Sky Sports activities and The R&A have prolonged the settlement for the award-winning reside protection of The Open by means of to 2024.
The Open, golf’s authentic championship and the one males’s main championship performed exterior of america, shall be a part of a complete schedule of reside golf proven by Sky Sports activities, together with greater than 100 tournaments in 2019 with all 4 males’s majors, all 5 ladies’s majors and the Solheim Cup.
The announcement extending the connection with The R&A for an additional three years, means golf followers can stay up for much more nice moments from the globally famend championship.
Sky Sports activities managing director Rob Webster stated: “The Open is an iconic second of summer time sporting brilliance and over the previous three years Sky Sports activities has elevated the protection to new heights.
“We’re delighted to proceed our partnership with The R&A till 2024. We respect the historical past and traditions of The Open however know that collectively we will maintain discovering new and revolutionary methods to assist inform its tales.”
R&A chief govt Martin Slumbers stated: “The Open is among the world’s nice sporting occasions and is watched by many hundreds of thousands of viewers across the globe.
“Our partnership with Sky has helped us ship BAFTA-winning protection of The Open and current the drama and pleasure of the Championship from the opening shot to the closing putt in a dynamic and entertaining approach.
“We stay up for working with them to proceed to enhance and elevate the protection of The Open within the years to come back.”
Sky Sports activities first broadcast The Open in 2016 from Royal Troon, successful a BAFTA for its protection throughout a devoted channel which included the primary tee shot reside for the primary time and the massively fashionable Open Zone delivering perception from the world’s high gamers on the observe floor.
Henrik Stenson triumphed over Phil Mickelson in an epic Sunday encounter in 2016. The next 12 months, Jordan Spieth produced a dramatic closing run at Royal Birkdale to carry the Claret Jug for the primary time. Then at Carnoustie in 2018, Francesco Molinari, edged-out Tiger Woods to change into The Open’s first ever Italian Champion Golfer of the Yr.
The Open from Royal Portrush subsequent month is a part of an unimaginable summer time of sport on Sky Sports activities, together with: the Cricket World Cup on residence soil; the boys’s and girls’s Ashes; the Netball World Cup, each Method 1® Grand Prix; The Solheim Cup and way more.
Sky Sports activities prospects can take pleasure in reside protection in HD through Sky Q, whereas NOW TV lets viewers watch reside sport on-line and not using a contract, making The Open simply accessible to anybody with a related system. NOW TV might be watched anytime, wherever on the internet or on over 60 units with the cellular or pill app.