How to Watch John Deere Classic 2019 Online: Live Stream the Golf Tournament

By Gabriela Vatu / July 2, 2019

For close to forty years now the John Deere Classic has been one of the important golf tournaments in the PGA tour. The event is played annually in July, which means that it's coming quite soon. If you want to watch the John Deere Classic Tournament online, we're going to give you a helping hand.

The John Deere classic is played in July in the week before the British Open. The event takes place in the Quad Cities community of Silvis, Illinois. This year the John Deere Classic Tournament will kick off on July 11th and will run through July 14th, 2019.

The event is broadcast by two networks, namely the Golf Channel and CBS. Golf Channel is getting the Thursday and Friday events, plus the weekend noon events, while CBS is getting the second half of Saturday and Sunday. Here is full schedule for the broadcasts.

Day Time Channel
Thursday, July 11th 4 - 7 PM Golf Channel
Friday, July 12th 4 - 7 PM Golf Channel
Saturday, July 13th 1 - 2:30 PM Golf Channel
3 - 6 PM CBS
Sunday, July 14th 1 - 2:30 PM Golf Channel
3 - 6 PM CBS

If you're going to watch the John Deere Classic event online, you need to make sure that your live TV platform features both channels. Let's see what we can do about it.

How to Watch the John Deere Classic Online?

Nowadays it's quite simple to watch TV online but what you need to take care of is that you have a back-up plan for when you travel abroad. What we mean by that is that live TV platforms and streaming services, and even live streams on network websites are all geo-blocked. What this means is that they detect your IP address and if that IP tells them that you are not within the United States, you're going to get blocked. A quick way to go around this issue is to change your IP address to trick the system into thinking that you are still in the United States. In order to easily do this, you should subscribe to a VPN service. Here, we'll even guide you through it.

Note: Another detail we must talk about is that CBS is a channel that is only available in certain markets. What this means for you is that if you live in an area that doesn't get CBS, you're going to have to get creative. More specifically, you're going to need to use a VPN to change the city you appear to be in. Simply follow the above-mentioned steps to connect to a city that you know will get CBS such as New York City or Chicago for instance. As soon as that happens, you're going to be able to watch the channels that are assigned to that specific area.

Can You Watch the John Deere Classic on the Network Websites?

Since the John Deere Classic is broadcast by two networks, we're going to split them and talk about each individually. If you're going to watch on CBS, you're going to actually need to get CBS All Access because the website does not feature a live stream that you can access by logging in with your TV provider credentials, as other channels do. This is happening because they really want to push for their live streaming platform, which makes perfect sense although it is pretty annoying. As far as the Golf Channel Goes, you're going to need to get a GolfPass which costs $10 per month or $100 per year for access to exclusive shows, live stream, news, instructions, and more.

How to Watch the John Deere Classic Without Cable?

For quite a few years now we have become accustomed to using the internet for everything we enjoy, from chatting up our friends binging on our favorite shows. Nowadays, we can add watching TV to that list. These live TV platforms that were launched in the past few years have quite a few advantages, starting with a much better price than cable has to offer. Another great thing is that there are no contracts to keep you with any of these if you no longer feel that the service suits your needs. There is also the fact that you can watch TV wherever you may be when your favorite shows or events start even if that's on the bus or at work because all you need is a compatible device and an internet connection. Let's see what options you have.

fuboTV - Topping our list is fuboTV, which is a great platform that serves a lot of sports fans because there are so many dedicated channels. There is a single bundle of channels available here which costs $54.99 per month and features of dozens of channels, including CBS and Golf Channel. If you need more content, there are quite a few channel packs that you can add, as well as several premium networks.

Sling TV - Next on our list is Sling TV, which is a highly versatile platform with a lot of ways to customize your plan. There are three bundles you can start off with here, namely Orange, Blue, and Orange+Blue. Make sure you know how which bundled you're going to pick because it will influence the number of simultaneous streams that you get to enjoy, with the most, namely four, coming with the Orange+Blue bundle. None of these actually feature Golf Channel, as you are going to find it in the Sports Extra which goes with the Blue or Orange+Blue bundles and it will cost you $10 per month. Sling TV doesn't feature CBS, but you can get a lot of extra channel packs and premium networks to enhance your experience.

CBS All Access - We can't go on without mentioning CBS All Access because it's the network's own streaming service. Well, this one will only get you access to the Saturday and Sunday afternoon part of the tournament they will also Grant you access to anything else that's streaming on CBS including plenty of video on demand content. There are two plans you can pick between on CBS All Access, so can pay either $6 or $10 per month. Both will grant you access to the live stream, as well as the video on demand library, but the cheaper one will get you some ads, while the other one comes completely without ads.

Hulu - Next, we have Hulu, which is a great platform that we are pretty sure you're familiar with. This one only features a single bundle of channels that costs $44.99 per month. This bundle features both CBS and the Golf Channel so you can enjoy the full John Deere Classic Tournament. If you need more content, there are a couple of packs that you can add to your subscription, as well as several premium networks.

YouTube TV - The list continues with YouTube TV, which is another single bundle platform that features dozens of channels. The subscription costs $49.99 per month and includes access to this bundle, as well as some really great features for subscribers, including unlimited Cloud DVR storage space. The service includes access to both CBS and the Golf Channel so your John Deere Classic weekend is covered. There are no extra packs you can get on YouTube TV, but there are quite a few premium Networks.

DirecTV Now - Another recommendation we have for you is DirecTV Now, which is a versatile platform with a ton of bundles to choose from. In fact, there are seven bundles, two of which were added earlier this year, namely Plus and Max, while the other five received a new name and a new price tag that's double than it used to be. If you're looking for CBS, you're going to find it in all seven bundles, but if you also want the Golf Channel, you're going to have limited options, namely the Max, Xtra, and Ultimate bundles. If you need more packs, there are two featuring Spanish channels, three featuring International channels, and a bunch of premium networks.

PlayStation Vue - The last service on our list is PlayStation Vue which is an absolutely great platform with great features for subscribers, such as enough Cloud DVR storage space for 500 programs and five simultaneous streams at no extra cost. The platform comes with four bundles, namely Access, Core, Ultra, and Elite. While CBS is present in all four bundles, the Golf Channel is missing from the Access bundle and only made it on the Core, Ultra, and Elite ones. If you want to further customize your subscription, you can add a couple of channel packs and a few premium networks to the mix.

Can You Use a TV Antenna to Watch the John Deere Classic?

Partly, yes. The Golf Channel isn't available via an antenna, but you can watch CBS because this one still broadcasts over-the-air. TV antennas have been around for many years, and cord cutters have been using them long before live TV platforms were even available. They are quite attractive because they are quite cheap to purchase and they provide free access to thousands of TV channels. Basically, the only downside we can think of is that you go from hundreds of channels to only a handful.

We do advise you that before you go ahead and cut the cord and buy a TV antenna, you visit a site like NoCable which will tell you exactly what channels are available over-the-air in your specific location and how strong the broadcast signal is for each of them. If the list does feature CBS, you're in luck, but you also need to check the broadcast range because you need to figure out what range to look for in your own antenna before you buy one. We've already given you one suggestion which is a device that has great reviews from users, but you can do your own research if you want.

We can't wait to hear back from you so you can tell us which platform you chose to watch the John Deere Classic Tournament, so please drop us a note in the comments section below the article. Share the guide online with your friends and family so they know how to watch the event online as well. Follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter for more tech news guides reviews and interviews.

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