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SKY ANNOUNCES COVERAGE OF MAJOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BRITAIN

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SKY ANNOUNCES COVERAGE OF MAJOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BRITAIN

Kiwi golf fans will be able to enjoy the Best of British for the next five years, as SKY secures continuing coverage rights to The Open, The Senior Open Championship, and The Women’s British Open Championship, from 2016 through to 2020.

The Open attracts the world’s best golfers each year and is the sport’s oldest and most international major championship, having first been played in 1860 at Prestwick in Scotland. New Zealander Sir Bob Charles claimed the iconic trophy, known as The Claret Jug, at Royal Lytham & Saint Annes in 1963, following a 36-hole play-off where he also became the first left-handed player to win a major title.

“We are proud to announce the continuation of this deal to bring major golf events to New Zealand screens,” said SKY’s Director of Sport Richard Last. “From the first tee drives to the 18th green putts, SKY Sport’s high quality and evolving coverage ensures fans can enjoy the drama and tension as some of the world’s finest golfers compete.”

SKY Sport customers can witness the drama and excitement of one of the world’s great sporting events and find out who will become the Champion Golfer of the Year. The next chapters of this historic Championship will take place at Royal Troon in 2016, Royal Birkdale in 2017, Carnoustie in 2018, and Royal Portrush in 2019. The venue for 2020 has yet to be decided.

The annual Senior Open Championship was established in 1987 for players aged 50 and over who meet qualification criteria, and has featured on the PGA European Senior Tour since 1992. Sir Bob Charles has won this event twice, in 1989 and 1993.

Until 2013 the Women’s British Open Championship was the only major event recognised by both the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour. Established in 1976, the championship is another which uses a different course each year, and attracts some of the world’s best women players.

2016 COVERAGE ON SKY SPORT
The Open: 14-17 July
The Senior Open Championship: 21-24 July
The Women’s British Open Championship: 28-31 July