USA to Premiere Weekly Golf Series

USA Network announced Monday that it will debut a live one-hour weekly show focusing on the sport of golf.

PGA Tour Sunday on USA, airing Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 12, will blend up-to-date tournament "game day" reports, topical golf stories and analysis with golf lifestyle and instructional programming, network executives said.

"This is where the world of professional golf and the worlds of entertainment and pop culture meet every week," executive producer Gordon Beck said in a prepared statement. "PGA Tour Sunday is live with that week's top golf stories, reports from the final round of that Sunday's event and a wide range of features."

PGA Tour Sunday is part of USA Network's extensive 2003 golf coverage, which includes more than 30 PGA Tour events.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.