Golf’s oldest tournament will remain on Sky Sports for the next four years as the R&A has renewed its broadcast rights deal to showcase The Open on the UK sports network. 

Alongside The Open, the AIG Women’s Open and elite amateur events will also remain on Sky Sports until 2028. 

Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our relationship with the R&A, as Sky Sports continues to be the home for the biggest golf tournaments in the world, including all the Majors this year.”

The Open is one of four major tournaments on the annual golfing calendar to feature on Sky Sports, next to The Masters, the PGA Championship and the US Open

Having broadcasted the British-based golf tournament since R&A’s initial agreement back in 2016, this partnership renewal reinforces Sky Sports’ commitment to golf for the next several years. 

Proceeds from the renewal will contribute towards the R&A’s plans to invest £200m in golf over the next 10 years to support the development of the sport globally through participation initiatives, governance activities and advocacy for sustainability. 

Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A, added: “Our partnership with Sky Sports has enabled us to deliver outstanding live coverage of our championships to fans, as well as providing important revenues which support our broader activities to develop golf around the world and sustain the sport for current and future generations.”

“The live broadcast continues to push boundaries and use technology to give viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the skill required by the world’s best players and presents the drama and excitement of our championships in a dynamic and entertaining way. 

“We look forward to continuing our work with Sky Sports over the next five years.”

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