How to watch the 2021 American Century Championship: TV Schedule, streaming info
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The 2021 American Century Championship kicks off Friday, July 9, in Tahoe. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the celebrity-studded event live on TV or online.
American Century Championship preview
The American Century Championship has become the premier celebrity amateur golf event, with the field for the annual tournament held at Edgewood Tahoe Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe gaining more and more star power every year. That’s mostly thanks to star athletes from other sports joining in on the fun. Lots of them.
Among the glitzy list of competitors are 15 Cy Young winners and multiple NFL Hall of Famers and MVPs, including the current MVP Aaron Rodgers, who just teamed with Bryson DeChambeau to defeat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in The Match 4 early this week. Brady will also make the trip to Tahoe, along with Charles Barkley, Annika Sorenstam, Steph Curry and many, many more.
American Century Championship format
The event consists of three rounds of competition, but it’s not the standard stroke-play affair we’re used to seeing on the PGA Tour. Instead, the American Century Championship makes use of a modified stableford format, where the goal is score the most points.
Players will receive six points for an eagle, three points for a birdie, one point for a par, zero points for a bogey and negative two points for a double or worse. Should someone make a hole-in-one they get eight points, but an albatross is the most valuable, worth a hefty 10 points. Former pro tennis player Mardy Fish won the 2020 event with a final score of 76.
How to watch American Century Championship on TV
The 2021 American Century Championship will air on NBC and NBCSN. NBCSN will carry Friday’s first round, beginning at 5 p.m. ET. NBC takes over for the second and third rounds on Saturday and Sunday, with their coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. ET each day. You can catch replays of the action each night at 10 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.
How to stream the American Century Championship online
Fans with a cable subscription can choose to stream all the TV broadcasts online at nbcsports.com/live or through the NBC Sports App.