AP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contract

AP sources: NBC gets United States Open as Fox leaves agreement

The U.S. Open is going back to NBC beginning this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has actually asked to end its 12- year agreement with the USGA, numerous individuals informed The Associated Press on Sunday night.

3 individuals with direct understanding of the modification state it came together in the last 2 weeks. They spoke on condition of privacy since the offer has actually not been revealed.

A statement was anticipated Monday.

The U.S. Open, initially arranged to be played recently, was delayed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York City when the COVID-19 pandemic closed down golf for 3 months.

NBC telecasted the U.S. Open from 1995 through2014 That ended when the USGA signed a 12- year handle Fox Sports worth about $1 billion that started in 2015.

Fox relayed its very first U.S. Open from Chambers Bay south of Seattle, with Greg Norman as the lead expert. He was changed by previous PGA champ and Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger.

A single person stated NBC would spend for simply under half of the rights charge through the remainder of the agreement.

2 other individuals stated the offer started to take shape this month, particularly with the U.S. Open being relocated to September throughout the opening month of the NFL.

A single person stated Fox was considering moving the U.S. Open to FS1, a concept that was rebuffed by Mike Davis, the CEO of the USGA. That caused much deeper discussions about the agreement and how it might be dealt with.

Fox Sports was constantly in a difficult area from the start of the agreement since the USGA’s champions – mainly the Opens and Amateurs – were the only golf it produced.

The sources stated NBC would have the last 7 years of the agreement through2026 They did not state who would telecast the early rounds of the U.S. Open. Under the previous agreement with NBC, ESPN had the Thursday and Friday rounds.

ESPN now has the weekday rounds of the PGA Champion beginning this year, with the CBS doing the weekend.

The offer Comcast-owned NBC, in addition to Golf Channel, the U.S. Open and British Open, The Players Champion, 3 World Golf Championships, the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup. It likewise will have the FedEx Cup playoffs every other year when the brand-new media rights handle the PGA Trip starts.

NBC and Golf Channel likewise will have all the majors on the LPGA Trip and PGA Trip Champions.

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