SiriusXM to Offer Comprehensive Coverage of The Open Championship
July 17-20 from Royal Liverpool GC in Hoylake, EnglandCoverage includes special programs hosted by 1973 Open Champion Tom Weiskopf, Ian Poulter, Chris DiMarco and others
July 14, 2014 --
NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --SiriusXM will offer comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Open Championship, golf's oldest major championship, from Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England (July 17-20) on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
Live play-by-play, provided by ESPN Radio, will air on XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208 and SiriusXM channel 84 on Thursday, July 17, and Friday, July 18, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ET; and Sunday, July 20 from 8:00 am ET to the conclusion of play. Subscribers can access the live broadcasts on satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at SiriusXM.com.
Royal Liverpool has hosted The Open Championship 11 times and has seen some of the game's greatest players raise the Claret Jug on its links, including Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Roberto De Vicenzo and, most recently, Tiger Woods in 2006. This year's field will include defending Open Champion Phil Mickelson; World No. 1 Adam Scott; World No.2 Henrik Stenson, who finished as runner-up in last year's tournament; three-time Open Champion Tiger Woods, in his second start after a long layoff from injury; Bubba Watson and many more of the world's best.
In addition to the live tournament coverage, SiriusXM will offer daily golf talk and analysis throughout Open Championship week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
Highlights for the week include:
Ian Poulter, who finished third in last year's Open Championship at Muirfield, will host a new edition of his SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio show, Unfiltered, which will air tonight at 8:00 pm ET. The show will replay Tuesday at 8:00 pm ET and Wednesday at 1:00 pm ET.
1973 Open Champion Tom Weiskopf, a 16-time PGA TOUR winner, will host a special one-hour program that will air Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET and again at 8:00 pm ET. Weiskopf, who has three top 10 finishes in the Open Championship, will host alongside veteran broadcaster Jim Kelly.
Former PGA TOUR pro Chris DiMarco, who finished as runner-up to Tiger Woods at the last Open Championship played at Royal Liverpool (2006), will host his weekly show, Opinionated, live on Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Hubert Green, who finished sixth or better four times in Open Championship play, will host a one-hour special airing tonight at 9:00 pm ET.
Matt Adams will host his weekday morning show, Fairways of Life, live from Royal Liverpool Monday through Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 am ET.
Former PGA TOUR pro Carl Paulson will host a two-hour preview show leading into the live tournament coverage Thursday through Sunday, and SiriusXM's Taylor Zarzour will host a two-hour post-round show on Saturday and Sunday to recap each day's play.
Listeners will also get Open talk throughout the week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio's other featured shows, including those hosted by Brian Bateman, Rich Beem, Mark Carnevale, Brian Katrek, John Maginnes, Jim McLean, Sandy McIlree, Dennis Paulson, Larry Rinker, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, John Swantek, Jeff Warne, and Greg Warmoth, as well as Golf Channel programming. Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.
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