Fox Sports will televise the USBC Masters and U.S. Open bowling events as part of its Go Bowling! PBA Tour television package. The multiyear arrangement was announced by the Professional Bowlers Association, the United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America at the BPAA Mid-Winter Summit in New Orleans.
As part of the deal, Fox Sports will televise the U.S. Open live from 2020–2022 and the USBC Masters live on FS1 from 2019–2022.
“The PBA is thrilled to have these two major professional events as part of the PBA Tour television package on Fox Sports for years to come,” PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark said. “It is terrific for the bowling industry to rally behind the PBA Tour on Fox Sports and collaborate on a long-term commitment for these major events.”
As part of the agreement, the 2020 U.S. Open will move up its dates with the televised finals set for February 23, 2020. A host venue has yet to be announced. The USBC Masters will continue to be staged in conjunction with the USBC Open Championships.
“The PBA Tour move to Fox Sports is fantastic for bowling and everyone associated with the U.S. Open and USBC Masters is excited to be part of it,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said.