturday, viewers can expect to see players who make the cut but are low on the leaderboard, including Bill Haas, Gary Woodland and Denny McCarthy, a Maryland native and University of Virginia grad.

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The National is one of eight tournaments receiving the Facebook Watch treatment this season as part of the deal.

“We are thrilled to add Facebook to an already impressive lineup of global digital and broadcast partners,” Chris Wandell, vice president of media business development for the Tour, said in a statement. “The PGA Tour has put a premium on distributing exclusive content on emerging media platforms with a goal of reaching new and diverse audiences.”

CBS will broadcast the third and fourth rounds of The National starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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