NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will air a two-part exclusive radio special that will feature World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time major championship winner Hubert Green and be hosted by ESPN's Paul Finebaum on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (channel 93 on XM, channel 208 on Sirius Premier).
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The special will air as part of SiriusXM's "Legends of the Links" series, which will showcase some of golf's most celebrated figures. Part 1 will debut Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 1:00 pm ET with Part 2 airing Jan. 1 at 1:00 pm ET. Listeners will hear from Green as he discusses the game of his era and looks back on his career highlights — including the 1977 U.S. Open which he won while contemplating a death threat he received on the 15th tee, and his battle with Lee Trevino to win the 1985 PGA Championship.
"I've seen a lot of things in my time in professional golf and played alongside some of the greatest players and personalities to ever swing a club," said Green. "I'm looking forward to getting together with Paul and the SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio listeners to look back on all those memorable years in the game and talk about how our sport has evolved."
"Growing up in the south and working for many years in Birmingham, I followed Hubert's career closely," said Finebaum. "He stood tall among the giants of his era and his accomplishments in the game are remarkable. He has many great stories to tell and it will be fun to share them with our listeners."
"We're thrilled to be launching our 'Legends of the Links' series with Hubert Green," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "He enjoyed a tremendous career, competing against and beating some of the greatest players ever to play the game - and saved his best victory for last - beating cancer. Hearing him talk about his career and his era in his own words will be a great treat for anyone who enjoys the game of golf."
Playing during a period that saw him competing against some of golf's all-time greats — including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Trevino, Johnny Miller and Seve Ballesteros — Green won two major championships and 17 more PGA TOUR events over a distinguished career that spanned nearly four decades. He earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1971 and had established himself among the best players in the game when he won the 1977 U.S. Open at Southern Hills in Oklahoma. His second major victory would come in 1985 in the PGA Championship, when he fended off Trevino, a six-time major winner, on the final day at Cherry Hills in Colorado. Known for his exceptional short game, Green finished in the top 10 in majors 15 times in his
career and played on three Ryder Cup teams (1977, 1979 and 1985). In 2003 Green was diagnosed with oral cancer but, after extensive treatment, beat the disease and continued to compete. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.
Paul Finebaum has been one of the most prominent voices in sports radio for over 20 years. The Paul Finebaum Show, which can be heard weekdays on SiriusXM on ESPN Xtra (channel 85), has garnered many accolades and showcases Finebaum's compelling opinions and deep knowledge as well as his interaction with his passionate callers, many of whom have followed him for years.
In recent weeks SiriusXM has announced it has added 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, and top instructors Hank Haney and Jim McLean as hosts on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. The exclusive channel offers listeners nationwide live play-by-play coverage of PGA TOUR events as well as major championship tournaments, plus live call-in talk shows offering news, analysis, equipment reviews and more.
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