PNC Championship Live Stream: How To Watch Tiger's Return

Here are all the details on how to watch Tiger's latest comeback at the 2021 PNC Championship

PNC Championship Live Stream
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Tiger Woods makes his comeback to competitive golf at this year’s PNC Championship alongside his son, Charlie. It’ll be the 15-time Major champion’s first competitive round since the same event last year and, more poignantly, his first tournament back since his life-threatening LA car crash in February.

Anticipation to see Woods Snr in action is understandably high, so here’s everything you need to know about the event…

Where is the PNC Championship being played?

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando will play host to the PNC Championship, as it has done since 2012. Some of the biggest names in the game will battle it out over the par-72 layout designed by two-time Open winner Greg Norman.

Playing its full yardage, the course measures 7,234 yards, but there will be a mixture of forward and back tees in operation to accommodate the varying levels of ability. Featuring wide fairways, plenty of hazards and receptive yet challenging putting surfaces, it provides an ideal setting for a tournament of this nature.

What’s the PNC Championship format?

Only Major champions or past winners of the Players Championship are eligible to enter a team into this tournament, hence it boasts an incredible entry list year-on-year.

The two-round event runs across the weekend of December 18-19 and will be played under Texas Scramble rules. So both players tee off and choose the best spot from which to play the next shot, with the process repeating until the ball is in the hole.

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It makes for an exciting birdie fest that often results in pairings breaking the 60 mark. Justin Thomas and father, Mike, shot 25-under last year to win by one from Vijay and Qass Singh, with Team Woods a further four shots back in seventh place.

Is the PNC Championship on TV?

In the UK, Sky Sports Golf is where you’ll be able to watch the PNC Championship live along with every tournament from the PGA and European Tours.

In the US, TV coverage will be split between NBC and the Golf Channel, while exclusive early action will be available on streaming service, Peacock. This means the best all-in-one option for PGA fans is to check out a FREE 1-week Hulu + Live TV trial.

Tiger and Charlie have been paired alongside defending champions Justin and Mike Thomas for Saturday's opening round and will tee off at 12.18pm local time (5.38pm UK time).

PNC Championship Live Stream: How to watch from outside your country

There are loads of easy ways to watch golf in 2021 including in the US, UK and almost anywhere else in the world. Below we have a full list of options but anyone away from their home country can still watch the action by using VPNs.

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US TV Schedule - 2021 PNC Championship

All times EST

Friday, December 17: 12.30-2.30pm (Golf Channel)

Saturday, December 18: 12.30-1.30pm (Peacock); 1.30-2.30pm (Golf Channel); 2.30-6pm (NBC); 6.30-10.30pm (Golf Channel re-air)

Sunday, December 19: 11am-12pm (Peacock); 12-1pm (Golf Channel); 1-4.30pm (NBC); 5-9pm (Golf Channel re-air)

NBC's Golf Channel will televise the action during the week as will Peacock.

Bearing this in mind you can access the Golf Channel through streaming options such as AT&T TV Now and fuboTV.

AT&T TV Now starts at around $55 a month but does have a 7-day free trial.

While fuboTV also offers the Golf Channel and 100+ other channels and also has a 7-day free trial.

UK TV Schedule - 2021 PNC Championship

Saturday, December 18: 5.30-10.30pm (Sky Sports Golf)

Sunday, December 19: 4-9.30pm (Sky Sports Golf)

In the UK, Sky Sports should be your first port of call as Sky Sports Golf and will televise the action from the event.

At the moment Sky has some great deals on Sky Sports for those looking to upgrade and those looking sign up to Sky for the first time.

You can get all eight Sky Sports Channels in HD for just £25 a month which not only includes all the golf action, but you can also watch the football, cricket, Formula 1, NFL and a whole host of other sporting events.

Australia TV Schedule - 2021 PNC Championship

Sunday, December 19: 4.30-9.30am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)

Monday, December 20: 3-8.30am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)

The PGA Tour coverage in Australia obviously means getting something great to watch early in the morning.

As ever in Australia the most comprehensive golf coverage is offered by Kayo Sports where you can watch Fox Sports that broadcasts the PGA Tour coverage. Not only can you watch the PNC Championship here, it has all the PGA Tour, European Tour events and the Majors. It also has events on the LPGA as well.

It of course also offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand, with some its big name channels including Fox Sports, ESPN, and beIN Sports.

It's also fantastic value at either $25 for Kayo Basic or $35 for Kayo Premium. Basic lets you stream sport on two devices at once, while Premium allows you to watch on up to three screens simultaneously, so it represents great value if your household has different sporting tastes or you're splitting the cost of the subscription. There's even a free 14-day trial.

As ever, Aussies out of the country can access their favourite streaming service just like they would at home can use a VPN to watch their PGA Tour live stream of choice.

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Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform covering football, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1, but he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing. He now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a handicap of 1. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.