August 13, 2015 - 10:30 pm
Will Dustin Johnson suffer another major meltdown at the PGA Championship? Will Jordan Spieth join Ben Hogan (1953) and Tiger Woods (2000) as the only players to win three golf majors in one season? Will Rory McIlroy regain his form as the world’s top-ranked golfer in his return from an ankle injury?
Those are just a few of the questions that will be answered this weekend at Whistling Straits.
Watch all the action on TNT (Cox 18) — which will show the second round at 11 a.m. today and the third and final rounds at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday — and CBS (8), which will air the third and final rounds at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Johnson, the first-round leader with a 6-under-par 66, blew a one-stroke lead on the final hole the last time the PGA was played at Whistling Straits and had a putt to win the U.S. Open in June but three-putted the 18th green. Spieth and McIlroy each shot 71 in Thursday’s first round.
There’s also plenty of NFL preseason football on the weekend TV sports slate and some enticing baseball matchups.
NFL preseason, Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks (7 p.m., ABC (13), NFLN (317)): Peyton Manning will sit out the preseason opener, letting backup quarterback Brock Osweiler take most of the snaps against the team that had the NFL’s No. 1 defense last season. Fortunately for Osweiler, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” will be missing Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. It’ll be interesting to see what play Pete Carroll calls if Seattle has the ball at the 1-yard line.
BEST OF REST: MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays or Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox (4 p.m., MLBN (314)), Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals (5 p.m., FSW (49)), Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants or Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (7 p.m., MLBN (314)); NFL preseason: Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons, 4 p.m., NFLN (317)
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays (10 a.m., MLBN (314)): The American League East-leading Blue Jays won their 11th straight game Thursday and will send ace David Price to the mound in Friday’s series opener in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Toronto’s Marco Estrada is slated to oppose New York’s Masahiro Tanaka.
BEST OF REST: MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals (4 p.m., FS1 (329)), Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants (7 p.m., FS1 (329)); NFL preseason: San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (5 p.m., CBS (8)), Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings (5 p.m., NFLN (317)), Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals (6 p.m., Fox (5)).
NFL preseason, Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles (10 a.m., NFLN (317)): Eagles backup quarterback Tim Tebow autographed a fan’s Bible this week at Philadelphia’s training camp. Tune in to see if Tebow, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2012, has a prayer of making a comeback with the Eagles.
BEST OF REST: MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets (10 a.m., TBS (7)), Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals (5 p.m., ESPN (30)); NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Pure Michigan 400 (11:30 a.m., NBCSP (38)).
Contact reporter Todd Dewey at [email protected] or 702-383-0354. Follow him on Twitter: @tdewey33.