How to watch the PGA Championship on Eleven Sports

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How to watch the PGA Championship on Eleven Sports in the UK & Ireland

For the first time in major history the fourth major of the year will move away from TV after talks with both Sky Sports and the BBC broke down prior to the event. 

Instead, online-only channel Eleven Sports will be taking control of the broadcast for all four days of the PGA Championship, as well as showing the first two rounds Live on their Facebook Page.  You can watch through a desktop or by downloading their newly launched IOS and Android app. 

You can watch the first two rounds on Facebook for free, but you have to sign up for a 7-day free-trial pass on their website to watch the rest (it will be on their website on all four days). However, in a similar set-up to Netflix, you have to enter your credit card details, and if you forget to cancel your subscription you will be charged a monthly fee of £5.99.

Replacing the regular Sky and BBC commentators for Eleven Sports are Dominik Holyer, Anna Whiteley and 2014 Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson, while online personality and host of 'Seb on Golf' Seb Carmichael-Brown will also join as a part of the team.

For a list of timings for coverage on Eleven Sports, read on below. 

They will still have featured groups though. Originally they said they would be showing two per day until full coverage starts, but so far have announced one on each day.

Thursday: Feature Groups 

14: 23 Justin Thomas (2), Rory McIlroy (19), Tiger Woods (47)

Friday: Feature Groups

14:12: Jordan Spieth (43), Jon Rahm (16), Justin Rose (3)

Eleven Sports: Coverage times

There have been some conflicting messages from Eleven Sports in regard to coverage times. In their press release they said the final two rounds would be shown from 5pm, and the first two would have feature groups from 4-7pm and main coverage from 7pm. 

However, below are posted the coverage times from news on their website, and from the scheduling on their channel, which see feature groups start on Thursday at 2.23 and Friday at 2.30pm--7pm before main coverage is shown on all four days at 7pm. 

Thursday

1.30pm: ‘On the Range’ segment
2.23pm: Live Feature Group (Thomas/McIlroy/Woods)
7pm: Full coverage starts

Friday

5am: PGA Championship day one repeat 
12pm: PGA Championship day one highlights
2.30pm: Live Feature Group (Spieth/Rahm/Rose)
7pm: Full coverage starts 

Saturday 

7am: PGA Championship day two repeat
5pm: PGA Championship day two highlights
7pm: Live coverage starts

Sunday 

7am: PGA Championship day three repeat
5pm: PGA Championship day three highlights
7pm: Live coverage starts