The PGA Tour continues from TPC Deere Run in Illinois for this week’s 2021 John Deere Classic. The event starts Thursday, July 8, and continues through Sunday, July 11. Coverage of The John Deere Classic will be on Golf Channel and CBS. PGA Tour Live will also be streaming its Featured Groups coverage on Thursday and Friday with Featured Groups and Featured Holes’ coverage on Saturday and Sunday. This article will explain everything you need to know about watching the John Deere Classic without a cable TV subscription.
Free Way To Watch: Pick up a 1-week free trial to Hulu Live TV (7-day free trial). They carry both CBS and Golf Channel
The John Deere Classic TV Schedule
Golf Channel covers the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday. The third and final round will see early afternoon coverage on Golf Channel on Saturday and Sunday, with later coverage switching over to CBS. The TV schedule for the John Deere Classic is as follows:
(All Times Eastern)
- Thursday, July 8: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
- Friday, July 9: 3 p.m.-6 p.m ET (Golf Channel)
- Saturday, July 10: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.ET (Golf Channel); 3 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (CBS)
- Sunday, July 11: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.ET (Golf Channel); 3 p.m.-6 p.m. ET (CBS)
Watching The John Deere Classic Without Cable
Golf Channel with cover rounds 1 and 2 of this year’s John Deere Classic with CBS and Golf Channel covering rounds 3 and 4. . The options below will give you the best options to watch The John Deere Classic without a cable TV provider.
We cover your viewing options in more detail later in the article, but here is a quick look at your best options for watching The John Deere Classic
- Hulu Live TV– Provides Golf Channel and CBS with a 1-week free trial.
- YouTube TV – Provides Golf Channel and CBS with a 1-week trial.
- FuboTV – Provides Golf Channel and CBS. They offer a 1-week free trial.
- DIRECTV STREAM – Offers both networks. See this page for offers.
Best Way To Watch The John Deere Classic
Hulu Live TV provides CBS and Golf Channel in their channel lineup. Golf Channel is available nationwide, and CBS is available in nearly every TV market. You can check your zip code on the following page to verify the channels you will receive Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
If Hulu isn’t going to work for you, then pick up a subscription to CBS All Access to access your local CBS channels. They also offer a 30-day free trial, so you won’t be paying to watch any late-round coverage of The John Deere Classic.
Hulu Live TV offers a 7-day free trial, so you can sign up for the trial, watch The John Deere Classic, and cancel your subscription before it’s over, and not be charged. This essentially allows you to watch all of The John Deere Classic coverage free on both networks. If you decide to keep Hulu Live TV, you will be charged $69.99 per month after the trial. There is no contract so you can cancel at any time.
Hulu Live TV is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. You’ll find more information on Hulu’s supported devices and everything else you would need to know in our full review of Hulu Live TV.
PGA Tour Live
As golf fans know, the televised PGA Tour coverage on CBS and Golf channel starts later in the day than the first tee time. If you subscribe to the PGA Tour live on the NBC Sports Gold subscription service, you can watch their featured groups’ coverage starting at the first tee time through the NBC Sports App. Once you subscribe, NBC Sports Gold will appear as a channel within the NBC Sports App, which is available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire TV, Contour, Contour Stream Player, Roku, and Chromecast.
PGA Tour Live Schedule
(All Times Eastern)
- Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Groups)
- Friday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m.. (Featured Groups)
- Saturday, 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes)
- Sunday, 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.(Featured Groups), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (Featured Holes)
You can sign up for PGA Tour for $9.99 per month or $64.99 for the year.
Other Options to Watch The John Deere Classic
Other options are below, however, some require getting 2 services to watch. In order to see which other options are available let’s cover the services that carry one or all of CBS and Golf Channel.
YouTube TV is similar to Hulu Live TV in that you can get access to Golf Channel and CBS with a 7-day free trial. However, if you forget to cancel, YouTube TV will cost you $64.99 per month. YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. You can read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
FuboTV carries Golf Channel. CBS is also carried in many parts of the country, but not as many as Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV. You can see if CBS is available using this link. FuboTV offers a 7-day free trial, allowing you to watch The John Deere Classic for free. After the trial, The “Pro Plan” costs $74.99. There is no long-term contract, and you can cancel at any time. Fubo TV is available on most major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
DIRECTV STREAM offers CBS in its “Entertainment” Package for $74.99 per month. However, Golf Channel is offered as part of their upgraded “Ultimate Package” package priced at $109.99 per month. To learn more about DIRECTV STREAM, check out their promo page or read more in our DIRECTV STREAM review.
Paramount+ will allow you to watch The John Deere Classic later rounds as it provides access to your local CBS affiliate. However, you will have to find another way to watch Golf Channel. Paramount+ streams to Roku Players, Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick. Check out our review of Paramount+ for more details. CBS All Access offers a 30-day free trial.
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