How to watch the Chevron Championship live: Start time, channel and other things to know

The Chevron Championship, the first women's golf major of the season, is set to take place at the Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, after being held in California for over five decades. The tournament features a strong field of 132 players, including defending champion Jennifer Kupcho and world No. 1 Lydia Ko.

Viewers in the US can catch the first and second rounds on the Golf Channel, with coverage from 10 a.m. CST to 7 p.m. CST. The Golf Channel will continue to provide live coverage of the final two rounds over the weekend until 3 p.m. CST, after which the action will move to NBC from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

In the UK, Sky Sports Golf will broadcast the opening two rounds from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. BST and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. BST. The coverage will then switch to Sky Sports Mix for the Saturday and Sunday rounds, airing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. BST.

The move to Texas marks another significant change for the tournament, which has undergone several transformations since its inception in 1972. With a new name, location, and increased prize purse of over $5 million, the event now enjoys a sponsorship deal with Chevron.

Jennifer Kupcho, the defending champion, will face tough competition from other top-ranked players, including Nelly Korda and Georgia Hall. Kupcho aims to retain her crown after an impressive victory last year, while Ko seeks to end a seven-year wait for her third major title.

Despite the change in location, the tradition of the Poppie's Pond leap remains intact, providing the winner with the opportunity to celebrate by diving into the lake alongside the 18th green at Carlton Woods.

The Chevron Championship promises an exciting display of women's golf, with players showcasing their skills and competing for the prestigious title.