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The 2019 PGA Championship: How to watch, tee times and pairings for first round play

Round 2 of the PGA Championship begins

The 2019 PGA Championship begins on Thursday at The Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, New York, with final round play scheduled for Sunday, May 19. This will be the 101st incarnation of the tournament and the first PGA Championship to take place in May since 1949, as the tournament has usually been played in August. 

Some of the greatest golfers in the world will be competing for a winning purse of nearly $2 million and the famed Wanamaker Trophy, which was hoisted last year by Brooks Koepka, who defeated Tiger Woods by two strokes in final round play. 

When is the 2019 PGA Championship?

  • What: The 2019 PGA Championship Tournament
  • When: May 16-19, 2019
  • Where: The Bethpage Black Course, Farmingdale, New York
  • TV channels: TNT (Rounds 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday) and TNT and CBS (Rounds 3 and 4 on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Follow online: PGA Championship leaderboard from CBS Sports 

How to watch live coverage on TV and online

  • TNT: Rounds 1 and 2, from 1 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday and 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Rounds 3 and 4 , from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday 
  • CBS: Round 3 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. Round 4 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. CBS' Jim Nantz hosts on your local CBS station.
  • Full schedule: The full schedule for the tournament can be found here.
  • Live stream: You can watch Rounds 3 and 4 of the PGA Championship Saturday and Sunday on CBS All Access – start a free trial. These rounds will also stream on fuboTV—start a free trial. First and second round play livestreams at
  • CBS Sports stream: Follow the updated leaderboard and extra video feeds on the CBS Sports mobile app.

This will be the first time Bethpage has hosted the PGA Championship, though the famed Long Island-based Black Course was home to the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens, with Tiger Woods winning the former over Phil Mickelson in a memorable battle. 

This year could be one of the most talented fields to ever play in the tournament, as the legendary Woods enters after his historic Masters win, while No. 1 player in the world Dustin Johnson ties off along with defending champion Koepka, and Jordan Spieth, who is attempting to complete a career Grand Slam.  

Weather Forecast 

As with every golf tournament, weather will be a factor. According to the National Weather Service, the four-day weather forecast for Bethpage, New York, where The Black Course is located, points to rather rainy weather that tempers off into sunny afternoons. Thursday predicts a 20 percent chance of isolated showers with a high of 70, while Friday forecasts a 40 percent chance of showers with a high of 59. Saturday will be a beautiful day, mostly sunny, high of 69, and Sunday looks primed for final round play with a partly sunny forecast, high of 69. Winds will remain steady throughout the four days, leveling off between 5-to-9 mph.   

Tee times and pairings

Here are pairings and tee times for some of the more popular players in the tournament this year, according to the PGA's Tour official website (all times EDT). As keeping with tradition, the past three major winners are paired up, with Masters champion Tiger Woods playing with Open champion Francesco Molinari and the aforementioned Koepka. 

7:40 a.m. off No. 10: Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Adam Scott. 

8:02 a.m. off No. 10: Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose. 

8:24 a.m. off No. 10: Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods. 

1:16 p.m. off No. 1: Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth. 

1:38 p.m. off No. 1: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day. 

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