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SiriusXM Announces Broadcast Coverage for The Open Championship

SiriusXM Announces Broadcast Coverage for The Open Championship

More than 40 hours of live hole-by-hole coverage July 14-17 from Royal Troon in Scotland

Programming includes shows hosted by 1989 Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia, World Golf Hall of Famers Ben Crenshaw and Hale Irwin, major winners Craig Stadler, Larry Mize and more

NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will offer subscribers extensive coverage of the 2016 Open Championship, golf's oldest major championship, from the Old Course at Royal Troon in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

SiriusXM will air more than 40 hours of live play-by-play, featuring both the ESPN Audio and IMG's @TheOpen Radio broadcasts, across all four days of tournament play, July 14(th) through the 17(th), as well as daily talk programming throughout the week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, which is available to subscribers on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on the SiriusXM app.

Tournament play-by-play will begin on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio at 3:00 am ET and will continue through the conclusion of each day's play. ESPN owns the rights to Open Championship broadcasts in the U.S. Their play-by-play broadcast will also air on ESPN Radio (SiriusXM 80) on Saturday and Sunday.

Since opening in 1878, Royal Troon has grown into one of the most storied golf clubs in the world, hosting the Open Championship eight times before 2016. Dustin Johnson, who captured his first major at last month's U.S. Open, will try to become the seventh straight player from the United States to win the Open Championship at Royal Troon in a field that also includes World #1 Jason Day, past Open Champions Phil Mickelson (2013), Rory McIlroy (2014) and Zach Johnson (2015), Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and many more of the world's best.

"Royal Troon is one of the game's most historic venues and its many challenges make it one of the hardest tests for the world's best golfers," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "SiriusXM will give fans access to the tournament's action and drama with more than 40 hours of live coverage from the course. They'll also get an unmatched perspective on the Open Championship from several major champions, including Mark Calcavecchia, who won at Royal Troon in 1989."

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:

Mark Calcavecchia, who won the Open Championship at Royal Troon in 1989, will host his SiriusXM show, Golf According to Calc, on Wednesday, July 13, at 12:00 pm ET.

Three-time top 10 Open finisher Hale Irwin will host a new edition of his SiriusXM show, The Follow Through, on Wednesday, July 13, at 1:00 pm ET. That will be followed by The Larry Mize Show at 2:00 pm ET.

World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw, who collected four consecutive top five finishes at The Open from 1977 through 1980, will host Crenshaw on Golf today, July 12, at 2:00 pm ET.

Craig Stadler will host a new edition of his SiriusXM show, I am the Walrus, tonight, July 12, at 8:00pm ET.

SiriusXM's programming lineup during Open Championship week will also feature shows hosted by top instructors Hank Haney, Dave Stockton, Jim McLean and Golf Channel's Michael Breed, as well as Lou Holtz, Chris DiMarco, Mark Lye, Mark Carnevale, Dennis Paulson, Carl Paulson, John Maginnes, Brian Bateman, John Feinstein, Matt Adams, Brian Katrek, Conrad Ray, Kyle Gentry, Debbie Doniger, Frank Darby, Brian Crowell, Ben Shear 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.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather(TM). SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine(TM). In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

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