Quote of the Day

"You can’t just fall out of a tree and do the U.S. Open. I guess the money was more important than the performance. No way they can step in and do the job we were doing."
-- NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller, on Fox landing the rights to the U.S. Open and other USGA tournaments beginning in '15. (AP, 8/7)
Thursday August 8, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 233 Print This Issue

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  • Dollars And Sense

    Miller said that he was unlikely to go to Fox if offered the chance

    The USGA and Fox Sports yesterday announced a 12-year deal that will see Fox and FS1 air the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open Championship, as well as the USGA's national amateur championship and other live content, beginning in '15. The deal runs through '26 and will see the USGA and Fox deliver a total of 146 hours of golf, including a minimum of 70 cumulative hours of live-event coverage of the three Opens. Financial terms were not disclosed ( USGA ). The AP's Doug Ferguson cited a source as saying that the Fox bid was "in the neighborhood of $100 million a year, more than double the previous contracts" with NBC and ESPN. NBC had broadcast the event since '95. USGA Managing Dir of Communications Joe Goode in an e-ma ...

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