After running as the final major on the calendar for a number of years, the PGA Championship will be the second major of 2019, and follows just a month after Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest sporting comebacks in history with an incredible win at The Masters.
Following that stunning victory, Tiger is the favourite heading into the tournament for what must be the first time in over a decade, but Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are every chance to be in the mix late on Sunday, as will last year’s winner Brooks Koepka and youngster Jon Rahm.
With so much riding on the outcome PGA fans want to know which Australian TV networks are televising the prestigious tournament, exactly what time does each broadcast air in my location, and how can you stream the PGA Championship live? You can find all this information as well as other where to watch options using the viewing guide provided below.
PGA Championship 2019 TV Guide
The 101st edition of the PGA Championship will take place at the Black Course in Bethpage State Park, also known as Bethpage Black, on Long Island, New York, and will be played in May after typically running as the season’s final major, in August. Bethpage Black is a par 70, boasting just two par 5’s to go with its four par 3’s and 12 par 4’s, and is renowned for its difficulty – a testament to that fact, when Tiger Woods won the US Open here in 2002, he was the only player for the event to finish under par. The total prize pool sits at USD$11 million, with the winner who emerges from the field of 156 going home with just under USD$2 million.
When: May 17-20 (AEST), 2019
Where: Bethpage Black, New York
Tiger Woods, at 43 years of age, appears ready to reclaim his title as the world’s best player following his win at the PGA Masters in Augusta, and he heads into the tournament as the slight favourite. He won here in the 2002 US Open, but at his last event at the course back in 2012 he struggled, ultimately finishing one over par and in 38th position. Current world number one, Dustin Johnson, has won just a solitary major tournament in his career and will be desperate to double that tally after a second place finish at The Masters, while Rory McIlroy, four-time major champion, last saluted in one of the big four events at the PGA Championship some five years ago. From an Australian perspective, Jason Day appears the best placed to contend. The current world number 14, Day won this event in 2015, and on a course which favours good putters he could easily outperform expectations.
Live Australian TV Dates and Times (AEST)
Round 1 LIVE: Fri 17 May from 3:00am – 12:00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Round 1 Replay: Fri 17 May from 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Round 2 LIVE: Sat 18 May from 3:00am – 11:30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Round 2 Replay: Sat 18 May from 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Round 3 LIVE: Sun 19 May from 4:00am – 11.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Round 3 Replay: Sun 19 May from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Final Round LIVE: Mon 20 May from 4:00am – 11:30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Final Round Replay: Mon 20 May from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:30pm – 10:30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. PGA Championship replays shown on Fox Sports of Australia (Foxtel/Kayo).
Watch or Stream the PGA Live in Australia
This year’s PGA Championship is not on Free to Air TV in Australia, but Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete Live coverage of this prestigious event, including news, replays and highlights after each round, as well as the option to watch the 2019 PGA Championship online.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the 14 day free Kayo Sports trial which will offer the exact same coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the PGA Championship live using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view feature you can catch up to four events at the same time, allowing you to tune into the other exciting sport on TV scheduled for the same weekend.
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PGA Championship Golfers To Watch
Most people agree that golf is better when Tiger Woods is healthy, and his win at Augusta proved that he is more than just that – he is ready to compete with the very best. His Masters win was his 15th major championship and his first since 2008, and the culmination of a gradual return to the top following numerous personal issues and a seemingly endless string of major surgeries. If he stays healthy, there’s no reason his resurgence won’t continue, but you won’t find him or any of your favourite players in the PGA Championship free to Air.
Dustin Johnson was an enigma for many years, equally erratic as he was talented, but a couple of years ago a switch was flicked, he found the consistency to match his ability, and he made his way to the top of the world golf rankings, where he has now remained for close to 90 weeks. During that time, however, he has failed to add to the solitary major he won in 2016 at the PGA’s US Open, and he will be desperate to capitalise on the brilliant form he has showcased over the past two years.
Just four short years ago, Australian Jason Day went on a tear to finish the season, winning four tournaments between July and August, including the PGA Championship, becoming the world’s number one ranked golfer in the process. His form since then has waned a little, but as the 14th ranked player in the world he is still a consistent threat in major tournaments. A brilliant exponent of the short stick, Day’s game will be suited by the conditions at Bethpage Black, and he is a good chance to find himself in the mix late on Sunday.
May 2019 Streaming Sport Highlights
Fox Sports, courtesy of the Kayo online streaming service, is offering a cracking entertainment line-up here in the month of May. Among the must-see TV includes every match of both the NRL and the AFL premiership live, the best players and teams going head-to-head in the 2019 NBA Playoffs including every game of the Conference finals, as well as every match of this year’s A League Finals series which looks to be one of the most competitive in recent times. Later in the month Australians will be cheering on the Green and Gold as they look to advance in the 2019 Cricket World Cup starting from the 29th of May, with every match available to stream live on Kayo or using the Foxtel Go app, along with a stellar line-up of Foxtel TV shows for fans of all ages.