[Sports Video group] PGA Championship Caps Historic Majors Run for CBS; Flycam, Bunkercams Among Tech Highlights

When it comes to planning a golf major, CBS Sports’ production team definitely has its reps in, having planned six of them in the past 15 months and broadcast four of those. This weekend’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina marks the end of those efforts, and, during the run, the team has learned to work in new ways. The show itself will have 100 cameras on the course (as well as 84 cameras for a 4D system around the 15th tee box). Among the highlights are two robotic cameras that will be placed in the famous bunkers on the 17th hole. That hole, a par 3, has a water hazard up the right-hand side, which makes hitting into the bunkers a safe bet for players concerned with hitting the water and losing a stroke. It also means that the cameras in the bunkers will capture plenty of action.