This year’s Memorial Tournament will begin on May 30. Over the following four days, some of the world’s most talented golfers will go head-to-head at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio for a chance to take home the winner’s share of the prize money: $1,530,000. It’s sure to be an incredibly close-fought contest, and below, we’ll let you know how to watch the 2019 Memorial Tournament, regardless of where you are in the world.
You should note that this post will only recommend official sources. Although major sporting events are often available on third-party streaming sites, these usually only offer laggy, low-resolution video, and are prone to having their streams taken offline for copyright violation partway through. With so many legitimate ways to watch, many of them free, there’s no reason to resort to unauthorized, unreliable sources.
The platforms showing the 2019 Memorial Tournament are all region-locked. This means you’ll need a VPN to access them from abroad.
How to watch the 2019 Memorial Tournament free online with a VPN
Bypassing regional restrictions is simple, even if you’ve never used a VPN before. Below, we’ll explain how to unblock and live stream the Memorial Tournament abroad:
- The first step is to choose a suitable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN but if you’re looking for a low-cost alternative, NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent choices.
- Next, install the VPN software. Most offer desktop and mobile apps, so make sure to get the appropriate version for your device.
- Decide which of the streaming services below you’d like to use.
- Connect to a VPN server in the required country. For instance, you’d use an American server to unblock CBS or a British one for Now TV.
- Try streaming content on your chosen service. It should play immediately but if not, you can fix most issues by clearing your cookies and cache, then reloading the page.
This event will be broadcast live, which is why we recommend testing your VPN with the steps above well in advance. This way, if you run into any difficulty, you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team and might not have to miss the beginning of what’s sure to be a very exciting tournament.
How to watch the Memorial Tournament for free on US TV
In the US, coverage is split between the Golf Channel and CBS. The first two days will be shown on the Golf Channel from 2:30 PM EST (11:30 PM PST) while CBS will show the third day’s events from 3 PM. You can watch coverage from the morning of the final round on the Golf Channel and the afternoon on CBS.
If you have cable TV, you can sign in to either website and start streaming immediately at no added cost. Even if you don’t have cable, you can still stream this event, though, since they both allow you to log in with a fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV account. Each of these services comes with a trial period too, which means that you’ll be able to live stream the entire Memorial Tournament for free. Just make sure to cancel your account before the trial expires to avoid being charged. Note that these services require a US billing address so it may be difficult for foreigners to sign up.
The Golf Channel and CBS are only available in the US. However, if you’re outside of America, you can still use these services by connecting to a US VPN server. Don’t have a VPN yet? ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can watch the 2019 Memorial Tournament risk-free. If you’re not impressed, just cancel afterwards to receive a full refund.
Where else can I live stream the 2019 Memorial Tournament?
Although this tournament is held in the US, it’ll be broadcast in over a dozen countries worldwide. Read on to find out which networks are showing the Memorial Tournament where you are.
The bad news is that Canadian broadcasters are only showing the final two rounds of the 2019 Memorial Tournament. The good news is that you can stream them both for free, provided you have cable TV. If so, just log in to CTV or TSN at 3 PM EST (12 PM PST) on June 1 or June 2 to follow all the action live.
Luckily, there’s another way to watch, even if you don’t have cable. TSN offers an online-only subscription for $4.99 CAD per day or $19.99 per month. Unfortunately, there’s no trial period, and you’ll need a payment method linked to a Canadian address, but without cable, this is the only way to watch the event in Canada.
TSN and CTV are both region-locked, meaning you’ll either have to be in Canada or using a VPN to access them.
All four rounds of this tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Golf. Coverage begins at 7:30 PM BST for the first two days and 5:30 PM for days three and four. If you already subscribe to Sky Sports, you can watch it live online using the Sky Go app.
There’s no need to change TV provider if you don’t already have access to Sky Sports. Instead, you can simply purchase a Sky Sports pass on Now TV. Daily passes are £8.99 each but this event is four days long, so we’d recommend opting for the £14.99 weekly pass instead. It’s worth noting that you don’t need a Now TV account to buy a Sky Sports pass, so there are no additional charges to worry about.
The services above can only be accessed from within the UK. If you’re currently abroad, you’ll have to connect to a British VPN server before you can watch anything.
Fox Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of this event in Australia. If you’re a Foxtel or Fetch customer and your subscription includes Fox Sports, you’re free to stream the Memorial Tournament online with the Foxtel GO or Fetch TV companion apps. You’ll have to get up early, however, as the broadcast will begin at 4:30 AM AEST (4 AM on day three and 2:30 AM on day four) and there are no reruns later in the day.
With a different TV provider? No problem: all you have to do is sign up for Foxtel Now instead. This platform usually costs $25 AUD per month but it comes with a ten-day trial, during which you’ll be able to watch any channel you’d like. As long as you cancel once the tournament is over, you won’t be charged.
Foxtel and Fetch are only available in Australia. Additionally, Foxtel requires an Australian phone number for registration, making it difficult to sign up unless you usually live in Australia. Existing subscribers can access the service as normal from abroad using a VPN.
If you live in a Sub-Saharan African country like South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, or the Central African Republic, you can live stream the Memorial Tournament on SuperSport. Coverage will begin at 7:30 PM SAST on days one and two, 6:30 PM on day three, and 7 PM on day four. Highlights from the previous night’s event will be shown every few hours the following morning.
Users sign into SuperSport with their DStv account, but DStv only installs its services at addresses in Sub-Saharan Africa, so SuperSport is effectively impossible to access unless you live in one of DStv’s supported countries. If you’re a DStv customer and are currently travelling abroad, you can use SuperSport as normal by connecting to a VPN server in your home country.
How is this event different from other tournaments?
Players don’t have to qualify for the Memorial Tournament as it’s one of five PGA Tour invitation-only events. There are 120 players in total, including the top 50 highest-ranking golfers in the world, champions from recent years, and the top 70 highest-scoring players from the FedEx Cup. In short, you have to be the best of the best in order to play even a single hole.
Additionally, the Muirfield Village Golf Club is unlike any other course. It was designed from the ground up by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, and he tweaks it every year. For instance, he recently increased the distance of several holes, added extra bunkers, and changed the position of a stream on the 18th hole. Players never know exactly what to expect, which is part of what makes the Memorial Tournament so exciting to watch.