Xander Schauffele will look to defend his Sentry Tournament of Champions title this week at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii.
The tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday) and NBC (Saturday). If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of both channels on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Golf Channel and NBC (live in select markets) are two of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Tournament of Champions on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch a replay of each channel’s broadcast on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. All include NBC (live in select markets), while the “Max,” “Xtra,” and “Ultimate” packages include the Golf Channel, and “Max” comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the Tournament of Champions on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package (47 channels) includes NBC, and the “Sports Extra” add-on (12 channels) comes with the Golf Channel. It costs $30 for the first month ($40 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with NBC and the Golf Channel if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Tournament of Champions live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR storage.
The Golf Channel and NBC (live in select markets) are both included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Tournament of Champions on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions Preview
This year’s Tournament of Champions will feature 34 players, including the top three finishers from last year’s event: defending champion Xander Schauffele, runner-up Gary Woodland, and Justin Thomas.
Last year, in the final round, Schauffele tied the Kapalua course record with an 11-under 62 to finish the tournament at -23, one stroke better than Woodland.
“This is the stuff you dream about,” Schauffele said, according to The Associated Press. “But to actually pull it off, it feels awesome. I could see myself doing it, but it’s hard to believe just sitting here and talking about it.”
The American, now 26, collected a pair of eagles in the round and birdied on four of the last five holes.
“It was a crazy day,” Schauffele said, per AP. “I knew it was going to be a birdie fest at the end. We kept our head down and made a run for it.”
Woodland led heading into the final day, when he hit a 5-under 68.
“I don’t think it will ever be easy because I still believe I was playing well enough to shoot 66 today,” the now-35-year-old American said, per AP. “You have an iron into the par 5 in the middle of the fairway on the last hole, you expect to make birdie. I had killed the par 5s all week this week, which is what you’ve got to do out here. So I knew what he was doing and the competitor in me knew I needed to do one better. And unfortunately, I didn’t get it done.”
Dustin Johnson finished in a three-way tie for fourth place at Kapalua last year. He won the even in 2018, eight strokes ahead of runner-up Jon Rahm, who tied for eighth last year.
Both players are in the field again in 2020.
Rahm recently wrote for Golf Digest that he’s working on strengthening his wedge game.
“The problem was, I used to have only one shot with wedges: a high fade with a lot of spin,” the 25-year-old Spaniard wrote. “Playing a high fade all the time made it tougher to control distance, like when it was windy or the pin was back.”
He added: “The adjustments need to be subtle, like setting up with your body slightly closed to the target to make it easier to draw the ball. These adjustments are a work in progress.”
2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions Field