Friday, March 30, 2012

The 2012 Masters Golf Tournament on the BBC

The BBC will bring all the action from the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament, with comprehensive coverage on TV, radio and online. 

There will be live coverage on the Saturday and Sunday on BBC Two and the BBC HD Channel and extended coverage on the BBC Red Button, as well as highlights from Thursday and Friday’s play (see full TV schedule below). Plus action from all four days will be live on Radio 5 live.

TV coverage will be presented by Hazel Irvine with commentary from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Andrew Cotter and Wayne Grady. Michael Vaughan will be reporting.

The week begins with a review show presented by Hazel Irvine on Wednesday 4 April BBC Two 11.20pm–12.20pm, looking back at last year’s memorable tournament and to the competition ahead.

Live TV coverage will also be streamed online on the BBC Sport website (UK users only), along with the popular live text commentary service. The site will also feature reports, reaction, photos, blogs and tweets from the team in Augusta.

Radio 5 live will have commentary on all four days of competition. BBC Radio 2 and The One Show presenter Chris Evans will host the coverage again alongside the award winning 5 Live golf team lead by correspondent Iain Carter, with John Murray and Alistair Bruce-Ball and analysis from 5 live’s regular US expert Jay Townsend and PGA Tour winner and seven times Masters player Andrew Magee.

5 live will have all the news from the course each day of Masters week before play gets underway. The Masters preview show will be on Tuesday 3 April at 9.00pm until 10.00pm with live commentary getting underway at 9.00pm on Thursday 5 April.

(Source : BBC Press Release)

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