Ten Sports to show live coverage of the USPGA Championship

16th Aug: Sports fans can look forward to a more world class sport this weekend with Ten Sports broadcasting live coverage of the USPGA Championship from Medinah.

The USPGA Championship is the last of the four Majors and will take place on the longest course ever to host one of golf's four majors. The layout at Medinah near Chicago, where the event begins on Thursday, has been lengthened to 7,561 yards.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson joked earlier in the year after hearing details of the new layout: "I'm thinking about coming to the USPGA as a spectator instead of a player."

Mickelson will at least have extra time to prepare after surprisingly missing the cut for the first time in 2006 at The International last weekend.

Tiger Woods will go in to the tournament as favourite and Medinah is where Tiger Woods held off Sergio Garcia to lift the USPGA title seven years ago.

During last month's Open win at Hoylake, the world number one used a driver just once in 72 holes, but will not be able to repeat that tactic in Illinois.

"I think the players will notice a different golf course from 1999," said course renovator Rees Jones.

Woods and Mickelson are ranked one and two in the world respectively and will be joined at Medinah by Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Ernie Els who are ranked three through to seven respectively.

Chris McDonald, CEO, Taj Television Limited, owners of Ten Sports said: ?The USPGA Championship is one of the biggest tournaments in golf and this year the organisers have drawn together an extremely strong field which will guarantee our viewers four days of exceptional entertainment.?

Ten Sports live coverage begins on day one at 23-30 IST on Thursday 17th August.

17th Aug: Day 1 (2330-0530 IST) Live

18th Aug: Day 2 (2300-0530 IST) Live

19th Aug: Day 3 (2330-0300 IST) Live

20th Aug: Day 4 (2330-0430 IST) Live

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. Ten Sports is 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.


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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