LIBERTY CORNER, N.J., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The USGA and FOX Sports will unveil the film "2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back-to-Back" on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate and relive the 118th U.S. Open Championship.
Narrated by actor and director Kevin Connolly, the hour-long documentary airs Thursday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. EST on FOX (check local listings) prior to the nationally televised NFL game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.
"2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back to Back" chronicles Brooks Koepka's path to claiming his second consecutive U.S. Open title at iconic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Featuring never-before-seen footage of Koepka at his home in Florida, the film explores his comeback from a serious wrist injury while handling the elevated expectations that come with being the defending champion.
FOX Sports analyst and two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange (1988-89), who was the last player to win back-to-back championships before Koepka, provides commentary on the strategy, mindset and determination it takes to pull off the rare triumph, which has only been achieved seven times in history.
Produced by South District Films, "2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back-to-Back" highlights the storylines, inspirational moments and spirited performances of the 118th championship. FOX Sports analysts Brad Faxon, Paul Azinger and Shane Bacon provide additional insights on Shinnecock Hills and the quest to conquer golf's ultimate test.
Preview trailer: 2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back-to-Back
About the USGA
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf's premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions is the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world's golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association's Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world's most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century Fox's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports App and FOX Sports GO. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.
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