Ryder Cup 2021 live stream: how to watch USA vs Europe golf for free online, Day 3, TV channel

2021 Ryder Cup live stream: how to watch the USA vs Europe golf online
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The USA take a commanding 11-5 lead into the final day of the 2021 Ryder Cup at windswept Whistling Straits, Wisconsin. The singles pairings (full list below) starts with Schauffele vs McIlroy at 5.04pm BST / 12.04pm ET. Tune in as Pádraig Harrington attempts to pull off a Medinah-style comeback. It's free to watch in some counties. Make sure you know how to watch a 2021 Ryder Cup live stream wherever you are.

2021 Ryder Cup live stream

Date: 24th – 26th September 2021

Course: Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, USA

US stream: Peacock ($5/month)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free

UK stream: Now (Sky Sports)

AUS stream: Kayo Sports (free trial)

"Look, it's been difficult," said Harrington. "We haven't had the momentum; we haven't holed the putts. They have done their job excellently, so we have no complaints there. We need an awfully big day on Sunday. We need things to fall in our favour, but we're going to prepare as well as we can, and we're going to go out there and give it a shot."

The 43rd Ryder Cup was originally due to be held last year, hence why it's officially known as the 2020 Ryder Cup. As ever, each match is worth one point and 14½ points are required to win. Team Europe is the current holder of the Ryder Cup after its 17½–10½ victory over Team USA in 2018.

Team USA captain Steve Stricker leads 12 Americans including Dustin Johnson, Jordan Speith, Bryson DeChambeau and captain's pick Xander Schauffele. Vice Captain Phil Mickelson, who has made a record 12 US Ryder Cup appearances, knows a thing or two about the 'smallest largest trophy in golf'.

Team Europe have some heavy hitters too. Pádraig Harrington's side includes Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood. Europe talisman Ian Poulter, the man who sparked the 'Miracle at Medinah' nine years ago, is a captain's pick. Norway's Viktor Hovland and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger will be the first players from their countries to make a Ryder Cup team. 

The final session is going to be thriller so don't miss it. Here's how to watch the final of the 2021 Ryder Cup live stream, on TV and online, from anywhere in the world.

Watch the 2021 Ryder Cup for only $4.99

2021 Ryder Cup live stream: how to watch the USA vs Europe golf online

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Ryder Cup rights in the US belong to NBC which will air the live action across NBC and The Golf Channel.

Don't have cable? You can stream live coverage of Friday, Saturday and Sunday via Peacock TV for $4.99 a month. The bargain price includes golf, Premier League football and more.

Stuck outside the US this weekend? Simply use a VPN to access a Peacock TV without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Peacock TV Premium: stream 2021 Ryder Cup for only $4.99

Peacock TV Premium: stream 2021 Ryder Cup for only $4.99
Sign up to the monthly Premium plan and you'll get to watch Ryder Cup Golf, Premier League football and over 20,000 hours of top TV and movies for under five US dollars a month. No contract. Cancel or change your plan anytime.

The Peacock TV app is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, LG smart TV, Vizio TV, PS4 and Xbox One. You can also watch through your web browser.

Another option is to stream NBC live via Sling TV. New users get can their first month for only $10. It's $35 a month thereafter, with no contract.

Sling TV: Watch the 2021 Ryder Cup for only $10

Sling TV: Watch the 2021 Ryder Cup for only $10
Catch all the channels on the Sling TV Blue package, including the Ryder Cup on NBC, with a superb offer. Grab a month-long trial of Sling for just $10 for the first month. It's then $35 each month after but there's no contract. Cancel at any time.

Watch the 2021 Ryder Cup from anywhere using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2021 Ryder Cup rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are lots of VPN providers but some are more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

Watch a 2021 Ryder Cup live stream in the UK

2021 Ryder Cup live stream: how to watch the USA vs Europe golf online

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Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to show the 2021 Ryder Cup live in the UK. Here are the best Sky TV deals.

Even without a Sky subscription, though, fans can enjoy a Ryder Cup live stream with a Now day pass (£9.99) or monthly pass (£33.99). 

Better still, you can save 25% on three months of Sky Sports with the Now deal below.

  £25 per month

Now Sports Membership £33.99 £25 per month
Watch the whole of the Ryder Cup along with Women’s Super League, the Premier League, Nations League Finals, the tail end of the F1 Season and the World Darts Championship, all for £25 a month for the next three months. Where do we sign?

Make sure you've got your VPN handy if you're stuck abroad.

Virgin Media customers are be able to watch the Ryder Cup with a Sky Sports subscription through the Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle which covers all the Sky and BT televised sport.

If you have a Virgin TiVo box and access to BT or Sky, you can watch on-the-go through Virgin's TV Anywhere app.

Watch a 2021 Ryder Cup live stream in Australia

2021 Ryder Cup live stream: how to watch the USA vs Europe golf online

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Aussie viewers can watch the 2021 Ryder Cup on Fox Sports, or live stream the action on Kayo Sports.

A Kayo subscription costs from $25 a month and new users can get a 14-day free trial. Provided you've not used the trial before, you can watch the entire Ryder Cup without paying a cent!

Stuck outside Oz this weekend? Simply use a VPN to access Kayo Sports without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

2021 Ryder Cup singles pairings tee times

All times in CT


Xander Schauffele vs Rory McIlroy


Patrick Cantlay vs Shane Lowry


Scottie Scheffler vs Jon Rahm


Bryson DeChambeau vs Sergio Garcia


Collin Morikawa vs Viktor Hovland


Dustin Johnson vs Paul Casey


Brooks Koepka vs Bernd Wiesberger


Tony Finau vs Ian Poulter


Justin Thomas vs Tyrrell Hatton


Harris English vs Lee Westwood


Jordan Spieth vs Tommy Fleetwood


Daniel Berger vs Matt Fitzpatrick

Team USA

Steve Stricker (Captain)
Collin Morikawa
Dustin Johnson
Bryson DeChambeau
Brooks Koepka
Patrick Cantlay
Justin Thomas
Tony Finau (Captain’s pick)
Xander Schauffele (Captain’s pick)
Jordan Spieth (Captain’s pick)
Harris English (Captain’s pick)
Daniel Berger (Captain’s pick)
Scottie Scheffler (Captain’s pick)

Team Europe

Pádraig Harrington (Captain)
Jon Rahm
Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton
Bernd Wiesberger
Rory McIlroy
Viktor Hovland
Paul Casey
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Lee Westwood
Ian Poulter (Captain’s pick)
Sergio García (Captain’s pick)
Shane Lowry (Captain’s pick)

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