Sky Sports live coverage deal for The Open extended to 2024

Sky Sports live coverage deal for The Open extended to 2024
Updated on Wednesday 10 July 2019 by @TVNewsroom

Sky Sports and The R&A have extended the agreement for live coverage of The Open through to 2024.

The Open, golf’s original championship and the only men’s major championship played outside of the United States, will be part of a comprehensive schedule of live golf shown by Sky Sports, including more than 100 tournaments in 2019 with all four men’s majors, all five women’s majors and the Solheim Cup.

“The Open is an iconic moment of summer sporting brilliance and over the past three years Sky Sports has elevated the coverage to new heights,” said Rob Webster, Sky Sports managing director.

“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with The R&A until 2024. We respect the history and traditions of The Open but know that together we can keep finding new and innovative ways to help tell its stories.”

Sky first broadcast The Open in 2016 from Royal Troon. Henrik Stenson triumphed over Phil Mickelson in an epic Sunday encounter that year. Twelve months later, Jordan Spieth produced a dramatic closing run at Royal Birkdale to lift the Claret Jug for the first time. Then at Carnoustie in 2018, Francesco Molinari, edged-out Tiger Woods to become The Open’s first ever Italian Champion Golfer of the Year.

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers added: “The Open is one of the world’s great sporting events and is watched by many millions of viewers around the globe.

“Our partnership with Sky has helped us deliver BAFTA-winning coverage of The Open and present the drama and excitement of the Championship from the opening shot to the closing putt in a dynamic and entertaining way.

“We look forward to working with them to continue to improve and elevate the coverage of The Open in the years to come.”

The 2019 Open will take place next week (18-21 July) with live coverage on Sky Sports and Now TV.

Posted in
NFL Logo 2020

The third week of the 2020 NFL season takes place this week, 24th-28th September 2020, with live coverage on Sky Sports and Channel 5 in the UK.. Live coverage will be shared by CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN in the... Read more

Sky Sports F1 2018

The 2020 Formula One season continues this weekend with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Mercedes have dominated at this track since it was added to the calendar in 2014, winning every instalment, with Lewis Hamilton prevailing on... Read more

Carabao Cup Draw

The Carabao Cup fourth round draw will be made this evening, following the Brighton & Hove Albion v Portsmouth second round tie. The draw will be made on an either/or basis as the third round fixtures will not yet have... Read more

Sky Sports Golf

Sky Sports will broadcast more than 40 hours of live golf this week as the 2020 US Open takes place at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York. This is the second men’s major of the year and the first US... Read more

NFL Logo for 2020 (3)

The televised schedule for week two of the 2020 National Football League season looks like this: