Sky Sports confirms new deal to show live coverage of US Open

Sky Sports was in a race against time but a deal has finally been struck to show live coverage of the US Open. 

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Thu, 18 May 2023
Sky Sports confirms new deal to broadcast US Open

Sky Sports has confirmed it has announced an extension of its partnership with the USGA to show live action of the US Open for a further three years.

There had been fears a deal could be off the table to broadcast the US Open following an article in The Guardian last month. 

But Sky has thankfully struck a deal at the eleventh hour to show live coverage of all four days of the third major championship at Brookline. 

In a statement sent to GolfMagic ahead of the first round of the US PGA Championship on Thursday morning, Sky Sports wrote the following:

Sky Sports and USGA have announced an extension of their partnership, with the broadcaster to show the live action for a further three years.
Within the new deal, Sky Sports viewers can continue to enjoy live action from the US Open Championship, as well as:
> Women’s golf with the U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and Curtis Cup Match between the UK and Ireland and the USA
> Additional events including the U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Amateur Championship
> Sky Sports is the home of live golf in the UK and Ireland, with all four men's majors and all five women's majors exclusively live on Sky Sports Golf, as well as the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour all available to enjoy. This year is the biggest year yet for golf on Sky Sports.
> Sky Sports Golf viewers are provided with insight and analysis from expert presenters and commentators, including the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, Nick Dougherty, Sarah Stirk, Andrew Coltart, Laura Davies, Paul McGinley, Henni Koyack and Rich Beem.

England's Matt Fitzpatrick will defend the US Open at Brookline from June 15-18.

Sky has also confirmed it will also show live coverage of the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst and 2025 US Open at Oakmont as part of a new three-year deal with the USGA. 

According to the Guardian report last month, "Sky balked at the price initially quoted for a deal with the USGA, which is negotiated by a third-party agent in the UK."

But a price has now been agreed and all parties are said to be happy. 


Sky Sports is showing live coverage of all four days of this week's US PGA Championship at Oak Hill. 

Some UK golf fans may recall the 2018 US PGA Championship was broadcast by Eleven Sports after Sky failed to strike a deal with the USGA. 

Sky acquired the US PGA again a year later though, made easier by the fact Eleven Sports' broadcast was widely criticsed by golf fans. 

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