The PGA Tour is the leading golf tour on the planet, and is home to the biggest names and best golfers. With tournaments running most weeks of the year, the Tour’s consistent presence and high quality makes it the most popular for TV Audiences world-wide.
As the new season begins to kick into gear, fans of the PGA Tour are asking which tournaments will be broadcast on Australian TV, what time does each event take place, and how can I stream the PGA live? Using this viewing guide you can stay up to date with all of these details and more.
2020 PGA Tour on Australian TV
The 2020 PGA Tour is its 105th season, and will consist of a largely reduced number of competitions in 2020 due to coronavirus, including only three majors. Another major change to the Tour this season is the alteration of cut rules, with the number of players to make the cut after 36 holes reduced from 70 and ties down to 65 and ties. It’s set to be an exciting season, and you won’t have to miss a key moment when mobile streaming the RMS Classic should you have to be out and about.
Rory McIlroy has been the world number one for most of 2020, with John Rahm recently overtaking him. The likes of Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas have been in the upper reaches of the Official World Golf Rankings for a number of years, and they will be in the mix throughout the 2020 Tour season, while Tiger Woods, the most compelling name in golf, is now a persistent threat having gradually worked his way back into the top ten since his comeback just two year’s ago.
Tiger reminded everyone that he is still the biggest drawcard on the Tour with his extraordinary triumph at the US Masters PGA at Augusta in 2019, and will be looking to add further to his incredible 15 major wins, a number which is second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18 wins. That chase begins with the USPGA Championship, the first major of the year, taking place at Harding Park in San Francisco. The next major on the calendar will be confirmed in 2021, with the Masters 2021 pencilled in for April.
How to Stream the PGA Tour Live
Kayo Sports will be your home of the PGA Tour in 2020, showing not only all four major tournaments live and in high definition, but also every other PGA Tour event throughout the year. Kayo offers live streaming options on a variety of devices and browsers, including PCs and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, as well as the popular Google Chromecast, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with more apps and platforms soon to be added.
Kayo Sports also offers an array of great features which will make your PGA Tour viewing experience even better. Every shot will be displayed in High Definition, giving you greater clarity as you watch the best in the world go about their business, while the SplitView feature enables you to watch up to four different things simultaneously on the same screen. This means that if another sporting event is running at the same time as the PGA Tour you’re watching, you don’t need to miss a minute of either. Kayo also has a No Spoilers option, which allows fans to hide all the scores so you won’t know the results before you’ve watched. It’s a very handy feature if you’re skipping around to other sport in progress during tournament play, and don’t want to know the outcomes before you’ve had a chance to watch an important event On Demand.
The QBE Shootout 2020 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Up next on the calendar is The QBE Shootout (12-14 December), with each day’s play available to stream live from Tiburon Golf Club. This year’s competition will take some of the biggest names in golf, including Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson and Tony Finau to Naples, Florida, with each player hoping to take a share of the $3.6 million (USD) prize money on offer.
|Sat, 12th December||Day 1||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, 12th December||Day 1||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, 13th December||Day 2||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, 13th December||Day 2||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, 14th December||Final Day||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, 14th December||Final Day||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement the Seven Network is the Australian Championship free to air provider in Australia.
Stream PGA Golf Live and Free
This year’s PGA Championship will not be available on Free to Air TV in Australia, with the Seven Network failing to acquire the broadcast rights. Alternatively, the Kayo streaming service, thanks to their broadcasting arrangement with the Fox Sports channel, will have live coverage of the majority of key tournaments on the 2020 PGA Tour. This includes all the majors, as well as the World Golf Championships and much more.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which offers the exact same live coverage as Fox Sports. With Kayo you can stream The QBE Shootout 2020 live from December 12th using eligible mobile devices, while their No Spoilers feature allows you to hide all the scores so you won’t see the results before you had a chance to watch.
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PGA Tour 2020 Australian TV Fixtures List
|QBE Shootout||12-14 December||Naples, USA|
|Sentry Tournament of Champions||7-10 January||Kapalu, USA|
|Sony Open||14-17 January||Honolulu, USA|
|The American Express||21-24 January||La Quinta, USA|
|Farmers Insurance Open||28-31 January||San Diego, USA|
Popular PGA Streaming Devices
You may not have a compatible mobile phone or personal computer, so with this in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to streaming the PGA Tour, and what are the benefits of each? Let’s look at some of the most reliable streaming devices available on the Aussie market.
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is quite popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Ultra Chromecast version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to Foxtel. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream PGA golf including Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now.
Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming the PGA Tour and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to Foxtel Now’s Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including the home of the PGA – Fox Sports and all the live action available each and every week.