In its inaugural year to broadcast the USGA championships, Fox Sports announced its programming will include 320 total hours, including a record 38.5 hours from the U.S. Open.
“We are incredibly excited and honored to launch our partnership with the USGA this year,” Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks said. “Our preparations to cover these championships have been underway for the past 18 months, and we’ve assembled a terrific team in front of the camera and behind it who are committed to providing world-class coverage.”
“This is an exciting time as the USGA begins its long-term association with Fox Sports,” said USGA President Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “Our broadcast partner has made a tremendous commitment and is dedicated to enhancing our national championships. Both players and fans will benefit from the expanded coverage.”
Coverage of the USGA championships will be hosted on Fox and Fox Sports 1 with Fox Deportes providing additional coverage during the U.S. Open. The first USGA event that Fox will host will be the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on May 5-6 from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The U.S. Open is June 18-21 at Chambers Bay near Seattle.