Top television presenter and former Ryder Cup player Ken Brown has signed for Setanta Sports’ new dedicated golf channel Setanta Golf.
Ken has been a TV commentator for more than 15 years and has covered all four of golf’s Majors. He brings with him a new approach to golf broadcasting. Whether commentating live or going ’behind-the-scenes’ at major championships, Ken has become one of the country’s most popular and well-respected sports presenters.
Head of Setanta Golf, David Tippett, said, “Ken is the UK’s best all-round golf commentator and we’re very excited that he’ll be a central member of the Setanta Golf team. Ken’s enthusiasm and unique approach to golf broadcasting will be the perfect complement to Setanta’s innovative and groundbreaking coverage.”
The deal will see Ken, who will continue his work with the BBC, feature in Setanta’s live coverage of ten tournaments in 2007, including the PGA Tour’s flagship events – The Players Championship and Tour Championship.
Ken Brown is one of the few British players of the ‘70s and ‘80s to successfully forge a career on both sides of the Atlantic. He won four times on the European Tour and recorded a rare US Tour victory in the 1987 Southern Open. He played in the Ryder Cup five times including 1987 at Muirfield Village, Ohio, which was the first time a European team recorded a win on US soil.
Setanta Golf will be the first dedicated golf channel in the UK & Ireland to provide coverage of more than 50 live PGA Tour events, The Players Championship, Playoffs for the FedExCup and culminating with the Tour Championship. From early January 2007, the Setanta Golf channel will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering viewers the chance to watch live the world’s greatest golfers.
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