The PGA Tour’s first tournament of the 2020-21 season gets underway on Thursday at Silverado Resort in Napa, California. The Safeway Open not only kicks off the new golf season, but it also serves as a tune-up for the US Open. In this most unusual and terrible year, the PGA had to suspend play and revise its schedule in the spring, postponing two major tournaments and canceling another altogether as the coronavirus spread. The British Open was canceled, the Masters was moved from April to November and the US Open was moved from June to next week.

The Safeway Open starts Thursday, Sept. 10 and concludes on Sunday, Sept 13. Here’s what you need to know to watch without a cable subscription.

Safeway Open

Phil Mickelson will tee it up at the Safeway Open this week to start the 2020-21 PGA Tour season.


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Who’s playing this week?

Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth headline the field. One player you won’t see this week is Brooks Koepka, who is skipping the Safeway Open and also withdrew from next week’s US Open. Check out the leaderboard for all of the pairings and tee times.

What about Tiger?

Tiger Woods is sitting this one out.

How can I watch the Safeway Open?

All four rounds of the tournament will be shown on the Golf Channel.

Here’s the TV broadcast schedule:

Thursday and Friday

  • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT) on Golf Channel

Saturday and Sunday

  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET (3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT) on Golf Channel

If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the tournament with one of the live TV streaming services below. 

Serious golf fans can watch live coverage of the tournament with a PGA Tour Live subscription from NBC Sports or from Prime Video. It costs $9.99 a month or $65 a year and features live group coverage and 10-minute round recaps of featured golfers.

You can watch the Golf Channel with the $10-a-month Sports Extra add-on to Sling TV’s $30-a-month Blue package.

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All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming services guide.


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