BBC Sport announces new deal for the Masters
BBC Sport has renewed its contract to broadcast exclusive, live television coverage of the world's most prestigious overseas golf tournament - the Masters - from Augusta, Georgia.
The new agreement, negotiated with the Augusta National Golf Club, ensures that coverage of the Masters will be available exclusively on the BBC for another year, up to and including 2007.
BBC coverage will offer all the available live action on television and radio across all four days of play, as well as news and updates on radio and on bbc.co.uk.
Dominic Coles, BBC Director of Sports Rights and Finance, said: "Next year will be the BBC's 40th anniversary of its coverage of the Masters and we are delighted to be able to extend such a valued partnership.
"With this new deal, and our continuing commitment to the Open, BBC Sport will continue to bring the very best in world golf to the widest possible audiences."
Notes To Editors
Full list of BBC Television golf rights:
The Masters Tournament (2006-07) - exclusive live rights (12.5 hours of coverage - the maximum made available by the tournament)
The Open Championship - exclusive live rights (42 hours of coverage plus evening highlights)
The Ryder Cup (until 2008) - extensive daily highlights
The Best of The European Tour (up to and including 2008)
Quinn Direct British Masters at The De Vere Belfry GC
BMW Championship at Wentworth Club
The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond
HSBC World Match Play Championship at Wentworth Club