NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that former highly-ranked player and three-time PGA TOUR winner Chris DiMarco is returning to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (channel 93 on XM, channel 208 on Sirius Premier), to host his exclusive weekly show, oPINionated.
oPINionated will air every Tuesday (11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET) starting tomorrow, January 14, and will feature DiMarco and co-host Greg Warmoth taking live calls from listeners, discussing the headline sports news of the day and talking with personalities from the world of golf and beyond. The show last aired on SiriusXM during the 2010 season.
"The SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel is in the midst of an exciting build-up and I'm looking forward to being a part of it," said DiMarco. "It will be a lot of fun interacting with the fans each week, giving them an insider's view of my fellow players, the events and the venues. The TOUR is loaded with talent and there are a lot of great storylines to look forward to in 2014. We're excited to get on the mic to talk about it all."
"We're very excited to have Chris back on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "On top of the tremendous success he's had on TOUR, he's an outstanding host who knows how to interact with and entertain an audience with stories, opinions and analysis. oPINionated will deliver golf fans a superior level of coverage and is an important part of our lineup as we continue to develop our channel."
DiMarco spent 61 weeks ranked in the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking, reaching as high as the sixth spot in 2005, and competed on the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2004 and 2006. He is a three-time PGA TOUR winner and finished as the runner-up in major tournaments three times, perhaps most memorably when he went head-to-head with Tiger Woods twice -- in a sudden death playoff at the 2005 Masters and at the 2006 British Open Championship. A University of Florida alum and ardent sports fan, he routinely takes the discussion beyond the world of golf by chatting about the latest news across the sports world.
In addition to DiMarco, SiriusXM recently announced it has added shows hosted by 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem, top instructors Hank Haney, David Leadbetter and Jim McLean, as well as Golf Channel programming to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. Launched in 2005, the channel offers listeners nationwide live play-by-play coverage of PGA TOUR events as well as major championship tournaments, plus live call-in talk shows offering news, analysis, equipment reviews and more.
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