Golf enthusiasts can watch the best of the game in the following weeks in February with the ISPS Handa Vic Open and the ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open, both live broadcast throughout the country and the rest of the world
The ISPS Handa Vic Open – where men and women compete for the same prize money at the same time – will be using ABC TV for the first time on free-access television in its modern form to broadcast live games from February 7-10.
And in another scoop, the action of the 13th Beach Golf Links is also simulcast about Fox Sports Australia over the four days.
The LPGA Tour and European Tour have each set the Vic Open on their schedule for the first time in 2019, so the international flavor of this unique tournament will now be viewed by a large audience around the world.
The 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open reaches 162 countries and more than 750 million households via Golf Channel and Sky Sports in the major markets of Asia, Europe and North and South America.
The Victorian Minister of Tourism, Sports and Major Events, Martin Pakula, said it was fantastic to have Barwon Heads and the state share their attention with the world's top golf destinations.
"What better way to promote Victoria as the sporting capital of Australia and a world-class golf course," said Pakula.
"I encourage all golf enthusiasts who can not make it to the Open to attune to what is promising a highlight of the 2019 international wave calendar."
The ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open returns to The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide for the first time since 2016 and the ABC will continue its long-standing reputation of being the best in the field of women's golf with the global platforms of the LPGA. range covers more than 500 million homes.
Nick Morris, head of ABC Sport, said the network had a "strong base in bringing premium sports content" to Australian fans.
"We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Golf Australia to bring audiences to the Australian Women's Open and next year we are excited to extend this collaboration with live coverage from the Vic Open," Morris said
"For more than two weeks, Australian golf enthusiasts can tune into ABC TV to watch two of Australia's best golf tournaments."
Major champions Pernilla Lindberg, who won ANA Inspiration last year, and Georgia Hall, winner of the Women's August Open, are already locked up for a return to South Australia from February 14-17.
The three-year rotation between The Grange, Royal Adelaide and Kooyonga starts again in 2019, with South Australia ready to welcome some of the biggest names in women's sport.
A large number of big names are also ready to confirm their participation in the Vic Open in the coming weeks.