Kayo Sports secures US PGA Tour golf rights in Australia

Posted: 2 March 2020 2:11 pm

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Kayo Sports is set to be your streaming sports home for all US PGA Tour golf events in 2020 as well as for the World Golf Championship events and the Presidents Cup.

One quick look at the 2020 global golf schedule is enough to know 2020 is a huge year for fans of the fairway. Thankfully, coverage has never been better. Kayo Sports has revealed today it and sister company Foxtel have renewed their Australian broadcast rights deal for the US PGA Tour, the World Golf Championship events and the Presidents Cup.

It's unclear how long the new broadcast rights partnership will last, but a Foxtel representative described it to us as "multi-year". This means at the very least, it should include the full 2020 and 2021 golf seasons.

While not the same company, Foxtel and Kayo Sports are both subsidiaries of News Corp. Any sports rights that Foxtel gets, Kayo Sports has access to. So, a win for one is a win for both.

However, Kayo Sports – being a steaming service not locked into specific channels like Foxtel – can stream more content than Foxtel. For example, you can stream two golf tournaments at once, or even multiple camera views of the same tournament, by splitting the screen.

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What golf tournaments does Kayo Sports broadcast?

Following this announcement, Kayo Sports and Foxtel subscribers can now access almost the full suite of top tier golf tournaments from around the world. With this deal, Kayo Sports is now home to the following:

  • US PGA Tour
  • Presidents Cup
  • World Golf Championship
  • All four majors (The Masters, US Open Championship, US PGA Championship and The Open Championship)
  • European PGA
  • European LPGA
  • Asian Tour
  • Selected Australian events
  • And more

Kayo Sports vs Foxtel for golf fans

We have a detailed breakdown of how these two services differ in their golf viewing experience already, but here's the key info in a nutshell.

To access these sports via Foxtel Now, you will need to first get the base Essentials package and then add on the Sport pack. This brings the cost up to $54 per month for Foxtel Now. For Foxtel iQ you need the Foxtel Plus pack and Sports HD pack, for $74 per month in total (plus potential installation costs).

For Kayo Sports, all the golf is included in the $25 per month base package, alongside over 50 other live sports. For golf, this price includes live coverage, on-demand replays, documentaries, news, magazine shows and highlights packages. You also get the unique viewing features for which the service has become known. This includes SplitView options for major golf tournaments where you can watch up to four different video feeds on the one screen.

You can try out Kayo Sports for free now with this 14-day free trial.

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