PGA Championship to be shown for FREE by Eleven Sports with action to be streamed on Facebook

GOLF fans have even more reason to celebrate, after the Open, as the PGA Championship will be shown for free by Eleven Sports.

All four rounds will be available for free on their online platform and the first two rounds will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

 American Justin Thomas took the title at the PGA Championship last year

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American Justin Thomas took the title at the PGA Championship last year

The global sports provider claim to be 'for the fans' and they're certainly delivering the goods by sharing their newly-aquired 2018 PGA Championship rights for free.

Golf fans can enjoy the free coverage through a 7-day trial on the Eleven Sports' online platform and on IOS and Android mobile devices.

The centenary edition of the golf major, which runs from 9-12 August will be the official launch event on Eleven Sports.

Commentary and analysis will be provided by well-known golf experts, Dominik Holyer and Anna Whiteley.

 Francesco Molinari of Italy was the shock winner at The Open

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Francesco Molinari of Italy was the shock winner at The Open

The fourth and final major of the year promises to provide plenty of excitement this year with Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy and Dustin Johnson the early favourites to take the title, ahead of last year's winner Justin Thomas.

Eleven Sports, founded by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani, are excited at the prospect of broadcasting the event.

Danny Menken, Group Managing director said: “Launching Eleven Sports in the UK and Ireland with such a prestigious event as the 100th PGA Championship, confirms our position as a major player in the market.

“We are looking forward to maximising this fantastic opportunity to appeal to existing golf fans through comprehensive free-to-air live coverage and analysis, while also growing new audiences with our fresh and innovative ways of delivering leading sports action.”

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GOLF fans have even more reason to celebrate, after the Open, as the PGA Championship will be shown for free by Eleven Sports.