The Open renews Latin American rights deal with ESPN

Sports broadcasting giant secures coverage of next three editions of major golf tournament.

The Open renews Latin American rights deal with ESPN

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ESPN has agreed a three-year renewal of its broadcast partnership with The R&A to secure exclusive coverage of The Open in Latin America, including Brazil and the Caribbean, until 2020.

The deal will see the sports broadcasting giant show the next three editions of the oldest of golf’s four major championships, starting with this week’s event at Carnoustie, Scotland.

The package includes linear and digital rights to all four rounds of the tournament, which will also be available for streaming on ESPN Play and ESPN Watch in Brazil.

"This renewal underscores our commitment to deliver world-class content to golf fans across Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean," said Tim Bunnell, senior vice president of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN International.

"We have a long history as a broadcaster of The Open Championship and we are eager to build on the success we have had over many years in presenting The Open Championship to our viewers in the region."

The Open takes place from 19th to 22nd of July, with American star Tiger Woods making his first appearance at the tournament since 2015.