The PGA and NBC announced Friday that the the Ryder Cup, the most prestigious team event in golf, will stay on the network through 2030. NBC has televised the competition since 1991.
This agreement features new programming and special coverage of the Ryder Cup including: Ryder Cup preview shows, vignettes, features, reports and points updates on NBC and the Golf Channel, a Ryder Cup documentary series on both networks, live coverage of practice rounds (for the first time ever) and the Ryder Cup captain selection show on Golf Channel, and new Ryder Cup highlights programming on Telemundo and Mun2 to expand Spanish-language viewing opportunities.
The Senior PGA Championship will also continue to air live on the Golf Channel (weekday coverage) and NBC (weekend coverage) through 2030.
"In many ways, this is a transformational deal for the PGA of America,” PGA Chief Executive Chris Bevacqua said. "We are not only excited about the continued excellent coverage and treatment of the Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship and other PGA of America events by the NBC Sports Group, but we are eager to work with the networks of NBC, including Golf Channel, on celebrating the unique role of the PGA professional in the game of golf."
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