ESPN and the PGA of America have entered into a new long-term rights agreement to bring the PGA Championship to Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean.
The 2019 PGA Championship, currently underway at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York, is now available on ESPN in more than 45 countries throughout the region, per the new deal. ESPN’s coverage of this year’s PGA Championship will include 22 hours of live linear coverage and more than 110 hours of live-streamed coverage. Additionally, ESPN will live stream “featured groups” and “featured holes” coverage throughout the golf tournament on ESPN Play (LatAm and Caribbean) and WatchESPN (Brazil). The 2019 PGA Championship runs through Sunday, May 19.
Burke Magnus, ESPN’s executive VP of programming and scheduling, said: “We are proud to expand our relationship with the PGA of America to Latin America and the Caribbean, home of many golf fans. With this deal, ESPN now holds the Latin American rights to all four major championships–plus select PGA Tour events–and is the home of the best golf events in the region.”
Jeff Price, PGA of America’s chief commercial officer, added: “The PGA of America is excited to partner with ESPN to deliver the PGA Championship to golf fans across the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Golf is a global sport, and we are proud to present the PGA Championship—which perennially features the strongest field in all of golf—to an expanding international audience, who are highly passionate about the game.”