The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has developed a partnership renewal with the leading broadcasting company, ESPN.
Following the extension, the broadcasting entity will continue to deliver the coverage of eight LGPA tournaments for next two years on its streaming platform, ESPN+.
The selected LPGA Tour events will be covered by ESPN+, with the feed presenting the rounds of four featured groups—two in the morning and two in the afternoon. The groups that receive the greatest attention during live coverage are called highlighted groups.
The arrangement extends to additional LPGA events that will be revealed in 2024, as well as the CME Group Tour Championships in 2023 and 2024.
Tim Bunnell, Senior Vice President of Programming and International for ESPN, commented, “ESPN’s commitment to covering world-class golf and women’s sports has never been stronger, and having more of the LPGA on ESPN+ is a vital component of that commitment. With PGA Tour live on ESPN+, the Masters, PGA Championship, TGL, and now the LPGA on ESPN+, we’re bringing more golf to more fans than ever before.”
Following up from earlier collaborations, ESPN+ also aired live, exclusive featured group coverage of the LPGA Tour last year.
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