NBC Sports to carry Scottish Open
By Torleif Sorenson on 1/23/13
One weekend after NBC Sports televises the Wimbledon 2013 Championship finals, they will be back on the air from the gorgeous seaside Castle Stuart Golf Links near Aberdeen, Scotland, for the Scottish Open. This will reportedly represent the first non-major, non-Ryder Cup tournament to be broadcast by an over-the-air network in the United States.
What, you might ask, would be the point of televising this event?
Some American viewers may shrug and say "meh," but I, for one, am looking forward to seeing how NBC Sports golf bosses Jon Miller and Tommy Roy plan the coverage. The Scottish Open should fit nicely into their "Championship Season" theme, following on the heels of the men's and women's U.S. Opens, the NHL's Stanley Cup, and Wimbledon.
Marketing aside, the course itself is in an especially gorgeous part of Scotland, with several landmarks and attractions nearby, including several castles and Chanonry Point, which is a prime spot for viewing bottlenose dolphins.
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