Tuesday, July 15

2008 British Open TV Schedule

FORTY-PLUS HOURS OF TV COVERAGE are on tap for the British Open this week at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. It’s TNT on Thursday and Friday, and a combination of TNT and ABC on the weekend. All times are U.S. Eastern Time (ET).

Thursday, July 17

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on TNT

Friday, July 18

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on TNT

Saturday, July 19

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on TNT
9 a.m. to End of play ET on ABC

Sunday, July 20
6 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET on TNT
8 a.m. to End of play ET on ABC

Broadcast Team

Here’s what I dug up on the announce team. Mike Tirico will anchor. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger and five-time British Open champion Tom Watson will serve as analysts. The hole announcers will be Peter Alliss and Terry Gannon. Andy North, Judy Rankin and Bill Kratzert will be the on-course reporters. There will be essays and interviews by Tom Rinaldi and ESPN’s Rick Reilly will provide commentary.

Satellite Radio

XM Satellite Radio is airing the British Open in the United States. XM’s live broadcast will begin at 3 a.m. ET, followed by highlights from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, on July 17 and 18. The live broadcast will begin at 4 a.m. ET, with highlights from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, on July 19 and 20.

−The Armchair Golfer


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Anonymous said...

Good info...thanks.

Anonymous said...

Note Tom Watson is also playing, 7:36 (local time) pairing w/ Justin Rose and Aaron Baddeley.

Anonymous said...

hunter mahan willl win

Anonymous said...

Tom Watson will WIN a record Sixth Open Championship Victory.

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

Worst commentating ever by Azinger and team. What a bunch of obnoxious morons. I'm sure Azinger has some personal grudge against Norman (other than the fact that he isn't born again).