SiriusXM Expands Roster for Masters 2016 Coverage

Apr 01, 2016

Craig Stadler, Hale Irwin, and Dave Stockton will all debut new SiriusXM shows during Masters week, joining Masters champions and SiriusXM hosts Ben Crenshaw, Larry Mize and others
Masters week coverage includes more than 70 hours of original talk programming, plus more than 20 hours of live play-by-play from Augusta National
SiriusXM listeners will have access to special audio from Masters archives

NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced its comprehensive coverage for the 2016 Masters Tournament, which is highlighted by more than 70 hours of original talk programming, more than 20 hours of live Tournament play-by-play, several new shows hosted by past Masters champions and contenders, a guided course tour with Ben Crenshaw and Lou Holtz, and historic audio from the Augusta National archives.

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Masters week on SiriusXM programming is available to subscribers nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92), on the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com.

"We're very pleased to be expanding our roster with distinguished hosts and enhancing our Masters week coverage," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer.  "Our listeners are getting insight from a remarkable group of personalities - several of whom have competed in and won the Masters - giving our audience a very special perspective on the course, the competition and the Tournament's rich history."

Highlights include:

Live Masters Play-by-Play
Listeners will hear live hole-by-hole commentary from Augusta National starting at 2:00 pm ET each day of play - Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10 – that will follow the action on the course and provide updates on players moving up and down the leader board. 

Access to the Masters Archives
SiriusXM will give listeners access to rare audio from Augusta National's exclusive archives on a special Masters History show.  Airing April 4 at 1:00 pm ET (and replaying April 9 at 8:00 am ET), the show will feature an audio history of the Masters going back to its origins in the 1930s, Tournament highlights over many decades, archived interviews with legendary champions like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and more.

New SiriusXM Shows Debut from Augusta
SiriusXM will debut three new shows live from Augusta, Ga., during Masters week, each hosted by players who finished at or near the top of the Masters leader board.

  • 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler will unveil his new show, I am the Walrus, so named for Stadler's longtime moniker. I am the Walrus premieres live from Augusta, Ga., on April 5 at 1:00 pm ET and will air monthly on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
  • World Golf Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin, who has four top-five finishes in the Masters (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977), will host the debut of his new monthly show, The Follow Through with Hale Irwin and John Feinstein, live on April 6 at 1:00 pm ET.
  • Dave Stockton, the renowned short game guru who finished as runner-up in the 1974 Masters, will premiere his new monthly show, Own Your Game, live from Augusta, Ga., on April 5 at 4:00 pm ET.

Tour of Augusta National with Crenshaw and Holtz
Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw and Lou Holtz, both SiriusXM hosts, will take listeners on a tour of the course, describing each hole from tee-to-green, and providing a first person perspective on the allure and challenges of the Masters. The special airs April 5 at 9:00 pm ET.

Exclusive Shows Hosted by past Masters Champions, Top Finishers and More

  • A new episode of Crenshaw on Golf, hosted by two-time champion Ben Crenshaw (1984, 1995), will air April 5 at 2:00 pm ET.
  • The Larry Mize Show, hosted by the 1987 Masters champion and Augusta, Ga., native, will air on April 6 at 5:00 pm ET.
  • 2005 Masters runner-up Chris DiMarco will host his show, Opinionated, April 5 at 12:00 pm ET.
  • Mark Lye, who led the 1984 Masters going into Sunday's play and eventually finished tied for sixth, hosts Time To Let It Fly on April 5 at 8:00 pm ET.  
  • Listeners will hear live shows throughout the week hosted by renowned instructors Hank Haney, Golf Channel's Michael Breed, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Claude Harmon III and Larry Rinker.
  • SiriusXM's Masters week programming will also feature shows hosted by John Feinstein, John Maginnes, Mark Carnevale, Brian Katrek, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, David Armitage, Brian Bateman, Debbie Doniger, Conrad Ray, Frank Darby, Brian Crowell, Matt Adams, Ben Shear, Taylor Zarzour, Fred Albers, Kyle Gentry and others, as well as select Golf Channel programming.

Play-by-play broadcasts of the Masters are produced by Westwood One.  For more information, visit Masters.com or follow @TheMasters on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

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