Sky Sports extends golf rights

169801646JL00517_U_S_Open_RBSkyB’s Sky Sports has struck a deal to show the US Open golf championship for a further five years as part of a new agreement for live golf that also includes women’s, senior and amateur events from the US.

The deal with the US Golf Association expands Sky’s exclusive live coverage over 35 championships between 2015 and 2019. Sky Sports subscribers will be able to view a schedule that includes The Ryder Cup, the Masters from Augusta, The US PGA Championship, World Golf Championship, PGA Tour and PGA European Tours.

Highlights include exclusive live coverage of all four days from the US Open between 2015 and 2019, more live women’s golf with the US Women’s Open and US Women’s Amateur Championship as well as the 2018 Curtis Cup Match between the UK and Ireland and the US.

“The US Open has provided some unforgettable moments on Sky Sports and this announcement strengthens our long-term live golf schedule even further. Only on Sky Sports can viewers watch European golfers take on the best in the world in the US Open and we’re delighted to take our partnership with the USGA into its 26th year,” said Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports.

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