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How to watch the WGC-Cadillac Championship live online, TV schedule, radio and more

The Masters is nigh, and this week's WGC event at Doral is loaded with every top player in the game. The coverage is commensurate with the hype and heavy-hitting status -- here's how to watch all week.

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The PGA Tour's swing back to the Eastern time zone and Florida is the official signal that the Masters approaches. The annual stop at Doral, now known as the WGC-Cadillac Championship, amplifies that anticipation and draws every big gun in the game. It's no different this year -- every superstar is at Trump National Doral for what has become a big part of the pre-Masters prep stretch. Even if the Masters were months away and not top of mind, you still show up to the WGCs for all the easy world rankings points, enormous $9.5 million purse, and the guaranteed check that comes with this limited field no-cut event. The last-place finisher this year will still walk away with $47,000, which is not bad for playing golf, poorly.

So there's plenty of motivation to play the first WGC of the year, and indeed, every one of this questionably monikered "Big Four" are here. It's the first event of the year that will have Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, and Rickie Fowler in the field. That may be the quick and easy headline, but it's obviously loaded wayyyy beyond that arbitrary group. Former Masters winners and Tour winners from the last two weeks, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott, are also here and probably better bets to win than any of the Big Four. Defending champ Dustin Johnson is back and also an obvious threat to repeat.

The custom here is to group players according to world rankings, which sets us up with the juiciest of tee times through the first two days. The headliner is obviously the top three of Spieth, McIlroy and Day. That's an easy choice for PGA Tour Live's featured groups stream on Thursday. For the second round, they'll go out later in the tee sheet and have almost their entire round fall during the Golf Channel coverage window so the featured groups stream will focus on Fowler, Bubba, et al. PGA Tour Live is a quality paywalled service, but the limited field means all the tee times are condensed later in the morning so you're not missing too much by just watching the normal broadcast (which doesn't cost an additional over-the-top $5). Whatever your preference is, you'll need PGA Tour Live to watch the big three start on Thursday and then they'll be about 5-7 holes through the round when Golf Channel goes live.

The TV broadcast is also expanded this week because it's a heavy-hitting WGC. Golf Channel typically broadcasts three hours the first two afternoons of a normal PGA Tour event, but they'll go for five hours on Thursday and Friday this week. The weekend will be comprehensive too, splitting the coverage with their Comcast sister NBC. Last week, NBC took the reins from CBS for the start of the Florida swing and the improvement was noticeable and significant. The critical masses on Twitter were appeased by NBC's commitment to showing actual golf shots. CBS will be on its game for the Masters, but they took a beating on the West Coast swing -- the anger and critiques reached a fever pitch compared to gripes from past years. There's also no annoying 30-minute coverage gap on the weekend, a blackout period that's allegedly required to switch in graphics and talent when Golf Channel hands things off to CBS. The transition to NBC is seamless for obvious reasons and that also keeps folks happy, especially at a loaded limited-field event like this when that 30-minute stretch gets extra irksome.

It's a huge week for golf, which can grab some of the spotlight during this stretch after football and before March Madness consumes everything. All the big names are here and the coverage should deliver everything we want. Here are all your media options for the entire week (all times ET):

Thursday's first-round coverage

Television:

1 to 6 p.m. -- Golf Channel

Online streams:

9:30 a.m. -- PGA Tour Live starts with coverage from range and opening holes

Featured Groups (PGA Tour Live subscription required)

  • 11:32 a.m. -- Jordan Spieth / Jason Day / Rory McIlroy
  • 11:43 a.m. -- Justin Rose / Adam Scott / Dustin Johnson
2 to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live featured holes coverage (No subscription required)

1 to 6 p.m. -- Golf Channel simulcast stream

Radio:

Noon to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 92/208 and streamed here)

Friday's second-round coverage

Television:

1 to 6 p.m. -- Golf Channel

Online streams:

9:30 a.m. -- PGA Tour Live starts with coverage from range and opening holes

Featured Groups (PGA Tour Live subscription required)

  • 11:43 a.m. -- Rickie Fowler / Bubba Watson / Henrik Stenson
  • 11:54 a.m. -- Sergio Garcia / Patrick Reed / Branden Grace
2 to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live featured holes coverage (No subscription required)

1 to 6 p.m. -- Golf Channel simulcast stream

Radio:

Noon to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 92/208 and streamed here)

Saturday's third-round coverage

Television:

Noon to 3 p.m. -- Golf Channel

3 to 6 p.m. -- NBC

Online streams:

Noon to 6 p.m. -- Golf Channel/NBC Sports LiveExtra simulcast stream

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live featured holes stream (No subscription required)

Radio:

1 to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 92/208 and streamed here)

Sunday's final-round coverage

Television:

Noon to 2 p.m. -- Golf Channel

2 to 6 p.m. -- NBC

Online streams:

Noon to 6 p.m. -- Golf Channel/NBC Sports LiveExtra simulcast stream

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live featured holes stream (No subscription required)

Radio:

1 to 6 p.m. --  PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 92/208 and streamed here)