Golf’s Biggest Names Compete for the Claret Jug as TSN Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

— July 15, 2014

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1juUjab

TORONTO (July 15, 2014) – As Tiger Woods makes his return to major competition, TSN hits the links of Merseyside, England to deliver exclusive live coverage of every round from golf’s oldest major, THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. Coverage tees off with the 2014 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: TOURNAMENT PREVIEW, airing tomorrow (Wednesday, July 16) at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2. TSN’s live coverage of all four rounds from historic Royal Liverpool Golf Club begins Thursday, July 17 at 4 a.m. ET and culminates with the final round on Sunday, July 20 at 6 a.m. ET (see below or visit TSN.ca for complete broadcast schedule).

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP is also available for live streaming and on demand viewing through TSN GO.

TSN Digital platforms deliver bonus online coverage from THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – coverage that goes beyond the television broadcast. Fans can view two bonus live streams of the tournament, including one that follows Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson throughout each round. TSN’s bonus coverage is available on TSN.ca, TSN GO, and the newly launched TSN Golf app.

TSN golf analyst Bob Weeks is on site at Royal Liverpool filing daily reports for SPORTSCENTRE and TSN Digital platforms all week long.

The field at Royal Liverpool for THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP features the highly-anticipated return of Woods, who competes in a major tournament for the first time this season. Woods is joined by golf’s biggest names, including Canada’s Graham DeLaet, defending champion Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, and World No. 1-ranked Adam Scott. Established in 1869, Royal Liverpool is hosting THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP for the first time since 2006 and the 12th time overall.

TSN also surrounds its live coverage of THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP with the multi-platform highlights listed below.

SPORTSCENTRE Bob Weeks files daily reports for SPORTSCENTRE all week long from Royal Liverpool, delivering post-round reaction, one-on-one interviews, and more.

TSN.ca – TSN.ca features up-to-the-minute news from THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP as well as daily highlights, analysis from Bob Weeks, along with frequent posts on his popular golf blog

TSN Golf app The fully customizable TSN Golf app is a completely new golf experience that lets fans follow their favourite players hole-by-hole and get real-time alerts whenever they make a birdie, bogey, or par, as well as receive all the latest scores, news, and stats.  Using this app, fans can also directly live stream bonus online coverage from TSN’s lineup of the biggest events in golf.

TSN Radio – TSN Radio stations across the country deliver select live coverage of the THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TEAM Radio 1410 in Vancouver (visit each station’s homepage to confirm broadcast information).

In addition, TSN Radio’s PGA TOUR SUNDAY NIGHT RAP wraps up all the action from THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday, July 20 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by Mark Zecchino and Jim Tatti, the show features in-depth analysis of the weekend's events following the conclusion of the Final Round. Fans can also listen live worldwide or on demand at TSN1050.ca and on the TSN GO app.

Twitter – Fans can tweet their questions to Bob Weeks (@bobatscoregolf) and he will post video answers on TSN.ca on Wednesday, July 16. Fans can also follow @TSNGolf for updates from Royal Liverpool all tournament long.

Golf on TSN

TSN and RDS are the home of golf’s marquee championship events, with a slate that includes all four of golf’s Majors – THE MASTERS, U.S. OPEN, THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, and the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, as well as a slate of PGA TOUR events.

Broadcast Schedule*

See below or visit TSN.ca for a complete broadcast schedule from THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.

Wednesday, July 16

  • 6 p.m. ET – 2014 Open Championship: Tournament Preview (TSN2)

 

Thursday, July 17

  • 4 a.m. ET – First Round

 

Friday, July 18

  • 4 a.m. ET – Second Round

 

Saturday, July 19

  • 7 a.m. ET – Third Round

 

Sunday, July 20

  • 6 a.m. ET – Final Round

 

*Schedule subject to change

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Visit TSN.ca/Twitter to follow all of TSN’s experts and Insiders

#TSN #TheOpen

@TSNgolf

@bobatscoregolf

Facebook.com/TSN

YouTube.com/TSNCanada

Instagram.com/TSN_Official

Google.ca/+TSN

TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, TSN’s slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Canadian Tire Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. 

- TSN -

For More Information:

Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591, greg.mcisaac@bellmedia.ca

Renee Rouse, (w) 416.384.7599, (c) 416.428.4807, renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca

Rob Duffy, (w) 416.384.5717, (c) 416.802.3319, rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Twitter: @TSN_PR