Ryder Cup schedule 2021: Day-by-day TV coverage to watch NBC, Golf Channel & stream online

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The United States found itself in a precarious position ahead of the 2021 Ryder Cup.

Team USA is heavily favored in this year's matchup, held at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Wisconsin; despite being the betting favorite, however, this team, which includes six rookie Ryder Cup players, has lost seven of the last nine Ryder Cups and nine of the last 12.

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So: Recent history favors Team Europe in the COVID-19-delayed competition, but anything less than victory for Team USA — competing against some of Europe's top Ryder Cup players in Jon Rahm, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy, among others — will be considered disastrous.

Not ideal, by any measure.

That said, the Americans' next generation of golfers seem more apt to take on the Ryder Cup challenge as opposed to their predecessors. Considering the relative youth of this team compared to the Europeans' experience, it should be an interesting three days of play.

With that, here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Ryder Cup from Whistling Straits:

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Ryder Cup schedule 2021

The Ryder Cup is operating on Central time, so it should be fairly easy for American viewers to key in on the action.

NBC and Golf Channel will split coverage of the 2021 Ryder Cup. Golf Channel carried the competition exclusively Friday and will provide an hour of early coverage Saturday morning. Following that, NBC will take over the remainder of TV coverage.

Here's a full breakdown for the 2021 Ryder Cup schedule:

Date Time TV Channel
Friday, Sept. 24 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET Golf Channel, Peacock, fuboTV
Saturday, Sept. 25 8 a.m.-9 a.m. ET Golf Channel, Peacock, fuboTV
  9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET NBC, Peacock, fuboTV
Sunday, Sept. 26 Noon-6 p.m. ET NBC, Peacock, fuboTV

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Ryder Cup TV coverage today

All times Eastern

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • TV channel: Golf Channel, NBC
  • Broadcast times: 8-9 a.m. (Golf Channel), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Sept. 26

  • TV channel: NBC
  • Broadcast times: Noon-6 p.m.

MORE: Full list of Ryder Cup live streams

How to live stream the Ryder Cup online

The Ryder Cup has several options for online viewing, including Peacock, which will provide free featured match coverage throughout the tournament. To simulcast Golf Channel and NBC coverage, however, viewers will need to purchase Peacock Premium. Another option is RyderCup.com, which will show featured group coverage. GolfChannel.com and NBC.com are options as well, as is fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • TV simulcast: Golfchannel.com (8-9 a.m. ET), NBC.com (9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET), Peacock Premium, fuboTV
  • Featured match coverage: Peacock

Sunday, Sept. 26

  • TV simulcast: NBC.com, Peacock Premium, fuboTV
  • Featured match coverage: Peacock

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