(INDIANAPOLIS) - The NCAA and Golf Channel jointly announced today a long-term extension for live coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. The announcement was made by Joni Comstock, senior vice president for championships, NCAA, and Mike McCarley, president, Golf, NBC Sports. This partnership encompasses all media rights, worldwide, for Golf Channel’s presentations of the national championships and extends through 2029.
Golf Channel has provided live coverage of the men’s national championships since 2014 and the women’s national championships since 2015, when both events began consecutive championships at the same host venue. Golf Channel’s live coverage includes Monday’s final round, crowning the individual national champions, as well as Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s eight-team match-play tournament, crowning the team national champions. In addition, Golf Channel applies its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital and social media coverage teams onsite at the national championships, and covers collegiate golf year-round through all of its platforms, including Morning Drive, Golf Central, news specials for regional and national qualifying, Golf Channel Digital, instructional platforms and special events.