After being put on hold for months due to the pandemic, the PGA Tour is back with its first event, the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge which will be held at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. While there will be no fans in attendance, all four days of the event will be shown live and we’ve got all the details on how you can watch it at home.
The 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge will actually be the first of four events planned by the PGA Tour as part of its plan to resume operations after the pandemic. The event itself took two months to plan as the tour worked with the Coronavirus Task Force and consulted with other professional sports leagues before deciding to go ahead with it.
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The 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge will be a stacked tournament with Rory Mcllroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson among other top players in attendance. Traditionally only around 120 golfers participate in the event but due to the pandemic, it has been opened up to 148 players who will all compete for a chance to win the competition’s $7.5m purse.
Round 1 will kick off on Thursday, Round 2 will be held on Friday and Round 3 will take place on Saturday before the final round is played on Sunday. The course at the Colonial Country Club features wide fairways and there will be plenty of opportunities for shotmakers to shine at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge.
Whether you’re a big time golf fan or just looking to watch a bit of sport this weekend, we’ll show you exactly how to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge on TV or online from anywhere in the world.
2020 Charles Schwab Challenge – When and where?
The 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge will be held at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas and will take place from Thursday, June 11 until Sunday, June 14. Thursday and Friday’s coverage of the event will begin at 7:45am ET / 4:45am PT and will end at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage of the event will begin a little later at 1pm ET / 10am PT and last until 6pm ET / 3pm PT.
How to watch the Charles Schwab Challenge from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you’re currently traveling or live in a country without an official broadcast option you won’t be able to watch the PGA Tour’s first event in months.
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Live stream the Charles Schwab Challenge in the U.S. for free
If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, you’ll be able to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge on television via the Golf Channel. The Golf Channel will show Round 1 of the challenge on Thursday, Round 2 on Friday, Round 3 on Saturday and the Final Round on Sunday. However, Saturday and Sunday’s schedule will be split between the Golf Channel and CBS with former airing coverage from 1-3pm ET / 10am-12pm PT and the later airing coverage from 3-6pm ET / 12pm-3pm PT.
If you’d rather stream the event online, you can do so on the Golf Channel’s website but you will need to log in using the credentials from your cable provider. Alternatively you can also sign up for free access to the PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold until June 11.
Don’t want to sign up for a premium cable TV subscription just to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge? Don’t worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to the Golf Channel so you can watch the PGA Tour online. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV – $54.99 per month – As well as giving you access to the Golf Channel, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- fuboTV – $54.99 per month – fuboTV’s standard plan includes the Golf Channel as well as over 90 other live TV channels. You also get the ability to watch two streams simultaneously and record up to 30 hours of content using the service’s cloud DVR feature.
- YouTube TV – $49.99 per month – YouTube TV gives you access to the Golf Channel as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 14-day trial available.
- AT&T TV Now – $65 per month – AT&T TV Now may be more expensive than the competition but in addition to the Golf Channel you also get access to HBO with your plan. The service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
With a free 7-day trial, Hulu is a great option for watching the Charles Schwab Challenge as it happens live.
Watch the Charles Schwab Challenge in Canada
Canadian viewers will be able to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge on Golf Channel Canada as the network is offered up north though you will need a cable subscription to watch. The Golf Channel Canada will show the event from 12-4pm ET / 9am-1pm PT on Thursday and Friday and at 1-6pm ET / 10am-3pm PT on Saturday and Sunday.
Alternatively, if you’ve already cut the cord, you can also watch the Charles Schwab Challenge in its entirety on GOLFTV. The golf-focused streaming service costs either $9.99 per month or 19.99 per month depending on whether you also want access to replays of past tournaments and events.
Live stream the Charles Schwab Challenge in the UK
If you live in the UK and want to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge on television, you can do so on either Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Golf. On Thursday and Friday, coverage of Round 1 and Round 2 of the challenge will begin at 9pm GMT and last until 12am GMT. However, you can also watch Feature Groups live from 12:45-9pm GMT on both of these days. On Saturday, Sky Sports will show Round 3 live beginning at 6pm GMT with Featured Groups live being shown from 12:45-6pm GMT. Finally on Sunday, the Final Round will be shown from 6pm-11pm GMT.
Don’t want to sign up for Sky Sports just to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, don’t worry as you can watch the whole event live on NOW TV with a Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99 or a Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99. NOW TV will also let you stream the games on your computer, smartphone, smart TV or other streaming devices.
How to watch the Charles Schwab Challenge in Australia
Australian golf fans will be able to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge on Fox Sports with a Foxtel subscription. Coverage of Round 1 and Round 2 of the event will begin at 6am AEDT on Friday and Saturday and will last until 9pm AEDT. Round 3 will be shown on Sunday from 3am AEDT until 8am AEDT. If you can’t watch the Charles Schwab Challenge live, don’t worry as Fox Sports will show replays of the event at various times throughout the day.
If you’re not a Foxtel subscriber and still want to catch all the action, you can also watch the entire event on Kayo Sports. The service costs between $25 and $35 per month depending on the package you choose but new customers can take advantage of Kayo Sports’ 14-day Free Trial to watch the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge.
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