• Extended three-year arrangement will see more Aussie female golfers compete on the European circuit
Fox Sports has extended its partnership with the Ladies European Tour (LET) for another three years in an arrangement that will provide more opportunities to Australian female golfers.
Beginning in 2018, the exclusive partnership will see Fox Sports provide live coverage of LET events including the prestigious biennial Solheim Cup in August 2019.
As part of the partnership, Fox Sports will work with the ALPG to give up-and-coming Australian golfers the opportunity to compete in various events across the season under a sponsored entrant arrangement.
Gold Coast prospect Amy Walsh is the first beneficiary of the new partnership after being chosen to compete in the Ladies European Thailand Championship starting July 6, 2017.
The nomination will pit the 21-year-old against some of the best players in the world in only her fourth LET event.
Fox Sports director of acquisitions Rebecca McCloy said: “This is a very unique arrangement that’s part of our wider commitment to supporting niche and women’s sports. It will provide more pathways for our rising female golf stars to compete against the best in the world and help them reach their goals.”
ALPG CEO, Karen Lunn, said: “ALPG is delighted that our partnership with Fox Sports will provide our members with a unique opportunity to compete in selected events on one of the major women’s golf tours.”