Golf was one of the first sports to return from its enforced Covid-19 shutdown, and while the return of the PGA Tour hasn’t been without incident, the 2020 season is now well underway. And while events are being played without fans for now, the good news is it’s never been easier to find a quality PGA Tour live stream and watch golf online. Follow our in-depth guide below as we explain all the best options.
Watch 2020 PGA Tour golf live
Golf coverage in the US is split between NBC and its Golf Channel offshoot, and rival terrestrial network CBS. This means the best all-in-one option for cord cutting PGA fans is to check out a FREE 1-week Hulu + Live TV trial. In the UK, a great value Now TV Sky Sports Pass costs just £33.99 a month and is the best way to watch PGA Tour golf without committing to a long contract – or paying a fortune.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is still no.1 in the world rankings – despite being nowhere near his best the last couple of tournaments. Spain’s Jon Rahm also maintains his no.2 spot, while American Dustin Johnson leaps to no.3 after winning the Travelers last week. It sees him narrowly ahead of compatriots Webb Simpson and Justin Thomas. Bryson DeChambeau’s huge win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic has also paid immediate dividends, skyrocketing the newly beefed up flat cap fancier into the top 10.
The big question, though, is when Tiger Woods will play on the PGA Tour again. After his eye-opening 2019’s Masters triumph, it’s safe to say the Tiger is back – even if he’s a slightly different animal to the one that dominated the Tour for so many years. He’s currently chasing a record 83rd PGA Tour win that would see him surpass his idol, Sam Snead – and a July return is now being tipped.
Our guide features all the latest PGA Tour news – including when Tiger will come back – as well as updates on the status of this year’s Ryder Cup and the most important PGA tournament dates scheduled for 2020. That’s all in addition to the basics: how to find a PGA Tour live stream and watch golf online from anywhere.
When is Tiger Woods’ return to PGA Tour golf happening?
We’re really pleased to finally be able to write this…Tiger is coming back soon!
After a five-month layoff, Woods has himself scheduled to return to PGA Tour action this month at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio – which takes place July 16-19.
He’s only played one official PGA Tour event so far this year – the Genesis Invitational back in February – so it’ll be fascinating to see where his fitness levels are at and how he responds to the world of hyper-competitive golf again.
The last time he was seen swinging in public? That would be May, when he partnered with retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning for a charity pro-am skins match against soccer mom fave Phil Mickleson and new Bucs QB Tom Brady – aka the GOAT.
It’s a timely return for Tiger, and should everything go as planned at the Memorial, he’ll be well placed to make a splash in the 2020 FedExCup Playoffs and this fall’s two rescheduled major tournaments.
He is due to defend his Masters green jacket at Augusta, after all…
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How to watch PGA Tour golf from outside your country
There are loads of easy ways to watch PGA Tour golf in 2020 including in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and almost anywhere else in the world. Scroll down for a full breakdown of options, but the first thing you should know is that anyone away from their home country can still tune into the action as usual by using one of the best VPNs.
These services will allow you to get around any geo-blocking and and let you watch the same legal, high-quality golf live stream you would at home. Best of all, they only take a few minutes to set-up.
Having thoroughly tested all of the most popular VPNs, our software experts currently rate ExpressVPN as the best of what’s out there. It’s easy to use, boasts strong security features, and is compatible with most major streaming devices, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. You can also use it with Android and iOS mobile devices, so to get that home broadcast and stay safer online, ExpressVPN is our recommended option.
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How to watch the PGA Tour: FREE live stream guide for the US
PGA Tour golf coverage is spread across multiple channels and streaming services the US, but NBC and CBS share the rights to coverage and are your best starting points.
Both networks also offer dedicated online coverage for those without cable. CBS All Access is available from just $5.99 a month an offers a FREE 7-day trial, while NBC-related PGA Tour Live is arguably the most comprehensive option out there and costs $9.99 per month.
Elsewhere, a Hulu + Live TV package is a great all-in-one solution for golf fans, as The Golf Channel and CBS feature among the 65+ channels it offers for both live streaming and on demand viewing. It costs $54.99 a month but is a legitimate cable replacement service – and you get 7-days of Hulu FREE so you can vet it for yourself.
You needn’t find yourself in a pickle when you’re abroad, either, as using a good VPN as described above will let you watch the streaming services and content you pay for at home, from anywhere in the world. This means you can watch PGA Tour golf just like you would after a round at your local country club or public course.
Watch PGA Tour golf online: 2020 UK live stream details
If you’re a UK-based golf fan, you’ll likely know that Sky Sports has the rights to PGA Tour coverage on your side of the Atlantic. Head straight to the Sky Sports Golf channel where live coverage is as comprehensive as it gets, while bigger events and final rounds are also often shown on Sky Sports Main Event.
When you’re not comfortably plonked out on the sofa, you can download the Sky Go app for your smartphone, tablet, computer, or even console.
How to watch the PGA Tour without Sky
For cord cutters and anyone without the full Sky Sports works, Sky’s Now TV streaming offshoot is the obvious choice. It offers daily and monthly passes that will let you live stream PGA Tour golf on nearly any modern device.
Of the two options, the Sky Sports Month Pass is easily the best value – especially as it’s only £33.99 a month and comes with loads more sporting action. Premier League football, Test cricket, F1 racing – you name it, and a Now TV Sky Sports Pass will have you covered.
More UK PGA Tour live stream options
It’s also worth knowing about GOLFTV, a new international streaming service dedicated to…you guessed it, golf! It’s priced from just £5.99 a month, so if golf is the only sport you ever watch, it’s well worth considering.
Those who might find themselves outside of the country during a PGA Tour golf event they want to watch can follow our instructions above. Just get a VPN and watch the golf via your usual UK-based live stream, just like you would at home.
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How to watch the PGA Tour golf live online in Canada
Canadian golf fans will find that NBC’s Golf Channel has a Canadian twin that airs featured coverage of most major tournaments and can be watched online with a cable TV subscription.
Two other channels in Canada that often show PGA Tour golf on TV are CTV and TSN – the latter being a particular useful option for cord cutters as you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a month.
Otherwise, a GOLFTV pass can be bought in Canada from $9.99 a month and it’s a great one-stop-shop for golf fans who don’t want the hassle of wondering who’s showing the next big tournament – or having to flit between networks during one.
Just remember that if you’re abroad and can normally access golf coverage in your home country, you can use one of our best VPN recommendations to tap into your usual service – though 5ft putts sadly aren’t as easy to convert.
2020 PGA Tour live stream: how to watch golf online in Australia
Down Under, the most comprehensive golf coverage is offered by Kayo Sports. This great over-the-top streaming service offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand, with some its big name channels including Fox Sports, ESPN, and beIN Sports.
Better still, it’s fantastic value at either $25 for Kayo Basic or $35 for Kayo Premium. Basic lets you stream sport on two devices at once, while Premium ups the ante and allows you watch on up to three screens simultaneously, so it represents the best value if your household has different sporting tastes or you’re splitting the cost of the subscription with mates.There’s even a free 14-day trial for good measure.
As ever, Aussies out of the country can access their favourite streaming service just like they would at home can use a VPN to watch their PGA Tour live stream of choice. Finding a nice cold VB abroad? That might prove more problematic.
Updated PGA Tour schedule: latest 2020 tournament dates and news
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically affected this year’s PGA Tour schedule – just as it’s impacted pretty much every other major sport in the world.
The 2020 Masters and US Open major tournaments are now rescheduled for this fall, while the biennial Ryder Cup showdown between Europe and the US has been postponed until 2021 in the hope fans will be able to attend and give the event the atmosphere that makes it so special.
Here are the most important dates and events to look out for on the updated 2020 PGA Tour schedule:
- Memorial Tournament 2020: July 16-19, Muirfield Village GC (Dublin, Ohio)
- WGC – 2020 FedEx St. Jude Invitational: July 30-August 2, TPC Southwind (Memphis, Tennessee)
- PGA Championship 2020: August 6-9, TPC Harding Park (San Francisco, California)
- The Northern Trust 2020: August 20-23, TPC Boston (Norton, Massachusetts)
- BMW Championship 2020: August 27-30, Olympia Fields CC (Olympia Fields, Illinois)
- Tour Championship 2020: September 4-7, East Lake Golf Club (Atlanta, Georgia)
- US Open 2020: September 17-20, Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York)
- The Masters 2020: November 12-15, August National (Augusta, Georgia)
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