LPGA set to extend Golf Channel deal

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is close to signing a two-year extension to its partnership in the US with the Golf Channel platform.

The two parties’ 10-year partnership expires at the end of the current season. The new deal would ensure Golf Channel continues to broadcast LPGA Tour events until the end of 2021.

“We’re in the final stages of completing a two-year extension, pretty much as is,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said, according to GolfChannel.com.

Whan noted that the men’s PGA Tour has been leading the LPGA’s television negotiations through a strategic alliance between the two organisations signed in 2016.

The PGA Tour’s contract with Golf Channel is also due to expire at the end of 2021.