SiriusXM will deliver listeners more than 45 hours of live on-course coverage this week as the world’s greatest golfers compete in their sport’s original major, The 150th Open, at one of golf’s most iconic venues, the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Those vying for the coveted Claret Jug this July 14th through the 17th include Tiger Woods, who won two of his three Open Championships at St. Andrews, defending Open champion Collin Morikawa, Masters champion and World No.1 ranked player Scottie Scheffler, PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, US Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick and many more of the world’s best.
Live Championship play-by-play will air Thursday through Sunday on SiriusXM’s “The Open Radio” channel (SiriusXM channel 92) and on the SXM App (siriusxm.us/TheOpenRadio). Championship broadcasts will begin on SiriusXM on Thursday and Friday at 2 am ET, and on Saturday and Sunday at 4 am ET, and will continue through the conclusion of each day’s play.
Listeners will hear The Open Radio produced by The R&A, which broadcasts each morning. The SiriusXM broadcast team will take over calling the action at 2 pm ET on Thursday and Friday, at noon ET on Saturday and at 11 am ET on Sunday.
SiriusXM’s on-site broadcast team will be anchored by play-by-play voice Taylor Zarzour and lead analyst John Maginnes, with Maureen Madill, Carl Paulson, David Armitage, Raymie Burns and Ron Green serving as on-course commentators.
The Open Radio team will feature Marcus Buckland, Sue Thearle, Ron Jones, Matt Adams, Sophie Walker, Raymond Burns, Alison Walker, Matt Southgate, Paul Eales, Harry Ewing and SiriusXM’s Carl Paulson as analysts and commentators in the booth and out on the course.
Immediately after each round, The Open Postgame will give listeners a recap of the day’s play and a look ahead at the next day’s action. SiriusXM’s Brian Katrek, Gary Williams, Dennis Paulson, Taylor Zarzour and John Maginnes will host the show. Major champions Hale Irwin, Dave Stockton, Scott Simpson and John Cook, who finished as runner up in the 1992 Open Championship, will also contribute to the post-round discussion.
Today, starting at 10 am ET, SiriusXM programming will include live coverage of The R&A Celebration of Champions, a special four-hole event taking place at St. Andrews in celebration of the historic playing of golf’s original Championship. An evolution of the ‘Champions Challenge’ which has been played at previous St Andrews Opens, this year’s event will feature a star-studded field of champions from the men’s and women’s professional and amateur ranks, and champion golfers with disabilities, who will compete in a team event over the 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course.
Tour pros Jason Kokrak and Harold Varner III, who will be competing in the Open field, will host new episodes of their SiriusXM shows before the Championship. Crushing It with Kokrak will air Wednesday night at 8 pm ET, immediately followed by The HV3 Show at 9 pm ET.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples, who has nine top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, will host a new episode of The Fred Couples Show tomorrow at 8 pm ET.
SiriusXM is also offering listeners an audio documentary that celebrates 150 years of The Open and focuses on what makes the Old Course at St Andrews, considered by many to be the “home of golf,” a special place in the history of the game. Listeners will hear from several Open Champions, including John Daly who remembers his play-off victory over Costantino Rocca in 1995, and three-time Open Champion Gary Player, who tells the story of fellow South African Bobby Locke, who won four Open Championships. The special also features archival audio from three-time Open Champion Tiger Woods as well as the late Tony Lema, who won his Claret Jug in 1964 at St Andrews. The one-hour show is available to subscribers now at on the SXM App (siriusxm.us/TheOpen-150Years) and will air on SiriusXM channel 92 on Wednesday at 6 am ET and 11 pm ET.