PGA TOUR Network channel offers live hole-by-hole coverage May 6 – 9 from TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
THE PLAYERS field will include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim
NEW YORK – May 3, 2010 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer live hole-by-hole coverage of THE PLAYERS Championship Thursday, May 6, through Sunday, May 9, on the PGA TOUR Network, available nationwide on XM channel 146 and on SIRIUS channel 209 with the “Best of XM” programming package.
SIRIUS XM’s coverage will include live play-by-play from THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL plus comprehensive analysis by PGA TOUR Network hosts. The Stadium Course is recognized as one of the sport’s great venues and features a dramatic three-hole finish highlighted by the famous island green on the 17th.
Headlining the list of players competing in this year’s championship are Phil Mickelson, the 2007 PLAYERS champion who is fresh off his third Masters victory, World #1 Tiger Woods, who will be attempting to rebound after missing the cut at Quail Hollow last week, defending champion Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Anthony Kim, Rory McIlroy and many other of the world’s top-ranked players.
Brian Katrek will host the live tournament coverage on the PGA TOUR Network alongside lead analyst and former PGA TOUR member John Maginnes. From inside the ropes, listeners will hear hole-by-hole updates from on-course reporters Matt Adams, Fred Albers, Mark Carnevale and Michael Collins.
Live on-course coverage will start Thursday through Sunday at 12:00 pm ET and will continue until the conclusion of play. Each day’s live coverage is immediately followed by a wrap-up of the day’s action on PGA TOUR Replay.
In addition to play-by-play, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear daily talk and analysis by The PGA TOUR Network’s lineup of expert hosts.
On Tuesday, May 4, (5:00 pm ET) PGA Tour Member Chris DiMarco will host a new edition of his weekly show oPINionated. The show will replay multiple times throughout the week.
Each weekday morning listeners can tune in to Fairways of Life (7:00 am ET), hosted by Matt Adams, followed by Teed Off (9:00 am ET), hosted by Brian Katrek, then Making the Turn (11:00 am ET) with Peter Kessler. All shows will feature in-depth analysis of THE PLAYERS, plus interviews with some of the game’s biggest personalities.
Gary Williams and Vince Cellini will host The PLAYERS Preview Show, offering listeners an in-depth look at the tournament field, Tuesday and Wednesday (1:00 pm ET) and Saturday and Sunday (10:00 am ET).
As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the PGA TOUR, SIRIUS XM Radio offers live coverage of PGA TOUR events plus comprehensive coverage of the world of professional golf. For more info please visit www.xmradio.com.