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2021 PGA Championship: TV schedule, how to watch, viewers' guide

PGA Championship 2012
The sun sets over the Ocean Course at the PGA Championship in 2012.

The next golf major of 2021 is upon us, and PGA Championship TV times have been set. The 103rd PGA Championship TV coverage and streaming coverage can be enjoyed from home or on the go. 

Last year, Collin Morikawa shot 6 under in the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park to win by three strokes. At 23, Morikawa won his first major title. While some eyes will be on Morikawa’s title defense, Rory McIlroy should be the lead story heading into the event. 

Not only did McIlroy just win last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he will also be defending his PGA Championship title at Kiawah Island. At the 2012 PGA Championship, McIlroy blew away the field and won by eight strokes. What are his chances now? Check out our PGA Championship betting odds for a rundown of the favorites, sleepers and best bets.

2021 PGA Championship fast facts
When: Thursday-Sunday, May 20-23

Where: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina

2020 PGA Championship winner: Collin Morikawa

Defending Ocean Course champion: Rory McIlroy (PGA Championship, 2012)

2021 PGA Championship TV schedule
The PGA Championship coverage for this week will increase increase compared to 2020. The tournament will be on ESPN and ESPN+ the entire week through Sunday, and CBS will pick up the afternoon coverage on the weekend. The ESPN+ app will track featured groups, featured holes and the PGA Championship Coaching Channel, which will feature expert analysis of pros’ swings on the course and even the driving range. All times below are ET.

Tuesday, May 18: preview
Tuesday at the PGA Championship | ESPN+ | Noon-3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19: preview
Wednesday at the PGA Championship | ESPN+ | Noon-3 p.m.

Thursday, May 20: first round
First-round coverage | ESPN+ | 7a.m.-1 p.m.

First-round coverage | ESPN | 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

First-round featured groups and featured holes | ESPN+ | 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday, May 21: second round
Second-round coverage | ESPN+ | 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Second-round coverage | ESPN | 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Second-round featured groups and featured holes | ESPN+ | 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 22: third round
Third-round coverage | ESPN+ | 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Third-round coverage | ESPN | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Third-round coverage | CBS | 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Third-round featured groups and featured holes | ESPN+ | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, May 23: final round
Final-round coverage | ESPN+ | 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Final-round coverage | ESPN | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Final-round coverage | CBS | 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Final-round featured groups and featured holes | ESPN+ | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

PGA Championship coverage pro tips
Everyone wants to tune into the majors, so be sure to access all of the live and featured coverage, especially if you don’t have cable. Review the most frequently asked questions about major golf TV coverage, and get everything running smoothly before the opening tee shots.

How to watch PGA Championship on iPhone
Download the ESPN+, ESPN and CBS apps to watch live round coverage and featured groups and holes.

How to watch PGA Championship on Fire TV Stick
Download the CBS and ESPN apps on Amazon Fire TV Stick for live coverage, and download the ESPN+ app to watch featured groups and holes on TV. If you have the PGA Tour Live subscription on Amazon, you can watch live coverage of most PGA Tour events, but not the major championships.

Last thing: once they’re posted, search the tee times for your favorite players. Whether you’re watching the coverage live on TV or following your fantasy team on the apps, grab your popcorn because this is sure to be a great major.