The Ryder Cup is a golf tournament that takes place between American and European teams. It was established in 1927 and since then conducted once every two years. The trophy was donated by one Samuel Ryder, after whom the tournament was named. Initially, this competition happened only between the United States of America and Great Britain. Eventually other countries from Europe like Ireland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, etc. also started to join in. The Ryder Cup is touted as one of the most prestigious golf tournaments across the world and some of the greatest players in the history of the game have participated in this tournament; representing their nation and dedicated to winning accolades and bringing glory to their countries.
Since its inception, the Ryder Cup has been hosted every odd year until the terror attacks of 2001 when it was canceled and changed to take place every even year. This happened until this year, when the tournament was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and postponed to take place from 24th September to 26th September in 2021.
The 2021 Ryder Cup tournament will take place at the Albatros course in Paris.
How to watch the matches live?
Tickets to the event are available online at rydercup.com.
Cable TV options:
The Ryder Cup tournament that will be organized in 2021 has a number of official television broadcasting rights in different countries of the world. You can select the one that is easily available in your country and you will be ready to enjoy the most thrilling sporting action from the green golf pastures.
NBC is one of the official broadcasting partners for the Ryder Cup 2021. If you own a cable TV all you need to do is purchase a subscription containing NBC channels. The NBC channels will broadcast all the matches live on weekends and also air highlights. The Golf Channel is an NBC channel specifically dedicated to broadcasting golf matches and news related to golf.
CBS is another cable TV network channel with rights to broadcasting the Ryder Cup 2021 matches. Just purchase a subscription to this channel and you can stream the matches live to your TV set. You can get a FREE trial period of one week.
FOX News and FOX Sports will be broadcasting the 2021 Ryder Cup matches for viewers based in the United States of America. For cable TV owners a subscription pack with FOX will be enough to stream the matches live from the comfort of their homes.
If you want to catch the matches on devices other than your TV or you want to watch them while on the move, you can easily access the services of these channels online. All you need to do is visit their respective official websites and log in with the credentials from your cable subscriptions or create a new online account to purchase a subscription pack. Then you can stream the matches by logging in from the streaming device of your choice.
PGA Tour Live:
PGA Tour Live is arguably the best site for golf-related coverage. All you need to do is visit the site and set up an account for access to live streaming, play-by-play live coverage of the matches as well as individual coverage of the biggest golfers.
DirecTV Now is another cheap option for golf fans. The package comes at only $35 per month and includes uninhibited access to over 60 channels. You can open DirecTV with any streaming capable device like a PC, smartphone, tablet, or console.
Sling TV can also be a very smart choice. The package, containing pertinent channels like CNN, HGTV, AMC, TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, comes at only $20 per month and may be canceled at any moment.
YouTube can also be a very convenient way for viewers to catch golf online. Free subscriptions to the Golf Channel will provide you with non-live videos and you can buy paid subscriptions to a pertinent channel for live coverage of the 2021 Ryder Cup matches too.
Using media streaming devices:
Several streaming devices like Roku, KODI, Chromecast, etc. can come in pretty handy for streaming the matches live. These devices can be carried easily with you wherever you go and plugged into any screen for use.
Use of VPNs to watch the Ryder Cup 2021 matches:
Several software packages called VPNs can come in pretty handy if you find yourself outside the locations designated for these channels and sites to operate in, on the day of the matches. The sites and channels may be blocked for the IP address of your internet connection, which is determined by your location. What VPNs do is mask your current IP address to simulate the IP of a country where these channels are available. All you have to do is set your IP to that of a country where these services are available, then access those geo-specific servers to purchase the subscription package of your choice. There are many VPN software packages available in the market like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and CyberGhost which work excellently well.
Using Reddit for broadcasting the 2021 Ryder Cup matches:
Nowadays social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube have become quite the staple for sharing media of many different kinds. Out of all these, Reddit really stands out for being diverse with respect to content and also very user friendly. Visit the Reddit site and log in to your Reddit account or create a new account for free. Then search for subreddits related to the 2021 Ryder Cup. You’ll come across several uploaded links to videos, highlights, news and much more. Links to live streaming of the matches will also be uploaded. However such links are strictly monitored by the official broadcasters and pulled down in real time. But with some luck you just might be able to find a link which allows you to stream the golf matches live, absolutely free of cost.