NBC decides to broadcast entire 2014 Ryder Cup live for first time ever

European Captain Paul McGinley and USA Captain Tom Watson at Gleneagles.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, every match of this year's Ryder Cup in Europe will be shown live in the United States.

NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday that Golf Channel will broadcast Friday matches and NBC will broadcast the Saturday and Sunday matches from Gleneagles in Scotland. The Ryder Cup will be held on Sept. 26-28.

Golf Channel is broadcasting Friday matches for the first time, taking over for ESPN. The coverage will be from 2:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Saturday's matches will be shown on NBC from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, while NBC will have Sunday singles from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.

The NBC Sports Group will provide 26 1/2 hours of live coverage, the most ever for a European-based event.