Golf’s U.S. Open Headed to FOX in 2015

Posted by | August 7, 2013 at 6:53 PM

In a blow to NBC and ESPN, Fox Sports Media Group has acquired full rights to golf’s U.S. Open starting in 2015.

The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday that Fox Sports Media Group has acquired the rights to the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open, and the U.S. Senior Open for twelve years starting in 2015. NBC and ESPN previously held rights to the events.

Under the deal, the Fox Sports family of networks will televise 146 hours of USGA events, including 70 hours from the three primary tournaments.

The 2015 U.S. Open will mark the first time ever that a major golf tournament has aired on a Fox network.

The U.S. Open was the only golf major to air on NBC, which will likely be shut out of major golf from 2015 to at least 2018. ESPN will continue to air every round of the British Open through 2018.

(Wed. news from USGA.org)

  • Ryan Strnad

    Who will be their’ announcers? Joe Buck? Sam Rosen? Chris Meyers? Those 3 have done limited golf coverage on TV before. In fact, I think the only person on Fox’s staff that has ever covered PGA golf and higher was the late Pat Summerall!

    • chrisbuda

      I’m sure Fox Sports might hire somebody from ESPN or another network. It would be a good idea for they to have somebody that would give highlights that could fill in that position for Fox Sports Live and that person would be the announcers for the US Open

      • Ryan Strnad

        I believe that Joel Myers is among the Fox Sports family, and he’s done golf in the late 80′s/early 90′s at NBC. But you have a point, I think Dan Hicks MIGHT make a switch considering what his’ contract says at NBC. I still want to see Bob Costas move to Fox, they have baseball.