The new look Major calendar sees the Masters Tournament at Augusta National in April and The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in July serve as bookends, with the PGA Championship and US Open between in an intense three-month period, it promises to be a thrilling season of golf and Sky Sports has it all covered.
All five women’s Majors are also live on Sky Sports this year, Georgia Hall will seek to defend her Women’s British Open title at Woburn in August. The ANA Inspiration begins the Major season 4-7 April, then the US Women’s Open in May, Women’s PGA Championship a month later before the Evian Championship in July. Then Europe and USA go head-to-head in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.
The first men’s Major of the year at one of golf’s most revered courses, the Masters on Sky Sports Golf will provide fans all the tee-to-green action from April 11-14, plus Tournament highlights throughout the week.
Live coverage on Sky Sports Golf will include:
• Live practice sessions as part of the On The Range broadcast
• Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest
• Featured groups and holes including Amen Corner
• All four Tournament rounds live
So, whether you’re watching at home after work, enjoying the action on the go or keeping up with the play whilst on the golf course yourself, Sky Sports has you covered. Then a month later in New York, the PGA Championship moves to the second slot in the Major schedule, with the field taking on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island.
Rory McIlroy has lifted the Wanamaker trophy twice and will be gunning for the hat-trick, but will face stiff competition from both his European Ryder Cup teammates and a US field who have won six of the previous eight Major championships.
Previously the final Major of the year, the PGA Championship now live on Sky Sports from 16-19 May, with defending champion Brooks Koepka looking to retain the trophy he lifted last August, while Tiger Woods will be hopeful having won the US Open at this same course in 2002.
Another course that Tiger will remember fondly follows as the US Open moves to Pebble Beach, scene of his stunning 15-shot victory in 2000. Graeme McDowell will also be keen to replicate his US Open win here in 2010.
Then in July, The Open returns for only the second time to Northern Ireland, with Royal Portrush hosting the historic event for the first time since 1951. Now the final Major in the calendar year, Sky Sports has televised The Open since 2015 and won a BAFTA for its coverage.
Italian Francesco Molinari won his maiden Major title at Carnoustie last year on a memorable final day which saw multiple lead changes.
Barney Francis Head of Sky Sports said: “It promises to be a stunning year for golf fans with countless fascinating stories of the best players on the planet jostling for the biggest prizes on pristine courses. Will Georgia Hall at just 22 add to her Major collection, can Europe regain the Solheim Cup?
“Justin Rose as world number one will be challenging for every tournament, can Rory complete the set of Majors by winning at Augusta, and can Europe’s dominance at the Ryder Cup convert into Major victories? It’s all set for a thrilling year and Sky Sports will have every twist and turn covered.”
Sky Sports will show over 100 tournaments in 2019 including The Solheim Cup, all four WGC competitions and events each week from the European and PGA Tours.
You can watch Sky Sports from just £18 per month via a Sky Sports subscription or from £7.99 a day via the NOW TV Sports passes, meaning there is a range of ways to follow the drama from Augusta. Whether it’s in full Ultra High Definition on Sky Q or on your mobile device on the go, Sky Sports will have a stunning Major season of golf covered.
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