The fourth and final major on the tour is the PGA Championship, and this year’s edition, along with being the 100th staging, will follow a month after Francesco Molinari produced a stunning final round to claim the 2018 British Open and secure his first-ever major.
Jordan Spieth will enter as one of the favourites but will have to get past a talented line-up that includes Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, as well as Aussie’s Jason Day and Marc Leishman, and you won’t miss a key moment of the tournament when watching live at home or streaming to a mobile or device.
PGA Championship 2018 Preview
The 100th edition of this major will take place at the Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country, Missouri. The course has a par 71 and covers just under 7500m in distance. It consists of four par 3’s, three par 5’s and 11 par 4’s. The longest hole is the par 5 eighth, which is 613 yards in distance, making it tough to score a red figure. There is close to $11 Million in prizemoney up for grabs, with the winner to receive close to $2 Million and bragging rights as the last major winner until early next year. Also note that this will be the last time the PGA Championship will be played in August, with the PGA announcing from 2019 onwards it will go back to May.
When: August 10-13, 2018
Where: Town and Country, Missouri
Jordan Spieth looks the man to beat but which version of Spieth will turn up, who knows. He was outstanding for the most part recently in the British Open, but we have seen at various stages this year he can drop away quite badly, most notably in the US Open when failing to make the cut at Shinnecock. But with Spieth, once he finds good form, he generally holds it, so his positive showing in the early stages at the British Open should ensure he’s one of the contenders at Bellerive, though with his last round collapse, will that be a permanent scar? In terms of Australians, Jason Day is the man. He won the title back in 2015 during a golden run but hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations of continual success subsequent. He had a frustrating weekend at the British Open where he could have really been high up on the leaderboard but a couple of wayward iron shots and mistimed putts cost him severely. The long course of Bellerive should really suit him.
Live Australian TV Times (AEST)
Round 1 LIVE: Fri 10 Aug from 4:00 am to 12:00 pm
Round 1 Replay: Fri 10 Aug from 3pm – 6pm
Round 2 LIVE: Sat 11 Aug from 4:00 am to 12:00 pm
Round 2 Replay: Sat 11 Aug from 3pm-6pm
Round 3 LIVE: Sun 12 Aug from 4:00 am to 11.00 am
Round 3 Replay: Sun 12 Aug from 3pm-6pm
Final Round LIVE: Mon 13 Aug 4:00 am to 11:00 am
Final Round Replay: Mon 13 Aug 7pm-10pm
Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. PGA Championship replays shown on Fox Sports of Australia.
Watch or Stream the PGA Live
This year’s PGA Championship is not on Free to Air TV in Australia, but Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel) will provide the most complete Live coverage of this prestigious event, including news, replays and one hour highlights after each round, as well as the option to watch the PGA Championship live online with Foxtel Now.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider the Foxtel Sports Combo Pack which will offer this exciting action in full starting from Friday, August 10, and if you have to be out and about you can stream the PGA Championship free through the Foxtel app within just minutes of getting started.
Get Kayo Sports FREE Trial
Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand including cricket, rugby, and F1. Get your 14 day FREE trial with no contract!
Telstra customers: Get 2 months of Kayo Sports Basic plan for just $5.
PGA Championship Golfers To Watch
For the sport of Golf, it is great to see Tiger Woods back contending for majors. The weekend of the British Open was just about vintage Tiger, with some unbelievable fairway hitting combined with crucial putt making see him contend. He is a four-time winner of the PGA Championship, his latest in 2007, and he will love the long course that Bellerive has to offer. If his back stays fit and sound, he can hit a ball as long as anyone on tour and that will give him the best chance of winning, but you won’t find him or any of your favourite players in the PGA Championship free to Air.
Matt Kuchar is in the same boat as Molinari in the sense he’s got the game to be a major winner but unlike Molinari, he hasn’t quite delivered when it matters. His best effort came in 2012 when finishing in a tie for third behind Bubba Watson in a thrilling finale. He’s a seven-time PGA winner, spanning over 12 years. He missed the cuts at both the lively US Open and Scottish Open but performed much better at the British Open and a repeat performance of that will see him take some beating.
Francesco Molinari was regarded by many as the next player to break the duck and become a major winner. He was very close on a number of occasions, most notably in last year’s PGA Championship when finishing in a tie for second behind Justin Thomas. That all changed in the British Open with a stunning final round to secure the maiden major. He won the Quicken Loans before finishing second in the John Deere. He wasn’t far off at the British Open but is another that will like the long course of Bellerive. With first time major winners, we have seen them drop off the cliff, most notably Sergio Garcia, but this bloke is more consistent and doesn’t seem fazed.