TSN signs extension, airing next two Presidents Cups

May 31, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

TORONTO, Ontario -- TSN announced the network has extended its partnership with the PGA TOUR, agreeing on a multimedia rights deal for The Presidents Cup in 2011 and 2013. The deal also includes rights to other marquee PGA TOUR events.

As part of the deal, TSN will deliver exclusive coverage in Canada of The Presidents Cup 2011, scheduled for Nov. 15-20 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. TSN will also deliver complete Canadian coverage of The Presidents Cup 2013, to be held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The network also acquires the multi-year rights to at least eight PGA TOUR events including opening-round coverage of the RBC Canadian Open, along with weekend coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Waste Management Phoenix Open and AT&T National.

All PGA TOUR coverage will be available in high definition and on wireless devices on TSN MOBILE TV.

"The Presidents Cup is a fantastic showcase of the biggest names in golf and has delivered some of the most memorable moments in sports over the years," said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the PGA TOUR and give Canadian fans extensive coverage of some of golf's top tournaments across multiple platforms."

"The PGA TOUR is very pleased to extend our longtime partnership with TSN and continue to bring The Presidents Cup and other premier PGA TOUR events to Canada," said Tim Leisure, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President of International Television. "Canada has such tremendous golf fans and has hosted one of the most successful Presidents Cups we've seen. We look forward to building upon this valuable partnership with TSN through this extension."

One of the most popular events in golf, The Presidents Cup features the world's best non-European players competing in an international team match-play competition against the best players from the United States.

In addition to The Presidents Cup and its package of PGA TOUR events, TSN is Canada's home to all of golf's majors: the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.