GOLF Channel broadcaster Chantel McCabe takes you inside-the-ropes to get to know some of the celebrity players at #DiamondLPGA 2021. Check out the videos below to get your inside look at the action and tune in to the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions live on NBC and GOLF Channel.
Our final Tournament of Champions Press Pass interview and Chantel got to sit down with one of the biggest names in baseball history, Roger Clemens! Clemens shares how inspiring it is to watch the LPGA pros play their game up close. He talks about making sure to separate his roles as Dad and MLB Pitcher with his sons and his unconventional use of his putter on the course.
MLB center fielder for the New York Yankees, Aaron Hicks and Chantel McCabe get down to business at the Tournament of Champions. Hear how Aaron is translating his baseball skills to the golf course and how he’s experiencing his first time at the tournament.
Chantel’s next Press Pass interview is with Cole Swindell! Cole shares how modern technology lets him continue to work on his upcoming fourth album during quarantine, and he gets a little pink talking about his passionate fan base. Plus, he reveals his favorite ice cream flavor.
Eight-time NFL Pro Bowler Brian Urlacher sits with Chantel to talk about his favorite part of the tournament this year. Urlacher shares about Chicago fans, watching his son play football, his golf coach, Boyd Summerhays and how he’s the lucky charm for his foursomes. Get all the details with this Tournament of Champions Press Pass interview.
Actor and musician Jack Wagner talks to Chantel about his experience on set in Canada during the pandemic, his journey with sobriety and how he prepares to play in golf tournaments. Check it out!
Ben Higgins, star of “The Bachelor” season 20, kicks off the last day of the tournament chatting with Chantel. Ben shares about moving in with his fiancé during quarantine, his upcoming book “Alone in Plain Sight” and growing beyond “The Bachelor” through his business, Generous Coffee Company. Plus, get some Valentine’s Day tips!
World Series Champion Kevin Millar brings the energy to Tournament of Champions Press Pass with Chantel. He shares getting swing coaching from John Smoltz, playing with Ariana Urrea and living RV life. To hear someone truly passionate about golf, we’ve got your ticket:
It’s Saturday morning and Chantel is back, bringing you more behind-the-scenes interviews. First up is NFL kicker Ryan Longwell. Ryan talks about how NFL training and health has changed over his career, finagling a golf simulator into Lambeau field and remodeling his home as a family quarantine activity!
Chantel and 2-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip talk about his new brewing company, how to play golf from the heart and the best time to get golf tips from Gaby Lopez and Bronte Law. Have a tissue handy though, Michael Waltrip goes deep about his relationship with his brother and his joy in playing golf, for this Tournament of Champions Press Pass interview.
Chantel spoke with Mardy Fish, Olympic silver medalist in tennis and 2-time Diamond Resorts Invitational winner, about how the pandemic has affected his mental health but also given him more time with his kids. Plus, Fish shares his excitement about his new role as U.S. Davis Cup Captain. Hear the full story:
On this edition of Tournament of Champions Press Pass, 3-time MLB All-Star Dan Plesac talks with Chantel about the emotions around the transition from playing on the baseball field to analyzing the game, seeing his daughter get married and the story of his only hole-in-one. See it all in the video below:
First thing on Friday morning, Chantel spoke with NBA All-Star Deron Williams about what he’s been up to since retiring from basketball, his passion for architecture and handling the pressure of playing sports with an audience. Get the whole conversation in this Tournament of Champions Press Pass.
Another up-and-coming young athlete, 14-year-old Katherine Schaefer has qualified to play as an amateur in this year’s tournament. Katherine and Chantel chat about the trade-offs of distanced learning and what junior tournaments Katherine is taking on next. Check it out!
Bringing youth and an incredible amount of skill to the course, Ariana Urrea has qualified to play in the Tournament of Champions at only age 13! Chantel talks with the athlete about how she got started in the game and what it’s like to play with your sports idols in this Press Pass interview.
Our next Tournament of Champions Press Pass interview is going to make you smile – even if you’ve lost a tooth recently. Larry the Cable Guy cracks some jokes and speaks to the necessity of comedy in today’s world in his sit-down with Chantel.
Peek behind the curtain with your Press Pass as Mark DeRosa shares how he sees baseball differently from the analyst seat than from the field and how he combines baseball strategy with his golf game. Watch the full interview below.
In this edition of Tournament of Champions Press Pass, Blair O’Neal chats with Chantel about creating her career, her college golf team nickname, favorite memories from “Big Break” and how her son got his unique name. Watch the video below to find out more.
Lee Brice talks family – both musical and personal – South Carolina, how making music has changed over time and other passions in this Press Pass. Plus, the memories behind his man-cave décor. Check it out!
Chantel was able to snag a few moments with Diamond Resorts CEO Mike Flaskey to discuss the importance of growing women’s golf and opportunities for the sport to evolve in the future. Plus, learn how Flaskey has learned to lead through mistakes and mentorship in this behind-the-scenes press pass.
Up next to the plate, it’s Reggie Jackson! Chantel spoke with the MLB Hall of Famer about his golf game, and the incredible experiences he’s had with athletes across the sports world. Mr. October gives us the inside scoop on what he wants to accomplish in the future.
Kicking off your first inside look is our newest Diamond Celebrity ambassador and a titan of the golf world, Annika Sörenstam! She shares the strangest thing a fan has asked her to sign, her greatest accomplishment outside of golf and some of the players who have inspired her throughout her golf career.