2021 PNC Championship: How to watch Tiger Woods’ return to golf live on TV, streaming

Tiger Woods and his son Charlie are playing in the PNC Championship for the second time this year.

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Tiger Woods announced on Wednesday that he and son Charlie are in the field for the 2021 PNC Championship, which begins December 18 in Florida. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

PNC Championship preview

So much for a quiet offseason. Suddenly, one of the most-anticipated golf tournaments of the year is a 36-hole, limited-field TV event featuring pros and their families days before Christmas. The 2021 PNC Championship got a nuclear-level jolt when Woods officially joined the fray. Tiger and Charlie’s debut in the PNC last year drew a lot of attention, as it was the first time we saw Charlie swing away in competition with cameras rolling. But that pales in comparison to the interest in this year’s tournament.

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That’s because this will be the first time we see Tiger Woods play real golf since his devastating car accident in February. And it comes just weeks after we learned Woods was even able to swing a golf club, via a viral swing video he posted to Twitter.

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At last week’s Hero World Challenge, Tiger made his first public appearance since the accident, speaking to reporters for 45 minutes ahead of the tournament he hosts. Among other things, Woods revealed that for a time he didn’t know if he’d walk again. There was even a potential his injuries would force doctors to amputate his leg.

As for golf, Tiger seemed to tamp down that any idea that a return to pro golf was imminent. Though he did drop a clue that a “hit and giggle” type of event might work for him, few people thought it was possible we’d see Tiger in action again so soon.

Fortunately for everyone involved, especially golf fans at home, Tiger and Charlie Woods’ entire appearance in the PNC Championship will be televised live on Golf Channel and NBC, from Dec. 17-19. You can also stream the action online via Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.

You can find the complete information about streaming the 2021 PNC Championship online or watching the action on TV below.

PNC Championship basics

What: 2021 PNC Championship
Where: Ritz-Carlton GC, Orlando Fla.
When: Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 18-19
Purse: $1.085 million ($200,000 winner’s share)
Last year’s champion: Justin Thomas/Mike Thomas

How to watch the PNC Championship on TV

You can watch the entire 2021 PNC Championship on Golf Channel and NBC. Golf Channel will air early coverage on Saturday and Sunday with NBC taking over for the heart of the broadcast both days. Golf Channel will also provide exclusive coverage of Friday’s pro am. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Friday, December 17: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, December 18: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2:30-5:30 p.m. ET (NBC); 6:30-10:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel re-air)
Sunday, December 19: 12:30-1 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 1-4:30 p.m. ET (NBC); 5-9 p.m. ET (Golf Channel re-air)

How to watch the PNC Championship online, streaming

You can watch the 2021 PNC Championship online in multiple ways. You can stream the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch and the NBC coverage at nbcsports.com/live by logging in with your cable credentials. Want to stream everything in one place? Peacock will provide full simulcasts of both the Golf Channel and NBC broadcasts, as well as exclusive early coverage on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET, respectively.

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2021 PNC Championship tee times: Friday pro am (ET)

Tee No. 1

8:00 a.m. – Stewart Cink and Reagan Cink
8:20 a.m. – Tom Lehman and Sean Lehman
8:40 a.m. – Bubba Watson and Angie Watson
9:00 a.m. – Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar
9:20 a.m. – Mark O’Meara and Shaun O’Meara
9:40 a.m. – Tom Watson and Michael Watson
10:00 a.m. – Nelly Korda and Petr Korda
10:20 a.m. – Justin Thomas and Mike Thomas

Tee No. 10

8:00 a.m. – Padraig Harrington and Paddy Harrington
8:20 a.m. – Lee Trevino and Daniel Trevino
8:40 a.m. – Gary Player and Jordan Player
9:00 a.m. – Vijay Singh and Qass Singh
9:20 a.m. – Nick Price and Greg Price
9:40 a.m. – Jim Furyk and Tanner Furyk
10:00 a.m. – David Duval and Brady Duval
10:20 a.m. – John Daly and John Daly II

2021 PNC Championship tee times: Round 1 (ET)

10:30 a.m. – RICH BEEM/MICHAEL BEEM, NICK FALDO/MATTHEW FALDO
10:42 a.m. – NICK PRICE/GREG PRICE, STEWART CINK/REAGAN CINK
10:54 a.m. – VIJAY SINGH/QASS SINGH, GARY PLAYER/JORDAN PLAYER
11:06 a.m. – TOM WATSON/MICHAEL WATSON, PADRAIG HARRINGTON/PADDY HARRINGTON
11:18 a.m. – JIM FURYK/TANNER FURYK, TOM LEHMAN/SEAN LEHMAN
11:30 a.m. – MARK O’MEARA/SHAUN O’MEARA, DAVID DUVAL/BRADY DUVAL
11:42 a.m. – BUBBA WATSON/WAYNE BALL, LEE TREVINO/DANIEL TREVINO
11:54 a.m. – MATT KUCHAR/CAMERON KUCHAR, HENRIK STENSON/KARL STENSON
12:06 p.m. – NELLY KORDA/PETR KORDA, JOHN DALY/JOHN DALY II
12:18 p.m. – JUSTIN THOMAS/MIKE THOMAS, TIGER WOODS/CHARLIE WOODS

2021 PNC Championship tee times: Round 2 (ET)

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