SiriusXM Announces Broadcast Coverage for The Open Championship

More than 35 hours of live hole-by-hole coverage July 16-19 from St. Andrews GC in Scotland

Programming includes shows hosted by British Open champions Nick Faldo and John Daly

Plus live broadcast of World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony July 13

Jul 09, 2015, 14:30 ET from Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

NEW YORK, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will offer subscribers extensive coverage of the 2015 Open Championship, golf's oldest major championship, from the storied Old Course at St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

SiriusXM will air 37 hours of live play-by-play, provided by both ESPN Audio and IMG, across all four days of tournament play, July 16th through the 19th, as well as daily talk programming leading up to the tournament, on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, which is available to subscribers on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 93), on the SiriusXM app and online at

Tournament play-by-play will begin on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio at 3:00 am ET on Thursday and Friday, and at 4:00 am ET on Saturday and Sunday, and will continue through the conclusion of each day's play. ESPN is the rightsholder to Open Championship broadcasts in the U.S. Their play-by-play broadcast will also air on ESPN Radio (SiriusXM 83) and ESPN Xtra (SiriusXM 84) starting at 7:00 am ET on Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am ET on Saturday, and 8:00 am ET on Sunday

Considered by many to be the "home of golf," the Old Course at St. Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world and has hosted the Open Championship 28 times.  This year's field is highlighted by Jordan Spieth who will be attempting to capture the third leg of golf's Grand Slam after winning the Masters and U.S. Open earlier this season.  He will be competing against many of the world's best, including 2013 Open Champion Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen, who finished as runner-up to Spieth at the U.S. Open and was the last player to win the Open at St. Andrews, and many more.

In addition to the live tournament coverage, SiriusXM will offer daily golf talk and analysis throughout Open Championship week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

Highlights for the week include:

Three-time Open Champion Nick Faldo, whose 1990 title came at St. Andrews, will host a new edition of his SiriusXM show, Nick Faldo Radio, on Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00 pm ET.

John Daly, who won the 1995 Open Championship at St. Andrews, will host his SiriusXM show, Hit It Hard, on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 pm ET.

On Monday at 1:00 pm ET, SiriusXM will offer a live broadcast of the World Golf Hall of Fame's induction ceremony for the Class of 2015, which includes Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O'Meara and architect A.W. Tillinghast.

SiriusXM's programming lineup during Open Championship Week will also feature shows hosted by Chris DiMarco, Hank Haney, Claude Harmon III, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Matt Adams, Mark Carnevale, Debbie Doniger, Brian Katrek, John Maginnes, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Ben Shear, Jeff Warne and others.  Visit for a daily schedule.

SiriusXM airs live coverage of all four major championships – The Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship – as well as most of the PGA Tour events throughout the season, including the PLAYERS Championship and all FedExCup Playoff tournaments.

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