Social Media Reacts To Eleven Sports USPGA Championship Coverage

Eleven Sports broadcast its first day of golf on Thursday at the USPGA Championship

Eleven Sports USPGA Championship Coverage

Eleven Sports broadcast its first day of golf on Thursday at the USPGA Championship

Social Media Rages Over Eleven Sports USPGA Championship Coverage

Eleven Sports have the rights to show this year's USPGA Championship and it is safe to say it didn't get off to the best of starts.

The company, who are streaming the year's final major on their website, app and Facebook, began their free Facebook stream of round one and it wouldn't work.

Related: How to watch the USPGA Championship on Eleven Sports

Instead, fans were shown adverts for the company's other coverage like the Spanish football.

Eleven then took to Twitter to apologise:

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They said, "Our sincerest apologies for the issues we are encountering with the feed from the US. We are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

They then went on to explain the issues they encountered were also experienced by other broadcasters around the world.

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The feed managed to eventually get up at around 2.20pm, 50 minutes later than scheduled.

Fans then complained of constant buffering once the stream eventually got up-and-running.

Once the featured groups coverage ended and the full coverage began, many took to social media to express their disappointment at the coverage which was fed in from the US.

Here is how social media reacted to the Eleven Sports USPGA Championship coverage from round one:

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Remember, Eleven Sports will be showing the first two rounds for free on Facebook and will then host the final two days' play on their app and website.

Related: How to watch the USPGA Championship on Eleven Sports

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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