The BBC are set to lose the live broadcasting rights to ‘The Open’ to Sky Sports, who will pay £10m a year.
According the Charlie Sale of the Daily Mail, The contract will be announced by the sport’s ruling body, the R&A, early next week.
It will end the BBC’s 59-year ownership of the rights after the next tournament at St Andrews in July 2015.
The BBC are likely to keep a highlights deal.
The Beeb have been resigned to losing The Open to Sky for some time and prioritised saving Match of the Day, costing £204m. That was seen as better value for licence-fee payers than golf’s flagship event, which costs the BBC £7m a year.
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