One of the biggest events on the golf calendar is the Player Championship, sometimes referred to as “the fifth major” by golf fans. Many of the best golfers in the world are playing for a share of huge prize money.
How to stream the Players Championship
US: ESPN Plus (opens in new tab)peacock (opens in new tab)
UNITED KINGDOM: Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
AU: kayo (opens in new tab)
TPC Sawgrass’ The Players Championship is back on March 9-12, and golf fans are likely looking for a way to catch as much of the tournament as possible. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Below is everything you need to know to watch The Players Championship online or on TV, including any additional information that you might find useful.
Golf fans should also check out our guide to watching the PGA Tour 2023 in general, as well as our guide to the new Netflix doc Full swing.
How to watch The Players Championship in the US
There are a plethora of ways to watch The Players Championship in the US.
Streaming options include ESPN Plus, as ESPN’s proprietary streaming app will provide exclusive coverage of marquee pairings and specific holes over the four days of the tournament.
If you want to stream the main show on TV, Peacock offers coverage from The Golf Channel and NBC’s main shows. The streaming service costs $4.99 for a month with ads or $9.99 a month without ads.
On cable TV, The Golf Channel is the best channel for getting Thursday and Friday action (no surprises given its factual name) as well as early morning weekend coverage. NBC has the afternoon weekend coverage that includes the tournament directors.
Many live TV streaming services have The Golf Channel and NBC as part of their channel lineup: Sling TV (from $40 per month), FuboTV ($74.99 per month), YouTube TV ($64.99 per month), and Hulu with Live TV ($69.99 per month). Month).
How to watch The Players Championship in the UK
The Players Championship is shown in the UK on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event, two of the channels you get when you subscribe to Sky TV and the Sky Sports add-on.
This package costs £44 a month in total, although you won’t have to pay that much if you already subscribe to Sky TV.
How to watch the PGA Tour 2023 in Australia
In Australia, Foxtel is showing The Players Championship. So if you’re already paying for that, you’re sorted for gulf watching.
If not, Kayo Sports also shows golf, and the cheapest package of these is $25 a month.
The Players Championship: What you need to know
Where does the Players Championship take place?
The Players takes place in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida at the TPC Sawgrass Course, where the tournament has been held since 1982. The course is famous for its iconic island green, the par 3 hole #17.
Who plays at The Players Championship?
Rather who is not play at The Players?
Almost all the top players in the world are featured including Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Max Homa, Jon Rahm, Jason Day, Tyrell Hatton, Keegan Bradley, Viktor Hovland, Justin Thomas and more. The main missing players are those who switched to LIV Golf instead of PGA.
The field is selected based on a few different criteria, and here are the first:
- Winner of every PGA Tour championship since last season’s Players Championship.
- The top 125 players in last year’s FedEx Cup points rankings
- Top 125 players with medical exemptions
- The champions of the majors of the last 5 years
- The winners of The Players over the past five years
- The champions of The Players, The Tour and World Golf