And they did it not once, but twice.
Via Noel Sheppard:
NBC on Sunday decided to cut the words “under God” from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance that accompanied the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship.
In fact, this happened twice during the show’s introduction (crude amateur video follows with partial transcript):
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, with liberty and justice for all.
Seconds later, the Pledge was repeated with even more words omitted.