How To Watch The PGA Tour on ESPN+

How can you watch more golf with the new streaming platforms? We explain here.

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How To Watch The PGA Tour on ESPN+

The PGA Tour continues this week and after the US Open we head to the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

As we mentioned it takes place after the US Open, but it's a large event in its own right, with a big purse and impressive player field list.

PGA Tour this week: Travelers Championship

The Travelers Championship starts on Thursday, June 22 and goes to the 25th. The purse for this championship is $20,000,000, which is actually larger than the US Open last weekend which is a Major Championship.

The tournament takes place at the TPC River Highlands course which is just outside Hartford. Golfers attending the tournament include Scottie Scheffler, Matt Fitzpatrick, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele and Max Homa, eight of the ten top golfers in the world, with Schauffele the returning champion.

How to watch the PGA Tour in the US

It's hard to move in the US without bumping your foot on a streaming service that'll air the PGA Tour; that is to say, it's playing on various services.

Thankfully there are lots of streaming services that air the PGA Tour. One of our favorites is ESPN Plus, which offers multiple feeds of the tournament including featured groups and holes. 

Various championships are playing on TV channels: The Golf Channel handles week day coverage of most golf tournaments throughout the year, though ESPN offers Thursday and Friday coverage of The Masters and the PGA Championship. Weekend coverage for all tournaments are either on NBC or CBS and this changes regularly. 

If you have these channels through traditional TV services,  you are good to go. But if not there are several services that come with the Golf Channel, ESPN, NBC and CBS in one easy package. FuboTV ($74.99 monthly) and Hulu with Live TV ($69.99 monthly)  provide all three channels over the internet. Sling TV, meanwhile, carries the Golf Channel, ESPN and NBC through its various packages (starting at $39.99 monthly). 

CBS and NBC coverage of PGA Tour events are also going to be available to live stream on the networks' associated streaming services, Paramount Plus and Peacock.

How to watch the PGA Tour in the UK

If you live in the UK, there's a simple one-stop shop for all your PGA Tour viewing, and that's going to be Sky Sports.

Various parts of PGA Tour tournaments air on the main Sky Sports channel, as well as Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Channel, but luckily all three of those are included in the same streaming package.

You can see Sky's bundles here, but your cheapest option is getting Sky TV, Netflix, Sky Sports and a Sky Stream streaming dongle for £44 monthly, a contract which lasts 18 months.

How to get the ESPN Plus bundle

As we mentioned above, the ESPN option is a great one to go down for PGA Tour golf, but how do you get it? ESPN is jointly owned by Disney, so there's a bundle that lets you get ESPN Plus, Disney Plus and Hulu for a flexible monthly sum of a mere $13.99 - alternatively called the Disney Plus bundle. You can sign up for the great value bundle by heading to Disney Plus's website here. That means not only will you get sport action with ESPN+, but you will also get Classic Disney Animations, Pixar movies, 31 seasons of The Simpsons, and all the Star Wars and Marvel movies. Then with Hulu you have access to the excellent entertainment library. 

Subscribed to separately, you'd be looking at a cost of $19.88 a month, or $25.97 if you opted for Hulu without ads, making the $13.99 monthly fee ($19.99 without ads) one of the best value streaming offerings out there. Or you can head to the ESPN+ website direct and get a base subscription for just $6.99.

What devices can I watch ESPN Plus on?

ESPN+ is very easy to watch because you can you watch it on your smart TV, as well as PCs, tablets and via the ESPN Plus app on smartphones. ESPN Plus is now available on Xbox One and PS4 consoles, too. ESPN Plus is also available on Apple TV, Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV platform. Importantly there is no difference in price between these platforms and you can carry an account over to a different one by signing in.

Sam Tremlett
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

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Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer
(For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)