2020 Tokyo Olympics golf schedule: Live stream, watch online, dates, TV times, channel, format, full coverage


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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics has welcomed the sport of golf back to The Games as some pretty prevalent stars are in action this week in Japan. The weather has been less than cooperative, however, with a lengthy delay in Round 1 followed by the inclement conditions causing a suspension of the second-round action. We are ready to get right back to it on Friday, though, as we inch closer toward handing out medals. 

Through nearly two rounds of golf at Kasumigaseki Country Club, a United States golfer sits atop the leaderboard as Xander Schauffele took the lead after a second-round 63 showing. The lead is slim, however, as Carlos Ortiz of Mexico sits one back of the lead at 10 under and four golfers — including 2021 Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama — are three back at 8 under. 

Olympic golf format

The format for this year’s golf competition is the same as it was at the 2016 Rio Olympics when Justin Rose went on to win the gold medal. The 60 competitors will play four days of stroke play. This is a big switch from how golf looked in the Olympics 120 years ago. In the last competition before golf took a century-long hiatus, golfers had to play 36 holes of qualifying stroke play and five matches that were 36 holes each. The 1904 champion, George Lyon of Canada, played 197 holes over the course of six days.

This year won’t be as much of a grind, but it will be a ton of fun to see the best in the world in a situation we don’t normally see them in. The closest professional golf gets to playing for country throughout the normal rhythms of a season is the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. Throw in some huge names who were absent in Rio, and this should be a fantastic event as a great summer of golf starts to come to a close.

Here’s how you can watch and follow along for all four days. Note that though the event starts on Thursday in Japan, that’s actually Wednesday evening in the United States. It will conclude extremely early on Sunday morning.

All times Eastern

2020 Tokyo Olympics golf schedule

Rounds 2- 3 — Friday

Round starts: 6:30 p.m.

Live TV coverage: 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Golf Channel
Live stream online: 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on fuboTV (Try for free) and NBCOlympics.com

Round 4 — Saturday

Round starts: 6:30 p.m.

Live TV coverage: 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Golf Channel
Live stream online: 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on fuboTV (Try for free) and NBCOlympics.com





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