As the 2015 Masters Tournament prepares to get underway in Augusta tomorrow morning, Fox Sports has confirmed it has signed a number of new golf broadcast agreements, including Major Tournaments, to maintain its commitment to the sport.
Fox Sports has secured long-term broadcast agreements for several of its current major golf properties, including:
• US Open Championship – four years (2015-2018), Live and Exclusive
• USPGA Championship – four years (2015-2018), Live and Exclusive
• USPGA Tour – four years (2015-2018), Exclusively Live
• European PGA Tour – four years (2015-18), Exclusively Live
• Asian Tour – four years (2015-2018), Exclusively Live
• USLPGA Tour – four years (2015-2018), Exclusively Live
Existing Major Tournaments rights held by Fox Sports:
• The Masters Tournament – (until 2017), Live on Fox Sports
• The (British) Open Championship – (until 2017), Exclusively Live
The long-term broadcast rights extensions will see Fox Sports continue to broadcast the four Major Tournaments, including this week’s Masters Tournament, the US Open, USPGA Championship and The (British) Open Championship.
Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany said: “The Masters is one of those truly magic sporting events. It’s the tournament that every player wants to win in their lifetime and it puts golf on the back pages, so it is a great time to remind fans that Fox Sports is truly the home of golf.
“These new broadcast arrangements, which have all been made very recently, have ensured that golf fans will continue to see all of the major tournaments and tours from around the world, right across the year,” he said.
“Golf is an amazing sport to watch in High Definition. The detail is incredible and our Live, High Definition coverage truly brings the game to life. The Masters is once again going to be a must-watch event.”
Coverage of the opening Major Tournament of the year, the 2015 Masters Tournament, begins tomorrow. As well as complete Live coverage of The Masters, Fox Sports subscribers will also be treated to exclusive additional coverage via the red button, and Live practice range.
The Fox Sports coverage also contains exclusive 'Red Button' Live feed from holes 15 & 16 plus Amen Corner, featured groups, plus a dedicated Masters news and highlights channel.
The Fox Sports commentary team for the 2015 Masters Tournament will be spearheaded by two-time PGA Tour winner Brett Ogle and senior correspondent Tim Sheridan on location at the famed Augusta National Golf Club.