Time Warner sponsors Ian Poulter, who's playing on CBS this weekend
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Time Warner sponsors Ian Poulter, who’s playing on CBS this weekend

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Time Warner Cable sponsors Ian Poulter.

The weekend rounds of the 2013 PGA Championship will air on CBS.


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Time Warner Cable is in a dispute with CBS over fees to be paid to air CBS on its cable systems nationwide. So, Time Warner has taken the step of removing CBS -- one of four major national broadcast networks, mind you -- from its channel lineup in several major markets in the United States.

Therefore, by the transitive property, Englishman Ian Poulter, who finished T-3 in the 2013 Open Championship and last year's PGA Championship and is sponsored by Time Warner Cable, won't be seen at all this weekend on CBS in many major markets where two multi-billion-dollar corporations are fighting over a couple of bucks per subscriber.

That probably doesn't hurt the feelings of fans who don't care for the American Ryder Cup Killer, but it should hurt the feelings of the PGA of America, who will be denied the maximum audience for their premier championship because their broadcast partner and a massive cable operator can't seem to settle their issues.

However, the 2013 PGA Championship can be seen online, sans TV.

The PGA of America will broadcast several streams of coverage through its website, CBSSports.com and their mobile apps. On Thursday and Friday, a stream of marquee groups will air online from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., while coverage of the par 3s at Oak Hill will air all four days from 1-7 p.m. ET. The CBS weekend coverage, running 2-7 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, will be available for streaming as well.

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