SIRIUS XM Radio to Carry Live Broadcast Coverage of U.S. Open Golf Championship

ESPN's hole-by-hole coverage airs June 17-20 from Pebble Beach

Listeners nationwide will have access to live on-course play-by-play on ESPN Radio, SIRIUS channel 120 and XM channel 140

Jun 16, 2010, 14:00 ET from SIRIUS XM Radio

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will offer ESPN Radio's live play-by-play coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, running Thursday, June 17, through Sunday, June 20, at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California, on SIRIUS channel 120 and XM channel 140.

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The U.S. Open Championship is considered by many to be the most difficult and complete test in golf with its length and high rough putting a premium on both distance and accuracy.  Pebble Beach has hosted the U.S. Open four previous times, most recently in 2000, when it was won in remarkable fashion by Tiger Woods who finished at 12 under par and an incredible 15 shots better than the runners up.

Live play-by-play will air Thursday and Friday (1:00-7:00 pm ET), Saturday (5:00-11:00 pm/conclusion ET), and Sunday (3:00-9:00 pm/conclusion ET) on ESPN Radio, SIRIUS channel 120 and XM channel 140.

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USGA, the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, annually conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open and 10 national amateur championships.  The USGA writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, maintains a Handicap System® and celebrates the history of the game. For more information about the USGA, visit

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