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ESPN to broadcast PGA events again

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A nine year deal has been inked with ESPN's streaming service and the PGA and will begin in 2022. The PGA is striving to provide more coverage of events and not be limited by post-cut days of tournaments. Network coverage stays with CBS and NBC, with CBS getting roughly twice as many events. The Golf Channel is the cable partner with weekday and morning weekend coverage, as well as tournaments at the start of the year and a few events in the fall. The tour now has partnerships with Comcast (NBC and Golf Channel), Viacomm (CBS), Disney (ESPN+) and Discovery (GolfTV) and this is the PGA's first digital agreement. We hear there will be four dedicated channels including featured pair that will follow entire rounds of star golfers.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said ''Most interesting to us is this is not just a commitment to be on ESPN+, ESPN is committed to the tour, the tournaments and the athletes. Think about the tour being promoted on ESPN and their digital families, which is north of 50 million unique viewers from what we have today.''

 

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The news broke just as the PGA is starting one of the bigger tournaments of the year:

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