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PGA Tour golf to be shown on Eurosport

Eurosport Television Ltd and The PGA Tour today jointly announced an agreement in which Eurosport has secured the PGA Tour television rights in UK for the remainder of the 2009 Tour season, beginning Thursday, June 25, with live coverage from the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Action from the remaining 2009 Tour events will now be accessible in more than 10 million UK homes on British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2, through Sky and Virgin Media platforms.

"We are pleased to announce this agreement with Eurosport, which ensures that PGA Tour coverage will continue to be made available, live, every week to golf fans throughout the United Kingdom," said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

"We are delighted to welcome the US PGA Tour to the Eurosport platform in the UK ," said Eurosport Chairman Laurent Eric Le Lay.  "British golf fans can now see the world's best players competing live as the 2009 season unfolds.  We can give the US PGA Tour's iconic Tournaments excellent coverage across our two UK TV channels, and fans can follow regular news and results at Eurosport's leading sports website."

The PGA Tour will also be available to UK fans in simulcast through Eurosport's online subscription service, Eurosport Player.

World No. 1 Tiger Woods, England's Paul Casey, double-major champion Padraig Harrington, 2009 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship winner Geoff Ogilvy and Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter all feature regularly on the PGA Tour.  As the PGA Tour season continues, these stars and many others will be jockeying for position heading into the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup and its conclusion at The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola.

Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Justin Rose and newly minted U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover will be in action tonight at 8 p.m. on British Eurosport 2 as part of a high-quality field at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell , Connecticut.  Join British Eurosport 2 as the planet's golf elite continue their build up to next month's Open Championship.

Eurosport UK 's Director of Broadcast, Dave Kerr Said: "The US PGA Tour is a great sports series and we are delighted that we can bring the live coverage to a wider audience of golf fans than ever before.  With the retention of Moto GP, the recent acquisition of British Superbikes and now the arrival of USPGA Golf, our channels are becoming more and more attractive and exciting to UK viewers and we look forward to welcoming golf fans to a channel that has long been a destination for passionate fans of our other major sports."


June 29, 2009

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