NBC earning the rights is a bit ironic when considering the history of Masters broadcast rights. According to Scott Michaux a longtime Augusta Georgia sports writer NBC was once offered the broadcast rights to the Masters but the offer was mistakenly shipped to executives at CBS.
“How is today’s long range sniper shooting preparing me for the Ryder Cup?” he wrote. “Meditation controlling my thoughts breathing heart rate and connecting with the target are critical for both!”
“By providing this opportunity and shining a brighter light on this important segment of the sport we expect role models to emerge who will help inspire a new generation of golfers.”