DSport bags long term India telecast rights of PGA Championships
DSport, the premium sports TV channel by Discovery Communications India, has acquired long term India broadcast rights of the PGA Championships, Golf’s fourth and year-ending Major. The 99th PGA Championships is set to be held at the Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, which will host a Golf Major for the very first time, between August 10 and 13, 2017. The Club holds an annual event on the PGA Tour, the Wells Fargo Championship, besides having hosted several pro-events.
A total of 156 golfers, including India’s Anirban Lahiri, are set to tee-off at Quail Hollow on Thursday, August 10, as they look to make the weekend cut. Anirban Lahiri registered his best ever finish (5th) at a Major, which is also incidentally the best ever finish by an Indian at a Major at these Championships, when it was played at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, in 2015.
It may be recalled that DSport also acquired the live and exclusive broadcast rights for another major golf tournament – The Open – in July this year.