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Sky reclaims PGA Championship rights to complete major line-up

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports has confirmed that it will broadcast all four of golf’s major championships in 2019.

The announcement means that Sky will broadcast the PGA Championship for the first time since 2016.

The 2017 PGA Championship was broadcast by public-service broadcaster the BBC, while last year’s tournament was shown by Eleven Sports after Sky failed to strike an agreement with the event organiser.

Sky’s major coverage will begin with The Masters from April 11-14, before the PGA Championship, previously the final major on the calendar, takes place from May 16-19. The US Open will then be held from June 13-16 before The Open takes place from July 18-21.

Sky has not confirmed its plans for beyond 2019, although it does have a deal in place for The Open until 2021.

Last year, Sky reportedly faced competition from rival pay-television broadcaster BT Sport for rights to The Masters before eventually striking a deal.

Sky will also broadcast all five women’s majors this year, including Georgia Hall’s bid to defend her Women’s British Open title at Woburn in August.