Golf

7:00pm Monday 1 October on BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine introduces highlights of the 39th Ryder Cup as the USA and Europe battle it out over three tense days at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois.

Europe have won the famous trophy in six of the last eight clashes, but this time around the USA hold home advantage.

2:00pm Sunday 30 September on BBC TWO

Another chance to watch highlights of the second day’s play of the 39th Ryder Cup from Medinah Country Club, Illinois, as Europe will hope to edge closer to retaining the trophy they won against the USA in dramatic style two years ago.

12:00am Sunday 30 September on BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents highlights of day two of the 39th Ryder Cup from the Medinah Country Club, Illinois.

Today saw a reverse of Friday’s action with foursome matches in the morning and four fourball contests in the afternoon. At Celtic Manor two years ago, the players had a marathon day’s golf owing to rain delays that saw some of Friday’s uncompleted games carried over. Once play was called off for the day, Europe found themselves four points to six down to the USA. But they of course rallied to retain the Samuel Ryder trophy, giving them their sixth win in the last eight encounters.

11:00am Saturday 29 September on BBC TWO

Another chance to see Hazel Irvine present highlights from day one of the 39th Ryder Cup from the Medinah Country Club, Illinois.

12:00am Friday 28 September on BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents highlights from Medinah Country Club, Illinois, of the first day’s play at the 39th Ryder Cup.

The European team, captained by Jose Maria Olazabal, were beginning the defence of the title they regained from the USA at Celtic Manor two years ago.

The players were expecting better conditions this year than in 2010 when rain restricted play on the first day to just four four-ball games and eventually forced the contest into a fourth day. Commentary comes from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Nick Faldo.

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. Continue reading »

2:00pm Sunday 16 September on BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the final day of the Women’s British Open, the last major of the year, which is taking place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake.

Yani Tseng turned a two-shot deficit into a four-shot victory last year. The Taiwanese player will hope to be in a position to repeat that, having not won a major since last year’s success at Carnoustie.

2:30pm Saturday 15 September on BBC ONE

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the third round of the 2012 Women’s British Open from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake.

With the cut falling yesterday, today will be the day when the big names in the field look to make a decisive move towards winning the year’s final major.

Coverage continues on BBC Two and the HD Channel 16.30 – 17.00

1:00pm Friday 14 September on BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the second round of the 2012 Women’s British Open, the last Major of the year, from Royal Liverpool at Hoylake.

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in 2011. But players such as South Korea’s world number two Na Yeon Choi (who won her first major at the recent US Open after finishing four shots clear of the field) and England’s Laura Davies (who has won more than 80 tournaments worldwide) will be determined to stop Tseng making it three in a row, as most of the best women golfers in the world compete for one of the most highly-prized on the circuit.

1:00pm Thursday 13 September on BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the first round of the 2012 Women’s British Open from Royal Liverpool at Hoylake, which will attract the vast majority of the world’s best women golfers to the last major of the year.

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in 2011, closing with a three under par 69 to win at Carnoustie. That meant the world number one became the youngest player ever – male or female – to win five majors, a feat she will be looking to build on in potentially challenging conditions in the north-west of England.

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