Sky Sports to show the Masters Tournament in action-packed 2018

Sky Sports will broadcast the Masters Tournament live in April after extending its long-term partnership with Augusta.

The first Major of the year, the Masters Tournament, is one of sport’s most iconic events and Sky Sports will show live coverage from Augusta National for an eighth consecutive year.

Sky Sports will be the only place to see all four days’ play live, as well as the annual Par 3 Contest and a variety of additional content throughout the week. Sergio Garcia will be seeking to defend the coveted Green Jacket amongst the manicured greens and pristine azaleas of the famous course.

Golf viewers can enjoy more than 100 tournaments on Sky Sports’ dedicated golf channel in 2018, including the Masters, US Open, The Open, all five Women’s Majors and The Ryder Cup.

Award-winning coverage is presented by David Livingstone with expert analysis from Butch Harmon, whose father Claude Harmon Sr won the Masters in 1948, former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, and more.

David Rey, managing director of Sky Business commented:2018 is going to be a year of unrivalled sport and it’s fantastic news that Sky Sports has extended its partnership to broadcast the Masters which will be shown on our dedicated golf channel, Sky Sports Golf.   The Masters is a magical event played on a magnificent course and is the first Major to be played in a Ryder Cup year, which takes place in September.”

The announcement continues a series of strong rights deals for Sky Sports over the past 12 months, including deals with the EFL and ECB, Women’s Six Nations Rugby, UEFA Qualifiers, and, from 2019, Sky Sports will become the exclusive home of Formula 1®.