BRASELTON, GA – FOX Sports joins the AJGA to support the AJGA Junior-Am Fundraising tournament series and 2020 FOX Sports Championship. FOX Sports has major broadcasting contracts with NFL, MLB, NASCAR, soccer, college football and basketball, WWE and USGA events.
The AJGA Junior-Am Fundraising series is similar in format to a Pro-Am, designed to help local junior golf programs and the AJGA Foundation. The events offer an opportunity for members of the community to play a round of golf with the nation’s top-ranked juniors at AJGA venues. FOX Sports will have 25 Junior-Am teams to use throughout the AJGA schedule.
As the title sponsor of the FOX Sports Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf ‘74, the event brings a national junior golf event back to Princeton, New Jersey, for the first time since 2018. Springdale Country Club plays host to the 54-hole stroke play event, July 27-30.
Since acquiring broadcasting rights to USGA events, FOX Sports has helped progress several new technologies during its production including drone flyovers, shot tracers and green contour displays. FOX Sports’ Sunday final round coverage of the 119th U.S. Open peaked with more than 10-million viewers on FOX.
FOX Sports televised eight USGA Championships in 2019, including the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The two events combined had more than 275 current AJGA members and alumni competing.
“The involvement of FOX Sports gives us a great opportunity to involve a nationally recognized sports broadcast partner,” said AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen. “The support of FOX Sports on a junior golf level will help preserve and grow the game for years to come by keeping players interested in the possible career options in addition to playing professional competitive golf.”