Channel Nine announced as World Cup broadcaster
November is a big sporting month in Australia…and always has been.
With so many sports jockeying for air-time it was great news for the golf world when Channel Nine agreed to terms with the US PGA Tour to televise the 59th edition of the World Cup of Golf from The Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne.
Jason Day with Adam Scott following their 2013 World Cup win at Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Credit: Anthony Powter)
And it will be an event the golf world will find captivating with the top 28 golf nations in the world fielding two-man teams from November 21-25.
In its illustrious 64-year history, the event has been played 58 times in 25 countries and boasts an unparalleled list of winners that includes 17 World Golf Hall of Fame members.
The agreement provides Nine with live broadcast rights, and replays, with five hours of competition broadcast each day as well as a one-hour highlights program for use on Nine TV, digital, and/or any video-on-demand platforms.
The PGA Tour will also provide other video clips and features as part of an overall partnership with Nine.
According to executive director of the World Cup of Golf Robyn Cooper: “The Melbourne World Cup of Golf is one of the most unique and historic events in golf with a truly global field.”
“As a team event where teammates represent their countries, there is compelling competition between nations and team patriotism,” said Cooper.