Not a pastime for the faint-hearted, golf can just as easily find you throwing your clubs in the drink as it can find you sinking a hole-in-one (you wish!). Thankfully, tuning in to watch the professionals tee-off is a lot less stressful than hitting the course yourself.
With the majority of the big tournaments happening overseas, Aussie golf fans have had to negotiate time zones and coverage times to catch all the action. Thankfully, viewers now have more options to catch their favourite players hit the fairway. In this Canstar Blue guide, find out where to catch all the action of the 2019 golfing year, and how much it will cost you.
How to watch the Masters in Australia?
The first major of the year, the Masters is held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA, with the winner walking away with the heralded Green Jacket. Australia’s own Adam Scott won the Masters back in 2013, but you’ll have to tune into Kayo or Foxtel to find out who will win the 2019 competition.
The Masters on Kayo
Offering live coverage and on-demand replays, you can catch every swing of the tournament as it happens, or in your own time, meaning you can keep up to date whether the ball goes straight ‘in the hole’, the rough, or in the water.
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The Masters on Foxtel
Foxtel offers live coverage of the Masters for viewers to tune into the action, with the Foxtel website additionally offering a scoreboard and play update to keep you in the know if you can’t make it to the TV.
How to watch the U.S. Open in Australia?
The third major championship of the year, the U.S. Open will be played at Pebble Beach, California, in 2019, with golfing fans able to tune into both Kayo and Foxtel for all the action.
The U.S. Open on Kayo
Similar to the other major championships, Kayo has live coverage and on-demand replay of the U.S. Open, ensuring you don’t miss any tee-offs, bunker shots, or any of the awards ceremony.
The U.S. Open on Foxtel
As with the Masters coverage, Foxtel offers live and on-demand replays of the major golf tournament, with analysis and commentary also available to help you stay on top of all the events, and news of the competition.
Year-round golf coverage
In addition to the Masters and the U.S. Open, Kayo also has live coverage or on-demand replays of the U.S. and European PGA tours, including the Ladies European Tour (ELPGA). Kayo coverage additionally includes the British Senior Open, Asian Tour Golf and FedEx Cup, helping you catch every birdie, bunker shot and hole-in-one.
- Kayo subscriptions start from $25 per month, with a 14-day free trial.
Along with coverage of the U.S. Open and Masters tournaments, Foxtel also has coverage for plenty of golfing rounds around the globe, whether you’re wanting to catch the action of the Scottish Open all the way to the Qatar Masters. With the European Tour, PGA, and LPGA tournaments available, you’ll have plenty of options to catch either the highlights or all 18 holes. Foxtel additionally offers golf shows and analysis while the tournaments are underway, allowing you to putt your way through at your own pace.
- Foxtel’s Sport Pack starts from $29 per month, but can be bundled with other packs if you want a break from sports.
If you’re mad about golf and want more than just the big competitions, then GolfTV may be the option for you. Along with the major tournaments, GolfTV also provides coverage of the PGA tours around the globe, with on-demand highlights for even more competitions.
Viewers can choose from a free account, which includes live coverage of the most popular events and holes, while a Live Pass is also available for those who want to see all 18 holes. If you’re looking for a bit more, the Pro Pass will gain you access to behind-the-scenes analysis and additional features. The Live Pass will cost you $9.99 per month (or $89.99 a year) while the Pro Pass will cost you $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year.
- GolfTV is available on both your phone and laptop, meaning you can catch the action while you’re on the go.
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