Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that they will broadcast the 93rd PGA Championship, the season’s final major golf championship, this Thursday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 14, on channel 93 on XM and channel 208 on Sirius Premier. Unique programming such as this is something consumers would be hard pressed to find on the traditional radio dial. It is Sirius XM’s sports, talk, and news programming that sets the content bar so high.
SiriusXM’s live coverage, from the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., will be hosted by Earl Forcey alongside analyst John Maginnes, with hole-by-hole updates from roving reporters Matt Adams, Fred Albers, Mark Carnevale, Michael Collins and Dennis Paulson. On-course coverage will start Thursday and Friday at 11:00 am ET and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm ET and will continue until the conclusion of each day’s play. Each evening, immediately following the play-by-play, Maginnes will host his nightly show, Maginnes on Tap, offering listeners a wrap-up of the day’s action with highlights and analysis.
The PGA Championship perennially showcases the strongest field in golf and is returning to the Atlanta Athletic Club for the third time. This year’s event will feature four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods, who will be playing in his second tournament following a long layoff due to injury; reigning U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy; world # 1 Luke Donald; 2005 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson; Darren Clarke, who won the 2011 British Open last month; and Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters Champion. Martin Kaymer is the defending PGA Champion, having won at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin last year.
In the days leading up to the Championship, SiriusXM’s hosts will provide golf fans with daily talk and analysis of this year’s field. Currently, 100 of the top 102 world-ranked players are in the field for the 2011 PGA Championship.
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).
Matt Adams will host The PGA Championship Preview Show, featuring tournament analysis and player interviews, with Fred Albers on Tuesday and Wednesday (4:00 – 6:00 pm ET) and alongside Peter Kessler on Saturday and Sunday (11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET).
All shows air on channel 93 on XM and channel 208 on Sirius Premier.