The Players Championship – where and when
As it has since 1982, The Players Championship will take place at the TPC at Sawgrass course near Jacksonville in Florida, US. If you’ve ever played a golf video game, you will likely have torn your hair out at some stage at the tricky water-surrounded 17th hole.
The first tee-off time on the third and fourth rounds are at 8.10am ET, 5.10am PT, 1.10pm BST on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Dismiss The Players Championship at your peril. It may not be one of the official four majors on the golfing calendar, but it’s far from a minor event. Now into its fifth decade, the tournament has produced some of the most memorable moments – and champions – in golf history. And you can stream The Players Championship 2018 live with this handy guide.
And this year’s has been pretty incredible so far. That’s more or less single handidly thanks to Webb Simpson, who tied the course record with an almost unfathomable record-equalling 63 during Friday’s third round. But Dustin Johnson and former winner Sergio Garcia are still lurking towards the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend. So the TPC at Sawgrass, and its infamous 17th hole Island Green could easily still throw up some surprises.
The tournament’s climax culminates on Sunday. We don’t yet know who will be among the leaders when they march towards the final stages, but we do know how you can watch the conclusion – and the rest of the golf action. Live stream the best of The Players Championship by casting your eyes downward where we can tell you the best viewing options where you live.
Live stream the Players Championship with a VPN
It doesn’t matter where you live – you can catch the Players from anywhere as long as you have a VPN. So even if it isn’t being shown in your corner of the world, you can tune in to a country that is. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs currently available:
1. Express VPN (comes with a 30 day money back guarantee)
This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world right now. You can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. Check out Express VPN
2. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great choice for streaming.
3. VyprVPN: blazing speeds make VyprVPN a great choice for 4K video
Where can I stream golf live with a VPN?
How to watch The Players Championship in the US
Use PGA Tour Live to live stream the Players
Following the lead of the likes of WWE and UFC, the PGA has got itself all modern and produced its very own subscription golf service. PGA Tour Live costs $5.99 per month (or $39.99 for a year) and hosts all the action from over 30 events. Plus, it has its own iOS, Android and Apple TV apps so you can access anywhere.
If you’re at home and have cable, then NBC is the official broadcaster and has coverage from 1pm ET / 10am PT every day. While DIRECTV NOW costs $50 per month, hosts loads of other sports across plentiful devices and even has a free 7-day trial to let you test out the platform.
How to watch The Players Championship: UK stream
Sky Sports for The Players Championship in the UK
If you’re a UK-based golf fan, you’ll be well used to this by now. Sky Sports has all the Sawgrass coverage on your side of the Atlantic. Head straight to the Sky Sports Golf channel from 12.30pm BST to watch featured groups. And if you’re not going to be at home much this weekend, you can download the Sky Go app on your tablet or smartphone.
Don’t have Sky and don’t fancy subscribing just for the golf? Well NOW TV may well be a decent fit for you. It costs £12.99 for a week’s worth of access. And pretty much every streaming device you can think of has a NOW app.
Live stream the Players in Canada, Germany and Japan
The DAZN service is available and has a free trial
DAZN is a streaming service available in a select few countries including Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. Luckily, it has secured streaming rights for The Players Championship.
You can watch for free as DAZN offers a 30 day money back option. You’ll have to sign up for the service but if you don’t like it you can get your money back within a month of you signing up. Now, if you’re not in one of those countries, you could in theory use a VPN to dial in to, say, Germany, and also get this free option. Your main hurdle will be that you will need a credit card registered in one of the participating countries in order to sign up.
If you want to try this option from the US or UK we’d recommend doing it via ExpressVPN.
Images courtesy of theplayers.com