FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
NBC SPORTS AND ST ANDREWS LINKS TRUST ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL ST ANDREWS LINKS COLLEGIATE PRESENTED BY TOPGOLF AND WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY THIS OCTOBER
Three-Day Event To Be Held at Jubilee Course and Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland, From October 23-25, 2023
Live Coverage on GOLF Channel and Peacock in the U.S. and Sky Sports in the U.K.
Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams from Georgetown University, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University
STAMFORD, Conn., and ST ANDREWS, Scotland – July 25, 2023 – NBC Sports and St Andrews Links Trust have announced the inaugural St Andrews Links Collegiate Presented by TopGolf and World Wide Technology, to be held at the historic Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland, this October 23-25.
The signature three-day event will feature men’s and women’s golf teams from Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University with two days of stroke play on the Jubilee Course followed by a day of medal match play on the Old Course at St Andrews.
NBC Sports will present live coverage of the St Andrews Links Collegiate on GOLF Channel and Peacock in the United States. Sky Sports will provide coverage in the U.K.
“We are honored and proud to partner with St Andrews Links Trust on this new collegiate invitational at the Home of Golf,” said Tom Knapp, NBC Sports EVP, Golf. “The St Andrews Links Collegiate elevates and enhances our already impactful college golf platform. We’re excited to have TopGolf and World Wide Technology join us as presenting sponsors, and we’re thrilled to showcase men’s and women’s student athletes from distinguished universities like Georgetown, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt this October in Scotland.”
“We are delighted to partner with NBC Sports to bring the first collegiate event to the Home of Golf, creating a new invitational which will see some of the game’s brightest young stars from four distinguished institutions compete in the birthplace of the game,” said Neil Coulson, CEO, St Andrews Links Trust. “We firmly believe this event has the potential to evolve and develop over time, exploring the established U.S. collegiate system as well as institutions further afield to create one of the most anticipated events on the calendar.”
GOLF Channel is the television home of college golf in the United States, providing more than 150 hours of live college golf coverage in 2023, including the Southwestern Invitational, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Championships and the East Lake Cup.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS’ COLLEGE GOLF PLATFORM
GOLF Channel is the television home for college golf, currently providing live coverage of nine college golf championships. GOLF Channel deploys its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital and social media coverage year-round in covering collegiate golf, including season preview shows, signing day specials, regional and national qualifying coverage, serving as the exclusive media partner of PGA TOUR University and the PGA TOUR University Ranking, and exclusive annual coverage for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards Presented by Stifel.
Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the men’s NCAA Championships since 2014 and the women’s NCAA Championships since 2015, which are hosted at the same venue in consecutive weeks at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. GOLF Channel also annually televises the three-day East Lake Cup at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.; the Western Intercollegiate Presented by Titleist, one of the longest-running college tournaments in the U.S. taking place at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.; the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Presented by Principal Financial and PXG at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C.; the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark; the Jackson T. Stephens Cup; the Southwestern Invitational Presented by ZipRecruiter at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.,; and the Southwest Airlines Showcase at Cedar Crest at Cedar Crest in Dallas, Texas.
Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Jennifer Kupcho, Bronte Law and Maria Fassi are just a few of the professional golfers who appeared on GOLF Channel while competing in college.
ABOUT ST ANDREWS LINKS TRUST
St Andrews Links Trust is responsible for the management and maintenance of the seven Links courses at St Andrews, including the world famous Old Course, host of The Open Championship a record 30 times.
St Andrews Links Trust manages a number of additional facilities including three clubhouses, a golf academy and five shops. Around 240,000 rounds are played over the seven courses annually attracting visitors from around the world to follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest golfers and become a part of golf’s rich history. As a charitable trust, all profits from commercial activity is reinvested into the preservation of the Links.