Eurosport to show PGA Tour coverage

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Eurosport have announced that they will be showing live coverage of the PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2009 season.

Action from the remaining 2009 PGA Tour events will now be accessible in more than 10 million UK homes on British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2, through Sky and Virgin Media platforms.

"We are pleased to announce this agreement with Eurosport, which ensures that PGA Tour coverage will continue to be made available, live, every week to golf fans throughout the United Kingdom," said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

"We are delighted to welcome the US PGA Tour to the Eurosport platform in the UK," said Eurosport Chairman Laurent Eric Le Lay.

"British golf fans can now see the world's best players competing live as the 2009 season unfolds. We can give the US PGA Tour's iconic tournaments excellent coverage across our two UK TV channels, and fans can follow regular news and results at Eurosport’s leading sports website."

The PGA Tour will also be available to UK fans in simulcast through Eurosport’s online subscription service, Eurosport Player.

The news will come as a huge relief to UK golf fans after PGA Tour coverage was thrown into doubt by the demise of Irish sports channel Setanta, who had previously been airing PGA Tour events.