Ryder Cup 2018 Schedule: What Time, TV Channel is the Ryder Cup? Live Stream, Replays, Channels

After two years of bragging rights for the United States, the 2018 edition of the Ryder Cup was scheduled to get underway on Friday.

This time, however, it'll be hosted by the European squad in Paris after the Americans were finally able to snatch a victory in Minnesota in 2016. The tournament being hosted at the French course Le Golf National means the TV viewing schedule for Americans will involve some odd, very early hours (or late hours, depending on your vibe).

But it should be worth the lack of sleep. There's nothing quite like the Ryder Cup, which temporarily brings together guys used to fighting tooth and nail with one another on the PGA Tour. As Newsweek's Dan Cancian wrote, big-name, marquee players such as Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and, yes, a resurgent Tiger (freaking!) Woods will play key roles in determining the outcome this weekend.

Also key for Team USA will be World No. 3 Brooks Koepka, who won two majors in 2018 and—at his best—is nearly unbeatable.

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Jon Rahm of Europe practicing prior to the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 27, 2018, in Paris, France. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

"I think any time you can play an important role in winning a Ryder Cup, I think that's what everybody wants," he said at a press conference, via the tournament's website. "Everybody wants that putt to win the Ryder Cup or to win your match or whatever the case might be, or on the sideline cheering the guys on. You've got to be a good team-mate and you've got to be ready for anything this week. You don't know what's going to come at you but I'm excited. I'm excited for the role, a little different role than I've had in the last one and we're looking forward to it. I'm ready to get started."

Luckily for Koepka—and all of us looking forward to watching—things are set to get started quite soon. Friday and Saturday will bring the fourball/foursome matches, while Sunday will be dedicated to singles.

Here are all of the details for how to watch, where to watch and when you'll be able to see replays if waking up at the crack of dawn isn't your style:

Dates: Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30.

Friday TV schedule: Golf Channel will have live coverage from 2 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET. It will then air a replay that'll run from 8 p.m. ET through midnight.

Friday live stream: You can watch live online at RyderCup.com from 2 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET.

Saturday TV schedule: Golf Channel will have the super-early coverage from 2 a.m. ET through 3 a.m. ET. After that, it will switch to NBC from 3 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET. There will be a replay on NBC from 1 p.m. ET through 6 p.m. ET as well as from 8 p.m. ET through midnight on Golf Channel.

Saturday live stream: You can watch live online at RyderCup.com from 3 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET.

Sunday TV schedule: The final day will all be on NBC, from 6 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET. Golf Channel, however, will air the replay from 8 p.m. ET through midnight.

Sunday live stream: You can watch live online at RyderCup.com from 6 a.m. ET through 1 p.m. ET.