This year, in addition to showing football on Thanksgiving Day, Fox will air golf coverage — sort of.
After the conclusion of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions game, Fox will air a one-hour special entitled “2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest,” which will combine new footage of Chambers Bay and footage from the original broadcast into a unique look back at Jordan Spieth’s first U.S. Open triumph and second major championship win.
The special will be narrated by Jon Hamm, best known for playing Don Draper on AMC’s popular series “Mad Men.” It will feature interviews with players involved in the exciting and unexpected finish that kept Spieth’s bid for the Grand Slam alive.
Spieth’s victory made him the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923. Following his victory at the Masters, Spieth also became the first golfer to win the first two legs of the Grand Slam since Tiger Woods in 2002. The tournament and telecast were marked by several unique occurences, such as Fox’s U.S. Open debut with Joe Buck and Greg Norman at the helm, Jason Day’s vertigo-induced collapse during the second round, Dustin Johnson’s faulty putting on the 72nd hole, Chambers Bay’s first U.S. Open, and plenty more.
The hour-long special is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, November 26. Check out the trailer below: