NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide comprehensive coverage of the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major golf championship of the year, running August 7-10 on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208).
SiriusXM's live coverage will cover all four days of play from Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Lead host Earl Forcey will anchor the play-by-play broadcast and former professional Dennis Paulson will serve as analyst. Former professionals Mark Carnevale, John Maginnes and Carl Paulson will provide live commentary from around the course.
SiriusXM's Championship broadcasts will air Thursday and Friday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm ET through the conclusion of play. Subscribers can access the broadcasts on satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at SiriusXM.com.
Perennially touted by many as having the strongest field in golf, the PGA Championship currently has commitments from all of the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. Barring any withdrawals before the opening round, this would mark the first time any major championship would feature every one of the top 100 world-ranked players. The event is returning for the third time to Valhalla, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course which has also hosted the Ryder Cup and the Senior PGA Championship.
"The PGA Championship showcases a world-class field and our coverage of the year's final major will be more extensive than ever before," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "In the days leading up to the opening round our hosts, several of whom have had success both in this event and at this golf course, will share their insights. Then once the players tee off, our broadcast team will give listeners comprehensive access to all four days of play from Valhalla."
SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio will provide fans with daily golf talk and PGA Championship analysis throughout the week. Highlights include:
World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw, who has six top-10 finishes in PGA Championship play, will host his show, Crenshaw on Golf, on Tuesday at 1:00 pm ET.
1993 PGA Champion Paul Azinger, who captained the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team to victory at Valhalla, will be the featured guest on a special edition of the SiriusXM series, Legends of the Links, hosted by Matt Adams and airing Monday at 10:00 am ET.
2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem and co-host Sandy McIlree will host their weekly show live on Monday at 1:00 pm ET.
1985 PGA Champion and World Golf Hall of Famer Hubert Green will host a new edition of his show, which will air Monday at 11:00 am ET.
SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio's programming lineup also features shows hosted by Matt Adams, Brian Bateman, Mark Carnevale, Chris DiMarco, Brian Katrek, John Maginnes, Jim McLean, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Larry Rinker, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, John Swantek, Jeff Warne, and Greg Warmoth, as well as Golf Channel programming. Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.
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