Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to The 2014 Ryder Cup this Autumn, offering two weeks of non-stop golf including exclusively live coverage of the biggest event in the sport. For the first time ever, Sky Sports 4 will become ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’ and will show over 330 hours of golf across 14 days, including 36 hours of live coverage from Gleneagles.
The 2014 Ryder Cup is the tenth to be shown exclusively live by Sky Sports. The channel goes live at 6am on Thursday 18 September and continues until 6am on Thursday 2nd October. Last year Sky Sports launched ‘Sky Sports Ashes’ for England’s home cricket series against Australia.
“We’re dedicating a whole channel to the biggest event in golf, providing viewers with the complete Ryder Cup experience all in one place,” says Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports. “There will be nowhere better for sports fans to enjoy the passion, drama and excitement of this incredible event. We’ll offer round-the-clock build up, the opening and closing ceremonies and exclusive live coverage of all three days from Gleneagles. We’re incredibly proud of our partnership with golf and its fitting we mark our tenth Ryder Cup on Sky Sports with an entire channel. We can’t wait.”