Fiji Television Limited is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Augusta National Golf Club to be Fiji’s Official Television Broadcaster of 2019 US Masters Golf.
The 2019 Masters Tournament is the 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2019. It will be held from April 12th –15th at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters is a 72-hole stroke play event contested over four days. The field is one of the smaller ones on the PGA Tour schedule, typically featuring between 90-100 players.
The tournament has a number of traditions. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion, who must return it to the clubhouse one year after his victory, although it remains his personal property and is stored with other champions’ jackets in a specially designated cloakroom. Nicklaus has the most Masters wins, with six between 1963 and 1986. Palmer and Tiger Woods won four each, and five have won three titles at Augusta: Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, and Phil Mickelson. Player, from South Africa, was the first non-American player to win the tournament, in 1961; the second was Seve Ballesteros of Spain, the champion in 1980 and 1983.
Patrick Reed won his first major championship at the 2018 Masters Tournament, making a three-foot-long, par-saving putt on the final green to claim a one-stroke victory. Reed, who shot 71 in the final round and finished at 15-under, survived a rally by runner-up Rickie Fowler and a furious charge by third-place finisher Jordan Spieth.
The 4 day tournament will be broadcasted Live and exclusive on Fiji TV’s Free to Air Channel (Fiji One) from 12th – 15th of April.
Fiji TV Chief Executive Officer, Karen Lobendahn says that “Fiji TV always strives to bring the best compelling content for our viewers and aim to continuously grow our brand and give mileage to our loyal sponsors. Fiji TV is excited to bring another year of the US Masters Golf to its viewers and Fans will have the pleasure of watching this event LIVE & FREE on Fiji One.