ESPN Signs Two-Year Rights Deal With LPGA




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ESPN signed a two-year agreement with LPGA to stream Featured Group coverage at eight Ladies Pro Golf Association events live on EPSN+ through 2025, giving golf fans more ways to watch women’s golf.

Select LPGA Tour tournament will stream on ESPN+, highlighting the rounds of four Featured Groups. EPSN+ coverage of the events will include two groups in the morning and two more in the afternoon for the next two seasons’ championships.

“We are excited to partner with ESPN+ to elevate women’s golf,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, commissioner for the LPGA. “Fans are in for a real treat as we create unique broadcasts to bring them closer to the action.”

Although neither EPSN+ nor the league released details surrounding the deal, the LPGA announced a record $116.5 million purse for the 2024 season, according to Golf, which noted an extra $15 million compared to previous years. The deal gives the LPGA a chance to increase exposure as seen with the popular PGA Tour while giving fans a chance to watch the tournaments without paying for a pricey cable package.

The news comes ahead of this week’s CME Group Tour Championship, which will stream on EPSN+ for the second consecutive year of live Featured Group coverage of the LPGA Tour. ESPN+ will also cover the 2024 CME Group Tour Championship. 

The full schedule for all eight LPGA tournaments will be released in 2024.

“With PGA Tour Live on ESPN+, the Masters, PGA Championship, TGL, and now the LPGA on EPSN+, we’re bringing more golf to more fans than ever before,” said Tim Bunnell, senior vice president of programming and international for ESPN.

Visit EPSN to see the network’s full LPGA Tour schedule for the 2023 season, and check back with Cord Cutters News as we await the 2024 ESPN+ schedule.

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