Sirius XM continues its coverage of golf’s Grand Slam with the Open Championship starting early Thursday morning.
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR NATIONWIDE ON SIRIUS XM RADIOHole-by-hole coverage from The Old Course at St. Andrews airs July 15-18SIRIUS XM will carry more than 45 hours of live on-course play-by-play Thursday through SundayNEW YORK – July 13, 2010 – SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will air the 2010 Open Championship live nationwide this Thursday, July 15, through Sunday, July 18, on XM channel 146 and on SIRIUS channel 209 for subscribers with the “Best of XM” programming package.SIRIUS XM will provide listeners with hole-by-hole coverage of the Open Championship, provided by IMG, live from the renowned Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland as well as live updates and analysis from SIRIUS XM’s Fred Albers and Matt Adams.Live coverage will start Thursday and Friday at 3:00 am ET and Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 am ET and will continue until the conclusion of each day’s play. On-course coverage will be immediately followed by a wrap-up of the day’s action along with highlights, analysis, and player interviews on Open Championship Replay, hosted by SIRIUS XM’s Fred Albers and Matt Adams, who will be on site at St. Andrews. Following Open Championship Replay, SIRIUS XM will rebroadcast the day’s play-by-play during the afternoon drive time and evening hours until live coverage begins the next morning.In all, listeners will have access to more than 45 hours of live play-by-play from Thursday through Sunday plus comprehensive replays that will cover all the day’s highlights and the performances of the tournament leaders.
The Open Championship, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is the oldest of golf’s four major championships and St. Andrews is one of the tournament’s most storied venues. The Old Course, revered as the very home of golf, has hosted 27 of the Open Championships dating back to 1873, most recently in 2000 and 2005 when Tiger Woods captured the prized Claret Jug both times.