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Sky Sports to cover Ryder cup until 2018

Sky Sports will be the home of the Ryder Cup until 2018, with over 330 hours of coverage planned over a two week period for every tournament. Sky Sports 4 will even be rebranded as Sky Sports Ryder Cup to mark the occasion.

By on September 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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Sky Sports to cover Ryder cup until 2018

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 players.

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 from Gleneagles.

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 tournaments.

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.

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