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Ten Sports to show live coverage of Buick Open

MUMBAI, August 02: The Buick Open gets underway on Thursday 3rd August live on Ten Sports. Vijay Singh, the only three-time winner in Buick open history (1997, 2004, 2005), will try to become the first player to win the tournament three consecutive times when he defends his title.

Tiger Woods, the world's number one player, will also be competing fresh from his impressive victory in The Open two weeks ago. Woods, the 2002 Buick Open Champion will be making his fifth consecutive appearance at the Buick Open. He finished in the top-10 in five of his last six starts at Warwick Hills. Woods, 30, is the PGA Tour's all-time leader in prize money and is seventh on the PGA Tour career victory list with 48. He is second on the Buick Open's career money list with $1,703,740.



Singh, 43, became the first player to win the Buick Open in consecutive years since Tony Lema in 1965. He is the tournament's all-time money leader ($2,152,949) and will be making his 11th appearance at Warwick Hills. Singh is second on the PGA Tour's career earnings list.

Chris McDonald, CEO, Taj Television Limited, owners of Ten Sports said: ?We are delighted to be able to bring live coverage of this fantastic golf event. The Buick Open is one of the big events in the golfing calendar, ideally placed between The Open and the PGA Championship, the fourth major of the year, which Ten Sports will also be covering live and exclusive later this month. The Buick Open often gives a good indication of which players will be up at the top of the leaderboard of the PGA Championship.?

Other names to look out for include Corey Pavin, who broke a ten year drought when winning the US Bank Open last weekend and Chris DiMarco and Jim Furyk who finished second and fourth respectively behind Woods in The Open.



Woods, Singh, and the rest of the 2006 Buick Open field will compete for a record $4.8 million purse, including a $864,000 first prize.

Ten Sports live coverage begins at 01-30 IST on 4th and 5th August and at 00-30 IST on 6th and 7th August.

Ten Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of the European tour, US PGA tour and Indian tour on the sub-continent and will be showing the US PGA Championship from 17th-20th Aug.

ABOUT TEN SPORTS: Only launched in April 2002, Taj TV?s Ten Sports is watched by more viewers than any other sports channel in the sub-continent and is available in nearly 50 million cable/ satellite households worldwide. In just a short span of three years, Ten Sports has also become the world?s biggest producers of cricket. The Channel broadcasts cricket from Sharjah, the West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Morocco throughout the Indian sub-continent and Asia, as well as in Europe and the Middle East. Other cricket properties broadcast by Ten Sports in certain territories include internationals from India, the World Cup 2003 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2004.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TEN SPORTS PROGRAMMES, CONTACT:

Murtuza Madraswala ? Taj Television India Pvt Ltd, 403 Manish Commercial Complex, Dr. A.B. Road, Mumbai, India. Tel no: +91 22 6662 3101; Fax no: +91 22 6662 629; Email: murtuzam@tajtv.com or visit www.tensports.com

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