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Hoylake, 20-23 July 2006

The British Open golf trophy sits on a green outside the clubhouse at Hoylake
The Open at Royal Liverpool
On BBC TV, interactive, radio and online
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Golf's oldest major takes place at Royal Liverpool course at Hoylake from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July.

Tiger Woods will be hoping to retain the famous Claret Jug he won last year at St Andrews.

And you will be able to 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.

Thursday 20 July:
BBC Two, 0900-1915, Highlights, 1915-2000
Friday 21 July:
BBC Two, 0900-1915, Highlights, 1915-2000
Saturday 22 July:
BBC One, 1210-1715. BBC Two, 1000-1210 and 1715-1935 Highlights, 2230-2330
Sunday 23 July:
BBC Two, 1100-1455, Highlights, 2230-2330, BBC One 1455-1850

Gary Lineker is your host for almost 40 hours of live golf from Hoylake and he is joined by top pundits including "the voice of golf" Peter Alliss with Ken Brown, Wayne Grady and Sam Torrance.

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.

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.


Listeners to Five Live, either on the internet, on digital tv or radio, or on medium wave can enjoy full live coverage every day of the championship.

The Breakfast programme will come live from the course with uninterrupted commentary beginning at 0900 BST on the first two days with the regular team lead by John Inverdale.

Commentary will come from Iain Carter, Bernard Gallacher, John Murray, Jay Townsend, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Maureen Madill, Andrew Cotter, Roger Chapman, Tony Adamson, Andrew Murray, Russell Fuller, Alison Nicholas and Conor McNamara.

Full commentary of the weekend's action will be in Five Live Sport from midday.


Dedicated in-depth coverage is available on this website. Check out the latest scores, reports, reaction and photos as well as listening to live audio commentary.

Join in the debate on all 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 Hoylake.


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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