An elite field is set to tee up for the Wells Fargo Championship this week at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel (Thursday through Sunday) and CBS (Saturday and Sunday). But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the Wells Fargo Championship online for free:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch daily, comprehensive coverage (featured groups, featured holes) of the Wells Fargo Championship through the PGA Tour Live Amazon Channel. This is different — and more extensive — than the TV broadcasts, as it has all-day coverage for all four rounds of the tournament:
Watch PGA Tour Live on Amazon Prime
Once you’re signed up for the PGA Tour Live Channel, you can watch the Wells Fargo Championship live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
If you want to watch a live stream of the TV broadcasts, you can watch CBS (live in most markets), Golf Channel and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can try for free with a seven-day trial right here:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Wells Fargo Championship live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most games and events on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” CBS is included in every package, while Golf Channel is only in “Ultimate” and “Premier,” but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
AT&T TV Free Trial
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the Wells Fargo Championship live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
If you’re looking for weekend coverage, you can watch featured holes on Saturday and Sunday live on ESPN+:
Watch on ESPN+
ESPN+ is a streaming service that will have live coverage of two featured holes on Saturday and Sunday of every PGA Tour event in 2021, as well college basketball, UFC, international soccer, dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary, and additional original content (both video and written) all for $5.99 per month.
Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $12.99 per month, which works out to about 31 percent savings:
Get the ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Bundle
Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch the Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday and Sunday live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via ESPN.com.
Wells Fargo Championship 2021 Preview
The Wells Fargo Championship is back after being canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a few sleepy weeks following the Masters, some of the top names are ready to return to competition, gearing up with the PGA Championship on the horizon.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the field at this point and are grateful to the players for supporting this event this year, in particular, and through the years,” Gary Sobba, the Wells Fargo Championship tournament director, said in a press release. “The hospitality of Quail Hollow Club, the spirit of the volunteers and the community is tremendous, and the players recognize this.”
The defending champ is Max Homa, who won the tournament in 2019. He’s come a long way since that victory and has finished in the top 25 in more than half his starts this season. That includes a sixth-place finish at last week’s Valspar Championship.
“It’s funny, it’s 10 or so years ago, but I used to [contend to win] a decent amount in college, and when I first turned pro, I was comfortable in these positions,” said Homa over the weekend at the Valspar Championship, where he racked up one of those nine top 10s. “So I had kind of a dry spell for a while, but when I get back here now and I’ve kind of been in this position a few more times more recently, I feel like kind of like the old me’s back a little bit, mentally.
“Obviously the golf game can fluctuate, but I just feel like my head’s in a good spot week-to-week and when I put myself in a spot like I have this week I just feel ready and comfortable and just kind of accepting what happens.”
The course is long and challenging, which Jason Day broke down.
“I think it’s a golf course where you kind of have to have every aspect going,” Day said, per Yahoo Sports. “You need to drive it well because it is a long golf course. If you’re not hitting fairways, then you’re going to miss greens because of how firm the greens are, so you need a really good short game to try and save yourself.”
A golfer to watch will be Rory McIlroy, who has missed two cuts in his last three starts. However, he’s performed well at this tournament, winning it twice and finishing runner-up another time.
“I’ve worked a little bit on it, sort of just tried to understand what I do well,” McIlroy said of the changes he’s been making. “I guess trying to sort of focus on my strengths.
“… It’s just sort of understanding my move a little bit more,” he continued. “So that’s sort of what I’ve been trying to do the last couple weeks. It feels good. It’s all familiar feelings. It’s all stuff that I’ve worked on before, but maybe just gotten away from a little bit by trying to focus on other things. I feel like I’m on a pretty good trajectory at the minute.”