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 September.
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 12midnight on Friday 28 Sept and repeated Saturday at 11.00am. The full broadcast schedule is below.
Notes to Editors
Ryder Cup broadcast information (please note all broadcast details subject to change):
Thursday 13 Sept
2100-2230 - BBC Radio 5 live - Seve and Ollie: A Ryder Cup Relationship
Sunday 23 Sept
2100–2200 - BBC Radio 5 live - The Ryder Cup Countdown with Iain Carter
Thursday 27 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 - Repeat of Day Three highlights