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Nine replaces Seven as Masters partner in Australia

US golf major The Masters will have a new broadcast line-up in Australia after commercial broadcaster Nine agreed a rights deal.

Nine will replace fellow commercial broadcaster Seven as the free-to-air home of The Masters, which this year takes place at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5-8.

Nine has also acquired streaming rights to the tournament and its Wide World of Sports service will provide three additional live video channels focusing on the action in the Featured Groups, Amen Corner, and Holes 15 and 16.

Nine’s director of sport, Tom Malone, said: “The Masters is the most premium golfing event on the sporting calendar, which aligns perfectly with Nine's sporting rights and corporate strategy.

“While the Masters is no longer on the anti-siphoning list, our partnership with Augusta National to make free-to-air coverage available to viewers illustrates our shared goal of bringing the Masters to all Australians.”

Fox Sports will remain as the pay-television home of The Masters. It has announced that it will broadcast this year’s event advertising free for the first time during in-play action.