Now that the FedEx Cup is finished, it’s time to get back to major championship golf with the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the action on TV.
Where to watch the U.S. Open on TV
The U.S. Open begins with the first round on Thursday, Sept. 17 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 20. Parts of all four rounds will air on TV with coverage split between NBC and Golf Channel.
It’s the first time NBC will broadcast the U.S. Open since 2014. Fox Sports then took over the coverage for five years, before relinquishing the rights. Prior to Fox, NBC previously broadcast 20 U.S. Opens between 1995 and 2014.
There will be one big change from previous majors broadcast on NBC/Golf Channel. Two of hours of coverage each day will be available exclusively online via Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. You can check out a full streaming schedule for the U.S. Open here.
Of course there’s one other major difference from past U.S. Opens. This year’s tournament was originally scheduled to be played June 18-21, before it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So instead of its traditional place on Father’s Day weekend, the U.S. national championship will be conducted on the precipice of fall in New York, and without fans in attendance.
But many things will remain the same. World No.1 Dustin Johnson is peaking with his play and hungry for his second U.S. Open title. Fifty-year-old Phil Mickelson is in the field with plans to avenge his disastrous collapse the last time the Open came to Winged Foot in 2006. And Tiger Woods is raring to get a shot at his fourth U.S. Open and 16th major championship.
On top of that, reports are that the greens are lightning fast, and the rough is thicker than ever, just as we’ve come to expect from the U.S. Open.
You can check out the full U.S. Open TV schedule below.
2020 U.S. Open TV schedule
Thursday, September 17: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 2-5 p.m. ET (NBC)
Friday, September 18: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 4-7 p.m. ET (NBC)
Saturday, September 19: 11 a.m. -7:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, September 20: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); 12-6 p.m. ET (NBC)