SiriusXM will offer subscribers extensive coverage of The 146th Open from Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, featuring 48 total hours of live on-course play-by-play plus daily talk programming hosted by the 1989 Champion Golfer of the Year Mark Calcavecchia and other major champions.
Tournament broadcasts will begin on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio on Thursday and Friday at 2:00 am ET, and on Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 am ET, and will continue through the conclusion of each day’s play.
During the week of The Open, SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio programming includes exclusive shows hosted by Mark Calcavecchia, who won The Open in 1989 at Royal Troon, as well as fellow major champions Larry Mize, Craig Stadlerand Dave Stockton. SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio programming is also available to subscribers on SiriusXM On Demand after it debuts on air.
Last night, SiriusXM’s Martin Davis hosted a two-hour special on the history of The Open, golf’s original championship to tee off coverage. Davis interviewed several Champion Golfers who raised the famed Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale – including Tom Watson, Lee Trevino and Mark O’Meara – as well as Bobby Jones IV, whose grandfather, the great Bobby Jones, won The Open on three occasions.
“With 48 hours of live championship play-by-play, our terrific lineup of show hosts, and a special on the history of The Open featuring some of its greatest champions, SiriusXM listeners get an exceptional and comprehensive broadcast experience throughout Open week,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.
SiriusXM’s Taylor Zarzour and former Tour pro Carl Paulson will host a live two-hour post-round broadcast on each tournament day.
SiriusXM’s programming lineup also features shows hosted by top instructors Hank Haney, Jim McLean, and Golf Channel’s Michael Breed, distinguished PGA professional Bob Ford, as well as Lou Holtz, John Feinstein, Debbie Doniger, Matt Adams, Fred Albers, David Armitage, Michael Collins, Brian Crowell, Frank Darby, Kyle Gentry, Trey Jones, Conrad Ray, Jeff Warne and others. Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.
NBC Sports Group owns the rights to The Open broadcasts in the U.S. NBC Sports will provide exclusive television and streaming coverage of The Open from Royal Birkdale on NBC and Golf Channel.