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BBC renews Masters rights deal

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has renewed rights to US golf major, the Masters.

The length of the multi-year deal was not disclosed. The agreement grants the BBC live television coverage of the Saturday and Sunday rounds from Augusta National Golf Club.

The broadcaster will also continue to show highlights from the opening two rounds of the tournament.

Coverage will include a digital feed from Augusta’s famous Amen Corner, which encompasses holes 11, 12 and 13. A feed of holes 15 and 16 will also be provided, as well as streams of featured groups and the driving range.

Coverage will be accessible on PC, tablet and mobile devices, and via connected televisions.

This year’s event, which takes place from April 6-9, will mark the 50th year the BBC has covered the tournament. England’s Danny Willett (pictured) is the defending champion, having picked up his first major title at Augusta last year.