NBC can't delay the coverage in the West because on Saturday it has Notre Dame-Texas football at 11:30 a.m. and on Sunday there's NFL football, beginning at 12:30 with the pregame show. So, NBC's starting times are 5 and 6 a.m.
NBC will devote 13 1/2 hours to the Ryder Cup over the two days, including 2 1/2 hours after Notre Dame football on Saturday. The plan for Sunday is that everything will be wrapped up before NFL football.
The USA network, besides using the NBC crew for its coverage today, will have versatile Bill Macatee serving as host. Macatee, who lives in Calabasas, will be joined in the studio by Ben Wright, who hasn't missed a Ryder Cup since 1953, and Peter Kostis.