The 44th edition of the Ryder Cup is underway at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club and it is Team Europe who have dominated the first two days of play.
Heading into the Sunday singles, Europe hold a 10½-5½ lead as they look to secure the 14½ points needed to regain the trophy. It could have been far worse for Team USA had they not fought back in Saturday’s afternoon session, however, no side has ever come from five back to win in the event’s 96-year history.
You can watch every drive, chip and putt with our guide to getting a Ryder Cup live stream – no matter where in the world you are. It’s FREE in Italy, too.
Dates: September 29 – October 1
Start times: Fri and Sat at 6am BST / 1am ET / 3pm AEST and Sunday at 9am BST / 4am ET / 6pm AEST
Venue: Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy
FREE live streams: RAI (Italy)
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Two years ago in Wisconsin, the triumphant American players partied hard after a crushing victory, white Europe’s Rory McIlroy was reduced to tears. Team USA were simply unstoppable as they were cheered on by raucous home crowds, with Dustin Johnson playing some unbelievable golf as he claimed five points for his side.
This time around there is no room in the team for Johnson, or fellow LIV Golf player Bryson DeChambeau. Even without the powerful duo, the American team looks stacked as it includes 2023 major championship winners Brooks Koepka (PGA Championship), Wyndham Clark (U.S. Open) and Brian Harman (The Open Championship).
Team USA also boast the world number one in their line-up. Scottie Sheffler has been in remarkable form this year, winning six times on the PGA Tour and impressed two years ago on his Ryder Cup debut when he secured a resounded 4-and-3 singles match victory over Jon Rahm.
Rahm, the reigning Masters champion, will be out for revenge this time around, as will McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Fitzpatrick, Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry – who all represented Europe last time out.
The Europeans will also be boosted by the knowledge that a player from Team USA hasn’t won on the PGA or DP World Tour since late July, while Sepp Straka, McIlroy, Hovland and Ludvig Aberg have all triumphed in recent months.
Can an in-form European line-up emerge victorious in Italy? Or will Team USA make it back-to-back victories? The stakes could barely be higher, so follow our guide as we explain how to watch a 2023 Ryder Cup live stream from anywhere.
Can I watch a free live stream?
Golf fans in Italy can watch FREE live coverage of the Ryder Cup 2023 on Rai 2 and the RaiPlay streaming service. Travelling outside of Italy? Use a VPN to access the free stream as if you were back home in Italy.
How to watch Ryder Cup live stream from outside your country
There are loads of easy ways to watch a Ryder Cup golf live stream in the UK and US, as well as the likes of Australia, Canada and Australia – scroll down for a full breakdown of options. But because of geo-restrictions, you’ll need to use a VPN service if you’re abroad to dial in to a location that lets you watch the golf online in the same way you would at home.
A VPN is perfect for this, as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in your country of residence, where you usual streaming services and subscriptions are based. You may be surprised by how easy it is to get stared using one, too.
Use a VPN to watch Ryder Cup golf online from anywhere
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Watching from abroad is as easy as a drive, a pitch and a putt…
1. Download and install a VPN – our recommendation for streamers is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the relevant server location – launch the VPN app, click on ‘choose location’ and select a server from your home location
Ryder Cup live stream: how to watch for FREE and without cable in the US
In the US, the tournament is being shown on the Golf Channel and NBC – which means every moment of the action is being shown on Peacock TV, NBC’s streaming service.
How to watch Ryder Cup online without cable
As mentioned above, Peacock is the best place to watch the Ryder Cup. It’s showing all of the action, from 1am ET on Friday and Saturday, and from 4am ET on Sunday.
Plans start from $5.99 a month (can be cancelled any time) and, as well as the golf, a Peacock TV subscription gives you access to Premier League soccer, WWE, Premiership rugby, and the best that NBC has to offer on demand.
For a fuller OTT solution, Sling TV is perhaps the best value cord-cutting service out there right now. Its Sling Blue plan hosts NBC and is $40 a month, while an $11 Sports Extra add-on nets you the extra Golf Channel coverage as well.
Another great option if all you’re after this week is the golf is FuboTV, as it includes both the Golf Channel and NBC in its Starter plan.
At $69.99 per month, it’s pricier than Sling but still a reasonable alternative to traditional cable with the flexibility to cancel at any point – and if you haven’t had Fubo before, you can take advantage of its FREE trial and watch the Ryder Cup 2023 without paying a penny, if that’s how you choose to play it.
Watch Ryder Cup online from abroad
You needn’t find yourself in a pickle if you’re abroad either, as using a good VPN as described above will let you watch the streaming services and content you pay for at home, from anywhere in the world.
How to watch Ryder Cup: live stream golf in the UK
UK-based golf fans can tune into all of the Ryder Cup action on Sky Sports.
Live coverage of the 2023 Ryder Cup is available through the Sky Sports Ryder Cup channel and it’s as comprehensive as it gets, running from 6am BST on days 1 and 2, and from 9am on day 3.
Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.
For those without Sky, the best option is a Now Sky Sports monthly membership. But to go all out, check out our guide to today’s best Sky TV packages and deals.
Not in the UK this weekend? To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you’ll need to download a good VPN as detailed above.
How to watch Ryder Cup 2023: live stream golf in Canada
Canadian golf fans will find that TSN is providing coverage of the 2023 Ryder Cup, though it’s skipping day 1 entirely.
Coverage starts at 3am ET / 12am PT on Saturday for day 2, and at 5.30am ET / 2.30am PT for day 3.
If you get TSN as part of your cable package, you’ll just be able to log in to the TSN website with details of your provider and get access to a Ryder Cup live stream.
It’s a walk in the park for cord-cutters too, who can subscribe to TSN+ on a streaming-only basis from just $8 a month or $80 annually.
Just remember that if you’re abroad right now you can use a VPN to magically transport yourself back in Canada to live stream Ryder Cup 2023 coverage just like you would at home.
2023 Ryder Cup live stream: how to watch for FREE in Australia
Golf fans Down Under can live stream the Ryder Cup on Fox Sports or the excellent-value streaming service Kayo Sports.
You’ll need to have a paid subscription to watch on Fox Sports or via a Foxtel subscription. For a cheaper alternative, you can live stream Ryder Cup 2023 golf online through slick streaming platform Kayo.
Kayo price plans start from a super affordable AUD$25 a month – really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts.
Coverage starts at 3pm AEST on day 1 and day 2, and at 6pm for day 3.
Not in Australia right now? Aussies abroad looking to watch a Ryder Cup live stream should find that a good VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.
How to watch Ryder Cup 2023: live stream golf in New Zealand
Live Ryder Cup coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.
Subscribers can watch online using the country’s Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform – where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.
The action gets underway at 6pm NZST on day 1 and day 2, while the day 3 action begins at 9pm.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.
Team Europe for 2023 Ryder Cup
- Luke Donald (Team Captain)
- Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) – Qualification through European Points List
- John Rahm (Spain) – Qualification through European Points List
- Victor Hovland (Norway) – Qualification through World Points List
- Tyrrell Hatton (England) – Qualification through World Points List
- Robert MacIntyre (Scotland) – Qualification through European Points List
- Matt Fitzpatrick (England) – Qualification through World Points List
- Tommy Fleetwood (England) – Captain’s Pick
- Sepp Straka (Austria) – Captain’s Pick
- Justin Rose (England) – Captain’s Pick
- Shane Lowry (Ireland) – Captain’s Pick
- Nicolai Højgaard (Denmark) – Captain’s Pick
- Ludvig Åberg (Sweden) – Captain’s Pick
Team USA for 2023 Ryder Cup
- Zach Johnson (Team Captain)
- Scottie Scheffler – Qualification through U.S Rankings list.
- Wyndham Clarke – Qualification through U.S Rankings list.
- Brian Harman – Qualification through U.S Rankings list.
- Patrick Cantlay – Qualification through U.S Rankings list.
- Max Homa – Qualification through U.S Rankings list.
- Xander Schauffele – Qualification through U.S Rankings list.
- Sam Burns – Captain’s Pick
- Rickie Fowler – Captain’s Pick
- Brooks Koepka – Captain’s Pick
- Collin Moriakawa – Captain’s Pick
- Jordan Spieth – Captain’s Pick
- Justin Thomas – Captain’s Pick
2023 Ryder Cup schedule
All times are BST.
Friday, 29 September
Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton 4&3 Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns
Viktor Hovland Ludvig Aberg 4&3 Max Homa and Brian Harman
Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka 2&1 Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa
Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood 2&1 Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay
Afternoon Four-ball matches
Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton A/S Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth
Jon Rahm and Nicolai Hojgaard A/S Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka
Robert MacIntyre and Justin Rose A/S Max Homa and Wyndham Clark
Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick 5&3 Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele
Saturday, 30 September
Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy 2&1 Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth
Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg 9&7 Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka
Max Homa and Brian Harman 4&2 Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka
Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton 2&1 Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay
Afternoon Four-ball matches
Sam Burns and Collin Morikawa 4&3 Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg
Max Homa and Brian Harman 2&1 Tommy Fleetwood and Nicolai Hojgaard
Justin Rose and Robert MacIntyre 3&2 Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth
Patrick Cantlay and Wyndham Clark 1UP Matt Fitzpatrick and Rory McIlroy
Sunday, 1 October
11.35 AM | Jon Rahm vs Scottie Scheffler
11.47 AM | Viktor Hovland vs Collin Morikawa
11.59 AM | Justin Rose vs Patrick Cantlay
12.11 PM | Rory McIlroy vs Sam Burns
12.23 PM | Matt Fitzpatrick vs Max Homa
12.35 PM | Tyrrell Hatton vs Brian Harman
12.47 PM | Ludvig Åberg vs Brooks Koepka
12.59 PM | Sepp Straka vs Justin Thomas
13.11 PM | Nicolai Højgaard vs Xander Schauffele
13.23 PM | Shane Lowry vs Jordan Spieth
13.35 PM | Tommy Fleetwood vs Rickie Fowler
13.47 PM | Robert MacIntyre vs Wyndham Clark