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PGA Tour live stream 2020/21: how to watch PGA golf online from anywhere

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Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic shutting down competitive sport back in March, the PGA Tour moved on to its 2020/21 season before two of golf's majors - the US Open and Masters - had even been played this year. The result is a bizarre situation this November when we have The Masters and US election occurring in the same month...only in 2020. Read on as we explain how to find a quality PGA Tour live stream and watch golf online wherever you are in the world right now.

PGA Tour live stream 2020

Golf coverage in the US is mostly shared between NBC and CBS, with ESPN+ also getting in on the action from time to time. In the UK, it's exclusive to Sky Sports (and its Now TV) streaming service), while in Australia it's Kayo Sports you want.  Whoever your chosen streaming provider is, remember you can take it with you wherever you go - just tee-off with a reliable VPN in your bag

Golf's 2019/20 campaign concluded with Dustin Johnson winning the 2020 Tour Championship after excelling throughout the FedExCup Playoffs - stopped from a clean sweep of all three events only by a miraculous Jon Rahm putt.

The new season has begun in equally dramatic form, with DeChambeau's six shot margin of victory at the US Open belying an even bigger talking point - the fact that he was the only player to finish under par at a notoriously difficult Winged Foot course configured to play as unforgivingly as possible.

The Mad Scientist enters The Masters as a resounding favorite, with Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas considered the other main contenders. Defending champion Tiger Woods is an outsider based on his recent form, while Rory McIlroy will once again have the chance to complete the career Grand Slam and cement his legacy as one of the best to ever play the game at Augusta this week.

Read on as our guide features all the latest PGA Tour news, most important PGA tournament dates scheduled for the 2020/21 season, and all the essentials like how to find a PGA Tour live stream and watch golf online from anywhere in the world - or just straight to our Masters live stream guide to catch all the action from golf's biggest event.

Masters 2020 dates: when is The Masters this year?

Originally scheduled for April 9-12, the dates of the 2020 Masters are now November 12-15 at Augusta National, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the PGA Tour to shutdown back in March.

How to watch PGA Tour golf from outside your country

There are loads of easy ways to watch PGA Tour golf in 2020 including in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and almost anywhere else in the world. Scroll down for a full breakdown of options, but the first thing you should know is that anyone away from their home country can still tune into the action as usual by using one of the best VPNs

These services will allow you to get around any geo-blocking and and let you watch the same legal, high-quality golf live stream you would at home. Best of all, they only take a few minutes to set-up.

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How to watch the PGA Tour: FREE live stream guide for the US

PGA Tour golf coverage is spread across multiple channels and streaming services the US, but NBC and CBS generally share the rights to coverage and are your best starting points.

NBC's Golf Channel offshoot (or NBC Golf, if you prefer) is where you'll find the bulk of its coverage outside of major tournaments, while CBS shows its share of the golf on its linear TV channel. 

Both networks also offer dedicated online coverage for those without cable. 

How to watch a PGA live stream online without cable

CBS All Access is available from just $5.99 a month an offers a FREE 7-day trial, but for more comprehensive coverage without cable, you'll want to consider getting an over-the-top streaming service.

Of the many, varied options, we think fuboTV is the best choice for most people right now. It offers a FREE 7-day trial  and therefore means you can watch the the next tournament for nothing if you play your cards right. Crucially, it offers access to both NBC's Golf Channel and CBS under the same roof for an all-in-one PGA live stream solution.

Sign up in a breeze, too, and while you do have to input your credit card details to verify your identity, a wide variety of providers are accepted - including some internationally recognized options for the globetrotters among you.

For a cheaper alternative, Sling TV doesn't have CBS but does have NBC in most major markets, NBCSN, and the Golf Channel available - as well as offering a free trial of its own.

Watch PGA golf online from abroad

You needn't find yourself in a pickle when you're abroad, either, as using a good VPN as described above will let you watch the streaming services and content you pay for at home, from anywhere in the world. This means you can watch PGA Tour golf just like you would after a round at your local country club or public course.

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Watch PGA Tour golf online: 2020 UK live stream details

If you're a UK-based golf fan, you'll likely know that Sky Sports has the rights to PGA Tour coverage on your side of the Atlantic. Head straight to the Sky Sports Golf channel where live coverage is as comprehensive as it gets, while bigger events and final rounds are also often shown on Sky Sports Main Event.

When you're not comfortably plonked out on the sofa, you can download the Sky Go app for your smartphone, tablet, computer, or even console. 

How to watch the PGA Tour without Sky

For cord cutters and anyone without the full Sky Sports works, Sky's Now TV streaming offshoot is the obvious choice. It offers daily and monthly passes that will let you live stream PGA Tour golf on nearly any modern device.

Of the two options, the Sky Sports Month Pass is easily the best value - especially as it's only £33.99 a month and comes with loads more sporting action. Premier League football, Test cricket, F1 racing - you name it, and a Now TV Sky Sports Pass will have you covered.

More UK PGA Tour live stream options

It's also worth knowing about GOLFTV, a new international streaming service dedicated to...you guessed it, golf! It's priced from just £5.99 a month, so if golf is the only sport you ever watch, it's well worth considering. However, note that it doesn't offer coverage of select events including some majors, so it's not an all-in-one solution for golf fans.

Those who might find themselves outside of the country during a PGA Tour golf event they want to watch can follow our instructions above. Just get a great golf VPN and watch the golf via your usual UK-based live stream, just like you would at home.

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How to watch the PGA Tour golf live online in Canada

Canadian golf fans will find that NBC's Golf Channel has a Canadian twin that airs featured coverage of most major tournaments and can be watched online with a cable TV subscription.

Two other channels in Canada that often show PGA Tour golf on TV are CTV and TSN - the latter being a particular useful option for cord cutters as you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a month. 

Otherwise, a GOLFTV pass can be bought in Canada from $9.99 a month and offers selective live tournament coverage. Check if it's showing the event you want to watch if signing up for the first time.

Just remember that if you're abroad and can normally access golf coverage in your home country, you can use one of our best VPN recommendations to tap into your usual service - though 5ft putts sadly aren't as easy to convert.

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2020 PGA Tour live stream: how to watch golf online in Australia

Down Under, the most comprehensive golf coverage is offered by Kayo Sports. This great over-the-top streaming service offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand, with some its big name channels including Fox Sports, ESPN, and beIN Sports.

Better still, it's fantastic value at either $25 for Kayo Basic or $35 for Kayo Premium. Basic lets you stream sport on two devices at once, while Premium ups the ante and allows you watch on up to three screens simultaneously, so it represents the best value if your household has different sporting tastes or you're splitting the cost of the subscription with mates.There's even a free 14-day trial for good measure.

Elsewhere, linear TV coverage is usually via Australian pay TV provider Foxtel and, more specifically, Fox Sports. 

As ever, Aussies out of the country can access their favourite streaming service just like they would at home can use a VPN to watch their PGA Tour live stream of choice. Finding a nice cold VB abroad? That might prove more problematic.

PGA Tour schedule 2020/21: upcoming tournaments and dates

Here are the final PGA Tour tournaments being played in 2020 before attention turns to a new calendar year.

  • The Masters, Nov 12-15 at Augusta National (Augusta, GA)
  • RSM Classic, Nov 19-22 at Sea Island Golf Club (Sea Island, GA)
  • Hero World Challenge, Dec 3-6 at Albany Golf Club (Nassau, Bahamas)
  • OHL Classic, Dec 3-6 at El Camaleon Golf Club (Mexico)

2020/21 PGA Tour season: highlights so far

The new PGA Tour season has gotten off to a spectacular start, headlined of course by Bryson DeChambeau's dominant win at the US Open back in September.

While a tough act to follow, October produced some highly memorable moments on the regular circuit, and of the non-majors, the relocated Zozo Championship at Sherwood produced a memorable finish that saw Patrick Cantlay win by a single shot over Justin Thomas.

Elsewhere, Sergio Garcia rolled back the years to win at the Sanderson Farms Championship, while arguably the most dramatic tournament so far was the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Scotland's Martin Laird won a dramatic three-man playoff to claim the title.

Who won the PGA Tour last year? 2019/20 season recap

That depends on who you ask - and how you measure success in golf. But in most people's eyes (and the eyes of the PGA), the answer is Dustin Johnson.

Johnson was in superb form from the moment PGA Tour action resumed back in June and looked unbeatable towards the end of the season, winning two out of three events in the 2020 FedExCup Playoffs including the Tour Championship - making him the official winner of the 2019/20 PGA Tour. In fact, only a miraculous 66-foot Jon Rahm putt stopped him from making it a clean sweep and he's still world no. 1 as we look ahead to Augusta.

However, if you measure success by major victories, then Collin Morikawa's maiden victory at the PGA Championship certainly deserves a mention - as does Bryson DeChambeau's win at Winged Foot in the 2020 US Open, even though it technically took place after the start of the 2020/21 season.

Should DeChambeau continue to drive the ball the length of Route 66 and conquer The Masters this November, many would argue he's the real 'winner' of golf in 2020 (although the scheduling changes resulting from the coronavirus pandemic will always mean it's up for debate).