NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Former PGA TOUR professional and TV analyst Mark Lye and longtime radio personality Bruce Murray will host a new weekly show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, available nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius 208, XM 92) on the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com.
Time to Let it Fly with Murray & Lye will debut this Tuesday, August 18 (8:00-9:00 pm ET) and will air every Tuesday night. Lye has previously been an analyst on SiriusXM's pre- and post-round coverage.
Each week the outspoken Lye and Murray will interview various personalities from around the sport and talk with listeners about the headline stories from the PGA TOUR and beyond. They will examine and discuss today's game and players, and revisit Lye's experiences as a player on tour. The show topics will often extend beyond the scope of golf to delve into the hosts' other interests including music, pop culture and the larger sports world.
"I am very excited to start this show. It will give me an opportunity to talk about the game in a way I was never able to while I was on TV," said Lye. "Time to Let it Fly will be my unfettered, unrestricted commentary on the way I see things."
"Mark is a terrific addition to a very talented and distinguished roster of hosts on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "His experience as a player, and later as a broadcaster, give him an exceptional perspective on the game and we look forward to having him on every week to share his insights with our listeners."
Originally from Napa Valley, California, Lye attended San Jose State University, where he was a three-time All-American. He joined the PGA TOUR in 1977 after playing two years overseas. His career is highlighted by victories in Europe, Australia and the U.S. He won the Order of Merit title in Australia in 1976/1977. In an 18-year span on the PGA TOUR he recorded 41 top-10 finishes, including a victory at the 1983 Bank of Boston Classic. He won that event with one of the biggest comebacks in PGA TOUR history, coming back from eight strokes down on the final day. Lye finished the 1983 season ranked 28th on the money list. The following year, he led the Masters going into Sunday's play and eventually finished tied for sixth. After retiring from the PGA TOUR and during his time as a TV analyst he played in 45 Champions Tour events over six years, where he had two top-10 and eight top-25 finishes.
In 2013, Lye founded the "Lucas Cup Pro-Am," named after his son, Lucas, to benefit JDRF (formally known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and he is steadfastly committed to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, a disease that he and Lucas, now 10 years old, both endure.
Bruce Murray has hosted several shows on SiriusXM since joining the company in 2005. In addition to Time to Let it Fly, Murray hosts The SiriusXM Blitz alongside former NFL MVP Rich Gannon on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel.
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