Greg Norman Named Lead Analyst for Ryder Cup Play-by-Play Broadcasts on SiriusXM
West Palm Beach, Fla. (September 21, 2021) – Greg Norman today announced he will join SiriusXM as the lead analyst for exclusive play-by-play audio broadcasts of the 43rd Ryder Cup, September 24-26, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Norman will join play-by-play announcer Brian Katrek in the broadcast booth all three days of tournament play.
SiriusXM will air 28 hours of live on-course play-by-play – co-produced with Westwood One – that will give fans access to the event in its entirety, from the first tee shots on Friday through the final hole on Sunday. SiriusXM’s Ryder Cup programming will be available to subscribers in their car (SiriusXM channel 92) and on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App.
“As an Australian, I have never had the opportunity to compete in a Ryder Cup, so I am excited to be participating in the event for the first time in this capacity. Having been both a player and captain in international team golf events, I hope that I can provide a unique player’s perspective to the listeners,” said Greg Norman. “The Ryder Cup is an event that fans always look forward to and follow along intently, so I look forward to bringing the energy from the tournament through the broadcast so you never miss a moment.”
In addition to Norman and Katrek, the SiriusXM lineup includes Taylor Zarzour and Carl Paulson who will serve as host and analyst for the morning matches each day. John Maginnes, Fred Albers and Mark Carnevale will be the on-course reporters delivering live shot calls and updates on matches happening around the course. Colt Knost will serve as a roving on-course analyst.
Greg Norman will also host a new episode of his SiriusXM show, Attack Life Radio, live from Kohler on Thursday, September 23 (8:00 pm ET), the eve of the Ryder Cup, to preview the event for his listeners.
“The Ryder Cup is one of the most exciting competitions in all of sports and we’re thrilled to once again deliver fans the best and most comprehensive audio broadcast of the event,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “Our broadcast team will take our listeners inside the ropes at Whistling Straits, so they can experience all the pressure-packed moments live and feel as though they are walking the course alongside these great players.”
The Ryder Cup showcases teams of 12 of the best players from the United States and Europe facing off in match play. The event features foursome and four-ball matches on Friday and Saturday, and culminates with an exciting series of 12 head-to-head singles matches on Sunday. The American team last won the Ryder Cup in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, and are looking to reclaim the title they lost to the Europeans in 2018 at Le Golf National in France.
The U.S. Ryder Cup Team will be captained by Steve Stricker. Representing the United States on the course will be Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English, Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
Captained by Padraig Harrington, this year’s European Ryder Cup Team features Jon Rahm, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Victor Hovland, Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Bernd Wiesberger and Lee Westwood.
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