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British Open Championship to Air Nationwide on SIRIUS XM Radio

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SIRIUS XM Radio announced that it will air the 2010 British Open Championship live nationwide this Thursday, July 15, through Sunday, July 18, on XM channel 146 and on SIRIUS channel 209 for subscribers with the “Best of XM” programming package.

SIRIUS XM will provide listeners with hole-by-hole coverage of the Open Championship, provided by IMG, live from the renowned Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland as well as live updates and analysis from SIRIUS XM’s Fred Albers and Matt Adams.

Live coverage will start Thursday and Friday at 3:00 am ET and Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 am ET and will continue until the conclusion of each day’s play. On-course coverage will be immediately followed by a wrap-up of the day’s action along with highlights, analysis, and player interviews on Open Championship Replay, hosted by SIRIUS XM’s Fred Albers and Matt Adams, who will be on site at St. Andrews. Following Open Championship Replay, SIRIUS XM will rebroadcast the day’s play-by-play during the afternoon drive time and evening hours until live coverage begins the next morning.

In all, listeners will have access to more than 45 hours of live play-by-play from Thursday through Sunday plus comprehensive replays that will cover all the day’s highlights and the performances of the tournament leaders.

The Open Championship, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is the oldest of golf’s four major championships and St. Andrews is one of the tournament’s most storied venues. The Old Course, revered as the very home of golf, has hosted 27 of the Open Championships dating back to 1873, most recently in 2000 and 2005 when Tiger Woods captured the prized Claret Jug both times.

In the days leading up to the tournament SIRIUS XM’s hosts will provide golf fans with daily talk and analysis of this year’s championship field. Fairways of Life with Matt Adams will air live Monday through Wednesday (7:00-9:00 am ET), followed by Teed Off with Brian Katrek (9:00 am – 11:00 am ET), then Making the Turn with Peter Kessler (11:00 am- Noon ET).

Tuesday evening (5:00 pm ET), PGA TOUR member Chris DiMarco and broadcaster Greg Warmoth will host a new edition of their weekly talk show, oPINionated. DiMarco, who competed in the Open Championships at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and was the runner-up in the 2006 event at Hoylake, will share his own British Open experiences as well as his thoughts on the players competing in this year’s event. oPINionated replays several times throughout the week.

All shows air on XM channel 146 and on SIRIUS channel 209 for subscribers with the “Best of XM” programming package.

For more information on SIRIUS XM’s golf coverage, visit www.xmradio.com/pgatour