Augusta National has agreed an extension of its broadcast agreement with Sky Sports which is to remain the exclusive home of The Masters.
The multi-year collaboration was first announced during live coverage of the 86th Masters opening round,, and will provide Sky Sports with the rights to all four rounds each year from the Georgia venue.
Sky EVP and CEO for UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen, commented: “We’re thrilled to be able to extend our partnership with Augusta National to continue to show this iconic Major Championship, meaning that Sky Sports continues to be the home of golf in the UK & Ireland.”
The partnership means Sky Sports remains the home of The Masters in the UK and – starting with this week’s tournament – Ireland, giving golf fans extended access to what has been described as one of the biggest-scale events in the sporting calendar.
Coverage from Featured Groups and the Amen Corner is also included in the deal, along with further live digital feeds, as well as full highlights from each day’s play.
The partnership will also include Sky Scope, Virtual Holes, Touchscreen and the Zen Green – along with the Shot Centre during Masters Breakfast – each giving ‘expert insight’ in a bid to bring fans ‘closer than ever’ to the major action.
Furthermore, Sky Sports will also continue to cover international events such as many of the senior majors and events in the amateur golfing calendar. The coverage has been described as ‘round-the-clock’ on Sky Sports News, along with Sky Sports’ social and digital platforms.
Earlier this year, Sky Sports confirmed that it will continue as the official broadcaster of the DP World Tour in the UK and Ireland until at least the end of the 2024 campaign.The deal now sees all DP World Tour events broadcast live and exclusively across Sky’s platforms, including both its linear and on-demand services.
This partnership extension also meant that two editions of the Ryder Cup in 2023 and 2025 will be shown live on Sky Sports’ dedicated Ryder Cup channel, with a minimum of 32 live events each season across the tour’s schedule.