PGA Championship 2019: How you can watch Tiger Woods’ round Thursday at the PGA

Tiger Woods’ first competitive round since his Masters win will have plenty of golf fans scurrying to watch the opening round of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Thursday. They just need to know not to look for it on TV. Although TNT will begin broadcast coverage of the season’s second major at 1 p.m. (ET), Woods tees off at 8:24 a.m. alongside defending PGA Champion Brooks Koepka and Open champ Francesco Molinari.

To watch morning action, fans can watch live coverage on PGA.com through its PGA Championship Live player. They can also download the PGA Championship mobile app. By downloading the app and authenticating your TV service provider, viewers can also watch the TNT and CBS simulcasts of all four rounds. There will also be coverage of the closing Nos. 16, 17 and 18 holes at Bethpage Black on the app.

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Woods’ group will be one featured group on streaming coverage. Another is the 1:38 p.m. grouping of former PGA champs Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy.

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As for TV coverage, here’s the schedule for the week.

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Television Schedule (all times ET)

Thursday

TNT — 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday

TNT — 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

TNT — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CBS — 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday

TNT — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CBS — 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The new May spot on the schedule couldn’t have come at a better time for the PGA of America, with Woods coming off a Masters victory and with Bethpage Black as the host venue. And Woods is far from the only intriguing story line. Defending champion Koepka is looking to win his fourth major in his last eight tries, and he’s coming off a T-2 at Augusta National. Also finishing in a tie for second was World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who is still in search of an elusive second major title. Rory McIlroy, who won four majors between 2011 and 2014, will look to conquer the Black Course for a fifth major victory, his last coming at the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

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And then there is Jordan Spieth, whose struggles this season have been well-documented. The three-time major winner has not registered a top 10 this year, though he did show some signs of life at Augusta. Following a first-round 75, he bounced back to post rounds of 68, 69 and 71 to finish T-21 for his best result of the year. There’d be no better place to snap out of it than at Bethpage, where Spieth could complete the career Grand Slam with a victory.

All these storylines and much more give the PGA Championship a feel it hasn’t had in a long time, and no one is referring to it as “the fourth major” in 2019. It should be must-see TV.

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