Sky Sports announces PGA Golf Tour deal extension
Sky customers can enjoy some of the biggest golfing events for another seven years
Sky Sports will show PGA Tour Golf exclusively live until at least 2022, following the signing of a new seven year deal.
It means Sky Sports viewers can watch all of the world’s best golfers as they compete in some of the most exotic destinations on offer.
The rights will extend Sky’s partnership with the PGA Tour into its 30th year and officially begins in 2015 when the current deal expires.
Sky Sports provides extensive golf coverage, with exclusively live coverage of golf’s four Majors as well as the Ryder Cup, World Golf Championship events and 32 events from the PGA European Tour.
It means the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson can all be seen as they tee off in search of glory.
There’s also coverage of the US Women’s Open and a number of amateur tour events which are screened across all four Sky Sports channels.
“Sky Sports is the home of golf, with more of the best coverage of the best players competing in the best events than anywhere else,” said Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports.
“This new agreement with the PGA Tour is huge for us, enabling us to guarantee our viewers long term US golf coverage for the next decade.”
As part of the new deal, 32 events will be shown live as part of the PGA Tour, including the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, The Players Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
There will also be coverage of the FedEx Cup playoffs, with all four season-ending events – The Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship and Tour Championship are all available.
Coverage of the Presidents Cup will also be live on Sky Sports as the events in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021 will see the USA pit their wits against an international side featuring golfers from outside of Europe.
Interactive highlights and information will become available from this year, with the launch of the PGA Tour Match Centre, available on the Sky Sports iPad app, on the net and via the red button.
The latest deal is the latest in a list of announcements made by Sky Sports, including coverage of The Lions Tour, Super League, WWE and Speedway.
More than 100 tournaments are scheduled for Sky Sports in 2014, as Sky enhances its profile with the aim of showing the best sport from all over the world.