PGA of America, NBC Sports Group extend deal through 2030

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Updated: 10/10/2013 3:08 pm

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Sports Network) - The PGA of America and the NBC Sports Group have agreed to extend their rights deal for the Ryder Cup and Senior PGA Championship through 2030.

The deal gives NBC the rights to 16 more Senior PGA Championships and an additional eight Ryder Cups. The two groups have partnered on the Ryder Cup since 1991.

The Ryder Cup will get extended coverage on both NBC and Golf Channel, including a live Ryder Cup captain selection show.

"In many ways, this is a transformational deal for The PGA of America," said PGA of America President CEO Pete Bevacqua. "We are not only excited about the continued excellent coverage and treatment of the Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and other PGA of America events by the NBC Sports Group, but we are eager to work with the networks of NBC, including Golf Channel, on celebrating the unique role of the PGA Professional in the game. Golf Channel is the daily voice of golf in this country. There are wonderful synergies that will be explored between that voice and The PGA of America, as we work together to honor PGA Professionals, draw upon their expertise and expand their relevance among those who already play the game and those who aspire to play."

Among other Ryder Cup coverage will be preview shows, vignettes, features, reports and points updates on NBC and Golf Channel; a Ryder Cup Documentary Series on both networks; live coverage of practice rounds (for the first time ever); and new Ryder Cup highlight programming on Telemundo and Mun2 to expand Hispanic viewership opportunities.

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