With the 2020 PGA tour restarted, we wanted to put together a guide to watching the remainder of the 2020 PGA Tour. Looking at the schedule below, you will need a streaming service that carries Golf Channel and your local CBS network for most events. However, you will need ESPN and CBS if you want to watch all of the PGA Championship on August 6th-9th. To watch the Tour Championship on September 3-7, you will need NBC and Golf Channel.
Before we list the PGA tour schedule, lets briefly look at the TV streaming services that carry CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Golf Channel.
Hulu Live TV – Offers local CBS and NBC in nearly all US TV markets along with Golf Channel and ESPN. (Sign up Here)
YouTube TV – Offers local CBS and NBC in nearly all US TV markets along with Golf Channel and ESPN. (Sign up Here)
We go into more details on these streaming services and others later in the article, but first let’s take a look at the revised 2020 PGA Tour Schedule
PGA Tour TV Schedule
- July 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- July 6-12: John Deere Classic, (CANCELLED)
- July 9-12: Workday Charity Open, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- July 16-19: the Memorial Tournament, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- July 23-26: 3M Open, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- July 27-August 2: World Golf Championships, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- August 6-9: PGA Championship, (ESPN, CBS)
- August 13-16: Wyndham Championship, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- August 20-23: The Northern Trust, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- August 27-30: BMW Championship, (Golf Channel, CBS)
- September 3-7: TOUR Championship, (NBC, Golf Channel)
Just Want to Watch Weekend Coverage?
Weekend coverage of PGA events are simulcast on ESPN+. So if you merely want to watch weekend coverage, you can subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 per month.
PGA Tour on ESPN+
- July 4-5, Rocket Mortgage Classic – Detroit, MI
- July 11-12, Workday Charity Open
- July 18-19, The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide – Dublin, OH
- July 25-26, 3M Open – Blaine, MN
- August 1-2, WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational – Memphis, TN
- August 15-16, Wyndham Championship – Greensboro, NC
- August 22-23, FedExCup Playoffs: THE NORTHERN TRUST – Norton, MA
- August 29-30, FedExCup Playoffs: BMW Championship – Olympia Fields, IL
- September 6-7, FedExCup Playoffs: TOUR Championship – Atlanta, GA
For more information, check out our full explainer on ESPN Plus.
Where To Watch The PGA Tour
The following streaming services carry channels airing PGA events this season. While Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV carry the 4 channels you need, other services that cover 1 or more of those channels may be useful. If you are only interested in catching an event or two, you may be able to take advantage of a services free trial and watch a PGA Tour even free..
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu is a TV streaming service that provides access to live CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Golf Channel along with over 70 other channels. Your live local NBC network is on Hulu in every TV market except for Glendive MT and Erie PA. Hulu carries CBS in every US market except for Alpena MI, Butte-Bozeman MT, Helana MT, Zanesville OH, Victoria TX, and Casper-Riverton WY. ESPN and Golf Channel are carried nationally.
Here are some features that come with Hulu+Live TV
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Hulu Live TV is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. See our article on Hulu + Live TV for more details.
YouTube TV is a TV streaming service that provides access to live CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Golf Channel along with over 70 other channels. YouTube TV offers live NBC and CBS everywhere in the US except the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. YouTube TV carries ESPN and Golf Channel nationally.
The service offers a free trial and includes a cloud DVR feature with unlimited storage. You can watch YouTube TV on Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Check out our review of YouTube TV for details on this service.
This online streaming service streams live NBC and CBS in most parts of the country and also carries the Golf Channel live. They plan on adding ESPN soon, but as of this article, it is not yet available. The service offers a 1-week free trial and includes a cloud DVR feature with 30 hours of storage to record the event. You can watch FuboTV on any of the following devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Gen and later)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Samsung Smart TVs
- Xbox One
If you sign up for the 1-week free and cancel before the trial expires, you won’t be charged. However, if you don’t cancel in time or decide to keep the service, the subscription is $64.99 per month. Check out our in-depth review of FuboTV for more information.
Sling TV provides Live ESPN in it’s “Orange package” for $35 per month while Golf Channel is only available if you subscribe to the “Blue Package” for $35 per month and get the $10 (“Sports Add-On). Furthermore, local NBC is available through the “Blue package in the following ten markets: Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, and San Diego. Since this is confusing, let’s break down the possibilities.
To Watch NBC Live: Subscribe to Sling TV’s Blue package and Live in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, and San Diego
To Watch ESPN on Sling: Subscribe to the Orange Package for $35 per month.
To Watch Golf Channel: Subscribe to the Blue Package for $35 per month and get the $10 per month “Sports Extra Package.” Living in one of the Sling NBC cities will also provide access to live NBC though the Blue package.
Watch ESPN and Golf Channel: Subscribe to Both Blue and Orange for $45 per month and get the $10 Sports Add-on package for a total of $55 per month. Living in one of the Sling NBC cities will also provide access to live NBC though the Blue package.
DIRECTV Stream Now
DIRECTV Stream Now offers CBS and NBC in some parts of the country along with ESPN as a part of their “Plus” package for $55 per month. However, Golf channel is only available by subscribing to their “Max” plan at $80 per month. For more information, see our review of DIRECTV Stream.
Watch PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold
As golf fans know, the televised PGA Tour coverage on CBS and Golf channel start later in the day than the first tee time, which is 7:45 am ET each morning. 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.
You can sign up for PGA Tour for $9.99 per month or $64.99 for the year.
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