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Last Updated: Thursday, 14 July, 2005, 08:35 GMT 09:35 UK
The BBC at The Open
The clubhouse on the old course at St Andrews
You can follow all the action at the 134th Open Championship with the BBC.

Golf's oldest major takes place at St Andrews from Thursday 14 July to Sunday 17 July.

You can keep in touch on TV and interactive, radio, online and text services.


This year's live and exclusive coverage is guided by the regular team of golf experts, commentators and reporters, and enhanced by the interactive service for digital viewers.

Steve Rider hosts almost 40 hours of live golf from St Andrews and is joined by top pundits including 'the voice of golf' Peter Alliss with Ken Brown, Wayne Grady, Sam Torrance and Mark James.

Laura Davies, Julian Tutt, Beverly Lewis, Maureen Madill and Paul Eales are also on hand to provide expert insight with Hazel Irvine, Dougie Donnelly and Craig Doyle reporting from the course.

Each day's live coverage is followed by a late night highlights programme on BBC Two, hosted by Gary Lineker.

  • Thursday 14 July: BBC Two, 0900-1930, Highlights, 2150-2230
  • Friday 15 July: BBC Two, 0900-1930, Highlights, 2135-2230
  • Saturday 16 July: BBC One, Grandstand 1215-1715. BBC Two, 1000-1415 and 1725-1920 Highlights, 2250-2350
  • Sunday 17 July: BBC One, 1450-close of play, BBC Two, 1100-1450, Highlights, 2230-2330

    The BBC's interactive coverage
    Press your red button for extra coverage

    Interactive TV

    Digital viewers can access a range of other features by pressing the red button to access BBCi's Open Interactive service.

    • Our interactive platform offers three video choices, with a dedicated group watch and rolling highlights, in addition to the regular BBC coverage.

    • Viewers can also access a full leaderboard, with every player's progress updated hole by hole.

      (Cable viewers will be unable to access the full leaderboard)


    Listeners can tune in to Five Live 909 & 693MW to enjoy live coverage every day - from 0900 BST on Thursday and Friday, and during Sport on Five at the weekend.

    John Inverdale presents all the action with commentary from Iain Carter, Andrew Cotter, John Murray, Mark Pougatch, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Tony Adamson, Russell Fuller and Rob Nothman.

    Expert summary comes from Bernard Gallacher, Alison Nicholas, Jay Townsend, Paul Eales, Maureen Madill, Andrew Murray, Paul Affleck.


    Dedicated in-depth coverage is available on the BBC Sport website at:

    Check out the latest scores, reports, reaction and photos as well as listening to live commentary.

    Also, follow the action on TV while playing 'Lingo Bingo', and join in the debate on the action via the Five Live message board.

    We also have a team of dedicated reporters to bring you all the news from behind the scenes at St Andrews.


    Golf fans can also keep in touch with all the latest developments via the special section at page 490 on Ceefax and via the red button BBCi.

    Both services will provide a live leaderboard and live selected player scores, clubhouse scores, a full A-Z scores list, tee-off times and all the latest reports and reaction.

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