The PGA Tour has awarded Sky Sports a new eight-year deal to broadcast PGA Tour events live and in high definition.
The new contract, one of the longest broadcast agreements ever awarded by the PGA Tour, allows Sky Sports viewers to follow the biggest names on the TOUR throughout the season.
Among the stars on display are World No.1 Tiger Woods, three-time Major winner Phil Mickelson and Irish sensation Rory McIlroy, who will compete as a PGA TOUR member in 2010.
The agreement gives Sky Sports:
Live coverage of the US PGA Tour, including The Players Championship from Sawgrass.
All four events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, culminating with The Tour Championship.
The FedExCup regular season exclusively live.
Exclusive live coverage of The Presidents Cup in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. Announcing the new deal, Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “This is great news for our viewers and for golf. We can promise quality events, with some of the biggest names in golf, right through the calendar and even more HD coverage.
“It is fascinating to be able to follow players from the US Tour alongside our European coverage, particularly in a Ryder Cup year.
“And it’s a great time to be back covering the US Tour too, with Rory McIlroy committing himself to events from the US calendar. We look forward to a long relationship with the US PGA Tour.”
Tim Leisure, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President of International Television said, “The PGA Tour is extremely pleased once again to be associated with Sky Sports, the leading sports network in the United Kingdom. This long-term association guarantees that U.K. golf fans will have access to the exciting chase for the FedExCup in HD during primetime for many years to come.”