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The Open: R&A strike a new deal with the BBC

The Open Championship will be broadcast on terrestrial television and radio until 2016 after the R&A and BBC agreed a new five-year deal.

Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, said: “I’m delighted to announce that the R&A has signed a new television and radio contract with the BBC for 2012 to 2016 inclusive. It's a five-year arrangement covering the Open Championship and home Walker Cup matches.”

And unconfirmed reports state that the BBC will also retain coverage of the US Masters.

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