• Kevin Chappell hits from the 18th tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Nearly 50 hours of live TV coverage planned for British Open

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Take the longest day in major championship golf and a network devoted exclusively golf and the result is unprecedented coverage. NBC Sports and Golf Channel will combine to provide a record 49.5 hours of live coverage over four days from the British Open at Royal Troon.