BBC Sport have won a new
long-term deal for exclusive live coverage of the Masters from Augusta.
Around 12 hours of live
coverage - the maximum permitted for television anywhere in the world - will
be carried on BBC2 between April 6-9 at the start of a three-year contract negotiated
with the Augusta National Golf Club.
Mike Miller, BBC controller
of television sport, said: "The club is renowned for long relationships
and short contracts so this recognition of the BBC's commitment to the best international
golf action is especially welcome."
The BBC have covered the
prestigious Masters tournament since 1986, usually on a one-year contract in
common with other major broadcasters around the world.