TNT's slogan is "We Know Drama," and it's fitting that the channel will broadcast the third round of the PGA Championship, which already looks like it will be filled with drama. The third round will be played on Saturday, August 11, 2012, with coverage beginning on TNT at 11:00 a.m. EDT and continuing until 2:00 p.m. EDT. CBS will then pick up coverage from 2:00-7:00 p.m. EDT.
Free live streaming of the round is available online at the PGA Championship's website. Streaming is also available on iPhones and iPads on the free app "PGA Championship," available in the iTunes store.
Based on Thursday's exciting round and early play on Friday, Saturday's coverage looks like it will be worth watching. Some of the sport's very best, including Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, looked strong on Thursday, with McIlroy appearing to be in particular command of his game.
Keegan Bradley, last year's winner at the event, is in contention to be the tournament's third repeat winner of the stroke play era, which extends back to 1958 (Tiger has repeated twice). Vijay Singh, who hadn't done much to compete at a major since 2006, looks to build off of his ninth-place finish at the British Open, and after a one-under score in the first round is three under through nine on Friday.
But no storyline offers more potential drama than the unlikely first round play of John Daly. Daly, who doesn't have a PGA Tour win since 2004 and hasn't finished in the top 10 in a major since he won the 1995 British Open, looked downright fantastic on Thursday, posting a score of four-under, including an eagle on the par-five 11th hole.
Daly is in fourth place through the opening round, and it would take an epic meltdown—something Daly's done before—for him to miss the cut. With the exception of Tiger Woods, there is no golfer more compelling to watch than John Daly —though not always for the right reasons.
As long as he is anywhere near the top of the leaderboard, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch John Daly and his questionable fashion choices.
The last 16 majors have been won by 16 different golfers, an era of parity unrivaled in golf's history. Of the top 20 golfers on the leaderboard through the early rounds of Friday, 18 would keep this streak going.
We're in an exciting time in golf history in which any one of dozens of golfers can win a major, and Saturday's coverage promises to be well worth watching. No matter what happens, it will certainly be more compelling than Saturday's Olympic women's 20-kilometer walk or the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around.