GOLF: US Open 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

June 10, 2013

Make way for the big guns as the stars of the golfing world will be out in force this week for the 113th US Open, the second Major championship of the season.

All four days of competition from Merion Golf Club’s East Course will be again be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Opened in 1912, the East Course has hosted the US Open on four previous occasions and produced four different winners.

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WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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GOLF: Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley joins Sky Sports commentary team

May 21, 2013

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has entered a two-year partnership to become a Sky Sports ambassador and join the on-air commentary team.

The agreement is aligned to McGinley’s current role as the 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain and will see him join the Sky Sports golf team at selected events over the next two years, including the forthcoming BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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GOLF: PGA Championship 2013 – Live from Wentworth on Sky Sports & Highlights on BBC Two

May 21, 2013

Luke Donald goes for an historic hat-trick at Wentworth this week as he looks to reign supreme once again over stellar field at this year’s BMW PGA Championship, with live coverage only on Sky Sports.

The European Tour’s flagship event has an illustrious list of former winners including Tony Jacklin, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo, Bernard Langer and Colin Mongomerie, while former world number one Luke Donald has won the event for the past two years.

All four days of the tournament from May 23-26 will be shown exclusively live for the first time on Sky Sports HD, while free-to-air highlights of the final two rounds will be broadcast on BBC Two.

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GOLF: The Players Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

May 7, 2013

Having tackled Augusta, world golf’s elite now face the prospect of combatting the eye-catching TPC at Sawgrass for the sport’s unofficial fifth major – The Players Championship.

A record prize purse awaits the winner of this year’s tournament where Matt Kuchar returns as the defending champion. Sky Sports will show all four days of the competition exclusively live (May 9-12).

Come Sunday the triumphant golfer’s wallet will be filled with $1.7m, a sum greater than that received for winning a major competition, plus they’ll also earn a equally cherished three-year invitation to the Masters at Augusta.

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BROADCASTING: Matchroom Sport seals new Sky Sports deal for fishing, pool and ping pong

April 8, 2013

Matchroom Sport has announced a new agreement with Sky Sports to continue its coverage of a wide variety of popular sporting events for a further five years.

Founded by Barry Hearn, the sports company’s new agreement guarantees nearly 200 hours of coverage from ten events on Sky Sports each year, including some of its most well-known sporting properties such as the Mosconi Cup, Fish ‘O’ Mania and the World Championship of Ping Pong.

The deal runs up to the end of 2017 and extends the long-standing relationship between the two organisations to over 25 years.

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GOLF: Masters Tournament 2013 – Live coverage on BBC Sport & Sky Sports

April 5, 2013

Golf’s finest go head-to-head for the coveted Masters green jacket at the majestic August National course and you can follow all of the action on Sky Sports and BBC Television.

All four days of the 2013 Augusta showpiece, which takes place April 11-14 – as well as the pre-tournament Par 3 contest – will be shown live on Sky Sports HD, with live free-to-air coverage of the final two rounds on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

Fans will be hoping for a repeat of the nail-biting excitement of last year where American Bubba Watson ensured he was the man heading to the Butler Cabin to collect his green jacket after winning a nail-biting play-off against former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.

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