Fox Sports reaches agreement to broadcast U.S. Open
Fox Sports signed a multimedia agreement with the U.S. Golf Association to become the domestic partner for the U.S. Open and the rest of the USGA championships.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The 12-year deal runs through 2026. and the first U.S. Open for the network will be from Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
“This is an exciting and remarkable day for the USGA, as our partnership with FOX Sports is a game-changer for our organization and for the game of golf,” said USGA President Glen D. Nager. “The game is evolving and requires bold and unique approaches on many levels, and FOX shares our vision to seek fresh thinking and innovative ideas to deliver championship golf. This partnership will help us to better lead and serve the game in new and exciting ways.”
The U.S. Open had been televised by NBC Sports on the weekend, and ESPN over the first two rounds. Under the new agreement, Fox will broadcast over 146 hours of USGA championship golf events, which includes the U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open and amateur events.