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Ryder Cup on The BBC
September 18, 2012

The BBC will bring full coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup, through live radio commentary and TV highlights from the Medinah Country Club, Illinois, Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September. With one of the strongest fields ever seen, the tournament is sure to be yet another highlight of an extraordinary year of sport.

BBC Radio 5 live brings exclusive live UK commentary of the tournament across all three days plus all the build-up throughout the week. John Inverdale leads the radio team with golf correspondent Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter heading up the commentary.

Providing expert comment and insight is three time European Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher, Andrew Coltart , a Ryder Cup team member in 1999 where he competed against Tiger Woods in the singles, multiple European Tour winner and current top 50 player Simon Dyson , former Women's British Open Champion and Solheim Cup team member Karen Stupples and PGA Tour player Andrew Magee.

Live radio coverage starts at 1.00pm on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 and at 3.00pm on Sunday 30.

Hazel Irvine presents comprehensive highlights from the 2012 Ryder Cup on BBC television, with expert commentary from Peter Alliss and Ken Brown . They are joined by four time Ryder Cup winning legend Sir Nick Faldo , who has played in a record 11 Ryder Cups, and captained the side four years ago. Rishi Persad will be the reporter out on the course. 

The BBC Sport website will have live text commentary of all the action, simultaneous online streaming of highlights programmes, plus all the news throughout the tournament.

Television coverage begins with highlights of Day One play at midnight on Friday 28 Sept and repeated Saturday at 11.00am. The full broadcast schedule is below in Notes to Editors.

Ryder Cup broadcast information

*Please note all broadcast details subject to change

Thursday 13 th Sept

2100 - 2230  BBC Radio 5 Live                                       Seve and Ollie - a special programme looking at a special Ryder Cup partnership

Sunday 23 rd Sept

2100 - 2200 BBC Radio 5 Live                                       The Ryder Cup Countdown with Iain Carter

Thursday 27 th Sept

1600 - 1900 BBC Radio 5 Live                                       Ryder Cup "Drive" - Live from Medinah

2100 - 2230 BBC Radio 5 Live                                       Ryder Cup Preview and Opening Ceremony

Friday 28 Sept

1300 - 0100         BBC Radio 5 live                                Live commentary from Day One

0000 - 0200         BBC Two + HD                                    Highlights from Day One

Saturday 29 Sept

1100 - 1300         BBC Two + HD                                    Repeat of Day One highlights

1300 - 0100         BBC Radio 5 live                                Live commentary from Day Two

0000 - 0200         BBC Two + HD                                    Highlights from Day Two

Sunday 30 Sept

1400 - 1600         BBC Two + HD                                    Repeat of Day Two highlights

1500 - 2330         BBC Radio 5 live                                Live commentary from Day three

2300 - 0100         BBC Two + HD                                    Highlights from Day Three

Monday 1 October

1900 - 2000         BBC Two + HD                                    Selected highlights of Day Three




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