Tiger Woods makes his highly anticipated return to the golf course at the 2021 PNC Championship. Also known as the Father/Son Challenge, the PNC Championship is an annual golf tournament featuring two-player teams of PGA Tour and Champions Tour Golfer paired with their sons, and sometimes daughters. Tiger will be playing in his first golf tournament since his car accident and he’ll be joining his son Charlie— the duo finished 7th at the 2020 PNC Championship.
Established in 1995, the Father-Son Challenge has been a popular event for golf fans. The winners of the two-day, 36 holes-competition are awarded the Willie Park Trophy, in memory of the father and son British Open champions Willie Park Sr. and Willie Park Jr. This will be the 25th edition of the event and it will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, which has been the event’s home since 2002.
20 teams will compete on the 7,106-yard course for a total purse of $1,085,000. 2020 winners Justin & Mike Thomas will be joining Team Woods in Orlando for a chance to win back-to-back championships. Below is the full lineup of the teams that will be competing in the 2021 PNC Championship:
|Bubba Watson||Wayne Ball|
|David Duval||Brady Duval|
|Gary Player||Jordan Player|
|Henrik Stenson||Karl Stenson|
|Jim Furyk||Tanner Furyk|
|John Daly||Little John Daly|
|Justin Thomas||Mike Thomas|
|Lee Trevino||Daniel Trevino|
|Mark O’Meara||Shaun O’Meara|
|Matt Kuchar||Cameron Kuchar|
|Nelly Korda||Petr Korda|
|Nick Faldo||Matthew Faldo|
|Nick Price||Greg Price|
|Padraig Harrington||Paddy Harrington|
|Rich Beem||Michael Beem|
|Stewart Cink||Reagan Cink|
|Tom Lehman||Sean Lehman|
|Tom Watson||Michael Watson|
|Tiger Woods||Charlie Woods|
|Vijay Singh||Qass Singh|
Start Times and Channels
NBC and Golf Channel will handle the broadcast of the PNC Championship. Play-by-play commentary will be provided by Dan Hicks with analyst Peter Jacobsen joining him in the booth. Gary Koch will report from the tower and Roger Maltbie and Notah Begay handling on-course duties. Interviewer Steve Sands rounds out the broadcast team.
Below, are the tee times for both days of the PNC Championship. NBC and Golf Channel will split the coverage during both days. Golf Channel will air the earlier times and the later times will air on NBC.
Simulcasts will be available to stream via NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Golf Channel’s website, and Peacock.
|Day 1 (Saturday, December 18)||1:30-2:30 PM |
|GOLF Channel, NBC|
|Day 2 (Sunday, December 19)||12:30 PM – 1 PM|
1 PM- 4:30 PM
|GOLF Channel, NBC|
Peacock subscribers will be treated to early and extended coverage throughout the tournament: Saturday – 12:30-1:30 PM ET and Sunday – 11 AM – Noon ET.
How to Watch the PNC Championship?
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Below you can check and see if your streaming provider offers the PNC Championship.
Watch the PNC Championship on Peacock
With a Peacock Premium subscription, fans can watch the simulcast of the PNC Championship for $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year. For an ad-free experience, upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 per month, or $99.99 annually.
Watch the PNC Championship on Sling TV
Starting at $46/mo., subscribers of Sling Blue with Sports Extra can watch all of the PNC Championship coverage on NBC and Golf Channel.
Watch the PNC Championship on Hulu + Live TV
For as low as $64.99, Hulu + Live TV is the perfect place to watch the PNC Championship as it includes Golf Channel, NBC and more than 70 other channels. The streaming platform also includes DVR.
Watch the PNC Championship on fuboTV
The world’s largest sports-oriented streaming service fuboTV includes NBC and Golf Channel in its Family plan for only $64.99/mo. With over 110 channels and DVR, fuboTV is one of the best values out there.
Watch the PNC Championship on DIRECTV STREAM
For $95/mo., the Ultimate package provided by DirecTV Stream includes NBC and Golf Channel. On top of DVR, DIRECTV STREAM Ultimate includes three-month subscriptions to HBO Max, Starz, Cinemax, Showtime, and Epix, along with over 130 channels, so there’s something for everyone.
Watch the PNC Championship on YouTube TV
For $64.99/mo., YouTube TV offers a complete package to watch all of the action live from Orlando, Florida. Golf Channel and NBC are included along with 80 other channels, plus DVR, so you can record your favorite moments
Other Ways to Watch the PNC Championship
All of this weekend’s golf action will be available to stream on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app with sign-in authentication.