NBC to show Ryder Cup Saturday on tape-delay

NBC to show Ryder Cup Saturday on tape-delay


For overall consistent level of drama, nothing beats Saturday at the Ryder Cup. Sometimes one side dominates, all but ensuring the outcome, and sometimes it's neck-and-neck, setting up a dramatic Sunday finish.

Either way, day 2 is the one you don't want to miss, which makes it notable that NBC won't be showing any live golf on Saturday. (GOLF.com will have 10 hours of live video Friday and Saturday, and six hours on Sunday, as well as live blogging and scoring for all three rounds.)

NBC, faced with a five-hour time difference between Wales and the East Coast of the U.S., will show Saturday's four-ball and foursome matches sequentially, but tape-delayed, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

ESPN will show Friday's first-round matches live from 2:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern (11:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific), and NBC will show Sunday's singles matches live as well, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern (4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific).

Tell us what you think: Would you rather watch live golf on Saturday morning or see it sequentially and tape-delayed?