Sky Sports to air special Players golf channel

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 2nd May 2017 News

Sky Sports tees off the summer of golf this month.

Sky Sports will air a new channel devoted to broadcasting The Players golf championship.

Sky Sports The Players will launch on Monday the 8th of May, just in time for the start of the tournament on 10th.

The Players sees the top players in the world competing for a trophy that has been contested since the tournament's inception in 1082.

Past winners include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, with the tournament being famous for its notorious par-3 island green.

The coverage will see the Sky Zone studio make its debut, with pundits being there on the range to give a close-up look at the action.

David Livingstone, Butch Harmon, Paul McGinley and Rich Beem are set to head up the coverage and dissect all the action of the tournament.

Sky Sports’ social teams will also be on hand to create on-site content for those who can’t watch at home.

Sky Sports Head of Golf, Jason Wessely, said that The Players was just part of Sky’s exciting summer of golf coverage.

“Will Sergio kick-on from his Masters triumph, Dustin Johnson his sensational pre-injury form, or will the big three of Spieth, McIlroy and Day return to the winner’s circle? THE PLAYERS has the look and feel of a Major, with the world’s best taking on one of golf’s most spectacular courses. We’re incredibly excited to give the tournament the Sky Sports treatment, including a variety of new features to keep fans on top of the action.”

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