from Royal St. George’s GC in England July 14-17
NEW YORK – July 11, 2011 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will air the 2011 The Open Championship live nationwide this Thursday, July 14, through Sunday, July 17.
SiriusXM will provide listeners with live hole-by-hole coverage from Royal St. George’s Golf Club in England on channel 93 on XM and channel 208 on Sirius Premier (formerly known as “The Best of XM”).
Live coverage will start Thursday and Friday at 2:30 am ET and Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 am ET and will continue until the conclusion of each day’s play. Each evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm ET, former PGA TOUR pro John Maginnes will host his nightly show, Maginnes on Tap, offering listeners a wrap-up of the day’s action with highlights and analysis. On Saturday and Sunday, Alex Miceli and Bob Bubka will host a one-hour post-round show, The Grill Room, immediately following the conclusion of play.
In all, listeners will have access to more than 48 hours of live on-course coverage from Thursday through Sunday plus post-round shows that will cover all the day’s highlights and the performances of the tournament leaders.
Royal St. George’s Golf Club, which in 1894 became the first course outside Scotland to host The Open Championship, will be hosting the event for the 14th time this week. The Open Championship field features the world’s best golfers, including 2011 U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy, World #1 Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, defending Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen and many others. American Ben Curtis won the famed Claret Jug the last time the event was played at Royal St. George’s, in 2003.
In the days leading up to the tournament SiriusXM’s hosts will provide golf fans with daily talk and analysis of this year’s championship field. Fairways of Life with Matt Adams will air live Monday through Wednesday (7:00-9:00 am ET), followed by Teed Off with Brian Katrek (9:00 am – 11:00 am ET), then Making the Turn with Peter Kessler (11:00 am- Noon ET). All shows air on channel 93 on XM and channel 208 on Sirius Premier.
For more information on SiriusXM’s extensive professional golf programming, visit www.siriusxm.com/