ESPN Radio Debuts Golf Play-by-Play with Prime-Time U.S. Open Coverage
June 16, 2010
ESPN Radio tees off a two-year agreement with the United States Golf Association June 17 with exclusive play-by-play coverage of the 2010 U.S. Open Championships across its various media platforms from Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.
Sean McDonough and Judy Rankin (1-3 p.m.), and Bob Wischusen and Dennis Paulson (3-7 p.m.) will call Thursday and Friday play, with on-course reporters Bill Rosinski and Doug Bell. Weekend action will feature McDonough and Curtis Strange in the booth, with Rankin, Rosinski and Wendy Nix reporting from the course.
ESPN Radio’s 2010 U.S. Open Championships Coverage (Times ET)
ESPN Radio will broadcast complete 18-hole coverage of each weekend day’s final group. If a playoff is needed, ESPN Radio will also broadcast the entire 18 holes starting at noon Monday.
Thu. June 17 1-7 p.m.
Fri. June 18 1-7 p.m.
Sat. June 19 5-11 p.m./conclusion
Sun. June 20 3-9 p.m. /conclusion
Mon, June 21 noon-conclusion
The agreement with the USGA, marking ESPN Radio’s initial foray into golf play-by-play, includes the 2011 U.S. Open Championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
ESPN Radio has live hole-by-hole coverage rights for the United States, its territories and possessions, and Canada, as well as the right to distribute content via any and all means of audio distribution, including terrestrial radio, satellite radio (SIRIUS channel 120, XM channel 140), HD radio, broadband and wireless audio platforms. Play-by-play and studio content will also be simulcast on ESPNRadio.com and other digital audio platforms, with some content available in podcast form.
The USGA is the governing body for golf in the United States and Mexico, and runs 13 national championships for amateur and professional men and women each year.
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