ONE World Sports to broadcast Australian PGA Championship in the US

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 17-11-2011

Asia-Pacific focused sports network ONE World Sports is to air up to 20 hours of the 2011 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola live from 24 to 27 November in North America, under an agreement with World Sport Group.

This year’s event from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia includes Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley and Y. E Yang, as well as Greg Norman, Jason Day, Darren Clarke and Bubba Watson. Adam Scott is this year’s highest ranked player and is coming off a win at the recent World Golf Championship.

The Australian PGA Championship is co-sanctioned by OneAsia, a professional tournament destination for elite golfers across Asia-Pacific, and the PGA Tour of Australasia. ONE World Sports will show all four days of the tournament live, with daily highlights in the evening.

Preston Bornman, COO of One Media Corp, parent company of One World Sports, said: “The 2011 Championship has a tremendous amount of talent including this year’s British Open champion Darren Clarke. The 2011 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola will be intense and entertaining.”

Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia, said: “In this PGA’s Centenary year we are pleased that the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola will be enjoyed by so many outside of Australia. This year’s Australian PGA Championship field is one of the best Australia has seen in many years and we look forward to showcasing our depth of talent to the ONE World Sports audience.”

The 2011 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, OneAsia’s season-ending event, will be played at The Hyatt Regency Coolum in Queensland. The 20 hours of live coverage of the tournament and other sports from Asia are broadcast exclusively on ONE World Sports, which is available on DISH Network.

The Australian PGA Championship will be broadcast in Australia on Network TEN, across Asia on ESPN Star Sports, in Europe on Bloomberg Television and across Africa on SuperSport. It will also be broadcast in Korea on SBS and in Japan on Jupiter Golf Channel. World Sport Group, Asia’s leading sports marketing, media and event management company manages the television distribution for the event.