We learned just before the end of 2011, Sirius XM came to an agreement with the PGA Tour to keep PGA Tour Radio and coverage of golf on the satellite radio provider. From all accounts, this was pretty close to not happening and having all golf events removed from Sirius XM. But things came out ok and Sirius XM is announcing that it will have the entire PGA Tour 2011 season as well as the four majors, The Masters, the US Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
SiriusXM Announces Comprehensive Coverage of 2011 Golf SeasonSiriusXM will broadcast more live play-by-play than any other TV or radio broadcaster, offering the Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and PGA Championship, plus PGA TOUR events including THE PLAYERSSirius and XM listeners get expert analysis on PGA TOUR Network channelNEW YORK, NY – January 5, 2011 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2011 golf season, offering more live play-by-play than any other TV or radio broadcaster and giving listeners nationwide access to the full schedule of events featuring the world’s best golfers.SiriusXM will broadcast live play-by-play of the 2011 PGA TOUR season, featuring THE PLAYERS Championship (May 12-15 from TPC Sawgrass, FL), and all four major championship events – the Masters (April 7-10 from Augusta National Golf Club, GA), the U.S. Open Championship (June 16-19 from Congressional CC, MD), The Open Championship (July 14-17 from Royal St. George’s GC, Kent, England) and the PGA Championship (August 11-14 from Atlanta Athletic Club, GA).SiriusXM’s coverage will also include the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup: The Barclays (August 25-28 from Plainfield CC, NJ), Deutsche Bank Championship (September 2-5 from TPC Boston, MA), BMW Championship (September 15-18 from Cog Hill GC, IL) and THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola (September 22-25 from East Lake GC, GA).Sirius and XM listeners will have access to hole-by-hole coverage every day of tournament play for each event, as well as expert analysis on the PGA TOUR Network channel, the only radio channel dedicated to professional golf.Live tournament coverage and the PGA TOUR Network channel are available to all XM subscribers and to Sirius subscribers who purchase the “Best of XM” programming package, and are available nationwide on XM channel 146 and Sirius channel 209.Play-by-play coverage of the U.S. Open Championship will air on ESPN Radio, Sirius channel 120 and XM channel 140.Sirius and XM listeners will also be able to access live tournament play-by-play and the PGA TOUR Network channel online at www.sirius.com and www.xmradio.com as well as on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SiriusXM Premium Online App.
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