News & ToursNovember 24, 2014

Why golfers need to rearrange when they serve their Thanksgiving meals this year

For most American sports fans, Thanksgiving typically consists of oversize helpings of turkey and football, the consumption of the latter frequently determining when the former actually gets served.

Now golf fans will have another offering to fill up their plate/throw off their dinner schedule.

Fox Sports, which officially becomes the broadcast partner of the USGA in 2015, gets an early jump into golf this Thursday with the rebroadcast of the 60-minute documentary "1962 U.S. Open: Jack's First Major." The film originally aired in 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus' playoff win over Arnold Palmer at Oakmont Country Club and was the first documentary produced by the USGA for broadcast TV.

It won't take much to get die-hard golfers interested in watching the program, but here's a trailer for the film to tease you:

The film airs at 3 p.m. EST, preceding Fox's NFL Pregame show and the 4:30 p.m. broadcast of the Philadelphia-Dallas football game. Our suggestion: Gobble down your turkey at 2 p.m., push away from the table to watch Jack and Arnie at 3, then go for seconds on the turkey at 4.

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