<
>

CBS locks up PGA Championship rights through 2011

NEW YORK -- Already home to The Masters, CBS has locked
up broadcast rights to the PGA Championship.

President of CBS sports Sean McManus and PGA of America
president Roger Warren announced Monday that the network's
television rights to the championship have been extended through
2011.

CBS Sports has broadcast every PGA Championship since 1991 when
John Daly was the surprise winner at Crooked Stick Golf Club in
Carmel, Indiana, site of the recently completed Solheim Cup.

"The PGA of America is excited to continue its relationship with
CBS Sports by presenting the season's final major to the
American public," Warren said. "The PGA Championship has
consistently featured the strongest field in major championship
golf and has produced some of golf's most dramatic finishes and
CBS Sports has been there to capture the drama and history of
one of the greatest events in golf."

CBS sports will produce five hours of coverage of each of the
final two rounds and will air a maximum of eight minutes of
commercials per hour.