Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Sports Network) - The PGA of America and the NBC
Sports Group have agreed to extend their rights deal for the Ryder Cup and
Senior PGA Championship through 2030.
The deal gives NBC the rights to 16 more Senior PGA Championships and an
additional eight Ryder Cups. The two groups have partnered on the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup will get extended coverage on both NBC and Golf Channel,
including a live Ryder Cup captain selection show.
"In many ways, this is a transformational deal for The PGA of America," said
PGA of America President CEO Pete Bevacqua. "We are not only excited about the
continued excellent coverage and treatment of the Ryder Cup, Senior PGA
Championship presented by KitchenAid and other PGA of America events by the
NBC Sports Group, but we are eager to work with the networks of NBC, including
Golf Channel, on celebrating the unique role of the PGA Professional in the
game. Golf Channel is the daily voice of golf in this country. There are
wonderful synergies that will be explored between that voice and The PGA of
America, as we work together to honor PGA Professionals, draw upon their
expertise and expand their relevance among those who already play the game and
those who aspire to play."
Among other Ryder Cup coverage will be preview shows, vignettes, features,
reports and points updates on NBC and Golf Channel; a Ryder Cup Documentary
Series on both networks; live coverage of practice rounds (for the first time
ever); and new Ryder Cup highlight programming on Telemundo and Mun2 to expand
Hispanic viewership opportunities.
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