NBC Sports announced a deal Monday with The R&A to carry the British Open for 12 years beginning in 2017, with coverage on both NBC-owned Golf Channel and NBC's broadcast outlet, which will mark a return of the event to broadcast TV for the first time since ABC last aired it in 2009.

The tournament has been carried since 1962 by ABC and/or ESPN, which will continue to televise the event for the next two summers.

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The NBC agreement also includes other events, including the Women's British Open and The Senior Open Championship. NBC, the long-time home of the U.S. Open, lost that event to Fox beginning with this month's tournament.

"We've had a rewarding relationship with Peter Dawson and the R&A," ESPN said in a statement. We look forward to televising The Open Championship and other R&A championships this year and next year and wish them the best in the future."