Its coverage of the Open may have been witheringly dismissed as "tired and outdated" by Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, but the BBC will be back on the frontline of major championship golf with confirmation finally coming that the corporation will broadcast next month's PGA Championship.

The final major of the year at Quail Hollow, where Jordan Spieth will be aiming for the career grand slam, will be shown across a variety of platforms, with live coverage beginning on the iPlayer, online and the red button and the conclusion of each day's play being shown on BBC 2. Peter Alliss, and his pearls of homespun whimsy, will remain a key figure of the broadcast.

The new BBC deal, which was first unveiled in the build up to the Open Championship, is a sizeable blow to Sky as its grip on major golf begins to be loosened. BT are believed to be in negotiations with Augusta National over a deal to cover the Masters.

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Sky's deal for covering the opening major of the men's season ended this year and there has been no sign of progress on a new contract.