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Sky Sports announces LET Golf rights extension

Sky Sports and the Ladies European Tour agree extension to broadcast partnership, taking it into a landmark 20th year.

The golf rights deal is seen another crucial deal for Sky Sports, since its decision to launch dedicated channels for certain types of sport, requiring it to fill each dedicated channel with enough content to keep subscribers happy.

Sky Sports has extended its partnership with the Ladies European Tour (LET) until the end of 2019. The agreement, which takes the partnership into its 20th year, will mean Sky Sports is the home of the Ladies European Tour for a further two years.

The deal will also mean that Sky Sports will broadcast the 2019 Solheim Cup from Gleneagles, having broadcast every Solheim Cup since 1996. The contest is guaranteed to be a dramatic one as Team Europe hope to make amends for their 2017 loss to the Americans in Des Moines.

Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman of the Ladies European Tour, said: 
“We are thrilled to continue working with Sky to keep the spotlight on women’s golf over the coming months, especially as we build towards next year’s exciting Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. This announcement underlines their position as the home of women’s golf and demonstrates a clear commitment to women in sport.”