Sky Sports and the Ladies European Tour have agreed an extension to their broadcast partnership, taking it into a landmark 20th year.
The agreement ensures Sky Sports remains the home of the Ladies European Tour for a further two years, running until the end of the 2019 season, as well broadcasting the 2019 Solheim Cup from Gleneagles.
Sky already broadcasts all five women’s golf Majors and the new agreement will add coverage of every LET tournament, either live or via highlights programmes.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open will be the first event broadcast on Sky Sports as part of the new deal, from 26-29 July, where Charley Hull and Georgia Hall are among those set to feature.
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.”
Jason Wessely, Head of Sky Sports Golf, added:
“The depth of women’s sport on Sky is stronger than ever and our partnership with the Ladies European Tour is a key part of that.
“Last year we saw a huge increase in viewing of women’s golf and Sky Sports Golf is committed to shining the spotlight on the women’s game.
“Our broadcast schedule is packed with some great tournaments. With so many young, female golfers coming through and with such fierce competition at the top of the game, hopefully the public can really get behind women’s golf.”
Women’s golf forms part of a top line-up of women’s sport on Sky Sports, which also includes year-round England international netball, cricket and rugby fixtures, Vitality Superleague netball including July’s Grand Final and the return of the cricket Kia Super League, which begins on 22 July.
Viewers can also stay up to date with the latest news from all aspects of women in sport with Sky Sports News’ weekly Sportswomen show, the UK’s only show dedicated to women in sport, every Tuesday at 11.30am.