CHAIRMAN, FOX NEWS
Nationality: American (since 1985)
Big broadcaster: Sky Sports’ money pays for the European Tour and is now the home of The Open. Fox Sport is now a major golf broadcaster in the US and across the world. In 2017 Murdoch will buy the part of Sky it doesn’t already own, giving his team enormous influence over the sport across the globe. Money maker: Murdoch’s money ensures the best players in the world will remain rich, but it has all but removed the sport from free to air television. The implications on the long-term health of golf remain to be seen.