BBC Coverage Of The Open Golf Championship Extended to 2016

Tags: Golf

Published: 09:21 16/07/2010

The BBC has agreed a new six year contract with golf' governing body the R&A to broadcast coverage of the Open until 2016 .The new contract keeps exclusive live coverage of the event with the BBC and also includes radio broadcast, interactive mediums, online coverage, the BBC’s iPlayer service and further developments in technology such as 3D coverage. Meanwhile the British challenge to win the 2010 event is gaining momentum early on Friday morning as Paul Casey started his second round with three straight birdies to go to six under par . This years British Open looks set to be one of the most competitive at St Andrews for years as blustery weather and forecast showers over the weekend threaten to make the course very difficult to play at times . Bet365 make Paul Casey 14/1 to be leading at the end of Day 2 of the Championship with first round leader Rory McIlroy their current 2/1 favourite .

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