NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — SIRIUS XM Radio announced April 7th, that it will offer live hole-by-hole coverage of the 2009 Masters Tournament this Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12, nationwide on XM channel 146 and on SIRIUS channel 209 with the "Best of XM" programming package.
SIRIUS XM will offer listeners extensive coverage of the season's first major championship with live play-by-play from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA, plus expert analysis every day of Masters Week.
Live broadcasts from Augusta will begin at 12:00 pm ET Thursday through Sunday with SIRIUS XM's John Tautges and Brian Katrek hosting The Masters Today, a daily preview show that will lead into each day's on-course play-by-play. The live hole-by-hole coverage will air from 2:00 pm ET through the end of each day's play giving fans live reports from around the course and access to golfers on and off the leaderboard. On-course coverage will be immediately followed by a nightly wrap-up show, Masters Replay, that will include a recap of the day's action with highlights, analysis and interviews with players.
In addition to the live play-by-play, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear daily talk and analysis by The PGA TOUR Network's lineup of expert hosts. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers