Nine, Foxtel secure US Masters golf rights

Arvind Hickman
By Arvind Hickman | 10 January 2018
Sergio Garcia nails a drive on his way to winning the green jacket at last year's US Masters.

Nine and Foxtel have secured the rights to the US Masters golf tournament at August National Golf Club. The Masters returns to Nine from rival Seven and will be broadcast live on linear TV as well as streamed on 9Now.

Nine's Wide World of Sports will provide three additional live video channels on 9Now: Featured Groups, Amen Corner, and rolling coverage of holes 15 and 16.

“While the Masters is no longer on the anti-siphoning list, our partnership with Augusta National to make free-to-air coverage available to viewers illustrates our shared goal of bringing the Masters to all Australians,” Nine director of sport Tom Malone says.

Foxtel's 'ad break free' coverage will be shown on Fox Sports and also streamed on Foxtel Now.

“Since we began broadcasting the Masters Tournament live in 2014, we have constantly innovated our coverage. Our subscribers can now enjoy high definition, multi-camera coverage every day, all on a dedicated Masters channel,” Fox Sports chief executive Patrick Delany says.

The tournament, one of golf's most prestigious majors of the year, runs from 5 April to 8 April.

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