BBC World lines up special shows on Golf legends

MUMBAI: Starting 20 August for six weeks, BBC World will telecast a seires of golf tournaments. The series will also cover the careers of some leading players of the game.

Golf By Design, the first programme in the series, is a revealing portrait of Robert Trent Jones II, who is among the pre-eminent golf course architects in the history of the sport, having lent his unique talents to 200 courses in 40 countries across six continents. The programme captures him at work in his office in California, playing his celebrated courses, and even indulging in poetry.

The second programme scheduled for 27 August, gives a stunning on-course action and behind the scenes footage of The Evian Masters, the ladies golf tournament, showcasing world-class sport in a beautiful setting by Lake Geneva. Catch the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie, and Grace Park in action.

A Dominant Force on 4 December provides a unique insight into the mind and career of Annika Sorenstam including a revealing interview about her career - from her start in the game when she often preferred to finish second because she was too shy to give a victory speech, to her status now as the undisputed greatest female player in the world.

Driven on 11 September charts Trevor Immelman's meteoric rise from childhood in South Africa to his current standing as one of the game's top young players. The series also presents a candid profile of Grace Park: Model Golfer on 18 September , providing an engaging insight into a woman who has brought a real sense of style to the Golf Course.

On 25th September, the programme ends with a profile of Adam Scott: The Player, one of the game's most talented and charismatic young golfers, who, for many seasoned observers, epitomises the modern face of Golf. The programme follows Adam's career from the beaches of Queensland to the fairways of the US PGA Tour.

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