Seven nabs Australian PGA Championship
Seven has secured the rights to the Australian PGA Championship, which previously aired on TEN.
To be played on Queensland’s Gold Coast in early December, it will be broadcast live for five hours each day.
The deal means Seven now has key Australian golf tournaments including the Australian PGA Championship, the Emirates Australian Open and the Australian Masters, and the Perth International.
Saul Shtein, Seven’s Head of Sport, said: “This is a terrific outcome for Seven and also for golf in Australia. The triple crown of Australian golf on the one network will significantly enhance awareness in Australia of these great tournaments and the sport. We are looking forward to a tremendous summer of golf and we’re delighted to partner with the PGA.”
“The PGA is delighted to partner with the Seven Network for the PGA’s flagship tournament, the Australian PGA Championship,” said Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.
“From the PGA Tour of Australasia through to grass roots golf and the world’s biggest stages Australian golf is booming and we’re pleased to partner with a network who is a passionate and innovative live sports broadcaster.”
Seven Network will air the US Masters tournament live, with defending champ Aussie Adam Scott, later this month.