NBC, golfers rise to Ryder Cup pressure

The 43rd Ryder Cup from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin tees off this week on NBC, Golf Channel, Peacock, the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com and RyderCup.com. More... See More

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The 43rd Ryder Cup from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin tees off this week on NBC, Golf Channel, Peacock, the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com and RyderCup.com. More than 35 on-air talent will present more than 100 hours of live tournament and studio programming with first tee to final putt coverage from Friday, September 24th through Sunday, September 26th. Hear from NBC’s lead golf producer Tommy Roy on the network’s 30-year love affair with the event and the pressure that goes with it. Lead play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks likens it to the Olympics. Lead analyst and former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says the Europeans are bonded by blood, and he weighs in on the rift between U.S. teammates Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. Plus, hear from Ryder Cup veterans as a player and a caddy Justin Leonard and John Wood, who will serve as analysts this weekend.

The 43rd Ryder Cup from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin tees off this week on NBC, Golf Channel, Peacock, the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com and RyderCup.com. More than 35 on-air talent will present more than 100 hours of live tournament and studio programming with first tee to final putt coverage from Friday, September 24th through Sunday, September 26th. Hear from NBC’s lead golf producer Tommy Roy on the network’s 30-year love affair with the event and the pressure that goes with it. Lead play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks likens it to the Olympics. Lead analyst and former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says the Europeans are bonded by blood, and he weighs in on the rift between U.S. teammates Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. Plus, hear from Ryder Cup veterans as a player and a caddy Justin Leonard and John Wood, who will serve as analysts this weekend.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.