Arnold Palmer Invitational 2023: live stream and how to watch PGA Tour golf online and on TV

Will Zalatoris of the United States plays a bunker shot during the pro-am of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
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Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is available to watch in the UK via Sky and its Sky Golf channel. The tournament will also be streamed on The Golf Channel, NBC and ESPN+ in the US, and on Kayo in Australia. Use a VPN to watch you local stream from anywhere, if you happen to be away from home. Full details on how to watch a Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream today on TV just below.

Arnold Palmer Invitational: preview

The battle for the red cardigan is off and running as 120 of the world's best golfers descend on Florida for the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a bumper $20 million prize pot up for grabs this year.

PGA Tour has given this year's event "designated-status", meaning the tournament is even more stacked with big names than normal.

Scottie Scheffler is back to defend his title and is well place by the bookies to retain the iconic winner's alpaca sweater.

Scheffler's biggest threat to his title comes from in-form World No. 1 Spaniard and out right favourite John Rahm, while Ireland's FedEx Cup champ Rory McIlroy is also well backed for glory at the Bay Hill Club.

A precursor to The Players Championship later this month, this weekend's winner will walk away with a tidy 550 FedEx Cup points alongside a $3.6 million share of the $20 million prize pot.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational starts at 7am EST / 12pm GMT on Thursday 2nd March, with the tournament running through to Sunday 5th March. Make sure you know how to watch an Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream from anywhere.

Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream

If you're in Australia, you can watch a Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream  on Fox Sports or Kayo Sports (7-day free trial)

Live coverage starts on Friday and Saturday at 6am AEDT for Round 1 and Round 2 and at 4.30am on Sunday and Monday for Round 3 and Round 4.

Away from Oz this week?  Use a VPN to access Kayo from wherever you are in the world.

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Watch Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Arnold Palmer Invitational, you may wish to choose 'UK' for Sky Sports Golf.

3. Then head over to Sky Go on your browser or device and enjoy the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2023 live stream!

USA: Watch Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream

In the US, The Golf Channel, NBC and ESPN Plus all have rights to show the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

The Golf Channel is set to carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 2-6 pm EST, and will also be showing the action from 12.30pm through to 2.30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. NBC then takes over with late afternoon coverage of the weekend's play from 2.30pm until 6pm EST.

If you've got the channels on cable, simply head to the Golf Channel website and log in with your cable credentials to stream its coverage online.

If you're not currently a cable customer, then FuboTV ($74.99 per month after a 7-day free trial) carries both channels. Use a VPN to access your account when travelling outside the US. 

PGA Tour Live streaming coverage is meanwhile available via ESPN Plus from 6.45 am until 6pm from Thursday to Sunday.

ESPN's broadcasts include extended feature groups coverage if you're after the full-fat experience.

Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream on ESPN+ ($9.99)

Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream on ESPN+ ($9.99)
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UK: Watch an Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream

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Rights to air the 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational in the UK belong to Sky Sports and the coverage from the Bay Hill Club will be shown live on Sky Sports Golf. Don't have Sky? Check out today's best Sky TV deals.

Don't want to commit to a Sky subscription? No problem. Cordcutters can enjoy an Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream with a Now Sports streaming pass (from £11.99 a day). Also consider: Sky Stream, which we rated five stars in our recent review.

Coverage begins at 12pm on Thursday and Friday, and at 12.30pm for Saturday and Sunday's play.

And remember: US and Australian golf fans who find themselves in the UK can use a VPN to stream The Arnold Palmer Invitational via Sling or with the Kayo Sports free trial.

Arnold Palmer Invitational live stream kick-off times

Global Arnold Palmer Invitational start times

  • UK: Thursday/ Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday/Sunday 12.15pm-11pm
  • Central Europe: Thursday/ Friday 1pm-12pm, Saturday/Sunday 1.15pm-12am
  • USA (EDT/PST): Thursday/ Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday/Sunday 7.15am-6pm
  • Australia: Friday/ Saturday 11pm-10am, Sunday/Monday 11.15am-10pm
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