NBC to Broadcast British Open in 12-Year Deal Starting in 2017

NBC Sports will broadcast the British Open for 12 years starting 2017, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews said.

The agreement covers the Open, Senior Open, Walker Cup and Amateur Championship on NBC, the Golf Channel and NBC Universo in Spanish, the R&A said in an e-mailed statement.

ESPN currently broadcasts the tournament, which starts July 12 at St. Andrews.

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