2020 PGA Championship: How to watch the first major of the year at TPC Harding Park

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Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka pictured during the 2019 PGA Championship.

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After a 13-month layoff, major championship golf finally returns this week with the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the event.

PGA Championship preview

There are a lot of questions heading into the first major of the abridged 2020 season this week. Many of them involve Tiger Woods. The reigning Masters champion has played only one tournament since the PGA Tour returned (a T40 finish at the Memorial) and has shown mixed results in the few events he’s entered this season.

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If Woods wants to capture his fifth career PGA Championship title and 16th major overall, he’ll need his best game to show up, and for his aching back to hold up under the pressure. He was spotted practicing at Harding Park on Sunday, so he won’t be unprepared.

Brooks Koepka will be attempting an extremely rare major championship three-peat this week. Koepka won the 2018 PGA Championship and successfully defended his title last year at Bethpage Black. No golfer has achieved the feat since 1956. Koepka is battling a bad knee and middling play, but he finished T2 at last week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and he has a history of playing his best at the majors.

But one player with a strong history at the PGA finished above Koepka in Memphis: Justin Thomas. The new world No. 1 and 2017 PGA champion is the most recent player not named Brooks to hoist the Wanamaker trophy, and he’s playing at the top of his game at the perfect time.

They’ll all compete at the fan-less PGA against an elite field that features all of the game’s hottest players, including Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson.

You can check out full information about streaming the 2020 PGA Championship online or watching the action on TV below.

How to watch the PGA Championship on TV

For the first time, ESPN will carry the broadcast for the first and second rounds of the 2020 PGA Championship, and their coverage is extensive. They will air five hours of live action on Thursday and Friday, as well as three hours each on Saturday and Sunday.

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CBS takes over the broadcast for the heart of the third and fourth rounds. CBS will air six hours of coverage beginning around when the leaders tee off on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the full TV schedule:

Thursday, August 6: 4-10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Friday, August 7: 4-10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Saturday, August 8: 1-4 p.m. ET (ESPN); 4-10 p.m. ET (CBS)
Sunday, August 9: 12-3 p.m. ET (ESPN); 3-9 p.m. ET (CBS)

How to watch the PGA Championship online, streaming

In addition to the ESPN TV broadcasts, ESPN+ will stream the opening tee shots on Thursday and Friday and follow it with six hours of traditional coverage before the TV broadcasts begin. ESPN+ will also stream two hours of early action on Saturday and Sunday. Finally, ESPN+ will carry Featured Group coverage throughout all four rounds and Featured Hole coverage for the third and final rounds. You can sign up for an ESPN+ plus account here.

With an active cable subscription, you can also view all of the ESPN and CBS TV broadcasts online at cbs.com/all-access and espn.com/watch.

Here’s the full streaming schedule for the 2020 PGA Championship:

Thursday, August 6
First Round (online only): 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (ESPN+)
Featured Groups (one morning, one afternoon): 10 a.m.–10 p.m. (ESPN+)
First Round (TV broadcast): 4–10 p.m. (ESPN.com/watch)

Friday, August 7
Second Round (online only): 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (ESPN+)
Featured Groups (one morning, one afternoon): 10 a.m.–10 p.m. (ESPN+)
Second Round (TV broadcast): 4–10 p.m. (ESPN.com/watch)

Saturday, August 8
Third Round (online broadcast): 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Featured Groups (one morning, one afternoon): 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (ESPN+)
Third Round (TV broadcast): 1–4 p.m. (ESPN.com/watch)
Featured Hole (18th): 4-10 p.m. (ESPN+)
Third Round (TV broadcast): 4–10 p.m. (CBS.com/all-access)

Sunday, August 9
Final Round (online broadcast): 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (ESPN+)
Featured Groups (one morning, one afternoon): 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (ESPN+)
Final Round (TV broadcast): 12–3 p.m. (ESPN.com/watch)
Featured Hole (18th): 3-9 p.m. (ESPN+)
Final Round (TV broadcast): 3–9 p.m. (CBS.com/all-access)

2020 PGA Championship tee times for Round 1 (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

10:00 a.m. – Brian Harman, Jeff Hart, C.T. Pan
10:11 a.m. – Andrew Landry, Rod Perry, Nate Lashley
10:22 a.m. – Sung Kang, John O’Leary, Dylan Frittelli
10:33 a.m. – Erik Van Rooyen, Russell Henley, Carlos Ortiz
10:44 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Kevin Kisner, Michael Thompson
10:55 a.m. – Bud Cauley, Lucas Glover, Tyrrell Hatton
11:06 a.m. – Alex Beach, Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel
11:17 a.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ryo Ishikawa, Jason Kokrak
11:28 a.m. – Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Lee, Vaughn Taylor
11:39 a.m. – Keith Mitchell, Matthias Schwab, Brendan Steele
11:50 a.m. – Joel Dahmen, Luke List, Victor Perez
12:01 p.m. – Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Marty Jertson, Tom Lewis
12:12 p.m. – David Muttitt, Mackenzie Hughes, Harris English
3:30 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, J.R. Roth, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3:41 p.m. – Lanto Griffin, Rich Berberian, Joost Luiten
3:52 p.m. – Jim Herman, Rob Labritz, Shaun Norris
4:03 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Brandt Snedeker, Xinjun Zhang
4:14 p.m. – Kevin Na, Patrick Reed, Robert MacIntyre
4:25 p.m. – Matthew Wolff, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell
4:36 p.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Hideki Matsuyama
4:47 p.m. – Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
4:58 p.m. – Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia
5:09 p.m. – Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson
5:20 p.m. – Matt Wallace, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman
5:31 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Ryan Vermeer, Si Woo Kim
5:42 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Justin Bertsch, Benjamin Hebert

Tee No. 10

10:05 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Danny Balin, Tom Hoge
10:16 a.m. – Mike Auterson, Rory Sabbatini, Nick Taylor
10:27 a.m. – Tony Finau, Danny Willett, Patrick Cantlay
10:38 a.m. – Martin Kaymer, Jason Dufner, Jason Day
10:49 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele, Steve Stricker
11:00 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Collin Morikawa, Zach Johnson
11:11 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland, Shane Lowry
11:22 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
11:33 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas
11:44 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatrick
11:55 a.m. – Abraham Ancer, Charl Schwartzel, Joohyung Kim
12:06 p.m. – Corey Conners, Zach J. Johnson, Chez Reavie
12:17 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Alex Knoll, Andrew Putnam
3:25 p.m. – Bob Sowards, Kurt Kitayam, Richy Werenski
3:36 p.m. – Haotong Li, Benny Cook, Jorge Campilo
3:47 p.m. – Byeong Hun An, Talor Gooch, Sungjae Im
3:58 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III
4:09 p.m. – Ken Tanigawa, Emiliano Grillo, Cameron Tringale
4:20 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel
4:31 p.m. – Matt Jones, Jazz Janewattananond, Kevin Streelman
4:42 p.m. – Jimmy Walker, Davis Love III, Keegan Bradley
4:53 p.m. – Cameron Smith, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Champ
5:04 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Wyndham Clark, Chan Kim
5:15 p.m. – Doc Redman, Jason Caron, Brendon Todd
5:26 p.m. – Judd Gibb, Lucas Herbert, Mark Hubbard
5:37 p.m. – Shawn Warren, Marcus Kinhult, Adam Long

2020 PGA Championship tee times for Round 2 (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

10:00 a.m. – Bob Sowards, Kurt Kitayam, Richy Werenski
10:11 a.m. – Haotong Li, Benny Cook, Jorge Campilo
10:22 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Talor Gooch, Sungjae Im
10:33 a.m. – J.T. Poston, Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III
10:44 a.m. – Ken Tanigawa, Emiliano Grillo, Cameron Tringale
10:55 a.m. – Brian Stuard, Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel
11:06 a.m. – Matt Jones, Jazz Janewattananond, Kevin Streelman
11:17 a.m. – Jimmy Walker, Davis Love III, Keegan Bradley
11:28 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Champ
11:39 a.m. – Troy Merritt, Wyndham Clark, Chan Kim
11:50 a.m. – Doc Redman, Jason Caron, Brendon Todd
12:01 p.m. – Judd Gibb, Lucas Herbert, Mark Hubbard
12:12 p.m. – Shawn Warren, Marcus Kinhult, Adam Long
3:30 p.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Danny Balin, Tom Hoge
3:41 p.m. – Mike Auterson, Rory Sabbatini, Nick Taylor
3:52 p.m. – Tony Finau, Danny Willett, Patrick Cantlay
4:03 p.m. – Martin Kaymer, Jason Dufner, Jason Day
4:14 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele, Steve Stricker
4:25 p.m. – Henrik Stenson, Collin Morikawa, Zach Johnson
4:36 p.m. – Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland, Shane Lowry
4:47 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
4:58 p.m. – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas
5:09 p.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatrick
5:20 p.m. – Abraham Ancer, Charl Schwartzel, Joohyung Kim
5:31 p.m. – Corey Conners, Zach J. Johnson, Chez Reavie
5:42 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Alex Knoll, Andrew Putnam

Tee No. 10

10:05 a.m. – Tyler Duncan, J.R. Roth, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
10:16 a.m. – Lanto Griffin, Rich Berberian, Joost Luiten
10:27 a.m. – Jim Herman, Rob Labritz, Shaun Norris
10:38 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Brandt Snedeker, Xinjun Zhang
10:49 a.m. – Kevin Na, Patrick Reed, Robert MacIntyre
11:00 a.m. – Matthew Wolff, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell
11:11 a.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Hideki Matsuyama
11:22 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
11:33 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia
11:44 a.m. – Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson
11:55 a.m. – Matt Wallace, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman
12:06 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Ryan Vermeer, Si Woo Kim
12:17 p.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Justin Bertsch, Benjamin Hebert
3:25 p.m. – Brian Harman, Jeff Hart, C.T. Pan
3:36 p.m. – Andrew Landry, Rod Perry, Nate Lashley
3:47 p.m. – Sung Kang, John O’Leary, Dylan Frittelli
3:58 p.m. – Erik Van Rooyen, Russell Henley, Carlos Ortiz
4:09 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Kevin Kisner, Michael Thompson
4:20 p.m. – Bud Cauley, Lucas Glover, Tyrrell Hatton
4:31 p.m. – Alex Beach, Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel
4:42 p.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ryo Ishikawa, Jason Kokrak
4:53 p.m. – Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Lee, Vaughn Taylor
5:04 p.m. – Keith Mitchell, Matthias Schwab, Brendan Steele
5:15 p.m. – Joel Dahmen, Luke List, Victor Perez
5:26 p.m. – Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Marty Jertson, Tom Lewis
5:37 p.m. – David Muttitt, Mackenzie Hughes, Harris English

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