SiriusXM today announced its comprehensive coverage for the 2015 Masters Tournament, which will include more than 80 hours of original talk programming during Masters Week, plus 24 total hours of live hole-by-hole coverage across all four days of Tournament play. Listeners will hear exclusive shows hosted by past Masters champions and – for the first time – audio from the Augusta National archives.
Listeners will hear live hole-by-hole commentary from Augusta National starting at 2:00 pm ET each day of play – Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12 – that will follow the action on the course and provide updates on players moving up and down the leaderboard.
In addition to Tournament play-by-play, SiriusXM will have access – for the first time – to Augusta National’s exclusive archives and will give fans access to rarely heard audio on a special Masters Preview show. Airing at 12:00 pm ET on Monday, the show will allow the audience to re-live the history of one of the greatest events in sports, and will feature Tournament highlights and interviews with legendary champions going back more than half a century.
Listeners will hear multiple features on the history of the Masters going back to its origins in the 1930s, interviews with Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player from the 1960s, and reflections on and audio from Tournament highlights that include Gene Sarazen’s double eagle in 1935, Jack Nicklaus’ historic final round in 1986, Tiger Woods’ momentous chip on the 16th hole in 2005, and more.
“We’re proud and honored each year to give our listeners such comprehensive access to the Masters,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We’re especially pleased to now add to that coverage this historical audio from the Augusta National archives, which will give all who listen a very special perspective on the history of this storied event.”
Throughout the week, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio will present a full week of Masters-focused programming that will feature exclusive shows hosted by past Masters Champions and other pros, as well as live shows from around Augusta, GA. Highlights from the week include:
Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, who will be playing in his final Masters Tournament this year, will host a new edition of his show, Crenshaw on Golf, on Wednesday at 9:00 pm ET.
Nick Faldo Radio, hosted by the three-time Masters champion, will air Tuesday at 2:00 pm ET.
The Larry Mize Show, hosted by the 1987 Masters champion, will air on Wednesday at 7:00 pm ET.
Chris DiMarco, who finished second in the 2005 Masters, will host his weekly show, Opinionated, Tuesday at 12:00 pm ET.
Listeners will also hear live shows hosted by renowned instructors Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Claude Harmon III and Larry Rinker, plus shows hosted by Matt Adams, John Feinstein, Natalie Gulbis, John Maginnes, Mark Carnevale, Brian Katrek, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Brian Bateman, Debbie Doniger, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, Taylor Zarzour and others.
SiriusXM On Demand is featuring Masters themed programming, including recent interviews with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd, Fuzzy Zoeller, Bubba Watson and others.