Sky Sports signs Open deal from 2017


Sky Sports has signed a new five year partnership with The R&A which will see the company offer exclusive live coverage of The Open from 2017. Sky Sports has been awarded the exclusive live rights to golf’s oldest Major meaning pub and club goers will be able to enjoy a live golf schedule offering over 100 tournaments a year, including all four Majors, the Ryder Cup, European Tour and PGA Tour.

David Rey, Sky Business Managing Director, said: “The Open on Sky Sports is great news for our customers. We feature golf coverage every week of the year, including all other Majors, the Ryder Cup, European Tour and PGA Tour – the complete package for venues to provide extensive coverage to golf fans.”

The new rights agreement also offers Sky Sports viewers exclusively live coverage of the Women’s British Open from 2017 at Kingsbarns Golf Links through to 2021, as well as The Walker Cup in 2019 at Royal Liverpool.