How to watch the 2021 Ryder Cup: Streaming, TV schedule, online, tee times

Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

The Ryder Cup begins this Friday at Whistling Straits.

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After a lengthy three-year wait, the Ryder Cup finally returns this week, where a star-studded American team will take on Europe and try to reclaim the Cup. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament all week long.

Ryder Cup preview

It’s finally here — the most exciting week in golf for many U.S. and European fans has arrived. The Covid-19 postponed 43rd Ryder Cup kicks off this week in Wisconsin as captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington have assembled their rosters, and everyone is decked out in team colors ready to go to battle on the golf course.

At the last Ryder Cup in 2018, Team Europe trounced the U.S. 17.5-10.5 to win back the Cup that they had lost in 2016. The Americans’ 2016 win at Hazeltine in Minnesota was only the third U.S. victory in the last 20 years. They’re hoping to take advantage of home soil once again at Whistling Straits to get back into the winner’s circle.

As is often the case, the U.S. has the superior team on paper, with eight of the top 10 and nine of the top 11 players in the OWGR on its roster. The European team features just one top 10 player: World No. 1 Jon Rahm. But that in no way means the U.S. is a lock to win. Despite typically being the underdogs, Europe has dominated the Ryder Cup over the past 30 years, and captain Harrington has no plans on seeing that streak end.

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Extensive coverage of the 2021 Ryder Cup will be provided stateside by Golf Channel, NBC and Peacock. You can find out exactly how to watch the Ryder Cup below, including full TV and streaming schedules, tee times and more.

Ryder Cup basics

What: 2021 Ryder Cup
Where: Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisc.
When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26
Reigning champion: Team Europe (2018)

How to watch the Ryder Cup on TV

You can watch the 2021 Ryder Cup on NBC and Golf Channel. Golf Channel will air the Opening Ceremony on Thursday night and exclusive coverage of Day 1 on Friday, as well as early coverage Saturday. NBC will broadcast 10 hours of coverage for Saturday’s matches, as well as six hours of Singles matches on Sunday. Check out the full Ryder Cup TV schedule below.

Thursday, Sept. 23: 5-8 p.m. ET (Opening Ceremony on Golf Channel)
Friday, Sept. 24: 8 a.m-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, Sept. 25: 8-9 a.m. ET (Golf Channel); 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Sept. 26: 12-6 p.m. ET (NBC)

How to watch the Ryder Cup online, streaming

You can stream the 2021 Ryder Cup online in various ways via Peacock. You can watch full Golf Channel and NBC telecasts with Peacock Premium, as well as free Featured Match coverage all three days of the tournament, which will also be available on RyderCup.com. Telecasts will also be available to stream on Golfchannel.com, NBC.com and NBCSports.com with an active cable subscription. Here’s the full streaming schedule for the 2021 Ryder Cup:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Golf Channel Opening Ceremony Coverage: 5-8 p.m. ET (Golfchannel.com)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Golf Channel Day 1 Coverage: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Match Coverage: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Peacock, RyderCup.com)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Golf Channel Day 2 Coverage: 8-9 a.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock Premium)
NBC Day 2 Coverage: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET (NBC.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Match Coverage: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Peacock, RyderCup.com)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
NBC Day 3 Coverage: 12-6 p.m. ET (NBC.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Match Coverage: 12-6 p.m. (Peacock, RyderCup.com)

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2021 Ryder Cup tee times: Day 1 matches (ET)

MORNING FOURSOMES

Match 1 (8:05 a.m.) — Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA) vs. Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia (EUR)

Match 2 (8:21 a.m.) — Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Paul Casey/Viktor Hovland (EUR)

Match 3 (8:37 a.m.) — Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger (USA) vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick/Lee Westwood (EUR)

Match 4 (8:53 a.m.) — Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter (EUR)

U.S. sitting: Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Harris English, Scottie Scheffler
Europe sitting: Bernd Wiesberger, Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood

AFTERNOON FOURBALL

Match 1 (1:10 p.m.) — Dustin Johnson/Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Paul Casey/Bernd Wiesberger (EUR)

Match 2 (1:26 p.m.) — Bryson DeChambeau/Scottie Scheffler (USA) vs. Jon Rahm/Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)

Match 3 (1:42 p.m.) — Tony Finau/Harris English (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry (EUR)

Match 4 (1:58 p.m.) — Justin Thomas/Patrick Cantlay (USA) vs. Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland (EUR)

U.S. sitting: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Daniel Berger
Europe sitting: Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood

2021 Ryder Cup tee times: Day 2 matches (ET)

MORNING FOURSOMES

Match 1 (8:05 a.m.) — Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger (USA) vs. Sergio Garcia/Jon Rahm (EUR)

Match 2 (8:21 a.m.) — Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)

Match 3 (8:37 a.m.) — Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA) vs. Viktor Hovland/Bernd Wiesberger (EUR)

Match 4 (8:53 a.m.) — Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Lee Westwood/Matthew Fitzpatrick(EUR)

U.S. sitting: Harris English, Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Scottie Scheffler
Europe sitting: Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood

AFTERNOON FOURBALL

Match 1 (1:26 p.m.) — Tony Finau/Harris English (USA) vs. Shane Lowry/Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)

Match 2 (1:42 p.m.) — Brooks Koepka/Jordan Spieth (USA) vs. Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia (EUR)

Match 3 (1:58 p.m.) — Scottie Scheffler/Bryson DeChambeau (USA) vs. Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland (EUR)

Match 4 (2:14 p.m.) — Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy(EUR)

U.S. sitting: Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele
Europe sitting: Bernd Wiesberger, Paul Casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood

2021 Ryder Cup tee times: Day 3 matches (ET)

Match 1 (12:04 p.m.) – Xander Schauffele (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy (EUR)

Match 2 (12:15 p.m.) – Patrick Cantlay (USA) vs. Shane Lowry (EUR)

Match 3 (12:26 p.m.) – Scottie Scheffler (USA) vs. Jon Rahm (EUR)

Match 4 (12:37 p.m.) – Bryson DeChambeau (USA) vs. Sergio Garcia (EUR)

Match 5 (12:48 p.m.) – Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Viktor Hovland (EUR)

Match 6 (12:59 p.m.) – Dustin Johnson (USA) vs. Paul Casey (EUR)

Match 7 (1:10 p.m.) – Brooks Koepka (USA) vs. Bernd Wiesberger (EUR)

Match 8 (1:21 p.m.) – Tony Finau (USA) vs. Ian Poulter (EUR)

Match 9 (1:32 p.m.) – Justin Thomas (USA) vs. Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)

Match 10 (1:43 p.m.) – Harris English (USA) vs. Lee Westwood (EUR)

Match 11 (1:54 p.m.) – Jordan Spieth (USA) vs. Tommy Fleetwood (EUR)

Match 12 (2:05 p.m.) – Daniel Berger (USA) vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick (EUR)

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