Nine lands rights for Melbourne golf showpiece

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has acquired rights for the 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf.

Nine struck the deal with the PGA Tour, which operates the tournament.

The broadcaster will show five hours of live coverage every day, as well as a daily one-hour highlights programme that will be available on television, social media and the 9Now digital service.

The PGA Tour will also provide other video clips and features for Nine.

The tournament will take place at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne from November 22-26.