Sky Sports uses all four Majors broadcast to drive golf coverage

A newly revamped Major calendar will see Sky Sports broadcast all four Majors, starting with the Masters tournament at Augusta National in April as part of an intensive three-month golfing period.

The first men’s Major of the year, the Masters on Sky Sports Golf, will provide fans all the tee-to-green action from 11-14 April, in addition to an array of tournament highlights throughout the week.

All five women’s Majors will also be broadcast across Sky Sports this year. Georgia Hall is set to defend her Women’s British Open title, while Europe and the USA will go head to head in the upcoming Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.

Rory McIlroy will also make a bid to lift the Wanamaker trophy for a third time, however he will come up against his European Ryder Cup teammates and a US field who have won six of the previous eight Major championships.

Barney Francis, Head of Sky Sports, celebrated what is to come: “It promises to be a stunning year for golf fans with countless fascinating stories of the best players on the planet jostling for the biggest prizes on pristine courses. Will Georgia Hall at just 22 add to her Major collection, can Europe regain the Solheim Cup?

Justin Rose as world number one will be challenging for every tournament, can Rory complete the set of Majors by winning at Augusta, and can Europe’s dominance at the Ryder Cup convert into Major victories? It’s all set for a thrilling year and Sky Sports will have every twist and turn covered.”

The live coverage on Sky Sports Golf will broadcast all four tournament rounds live, Wednesday’s Par 3 contest, featured groups and holes, as well as live practice sessions as part of the On the Range broadcast.

Sky Sports are set to broadcast over 100 tournaments in 2019 across its Sky Golf channel, including The Solheim Cup, all four WGC competitions and events each week from the European and PGA Tours.