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Sky retains Masters rights in Germany, Austria

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has retained exclusive rights in Germany and Austria for golf’s Masters tournament.

The deal covers the 2016 edition of the event, which will take place from April 7-10 in Augusta, US and is the first ‘major’ of the year in the sport.

The rights will be exploited on television, online, IPTV and mobile platforms.

Highlights and clips focusing on the German and Austria players at the tournament will also be shown on the Sky Sports News channel and the Sky.de/golf website.

German Martin Kaymer (pictured) will be one of the leading contenders to win the tournament, with two-time champion Bernhard Langer also set to participate.