Sky Sports Secures Exclusive Live Coverage of The Masters

By: Golfshake Editor | Tue 19 Nov 2019 | Comments


Sky Sports has announced that its dedicated golf channel will be the exclusive live coverage home of The Masters in 2020. For UK viewers, the subscription broadcaster will be the only place to watch all four days of the iconic event unfold as it happens.

Having first presented the first men's major championship of the year in 2011, Sky held sole rights for Thursday and Friday play, but the BBC concurrently showcased the Tournament live on the Saturday and Sunday. However, while the BBC shall retain rights to show highlights, Sky is the only platform to see the action in full.

This deal reflects the one agreed with the R&A for The Open Championship, which Sky has held live rights to since 2016. Despite the channel's comprehensive golf coverage - including all four men's majors, all five women's majors, and the Solheim Cup in 2019 - being widely acclaimed and award-winning, there will be more than a tinge of regret for those who have continued to follow the Masters live on the BBC.

For viewers without a Sky subscription, a NOWTV Sports Pass is an option for those keen to witness the drama of the Masters.

Masters on Sky

Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster said: "The Masters has provided some spectacular moments on Sky Sports - not least Tiger Woods' unforgettable comeback this year - and we look forward to broadcasting many more at one of the most iconic global sporting events.
 
"We are proud of our 10-year association with Augusta National, and our golf team does a great job sharing the magic of the Masters with our viewers."

Punctuated by Tiger's stratospheric comeback tale in April, the first Masters of the new decade will be highlighted by the legendary American's defence of the Green Jacket, while Rory McIlroy shall resume his quest to secure the career Grand Slam by finally succeeding down Magnolia Lane.

The 2020 Masters is scheduled for April 9-12. Sky Sports Live Coverage Features:
  • All four Tournament rounds live from Augusta National.
  • Analysis from several of the game's biggest names.
  • Innovative technology in the Sky Sports Studio.
  • Live coverage of the Par 3 Contest, as well as a daily practice range show featuring interviews and analysis from the Tournament Practice Area.
  • Supplementary coverage via the "Featured Groups" along with "Amen Corner" and "15 and 16" live feeds, airing Thursday through Sunday.

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