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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 12:13 GMT 13:13 UK
BBC to stream Open Championship
The Claret Jug at Hoylake
The Open returns to Hoylake for the first time since 1967
The BBC will provide live broadband streaming of this year's Open at Royal Liverpool for the first time.

The service, a simulcast of the BBC's live terrestrial broadcast and digital interactive feeds, will be available to broadband BBC Sport website UK users.

The Trackman Radar system will also be making its debut, enabling viewers to see exactly how a golf ball travels.

Live coverage begins on Thursday on BBC Two at 0900 BST while radio listeners can tune in to BBC Five Live.

The BBC is continuing its commitment in meeting the needs of viewers by offering them more choice

Barbara Slater
BBC head of general sports

The Trackman Radar system tracks a golf ball's trajectory, providing details of its velocity and path, as well as the club head speed.

The system tracks the ball during its flight time (approximately 6-7 seconds) and within half a second can give information about the ball's launch.

Tee shots on two holes will be recorded throughout the Championship: a driving hole (the 16th on the first two days and then the 5th after the cut) and a par three (the 6th).

Barbara Slater, BBC head of general sports, said: "The BBC is continuing its commitment in meeting the needs of viewers by offering them more choice in when and where they access their sport.

"Our relationship with the Royal and Ancient enables us to bring viewers the latest in technology that will enhance their experience of watching golf on the BBC."

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