The PGA Tour is the pre-eminent 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 season heads towards its most critical juncture, 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.
2019 PGA Tour Preview
The 2019 PGA Tour is its 104th season, and will consist of 46 events in total including the four major events which run during the middle part of the year. This is two events less than the total played last year, a change which was made to ensure the FedEx Cup Playoffs will be completed by September. Another major change to the schedule is the move of the PGA Championship from August, where it has been held for a number of years as the final major of the season, to May, where it will now be the season’s second. Best of all, you won’t have to miss a key moment when mobile streaming the US PGA Championship should you have to be out and about.
The likes of Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy have been in the upper reaches of the Official World Golf Rankings for a number of years, and will again be threats throughout the 2019 Tour season, but there is one name likely to draw more attention than any other – one which has only recently rejoined them and which has been missing for a decade: Tiger Woods. Tiger put an exclamation mark on his comeback with a thrilling win at the US Masters PGA at Augusta in April, and will be looking to add further to his extraordinary 15 major wins, a number which is second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18 wins. That chase will begin with the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in late May, before heading to the pristine fairways of Pebble Beach for the US Open of golf in June. The 2019 British Open will round out the season’s majors as the only to take place outside the USA, teeing off at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland in July.
How to Stream the PGA Tour Live
Kayo Sports will be your home of the PGA Tour in 2019, 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 a particular event on-demand.
PGA Championship Golf Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Up next on the calendar is the 2019 PGA Championship (May 17-20, AEST), the second major of the year, with each day’s action available to stream live and in High Definition for Australian audiences. Tiger Woods is widely expected to be in the mix for his fifth USPGA title – in fact he heads in as a slight favourite – but he’ll have plenty of challengers, with the likes of world number one Dustin Johnson, two-time winner Rory McIlroy, reigning champion Brooks Koepka and Australia’s Jason Day all well-placed heading into the event.
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)
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement this is no US PGA Championship free to air provider in Australia.
Stream PGA Championship Golf Live and Free
This year’s PGA Championship won’t be available on Free to Air TV in Australia, but the Kayo streaming service, thanks to their broadcasting arrangement with the Fox Sports channel, will have live coverage of the event as well as the other tournaments on the 2019 PGA Tour. This includes the remaining majors, as well as the World Golf Championships, BMW Championship 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 channels and coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the 2019 PGA Championship live 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 2019 Australian TV Fixtures List
PGA Championship: 17-20 May (New York, USA)
Charles Schwab Challenge: 24-27 May (Fort Worth, USA)
The Memorial Tournament: 31 May-3 June (Dublin, USA)
RBC Canadian Open: 7-10 June (Hamilton, Canada)
US Open: 14-17 June (Pebble Beach, USA)
Travelers Championship: 21-24 June (Cromwell, USA)
Rocket Mortgage Classic: 28 June-1 July (Detroit, USA)
3M Open: 5-8 July (Blaine, USA)
John Deere Classic: 12-15 July (Silvis, USA)
The Open Championship: 19-22 July (Portrush, Northern Ireland)
World Golf Championships: 26-29 July (Memphis, USA)
Wyndham Championship: 2-5 August (Greensboro, USA)
The Northern Trust: 9-12 August (Jersey City, USA)
BMW Championship: 16-19 August (Medinah, USA)
TOUR Championship: 23-26 August (Atlanta, 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 Championships 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.