Sky Sports acquire rights to The Match

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has picked up rights to the golf showpiece event ‘The Match: Tiger vs Phil”.

The Match is an 18-hole match play event which will pit US golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickleson against each other to win prize money of $9m (€7.9m). The event will take place today (November 23) in Las Vegas. It will be broadcast on the Sky Sports Golf channel.

Sky will cover five hours of live coverage of the event, using the US pay-television channel TNT Sports live feed. TNT Sports is owned by US media group Turner Broadcasting System. Turner is owned by WarnerMedia, which acquired the global distribution rights to The Match.

Sky is dominant over golf coverage in the UK. It has recently renewed its rights to golf’s European Tour and currently broadcasts the; Open Championship, US PGA Tour, and US Open.