SiriusXM will again be the exclusive national radio broadcaster for the 117th U.S. Open Championship, offering listeners nationwide extensive coverage from Erin Hills in Wisconsin, including all four days of Championship play - June 15th through the 18th.
SiriusXM's programming will feature more than 30 hours of live hole-by-hole coverage across all four rounds of play, and will include a Monday playoff if one occurs. Live championship coverage will begin each championship day at 12:00 pm ET on both FOX Sports on SiriusXM (SiriusXM ch. 83) and SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (Sirius ch. 208, XM ch. 92), which are available exclusively on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com.
SiriusXM's Brian Katrek will anchor the play-by-play broadcast with former PGA Tour pro Mark Carnevale serving as the analyst in the booth. A team of roving reporters, featuring veteran broadcasters and Tour pros Fred Albers, Doug Bell, John Maginnes, Dennis Paulson and Bill Rosinski will provide commentary from around the course. SiriusXM's Debbie Doniger will be on site conducting pre- and post-round interviews with the competitors.
The 2017 U.S. Open will be the first played at Erin Hills, a naturally designed heartland-style course. The U.S. Open Championship, conducted by the USGA, is the ultimate test of golf for the best players in the world, and truly open, as evidenced by its global qualification process. This year, the USGA accepted more than 9,400 entries from professional and amateur golfers to compete for its most prestigious championship.
"As the U.S. Open plays out on an exciting and unique new venue in Erin Hills, SiriusXM's exclusive radio broadcast will take listeners from around the country inside the ropes every day of the tournament," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "In the days leading up to the event, our talk programming will showcase an extraordinary lineup of hosts, including a three-time U.S. Open Champion in Hale Irwin, Ben Hogan Award winner Bob Ford, and many other extraordinarily accomplished personalities. You won't find a better week of coverage anywhere."
Throughout U.S. Open week, SiriusXM's PGA TOUR Radio channel will offer daily programming, including exclusive shows hosted by three-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin, major champions Mark Calcavecchia, Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize, and Craig Stadler; current PGA TOUR pro Pat Perez; and former Tour pro Chris DiMarco.
Bob Ford, the longtime head pro at Oakmont Country Club and a three-time U.S. Open competitor, will also host his show live from Erin Hills on Wednesday, June 14. On June 13, Ford will be presented with the Bob Jones Award, the USGA's highest honor, which recognizes an individual who demonstrates the sportsmanship, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.
SiriusXM's Taylor Zarzour and former Tour pros Carl Paulson and Mark Lye will host live pre- and post-round broadcasts from Erin Hills on tournament days. Zarzour will host an hour-long preview special that will offer listeners a detailed look at Erin Hills airing tonight at 10:00 pm ET. Immediately following that, at 11:00 pm ET, SiriusXM's Martin Davis will host a special on the history of the U.S. Open.
SiriusXM's programming lineup will also feature shows hosted by top instructors Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Larry Rinker and Golf Channel's Michael Breed, as well as Matt Adams, Fred Albers, David Armitage, Michael Collins, Brian Crowell, Frank Darby, John Feinstein, Kyle Gentry, Trey Jones, Conrad Ray, Greg Warmoth, Jeff Warne and others. Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.
The USGA and FOX Sports have a comprehensive multi-media agreement that makes FOX Sports and FS1 the principal domestic media partner of the USGA. Within the agreement, FOX Sports holds the exclusive national television broadcast rights for the presentation of all USGA championship events. The 117th U.S. Open Championship will air on FOX, FS1, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO beginning Thursday, June 15 at 11:00 AM ET on FS1.
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