Wells Fargo Championship 2018 Live Stream
Wells Fargo Championship
May 3 – 6, 2018
Quail Hollow Club – Charlotte, NC
While the Masters has come and gone, we’re now hitting the high point of the season, when there are majors and big-time events every month. Tiger’s back for the first time in three weeks and he’ll play again next week at The Players, the Tour’s biggest event on the calendar. It’s likely we’ll see another spike in demand for their OTT service on this Friday.
If you want to watch Tiger Woods on TV on Friday morning, you’re out of luck. Woods will play bright and early and well before Golf Channel’s coverage of the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship from Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Golf Channel’s contract with the PGA Tour restricts it to only so many hours of coverage of these full-day events, and during only specific windows. There’s occasionally some flexibility to add an hour or always go long, but not the kinda of drastic move to shift their entire Friday coverage plans up from the afternoon to first thing in the morning.
You can now also watch a simulcast of this streaming coverage on ESPN+, that network’s new OTT streaming service. They announced a deal with the PGA Tour to carry their featured groups and holes coverage last month. They’re also offering a free 7-day trial right now, which could be a workaround if you’re unsure of committing to a subscription and really just want to watch Tiger on this specific Friday. It’s a nice way to ignore your work in the morning and get to the weekend faster.