Presidents Cup live coverage: How to watch the 2019 Presidents Cup on Thursday
Day 2 of the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia is upon us. The U.S. heads into the second session trailing for the first time since 2005, 4-1. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the day’s action.
How to watch the Presidents Cup: Day 2
The Presidents Cup is in Australia this year, which means the matches will be played in a time zone 16 hours ahead of the east coast of the United States. While the event runs from Thursday to Sunday at Royal Melbourne, the time difference means that for viewers in the United States, Day 2 actually starts on Thursday night.
The second session on Friday in Australia (Thursday night in the U.S.) features five foursomes matches. In a foursomes match, each foursome is split into two teams. Each team then plays one ball, alternating shots until the ball is the hole, with the lower score of the two teams winning the hole.
Team captains Tiger Woods and Ernie Els determined the specific matchups after play concluded on Day 1.
Els elected to ride the hot hand, starting Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen against Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar in Match 1. That match is set to begin at 11:02 a.m. on Friday morning in Melbourne, which is 7:02 p.m. ET Thursday night.
The Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas pairing that earned the U.S. team’s only point during Day 1 play faces off with Ben An and Hideki Matsuyama in Match 4. That match tees off at 7:41 p.m. ET. After the second session, eight more matches (four fourball and four foursomes) will be played in Saturday’s third session and 12 matches of singles will be played in Sunday’s final sessiom.
All four remaining sessions will be broadcast on Golf Channel in the United States, so that’s where you’ll need to tune in to watch the action. You can watch online at NBCSports.com with cable credentials, or by signing in to your PGA Tour Live account. Check out the TV schedule and full list of Day 2 matches and tee times below.
2019 Presidents Cup: TV Schedule (ET)
Thursday: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. (Golf Channel)
2019 Presidents Cup: Day 2 Matches and Tee Times
Match No. 1 (No. 6 overall): 7:02 p.m. ET
Adam Scott & Louis Oosthuizen vs. Dustin Johnson & Matt Kuchar
Match No. 2 (No. 7): 7:15 p.m. ET
Adam Hadwin & Joaquin Niemann vs. Xander Schauffele & Patrick Cantlay
Match No. 3 (No. 8): 7:28 p.m. ET
Marc Leishman & Abraham Ancer vs. Webb Simpson & Patrick Reed
Match No. 4 (No. 9): 7:41 p.m. ET
Ben An & Hideki Matsuyama vs. Justin Thomas & Tiger Woods
Match No. 5 (No. 10): 7:54 p.m. ET
Sungjae Im & Cameron Smith vs. Gary Woodland & Rickie Fowler
Presidents Cup Rosters
U.S. Player, Overall Record
Tiger Woods (playing captain), 24-15-1
Dustin Johnson, 8-4-2
Justin Thomas, 3-1-1
Matt Kuchar, 6-8-2
Xander Schauffele, first appearance
Webb Simpson, 5-3-2
Patrick Cantlay, first appearance
Bryson DeChambeau, first appearance
Gary Woodland, first appearance
Tony Finau, first appearance
Patrick Reed, 4-3-2
Rickie Fowler, 4-3-1
International Player, Overall Record
Ernie Els (captain, not playing), 20-18-2
Hideki Matsuyama, 4-6-3
Adam Scott, 14-20-5
Louis Oosthuizen, 7-5-3
Marc Leishman, 3-7-3
Abraham Ancer, first appearance
Haotong Li, first appearance
C.T. Pan, first appearance
Cameron Smith, first appearance
Joaquin Niemann, first appearance
Adam Hadwin, 0-2-1
Sungjae Im, first appearance
Byeong Hun An, first appearance
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