Sky Sports' coverage of The Open wins BAFTA award
Sky Sports Golf, Monday 15 May 2017
Sky Sports has collected another accolade for its coverage of The Open after winning the BAFTA for best sports production.
The 145th Open at Royal Troon was the first to be broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports, and the innovative production was rewarded at the annual BAFTA television awards in London.
The Open was named the winner ahead of BBC's coverage of the Rio Olympics and the Six Nations clash between England and Wales, while the Paralympics on Channel 4 was also nominated.
Henrik Stenson claimed a record-breaking victory and his maiden major title after one of the most dramatic final-day duels in Open history as the Swede held off Phil Mickelson with a stunning nine-under 63.