The PGA of America announced a new, eight-year agreement with CBS Sports to extend broadcast rights of the PGA Championship through 2019. The broadcast deal includes support of The PGA’s Centennial in 2016.
“The PGA of America has been fortunate to have a valued partner in CBS Sports that has worked so well with telling the historic story of the Season’s Final Major,” said PGA President Allen Wronowski. “The PGA Championship’s trademark is its commitment to annually feature the strongest field in major Championship golf, and the world’s top players have returned by producing some of golf’s most dramatic moments. As The PGA and our 27,000 PGA Professionals celebrate our 95th Anniversary in 2011, and begin the countdown to our Centennial, The PGA of America is excited about extending this wonderful partnership that brings the PGA Championship story to golf and sports fans around the country.”
“We are extremely pleased to extend our 20-year partnership with the PGA of America,” said Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. “The PGA Championship is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, and we are thrilled to continue to broadcast this major championship on Network television. With this long-term extension, CBS Sports will maintain its leadership position as the premier Network of golf programming well into the future.”
Each year, CBS Sports will produce five hours of high definition coverage of each of the final two weekend Championship rounds. Additionally, CBS Sports will produce annual one-hour specials on The PGA of America and also the “Road to the PGA Championship” program, which highlights the behind-the-scenes stories of the 20 PGA Professionals participating in the Season’s Final Major. A promotional campaign highlighting The PGA’s Centennial Celebration will appear on CBS Sports during 2016.