USGA, Ross Greenburg to Co-Produce Nicklaus ’62 U.S. Open Doc for NBC
The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced 1962 U.S. Open: Jack’s First Major, its first-ever film produced for network television, which will air on NBC on June 17, prior to the network’s final-round coverage of the 112th U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. The film will make its international debut Sunday, June 10 on Sky Sports (SS3).
1962 U.S. Open: Jack’s First Major is executive-produced by the USGA Museum and Ross Greenburg Productions. Greenburg, the long-time HBO Sports President who launched his own documentary production outfit last year, has been busy producing several documentaries for NBC Sports Group in recent months, including several editions of NHL 36.
1962 U.S. Open: Jack’s First Major chronicles Jack Nicklaus’ first U.S. Open victory in 1962 at Oakmont Country Club, which set in motion Nicklaus’ legendary golf career and, at the same time, ignited one of the greatest rivalries in sport between Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. CLICK HERE view the film’s trailer
The film will features archival footage of the 1962 U.S. Open from the USGA Museum’s own collection, and other archival material from Oakmont Country Club, the Jack Nicklaus Museum, Augusta National Golf Club and The R&A, and newsreels of the day. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film also includes fresh interviews with Nicklaus, Palmer and other luminaries from golf and journalism to tell the complete story of the 1962 U.S. Open Championship, from the opening round through the dramatic 18-hole playoff, covering events both on and off the course.
“It is an honor and a thrill to be working for the USGA on this legendary story about the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont,” said Ross Greenburg, a 51-time Sports Emmy Award winner. “It is also a dream come true to spend time with two icons in the world of golf, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, as they document this historic moment in each of their storied careers.”