Discovery and the PGA Tour are teaming up for a major international push of all the tours under the PGA Tour umbrella, starting in 2019.

Discovery and the PGA Tour today announced a $2 billion partnership that will "create a new international multi-platform home for golf."

The deal — which begins in 2019 and runs through 2030 — will cover live rights outside the United States. That'll cover some 220 markets and the six tours that operate under the PGA Tour umbrella.

But bigger news for our purposes is the creation of a new over-the-top streaming service, which will be run by Discovery's Alex Kaplan, who has worked for Eurosport, DirecTV/AT&T, and the NBA.

From the press release:

Building on a heritage of world-class coverage and storytelling, Discovery will broadcast the PGA TOUR on its portfolio of pay-TV and free-to-air channels, digital and short-form platforms, and will work with the PGA TOUR on how to capture all access to the action and its extensive non-live and library rights for all media platforms.

Wrote Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour:

"This is an exciting next step for the PGA TOUR, which presents a tremendous opportunity to accelerate and expand our media business outside the United States, better service our international broadcast partners, and drive fan growth with a deeply experienced strategic global partner. This partnership aligns very well with the opening of PGA TOUR offices in London, Tokyo and Beijing in recent years and will support our long-term objectives of growing the game of golf. It also will deliver more value to our sponsors as it presents a tremendous opportunity to engage new and diverse audiences around the world."

And lest you miss the big type, this again is a worldwide play and actually isn't intended to be offered inside the United States. That's a whole different thing of rights that'll have to wait for another time.