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BBC Loses British Open Rights to Rival Sky Sports

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:27 Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:16

altThe R&A announced new five-year broadcast agreements with the UK’s two largest sports broadcasters, running from 2017-2021. The Open Championship will, for the first time, be shown live on Sky Sports with prime-time television highlights and live radio coverage delivered by the BBC.

Both broadcasters will provide extensive coverage of the event through their digital channels ensuring golf fans throughout the UK will have numerous ways to enjoy golf’s oldest and most international championship.

Golf fans who do not subscribe to Sky Sports will be able to watch live coverage of The Open through NOW TV with weekly and individual daily subscriptions available and no contract required.

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Former British Open Winner Kel Nagle Dies at 94

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:23 Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:17

Kel NagleCanadian Press

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94.

The PGA of Australia said in a statement that Nagle, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1960, its centenary year, died overnight at a Sydney hospital. It did not give a cause of death.

The Australian golfer, who won a tournament every year for 26 years after turning professional in 1946, collected 61 victories on the PGA Tour of Australasia and two on the U.S. tour.

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2016 British Open’s Royal Troon to Review Male-Only Membership

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:49 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:44

Royal Troon Golf ClubCanadian Press

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy.

A statement says Troon will “shortly undertake a comprehensive review,” which will allow it “to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the future.”

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The Open Gets New Brand Identity

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:14 Wednesday, 05 November 2014 01:08

The OpenThe Open Championship has unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo which will be presented alongside distinctive graphic elements, reflecting the unique landscape of links golf, and evocative photography.

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Rory McIlroy Wins British Open for 3rd Major

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:05 Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:41

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

HOYLAKE, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.

In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three legs of the career Grand Slam.

And over four days at Royal Liverpool, he had no equal.

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