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GiveMeSport, the home to over 26million sports fan on Facebook, will be broadcasting all four days of this year's PGA Championship live to our audience via our official page and website.

The company, that has recently been acquired by Breaking Data, has been selected to broadcast all the action from Quail Hollow, allowing fans across the globe to tune in and watch one of golf's top spectacles.

The competition takes place later this month, kicking off on August 10, and finishing August 13, and you will be able to watch all four days live on GiveMeSport's Facebook page, and on the official website.

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GiveMeSport is the leading sports publisher in the world, with over 26.2m likes on our Facebook page, and we will be providing uninterrupted coverage of the tournament, which you can watch via your mobile phones, laptops, and desktop computers.

Jae Chalfin, GiveMeSport's Chief Commercial Officer, said: "Bringing live TV sports rights to Facebook will open up the audience to golf in a completely new way.

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"This is a ground breaking deal and will bring one of golf's most prestigious events to a new generation of sports fans. Through GIVEMESPORT the PGA can reach an exceptionally large audience of sports fans on Facebook.

"GIVEMESPORT is able to use Facebook Live to innovate around the experience of watching golf in a way that brings people together and makes them feel part of the event. Whether this is by liking, sharing or commenting, Facebook Live gives the audience much more involvement alongside the action.

"This is a great opportunity for commercial partners to innovate through a range of integrations that are not possible outside of Facebook, additionally they can gather more data, more insight and connect directly with the sports fans they are trying to reach."

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Nick Thain, the CEO of GiveMeSport, added: "It's fantastic to see golf come from behind a paywall and access a whole new generation of fans through GIVEMEPSORT. This will lead to increased participation and, in turn, increased sponsorship revenues.

"This live-rights deal illustrates how the sport rights industry is rapidly changing. GIVEMESPORT is well positioned to take advantage of this, giving sport rights holders such as Federations, Leagues, Associations and Teams a new opportunity to reach a new generation of fans. The future of live sport rights and sponsorship is looking very bright indeed."

The likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Sergio Garcia will all be vying for the lucrative trophy.

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Topics:
Tiger Woods
US Open Golf
Ryder Cup
PGA Championships
Golf
Rory McIlroy
The Open
PGA Tour

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