The British Open will be live on Sky Sports until at least 2024 with news that the sports broadcaster and the Royal and Ancient have extended their current agreement.
The Open Championship, the only men’s Major played outside of the United States, will be part of a comprehensive schedule of live golf shown by Sky Sports, including more than 100 tournaments in 2019 with all four men’s Majors, all five women’s Majors and the Solheim Cup.
Sky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said of the agreement extension:
“The Open is an iconic moment of summer sporting brilliance and over the past three years Sky Sports has elevated the coverage to new heights. “We’re delighted to continue our partnership with The R&A until 2024. We respect the history and traditions of The Open but know that together we can keep finding new and innovative ways to help tell its stories.”
Sky Sports first broadcast The Open in 2016 from Royal Troon, winning a BAFTA for its coverage across a dedicated channel which included the first tee shot live for the first time and the hugely popular Open Zone delivering insight from the world’s top players on the practice ground.
The Open takes place in Royal Portrush this year, from 18-21 July inclusive.