PGA Tour Live is changing for 2019, and that means you need to be aware of the changes to the PGA Tour’s live-streaming service.
For the new year, PGA Tour Live is now available exclusively through NBC Sports Gold, the NBC Sports live-streaming service. Subscriptions will be run through the NBC Sports Gold platform, rather than through the PGA Tour Live website.
In 2019, PGA Tour Live will cost $50 for the season with the early-bird rate, before the first covered event at the Desert Classic in California. After that, the price is $65 for the season. A monthly subscription rate is also available for $10 per month, though the season would be $80 if you paid monthly.
The great news is PGA Tour Live coverage is expanding in 2019, with double the number of streamed hours through the year. PGA Tour Live coverage starts at the Desert Classic (erstwhile the CareerBuilder Challenge), and it runs for each regular event through the end of the season in late August. The four majors are not included in PGA Tour Live, and the opposite-field events are not counted either.
Each week, PGA Tour Live features two groups during the first round on Thursday and the second round on Friday. The coverage follows the players in the featured groups for their entire 18-hole rounds. Separately, there is a stream as players come through each of two featured holes on the host course. The featured holes coverage is typically during the broadcast television window during the event. Often times, the Featured Holes stream is available on Saturday and Sunday, too. The broadcast coverage of the event from NBC and CBS is available, too, on the weekends.
A new feature for PGA Tour Live in 2019 is the Speed Round, giving subscribers a 10-minute replay of each featured player’s entire round so fans can catch up on what they might miss.