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Mar
16
2016

Jordan Spieth

On Wednesday morning, SportsCenter’s Twitter account teased its new #ThisIsSportsCenter commercial starring Jordan Spieth, along with his caddie Michael Greller, asking for 1,000 retweets before it released the full ad. Well, that didn’t take very long — as of this evening, it’s been retweeted over 10,000 times. 

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Aug
19
2015

Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson both threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs games, respectively, on Tuesday evening.

The pair of major champions spent most of the day trash-talking via Twitter before deciding on a bet of $5,000 to the golfer who had the better outcome. ESPN was given the honor of determining the winner. 

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Jul
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under General

Donald Trump

Add ESPN to the growing list of companies to cut ties with Donald Trump, following his derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants in his presidential launch speech. The World Wide Leader has decided to move next week’s ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club on July 14. 

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Jul
16
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

ESPN is giving golf fans all the coverage they would ever want for the 143rd Open Championship. On Thursday and Friday, ESPN will air 11 hours of live play from 4 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. There will also be a live feed dedicated to Tiger Woods on ESPN3.

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Jun
13
2014

 

ESPN has been broadcasting the U.S. Open for 33 consecutive years, with the first one being the 1982 Open at Pebble Beach. Tom Watson defeated Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in ’82. The sport of golf has changed a tremendous amount over the last 33 years, and so has ESPN.

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Apr
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
The first major of the year!

The first major of the year!

Welcome to the most-anticipated week of the year for golfers and fans! — yep, the season’s first major is finally here. Before I get into everything you need to know about watching the Masters, I’ve been asked a gazillion times if I’m in Augusta and/or why I’m not there, so let’s address that first.

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Sep
22
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

Augusta chairman Billy Payne announced on Tuesday that an extra hour will be added to next year’s Masters telecast on ESPN for the first two rounds (3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New York time on April 7 and 8). Meanwhile, UK residents will enjoy 3-D coverage (which is the coolest thing in the world, seriously) — if you actually have the technology (or access to it).

Unlike the other majors, The Masters restricts its TV coverage, like it does with everything else — just to remind us it is super-duper exclusive and special. It also makes us wish that the Green Jackets would extend the telecast to all day like the other majors.

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