The Players Championship is regarded as the unofficial fifth major on the PGA Tour, and this week we will see another classic edition at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.
The prestigious event pulls together the strongest field of any tournament on the Tour as well as offering incredible prize money, with the winner receiving close to US$2 Million, and you won’t have to miss a key moment when watching live at home on your TV or streaming rounds to a compatible mobile device with a free trial.
2019 Players Championship Preview
The Golf course was built in the late 70’s with the actual players and the fan experience at the forefront of the organiser’s minds. It is truly a remarkable spectacle for the fan, while it can be challenging for the player, with steep bunkers and tricky green placements scattered right across the course. With those factors, you’d expect scoring to be quite low but in the last ten years, the winner has scored -10 or better. Webb Simpson won the title last year, scoring a very sharp -18, four shots clear of his rivals. Jason Day won it for Australia back in 2016 but it has been few and far between. Have to go back to 2004 and Adam Scott.
The last 12 months, one of the more consistent golfers on the calendar has been Dustin Johnson and is tipped by many to feature prominently at TPC Sawgrass. In saying that though, he hasn’t figured that well at the course, failing to pick up a podium finish since first playing this event. But his form on the PGA Championship tour has been first class and is regarded by many as the best in the world. Rory McIlroy is bursting to win another big tournament and his recent efforts at the Genesis Open and World Golf Championship in Mexico were good. In terms of the Aussies, the best is probably Jason Day, but there is a real question mark as to how well he’s going, so the likes of Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith could cause trouble. Adam Scott has been playing pretty well of late and the short game of his has really improved in recent times. He’s got the game to win it, but does he have the composure under pressure?
When: Friday March 15 – Monday May 18
Where: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2019 Live Australian TV Times (Sydney time)
Friday 15 March: 4.00am to 10.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Saturday 16 March: 4.00am to 10.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 17 March: 5.00am to 10.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Monday 18 March: 4.00am to 11.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Players Championship Replays (Sydney time):
Friday: Round 1 from 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday: Round 2 from 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday: Round 3 from 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Monday: Final Day from 9.00pm – 11.30pm
All events including Players Championship replays shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Players Championship on Free to Air is not available in Australia.
Stream the 2019 Players Championship Live and Free
This year’s Players Championship is not on Free to Air TV, but the Fox Sports channels (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete live coverage of this popular PGA event, to include daily replays for those who find them more convenient. So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial, which offers golf fans an opportunity to watch the Players Championship live online with compatible internet connected devices.
Alternatively, you can check out the Free 14 day Kayo Sports trial which offers the exact same channels and coverage as Foxtel. With the Kayo trial you can stream the Players Championship free using eligible mobile devices, and with the Split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time.
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