Fox ends $ 1.2 billion deal with golf, NBC could produce US Open

Fox Sports and the U.S. Golf Association are ending their 12-year deal worth around $ 1.2 billion that included the US Open, as reported by The Post.

Seven years remained in the contract between Fox Sports and the USGA.

Fox’s rights are expected to switch to NBC, which will produce this fall’s US Open.

The original agreement was for almost $ 100 million per year.

The AP also reported news of the deal.

An announcement had been planned for Monday. NBC and Fox Sports were not available for comment Sunday night.

NBC will air the US Open from Winged Foot on September 17-20. That will avoid a problem for Fox, who has the NFL on Sunday that day.

NBC had broadcast the US Open from 1995 to 2004.

While Fox improved her coverage after a slow start, she and the USGA reportedly struggled during the contract years. In addition to the men’s US Open, Fox had broadcast the US Women’s Open and the Senior Tour.

The golf channel, which has just had major layoffs on its Orlando-based staff, could possibly pick up more events. Like NBC, it is owned by Comcast.

FS1 was also part of Fox Sports’ golf coverage.