How to stream the 2019 PGA Championship for free

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The world’s best golfers are about to tee off.

For the first time since 1949, the PGA Championship, one of professional golf’s four major tournaments, will be played in May. The 2019 edition, which takes place at the Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale, New York, from May 16-19, moves from its long-time August spot on the PGA Tour calendar to mid-spring, meaning the event will be held barely a month after the Masters.

Of course, this isn’t an issue for golf enthusiasts. The tournament will once again bring together one of the most credentialed fields in the sport, giving fans a chance to see the world’s best golfers vie to add a major notch to their career résumés. Best of all, for fans who can’t schlep out to Long Island to catch the action, watching the 2019 PGA Championship from home is easy.

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Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 PGA Championship, including the players, start time for each round, tee times, and how to watch online for free.

What is the PGA Championship?

The PGA Championship is one of professional golf’s four designated major tournaments, alongside the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship (a.k.a. the British Open). Of those events, it’s the only one that features a fully professionalized field of golfers, as the three others allow a limited amount of amateurs to compete.

Golfers compete for the Wanamaker Trophy, money, and a large number of points in the FedEx Cup competition (the PGA Tour’s official tracking of the most successful player throughout the regular season), but the most important prize is intangible: It’s the career marker that winning a PGA major bestows upon a golfer, as performance in these vaunted competitions ultimately defines a golfer’s legacy.

Since 1972, the PGA Championship has been held in August, making it the final major of the year. However, the reintroduction of golf to the Olympics in 2016 convinced the PGA of America to move the tournament to earlier in the year.

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PGA championship TV coverage: What channel is it on?

TNT and CBS will air the 2019 PGA Championship. TNT will handle broadcasting the first and second rounds in their entirety as well as early-round coverage for the third and fourth rounds. TNT’s coverage will begin at 1pm ET for both the first and second rounds, concluding at 7pm ET for the first round and 7:30pm ET for the second round. The network’s third and fourth round broadcasting will begin at 11am ET and end at 2pm ET.

CBS will air the afternoon and early-evening coverage of the third round and the final round, beginning at 2pm ET and ending at 7pm ET on each day.

PGA championship TV schedule:

First round: Thursday, May 16

1pm-7pm on TNT

Second Round: Friday, May 17

1pm-7:30pm on TNT

Third Round: Saturday, May 18

11am-2pm on TNT
2pm-7pm on CBS

Fourth Round: Sunday, May 19

11am-2pm on TNT
2pm-7pm on CBS

2019 PGA Championship live stream: How to watch for free

Thankfully for live TV customers, both CBS and TNT are available on nearly every major streaming platform, which makes accessing the PGA Championship throughout its entirety easy. All of the following services offer a one-week trial, allowing you to watch the 2019 PGA Championship for free.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu With Live TV

Hulu with Live TV gives customers all four of the major broadcast networks, which includes the channel that subscribers will need to watch the PGA Championship, CBS. For $45 per month, customers receive the aforementioned channels—which show everything from college football to European soccer—as well as TNT for early-round coverage, and cable sports giants like FS1, FS2, and ESPN. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.) For the price, the breadth of content, and the ability to record up to 50 hours of programming, Hulu with Live TV is a bonafide steal for golf and sports fans. Subscribers will also receive access to Hulu‘s full on-demand catalog for free (a $5.99/month value). 

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2) PlayStation Vue

 

Don’t worry: You don’t need to own a PlayStation to subscribe to PlayStation Vue. The four-tiered subscription service is accessible to anyone. To watch the PGA Championship, subscribers only need to have the entry Access plan, which goes for $44.99 per month. That package provides TNT and CBS, as well as ABC, FS1, FS2, NBC, and NBC Sports Network, the latter two channels featuring a bevy of golf-related coverage, including the Open Championship and the Ryder Cup. For the truly golf-obsessed, PlayStation Vue’s Core package, which is one step up from the Access plan, comes equipped with NBC Golf and many more specialized sports channels, like the SEC Network and NFL Network, for only $49.99 per month. Luckily, PlayStation Vue doesn’t hold subscribers to annual contracts, so dissatisfied Core users can always downgrade to Access to save a few more bucks throughout the year. (Here are all of the PlayStation Vue channels.)

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3) FuboTV

FuboTV is one of the pricier streaming services available, but it gives sports fans an unparalleled selection of various leagues and competitions from around the world. Customers not only get to watch the PGA Championship because of CBS and TNT but also NBC Golf, which annually showcases the Open Championship and many other PGA tournaments. In addition to these offerings, FuboTV provides NBA TV, the NFL Network, and every beIN channel for international soccer matches (including Spain’s La Liga and France’s Ligue 1). It’s a highly diverse catalog that brims with options and 30 hours of free DVR to record everything. Record the PGA Championship and then use the remaining 29 hours and 58 minutes to your heart’s content. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

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4) YouTube TV

Do you have other plans during certain rounds of the PGA Championship? Fear not: YouTube TV gives customers unlimited cloud storage and DVR personalization capabilities so you can record the hours of PGA Championship coverage, beginning on TNT at 1pm on Thursday, May 16. Beyond offering CBS and TNT, YouTube TV offers the other three major broadcast networks (ABC, FOX, and NBC), ESPN, FS1, FS2, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, NBC Golf, MLB Network, and NBA TV, among many other sports channels. And if you’re splitting the YouTube TV bill ($50 per month) with several roommates and/or family members, YouTube TV allows up to six people to be registered on one account—with each person gaining the ability to personalize their DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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Other ways to watch the 2019 PGA Championship online for free

1) PGA Championship app

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Cost: Free for Android and iOS

With the PGA Championship app, you’ll be able to watch every single live video channel throughout the course of the tournament. The app also boasts a live leaderboard, customized alerts, and all sorts of other exclusives and event coverage. If you’re headed to the event, you’ll definitely want this app. It offers practice round tee times and other details you’ll want close by.

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2) PGA.com

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Cost: Free

The PGA Championship site has recently been overhauled, and it’s providing plenty of free coverage. In fact, you can watch multiple PGA Championship live streams at once, and you’ll stay up-t0-date on the leaderboard. Just go here to get started.

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3) PGA Championship channel on Roku

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Cost: Free

If you have a Roku, you’re in luck. Not only can you watch on any of the live TV streaming services listed above, but there’s also a PGA Championship channel that you can download and live stream all of the action from for free. It doesn’t get much better—or easier—than that.

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2019 PGA Championship tee times

According to PGA.com, here are the tee times for the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, as well as this year’s field. An asterisk next to the time indicates that that group will start on the back nine holes of the course.

PGA Championship tee times: First round

6:45am ET: Rob Labritz, Beau Hossler, J.J. Spaun
6:45am*: Ben Cook, Scott Piercy, Brian Gay
6:56am: Sam Burns, Jeffrey Schmid, Keith Mitchell
6:56am*: Thomas Pieters, Patton Kizzire, Adam Hadwin
7:07am: Byeong Hun An, Jason Caron, Andrew Putnam
7:07am*: Brandt Snedeker, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Max Homa
7:18am: John O’Leary, Harold Varner III, Kyle Stanley
7:18am*: Henrik Stenson, David Lipsky, Richard Sterne
7:29am: Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Justin Harding, Sam Ryder
7:29am*: Shane Lowry, Erik Van Rooyen, Tommy Fleetwood
7:40am: Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker
7:40am*: Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Adam Scott
7:51am: Graeme McDowell, Chez Reavie, Brendan Jones
7:51am*: Charley Hoffman, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed
8:02am: Tyrrell Hatton, Russell Knox, Haotong Li
8:02am*: Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose
8:13am: Lee Westwood, Shaun Norris, Charles Howell III
8:13am*: Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Alex Noren
8:24am: J.B. Holmes, Lucas Bjerregaard, Troy Merritt
8:24am*: Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods
8:35am: Joost Luiten, Brian Mackey, Matt Wallace
8:35am*: Aaron Wise, Ryan Fox, Shugo Imahira
8:46am: Casey Russell, Luke List, Abraham Ancer
8:46am*: Julian Suri, Marty Jertson, Martin Trainer
8:57am: Craig Bowden, Adam Long, AT&T Byron Nelson
8:57am*:  Lucas Herbert, Cory Schneider, Sungjae Im
12:10pm: Michael Thompson, Danny Lee, Justin Bertsch
12:10pm*: Ryan Vermeer, Adrian Otaegui, Jason Kokrak
12:21pm: Cameron Champ, Rich Berberian, Jr., Lucas Glover
12:21pm*: Alex Björk, Rod Perry, Ross Fisher
12:32pm: Emiliano Grillo, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey
12:32pm*: Eddie Pepperell, Branden Grace, Ryan Palmer
12:43pm: Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Ian Poulter
12:43pm*: Ryan Moore, Joel Dahmen, Thorbjørn Olesen
12:54pm: Matt Fitzpatrick, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Gary Woodland
12:54pm*: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, John Daly
1:05pm: Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Keegan Bradley
1:05pm*: Steve Stricker, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay
1:16pm: Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth
1:16pm*: Sung Kang, Shaun Micheel, Alex Beach
1:27pm: Pat Perez, Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau
1:27pm*: C.T. Pan, Kevin Na, Ryan Armour
1:38pm: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day
1:38pm*: Danny Willett, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson
1:49pm: Satoshi Kodaira, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Smith
1:49pm*: Kevin Tway, Brandon Stone, Bronson Burgoon
2:00pm: Corey Conners, Jim Furyk, Marc Leishman
2:00pm*: Si Woo Kim, Danny Balin, Tom Lewis
2:11pm: Jorge Campillo, Stuart Deane, Chesson Hadley
2:11pm*: Jazz Janewattananond, Tyler Hall, Michael Kim
2:22pm: Dylan Frittelli, Andrew Filbert, Kurt Kitayama
2:22pm*:  Mikko Korhonen, Craig Hocknull, Jhonattan Vegas

PGA Championship tee times: Second round

6:45am: Ryan Vermeer, Adrian Otaegui, Jason Kokrak
6:45am*: Michael Thompson, Danny Lee, Justin Bertsch
6:56am: Alex Björk, Rod Perry, Ross Fisher
6:56am*: Cameron Champ, Rich Berberian, Jr., Lucas Glover
7:07am: Eddie Pepperell, Branden Grace, Ryan Palmer
7:07am*: Emiliano Grillo, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey
7:18am: Ryan Moore, Joel Dahmen, Thorbjørn Olesen
7:18am*: Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Ian Poulter
7:29am: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, John Daly
7:29am*: Matt Fitzpatrick, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Gary Woodland
7:40am: Steve Stricker, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay
7:40am*: Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Keegan Bradley
7:51am: Sung Kang, Shaun Micheel, Alex Beach
7:51am*: Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth
8:02am: C.T. Pan, Kevin Na, Ryan Armour
8:02am*: Pat Perez, Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau
8:13am: Danny Willett, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson
8:13am*: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day
8:24am: Kevin Tway, Brandon Stone, Bronson Burgoon
8:24am*: Satoshi Kodaira, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Smith
8:35am: Si Woo Kim, Danny Balin, Tom Lewis
8:35am*: Corey Conners, Jim Furyk, Marc Leishman
8:46am: Jazz Janewattananond, Tyler Hall, Michael Kim
8:46am*: Jorge Campillo, Stuart Deane, Chesson Hadley
8:57am: Mikko Korhonen, Craig Hocknull, Jhonattan Vegas
8:57am*: Dylan Frittelli, Andrew Filbert, Kurt Kitayama
12:10pm: Ben Cook, Scott Piercy, Brian Gay
12:10pm*: Rob Labritz, Beau Hossler, J.J. Spaun
12:21pm: Thomas Pieters, Patton Kizzire, Adam Hadwin
12:21pm*: Sam Burns, Jeffrey Schmid, Keith Mitchell
12:32pm: Brandt Snedeker, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Max Homa
12:32pm*: Byeong Hun An, Jason Caron, Andrew Putnam
12:43pm: Henrik Stenson, David Lipsky, Richard Sterne
12:43pm*: John O’Leary, Harold Varner III, Kyle Stanley
12:54pm: Shane Lowry, Erik van Rooyen, Tommy Fleetwood
12:54pm*: Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Justin Harding, Sam Ryder
1:05pm: Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Adam Scott
1:05pm*: Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker
1:16pm: Charley Hoffman, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed
1:16pm*: Graeme McDowell, Chez Reavie, Brendan Jones
1:27pm: Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose
1:27pm*: Tyrrell Hatton, Russell Knox, Haotong Li
1:38pm: Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Alex Noren
1:38pm*: Lee Westwood, Shaun Norris, Charles Howell III
1:49pm: Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods
1:49pm*: J.B. Holmes, Lucas Bjerregaard, Troy Merritt
2:00pm: Aaron Wise, Ryan Fox, Shugo Imahira
2:00pm*: Joost Luiten, Brian Mackey, Matt Wallace
2:11pm: Julian Suri, Marty Jertson, Martin Trainer
2:11pm*: Casey Russell, Luke List, Abraham Ancer
2:22pm: Lucas Herbert, Cory Schneider, Sungjae Im
2:22pm*: Craig Bowden, Adam Long, AT&T Byron Nelson

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Ryan Joseph

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Ryan Joseph is a sports and streaming entertainment reporter. His work has been published in the New York Times, First We Feast, Thrillist, CityLab, Uproxx, and Esquire.