Commercial broadcaster CBS and pay-television broadcaster ESPN have joined forces to sign an 11-year deal for rights to the PGA Championship in the US, from 2020 to 2030.
ESPN will have exclusive live coverage of the first and second rounds along with coverage from the morning of the third and final rounds. ESPN’s OTT service ESPN+ will broadcast the entire tournament.
CBS will broadcast the third and final rounds. It will also expand its highlights and digital coverage. CBS will also cover all production of the US PGA Championship.
Rights are currently held by CBS and media group Turner in eight-year deals, from 2012 to 2019.
Along with the US PGA Championship, CBS currently hold rights to US golf major The Masters. It has signed rolling one-year contracts since 1956, covering all production. ESPN has also aired coverage of The Masters since 2008.