Sky has signed for exclusive coverage of The Masters in a new contract running from 2020.
The four-day tournament from the Augusta National course will be broadcast exclusively on the pay-TV broadcaster on Sky Sports’ dedicated golf channel, with round-the-clock coverage on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports’ social and digital platforms.
The contract shuts out the BBC, which has covered the tournament live, every year, since 1963, and will now be relegated to highlights.
“The Masters has provided some spectacular moments on Sky Sports – not least Tiger Woods’ unforgettable comeback this year – and we look forward to broadcasting many more at one of the most iconic global sporting events,” said Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster. “We are proud of our 10-year association with Augusta National, and our golf team does a great job sharing the magic of the Masters with our viewers.”
Sky will also show live coverage of the Par 3 Contest, as well as a daily practice range show featuring interviews and analysis from the Tournament Practice Area; supplementary coverage via the Featured Groups along with Amen Corner and 15 and 16 live feeds, airing Thursday through Sunday.