Golf’s best players are at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club this weekend for the 141st playing of golf’s oldest championship, the Open. I’m sure I’m not the only Canadian who will wake up early to catch some early morning coverage the next two days. TSN will show all four rounds of coverage live, while ABC will also provide extended highlights of the third and fourth rounds. Here is TSN’s press released, followed by a list of commentators and a broadcast schedule.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood headline a packed field of the world’s top golfers heading to Royal Lytham & St Annes in Lancashire, England for THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. TSN will deliver more than 30 hours of live THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP coverage of all four rounds from July 19 to 22.
With the coveted Claret Jug on the line TSN tees up the action heading into golf’s third major of the year with THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW SHOW on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN.
TSN’s resident golf expert Bob Weeks is on hand at THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP filing reports for SPORTSCENTRE throughout the week leading up to and during this year’s OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.
In addition to live television coverage on TSN, TSN.ca has bonus live streaming with complete coverage of holes 9, 10 and 11 through all four rounds. Streaming begins when groups arrive at the ninth hole at approximately 5 am ET each day.
On the radio, fans can hear live coverage of THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto and TEAM 1410 in Vancouver.
TSN will once again use ESPN’s coverage of the Open. This is the third year ESPN has broadcast the tournament. Here are ESPN’s commentators.
Tower Announcers: Mike Tirico, Scott Van Pelt, Terry Gannon, Curtis Strange, Sean McDonough
Analysts: Paul Azinger, Tom Weiskopf, Peter Alliss
Course Reporters: Andy North, Judy Rankin, Bill Kratzert, Olin Browne
Interviews: Tom Rinaldi
Here is the broadcast schedule. All times are Eastern.
Thursday 7/19, 4:30am-3:00pm – First Round – TSN
Friday 7/20, 4:30am-3:00pm – Second Round – TSN
Saturday 7/21, 7:00am-2:30pm – Third Round – TSN
Saturday 7/21, 3:00-7:00pm – The Open Today – ABC
Sunday 7/22, 6:00am-1:30pm – Final Round – TSN
Sunday 7/22, 3:00-7:00pm – The Open Today – ABC