Watch PGA Championship 2020 Live: Tiger Woods is also looking to win his 16th major championship and 83rd PGA Tour event, which would break the tie for first with Sam Snead and make him the winningest player in tour history.The first major of 2020 finally has arrived as the world’s best golfers descend on TPC Harding Park in San Francisco for the 102nd PGA Championship.
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The quest for the Wanamaker Trophy initially was scheduled for May, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed the PGA Championship back three months.
Brooks Koepka enters as the two-time defending champion, looking to make history as the first player to win three consecutive PGA Championships since Walter Hagen won four in a row from 1924-27. Koepka will tee off at 8: 11 a.m. PT alongside Shane Lowry and Gary Woodland.
Tiger Woods will be making his second appearance since the PGA Tour resumed play after its COVID-19 hiatus. The 15-time major champion will tee off at 8:33 a.m. PT with Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy.
With 95 of the top 100 players in the world vying for a major championship, you won’t want to miss a second of the action.The 2020 PGA Championship tees off on Thursday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, finally bringing about the first long-awaited major championship of the golf season. This event was originally scheduled to take place in May for the second year in a row—as part of the revised schedule put into place by the PGA last year—but had its start date pushed back to August 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PGA Championship will look far different than organizers initially envisioned when tabbing Harding Park to host its first ever major, most notably due to the lack of spectators that will be in attendance for this tourney. Still, after a three-plus month delay,
golf fans are anxious for major championship play to resume and this one should not disappoint thanks to a loaded field featuring all the top golfers. You can find out everything you need to know for the 2020 PGA Championship in the sections below, including a full viewing guide, odds for the field, tee times, pairings and much more.The 2020 PGA Championship will be nationally televised by ESPN and CBS. ESPN is providing TV coverage for the first and second rounds, starting at 4 p.m. ET a
nd running until 10 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday. The Worldwide Leader will also have the early portions of Rounds 3 and 4, airing Saturday’s action from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and covering Sunday’s final round from noon to 3 p.m. CBS will take over in primetime this weekend, airing Round 3 play on Saturday, August 8 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Viewers will be able to catch the conclusion of the 2020 PGA Championship by tuning in to CBS for Round 4 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
ESPN+ will live stream early Rounds 1 and 2 coverage beginning at 10 AM ET and running until 4 PM when the TV broadcast begins on Thursday and Friday. ESPN+ will also be streaming feature groups all day (10 AM – 10 PM) throughout the 2020 PGA Championship. All ESPN TV coverage will be simulcast live streamed via the WatchESPN website and app, while the CBS All Access will simulcast stream Rounds 3 and 4.
We’ve all experienced a bit of a wait over the past four months, but the first — and lone — major championship of 2019-20 season is finally here as the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park readies to tee off on Thursday. The attention of the golf world is now on the San Francisco area for this rescheduled, back-to-August edition of the championship that is set to include 95 of the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Rankings along with 20 PGA of America professionals from across the country.
The headlines for the event are plentiful, even without considering the absence of fans or the change in date amid the coronavirus. Two-time winner Brooks Koepka is chasing history to become the first player to win three straight since Walter Hagen captured four straight in the 1920s. Jordan Spieth is chasing the career grand slam. And because of the shifts in the PGA Tour schedule, the PGA Championship is the penultimate event before the beginning of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
All of these storylines and more — including Bryson DeChambeau’s first major since bulking up, Jon Rahm looking to reclaim the No. 1 ranking in the world and newly-minuted No. 1 Justin Thomas adding a second Wanamaker Trophy to his rapidly expanding trophy case — will converge when the action gets underway on Thursday.
Check out the tee times for Thursday’s first round of action at TPC Harding Park below and keep it locked here to CBS Sports and CBS Sports HQ for up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2020 PGA Championship throughout the week. All times Eastern.
There was good reason: From the beginning of 2015 through the middle of 2016, there was arguably no one better. Day won eight times, including a PGA Championship and the Players. He reached No. 1 in the world—a position he’d hold for a total of 51 weeks. He had a short game his peers drooled over, was one of the best iron players on the planet and could drive it as far as just about anyone in the sport.
But five years after his seminal victory at Whistling Straits, where he shot 68-67-66-67 to dust his nearest competitor—a red-hot, halfway-to-the-Grand-Slam-that-year Jordan Spieth—by three, Day remains stuck on that single major. And it has been more than two full years since he has won anywhere, having last done so in May 2018 at the Wells Fargo Championship.
As Day enters the first major of 2020, however, the 32-year-old carries some strong momentum. In his past three starts Day hasn’t finished worse than seventh, which included a tie for sixth against an elite field at last week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
It marked the first time that Day has recorded three straight top-10 finishes since 2016. He also did so without a swing coach for the first time in his career after parting ways with the only coach he’s ever had, Colin Swatton, a month ago.
That Day saw improvement in his results immediately was hardly an indictment on Swatton—fresh perspective can spark success—as much as it was a sign that Day feels comfortable with where his game is headed. Much the way Tiger Woods parted with his last coach (Chris Como) three years ago in an effort to own his swing, Day is trying to do the same.
“I haven’t really moved away too much from what Col has done,” Day said. “I’m still doing the same things that he’s really kind of teaching me, but I’m just really trying to focus more on the feel side of things, what I like to feel out there.
“Sometimes when I had a coach, I know that it’s not that way, but me thinking that this way, sometimes I would try something, but I knew that he probably wouldn’t want me to try it so I wouldn’t end up doing it. This has obviously given me a little bit of freedom to go out and experiment a little bit on what kind of windows I like to see, trajectory, the spin and what kind of feel I like going through impact.”