How To Watch Ryder Cup live stream 2023

The USA Ryder Cup team started as favourites in Rome but history is now firmly set against them

Ryder Cup live stream: Captains Zach Johnson of The United States and Luke Donald of Europe pose with the Ryder Cup trophy GettyImages 1430361031
Captains Zach Johnson of the United States and Luke Donald of Europe pose with the Ryder Cup trophy
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How To Watch Ryder Cup live stream 2023

The biennial contest between the United States and Europe tees off at the end of September, and this article explains how to watch a Ryder Cup live stream from wherever you are – including details of how to watch for free from Italy and how to use a VPN to watch from abroad if you're away from home.

Europe take a commanding lead lead by 10½ points to 5½ points into the final-day singles, where the final 12pts will be contested. If the match ends 14-14, the USA side, as holders of the cup, will retain the trophy. 

The Sunday morning singles matches are, with timings in PT/ET/BST and AEST:

2.35am/5.35am/10.35am/7.35pm Scottie Scheffler vs Jon Rahm

2.47am/5.47am/10.47am/7.47pm Collin Morikawa vs Viktor Hovland

2.59am/5.59am/10.59am/7.59pm Patrick Cantlay vs Justin Rose

3.11am/6.11am/11.11am/8.11am Sam Burns vs Rory McIlroy

3.23am/6.23am/11.23am/8.23am Max Homa vs Matt Fitzpatrick

3.35am/6.35am/11.35am/8.35am Brian Harman vs Tyrrell Hatton

3.47am/6.47am/11.47am/8.47am Brooks Koepka vs Ludvig Aberg

3.59am/6.59am/11.59am/8.59am Justin Thomas vs Sepp Straka

4.11am/7.11am/12.11am/9.11pm Xander Schauffele vs Nicolai Hojgaard

4.23am/7.23am/12.23am/9.23pm Jordan Spieth vs Shane Lowry

4.35am/7.35am/12.35am/9.35pm Rickie Fowler vs Tommy Fleetwood

4.47am/7.47am/12.47am/9.47pm Wyndham Clark vs Robert MacIntyre

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Dates: September 29-October 1 2023
Venue: Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Guidonia, Rome, Italy
TV channel: NBC, USA Network, Peacock (US) | Sky Sports (UK)| Kayo Sports (Aus)
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The USA team are the holders of the Ryder Cup and start as favourites to win in Rome. However, winning in Europe is not something a USA side has done since 1993. So can this year's visiting side buck the trend? 

When the USA won the Ryder Cup 19-9 at Whistling Straits two years ago, with the youngest team in its history and the largest victory margin since 1975, it became a common narrative that this could be the start of a period of USA dominance in the event. This view is less prevalent now. A lot has happened in the past two years.

Much of it is to do with LIV Golf. All of Europe’s LIV golfers were ruled out of selection for the Ryder Cup, as you need to be a member of the European Tour to represent Europe in the Ryder Cup. But the USA team is run not by the PGA Tour but the PGA of America, and LIV golfers’ membership of this body has not yet expired. However only one LIV golfer, Brooks Koepka, has been selected.

Another factor in some pundits changing their attitude comes from a recognition of the recent pattern of the Ryder Cup results: in Europe, the USA side rarely win. The US were favourites the last time the Cup was held in Europe, in France in 2018, but went down 17½-10½. They were also favourites at Valderrama in 1997 and The Belfry in 2002, and lost both those encounters, too. The US has not won in Europe since 1993.

The USA side start as favourites, but in the last 12 Ryder Cups the favourite has lost as often as they have won. 

The schedule for the tournament looks like this:

  • Day 1 - Friday September 29: 4 x foursomes (am); 4 x fourballs (pm) 
  • Day 2 - Saturday September 30: 4 x foursomes (am); 4 x fourballs (pm) 
  • Day 3 - Sunday October 1: 12 x singles

Each of the 28 matches is worth a point each, with matches ending in a draw worth ½ point to each side. The team with most points overall wins the Ryder Cup. If it ends as a 14-14 draw, the holders retain the cup, which in this case is the USA.

This article will explain how to watch a Ryder Cup live stream from anywhere. You can also scroll down to find the team line-ups for the tournament.

How To Watch 2023 Ryder Cup: Live Stream for free from Italy

All times CET

Friday, September 29: 6.30am-5.00pm (Rai Sport)

Saturday, September 30: 10.20am-5.00pm (Rai Sport)

Sunday, October 1: 11.00am-3.00pm (Rai Sport)

Viewers in Italy, the host nation, can watch the 2023 Ryder Cup for free on Rai Sport and the RaiPlay streaming service. Coverage will also be available on Sky Italia.

How To Watch A Ryder Cup Live Stream From Outside Your Country

There are loads of easy ways to watch the Ryder Cup in 2023 – including in the US, UK, Australia and almost anywhere else –  but you won't be able to tune into your regular streaming service if you're away from home because of geo-blocking. Fortunately, VPNs allow you to tune in from abroad and let you watch the same legal, high-quality golf live stream you would at home.

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How To Watch 2023 Ryder Cup: Live Stream From The US

All times EST

Friday, September 29: 1.30am-12.00pm (USA Network)

Saturday, September 30: 1.30am-3.00am (USA Network); 3am-12pm (NBC)

Sunday, October 1: 5.30am-1.00pm (NBC)

In the US, the Peacock streaming service will be showing one match from each of the five sessions – check out the Peacock website. The Golf Channel will also be broadcasting from Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

If you already have the Golf Channel as part of your cable TV package, then you're all set. If not, try a cord-cutting TV service such as fuboTV ($74.99), AT&T TV Now ($80/m) or Sling ($51/m) to watch the Golf Channel. There are no long contracts with these services. You can try them and cancel whenever you've had enough. FuboTV has a 7-day free trial.

For Sling you'll need the Sling Blue package plus the Sports Extra addon which usually has a very reasonable introductory price for your first month. Again, just cancel when you're done.

How To Watch 2023 Ryder Cup: Live Stream From The UK

All times BST

Friday, September 29: 6.00am-7.30pm (Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Main Event)

Saturday, September 30: 6.00am-7.30pm (Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Main Event)

Sunday, October 1: 9.00am-9.00pm (Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Main Event)

In the UK, Sky Sports should be your first port of call as Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event will televise 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 £27 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.

For those in the UK without Sky Sports, fans will be able to watch highlights of each day's play that evening on the BBC. The first day's highlights will be shown on BBC Two at 8.30pm-10pm on Friday, September 29.

How To Watch 2023 Ryder Cup: Live Stream From Australia

All times AEST

Friday, September 29: 3.30pm-2am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)

Saturday, September 30: 3.30pm-2am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)

Sunday, October 1: 8.30pm-3am Kayo Sports (Fox Sports)

As ever in Australia, the most comprehensive golf coverage is offered by Kayo Sports where you can watch Fox Sports. Not only can you watch the action from Rome here, it has all the PGA Tour, DP World Tour events, LPGA and the Majors. 

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

It's also good value at either $25 for Kayo One, $30 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 7-day trial

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

Ryder Cup 2023: teams

Europe Ryder Cup team 2023: Luke Donald (captain); Ludvig Aberg; Matt Fitzpatrick; Tommy Fleetwood; Tyrrell Hatton; Nicolai Hojgaard; Viktor Hovland; Shane Lowry; Robert MacIntyre; Rory McIlroy; Jon Rahm; Justin Rose; Sepp Straka. 

USA Ryder Cup team 2023: Zach Johnson (captain); Sam Burns; Patrick Cantlay; Wyndham Clark; Rickie Fowler; Brian Harman; Max Homa; Brooks Koepka; Collin Morikawa; Xander Schauffele; Scottie Scheffler; Jordan Spieth; Justin Thomas.

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Roderick Easdale

Contributing Writer Roderick is the author of the critically acclaimed comic golf novel, Summer At Tangents. Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He also compiles the magazine's crossword. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around two dozen countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is also the author of five non-fiction books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.