2021 Guide to US Sporting Events
By Space Coast Daily // December 22, 2020
Sports fans in the United States are in for a treat during 2021, with the calendar packed with a host of top-class action taking place throughout the year.
American Football, golf and horse racing are amongst the sports that will feature some truly memorable events during the next 12 months.
Fans across the US will undoubtedly be clamouring to find free streaming sites for sports as they strive to follow the action in real-time.
Read on as we take a closer look at some of the major sporting events scheduled to take place in the US during 2021.
Super Bowl – February 7
The 55th Super Bowl will be the highlight of the year for many sports fans as the NFL stages its championship game for the 2020 season.
The game will be hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, and is sure to attract a massive audience on live television.
The Kansas City Chiefs are fancied to win the title for the second successive year having produced a series of impressive performances during the regular season.
However, the likes of Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints will fancy their chances of progressing to the big game and knocking the Chiefs off their perch.
The Masters – April 8-11
The eyes of the golfing world will be on Augusta National during April as the prestigious US Masters Tournament takes centre stage.
The course is widely recognised as one of the most iconic in the sport, making this a tournament that every golfer dreams of winning.
Dustin Johnson romped to victory in 2020, finishing five shots clear of the field to cement his status as the number one golfer in the world.
He is likely to have his work cut out to retain the title, with no player achieving that feat since Tiger Woods back in 2002.
US Open Tennis – August 30-September 12
Tennis dominates the landscape during early September, with Flushing Meadows in New York playing host to the prestigious US Open.
The 2020 edition of the men’s singles was a thrilling affair, with Dominic Thiem finally breaking the glass ceiling to win his first Grand Slam.
The Austrian emerged victorious after a five-set thriller against Alexander Zverev and will be amongst the favourites to win in 2021.
He is sure to face some stiff competition, particularly with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal continuing their private battle to win the most Grand Slams.
The Ryder Cup – September 24-26
Golf will take over the spotlight towards the end of September as the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup takes place at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
First staged in 1927, the event features the leading golf professionals from the US and Europe who go head-to-head over four days of competition.
Team Europe have held the upper hand in the Ryder Cup in recent times, winning seven of the nine events staged since the turn of the century.
They triumphed 17½–10½ at Le Golf National during 2018, but the US will fancy their chances of gaining revenge in front of a partisan home crowd.
Breeders’ Cup – November 5-6
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships rounds-off the international horse racing calendar, with the two-day meeting featuring a plethora of top-class races.
The world’s best horses, jockeys, trainers and owners will head to Del Mar, San Diego, in November for an event that always attracts huge crowds.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the standout race of the meeting, with the race crowning the champion horse of the year over 10 furlongs.
Kentucky Derby winner Authentic claimed the Classic in 2020, but he won’t be back to defend his crown after being retired by his owners.