Sky Sports will be the place to
catch all the action from the next three Ryder Cups, with Ofcom
awarding the channel the rights to broadcast the event in 2014,
2016 and 2018. The event, which takes place biannually, pits the
top golfing talent from the US against Europe's greatest
This year Sky will be rebranding Sky Sports 4 as Sky Sports Ryder
Cup, with over 330 hours of golfing action planned for the
channel between 18th September and the 2nd October.
Speaking about the event, Barney Francis, managing
director of Sky Sports, said:
We're dedicating a whole channel to the biggest event in
golf, providing viewers with the complete Ryder Cup experience all
in one place. There will be nowhere better for sports fans to
enjoy the passion, drama and excitement of this incredible
event. We'll offer round-the-clock build up, the opening and
closing ceremonies and exclusive live coverage of all three days
To aid with the coverage of the prestigious event,
Northern Irish golf legend Darren Clarke will be joining the Sky
Sports team. Clarke has previously appeared in seven Ryder Cup
tournaments, playing in 20 matches over five
The team now consists of a number of experts and
commentators with experience of over 100 Ryder Cups between them.
Jack Nicklaus, who captained his team to success in 1983, will even
be joining the crew on Sunday to offer his perspective on the
events at Gleneagles.
To find out how you can get access
to Sky sports, and all the action from the golf course, head over
to our simple guide.