Fox Sports signs major Aussie golf deal

If you haven’t warmed to Brett Ogle on your TV screens before sun-up this past week or so, then you’d better get used to it.

That’s because Ogle and his Fox Sports co-commentators will be bringing major golf tournaments into our lounge rooms for at least the next four years.

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Leading broadcaster Fox Sports locked in a major golf broadcast agreement on the eve of last weekend’s US Masters from Augusta, Georgia.

All the US PGA and European Tour events will be on Fox for at least the next four years and the majors will be there as well, giving golf fans a plethora of golf coverage to look forward to each week.

Of course we have become used to switching on our television from Thursday through to Monday for the best golf coverage we have had in our lifetimes.

Now Fox have moved to secure that coverage and ensure we’ll be watching major golf for a long time to come.

The four major championships, the Masters, US Open, British Open and US PGA will obviously headline the coverage – and that has been locked in for the next four years.

We’ll also see four more years of the US Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour and LPGA Tour.

According to Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany, last weekend’s Masters was regarded as one of those truly magic sporting events.

“It’s the tournament that every player wants to win in their lifetime and it puts golf on the back pages, so it is a great time to remind fans that Fox Sports truly is the home of golf,” Delany said.

“These new broadcast arrangements, which have all been made very recently, have ensured that golf fans will continue to see all of the major tournaments and tours from around the world, right through the year,” he said.

“Golf is an amazing sport to watch in High Definition. The detail is incredible and our live High Definition coverage brings the game to life.”