How to watch the 2021 Open Championship: Streaming, TV schedule, online, tee times

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The 2021 Open Championship finally gets underway on Thursday, July 15.

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The extra-long wait is over, and it’s finally time for the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s, the first Open since 2019. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament all week long.

Open Championship preview

For just the second time in recent history, the Open will represent the final men’s major of the pro golf season. For many years, the PGA Championship played that role, relegating the Open to the second-to-last major. But beginning in 2019, the PGA Championship moved from August to May, handing the Open its prestigious spot at the end of the major calendar.

In 2019, Irishman Shane Lowry triumphed at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, creating one of the most jubilant moments in golf history. Two years later, Lowry remains the defending champion, thanks to last year’s postponement of this 149th Open due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic is still here, and several players were forced to withdraw from this week’s tournament due to positive tests or complications with safety protocols.

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But the Open charges forward, with thousands of spectators expected to be in attendance. Newly-minted U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm is the odds-on favorite to win his second major heading into the week. But plenty of big-name players have high hopes, including Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and more.

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You can find out exactly how to watch the Open Championship below, including full TV and streaming schedules, tee times and more.

Open Championship basics

What: 2021 Open Championship
Where: Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, England
When: Thursday-Sunday, July 15-18
Purse: $11.5 million ($2.07 million winner’s share)
Last year’s champion: Shane Lowry (2019)

How to watch the Open Championship on TV

You can watch the 2021 Open Championship on NBC and Golf Channel. Golf Channel will air extensive coverage of the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, as well as early coverage Saturday and Sunday. NBC will broadcast three hours in primetime on Thursday and Friday night, 10 hours on Saturday, and eight hours covering the conclusion of Sunday’s final round. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Thursday, July 15: 4 a.m-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday, July 16: 4 a.m-3 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, July 17: 5-7 a.m. ET (Golf Channel); 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, July 18: 4-7 a.m. ET (Golf Channel); 7 a.m.-2 p.m. ET (NBC)

How to watch the Open Championship online, streaming

You can stream the 2021 Open Championship online in various ways via Peacock. Options include featured group and hole coverage every day of the tournament, simulcasts of all TV broadcasts and exclusive early and coverage of the first two rounds. Here’s the full streaming schedule for the 2021 Open Championship:

THURSDAY, JULY 15
Exclusive Peacock Round 1 Coverage: 1:30-4 a.m. ET (Peacock Premium)
Golf Channel Round 1 Coverage: 4 a.m.-3 p.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Group Coverage: 3 a.m.-3 p.m. (Peacock)
Featured Hole Coverage (Holes 14-16): 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Peacock)
Exclusive Peacock Round 1 Coverage: 3-4 p.m. ET (Peacock Premium)

FRIDAY, JULY 16
Exclusive Peacock Round 2 Coverage: 1:30-4 a.m. ET (Peacock Premium)
Golf Channel Round 2 Coverage: 4 a.m.-3 p.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Group Coverage: 3 a.m.-3 p.m. (Peacock)
Featured Hole Coverage (Holes 14-16): 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Peacock)
Exclusive Peacock Round 2 Coverage: 3-4 p.m. ET (Peacock Premium)

SATURDAY, JULY 17
Golf Channel Round 3 Coverage: 5-7 a.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Group Coverage: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. (Peacock)
Featured Hole Coverage (Holes 14-16): 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (Peacock)
NBC Round 3 Coverage: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET (NBC.com, Peacock Premium)

SUNDAY, JULY 18
Golf Channel Round 4 Coverage: 4-7 a.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock Premium)
Featured Group Coverage: 5 a.m.-1 p.m. (Peacock)
Featured Hole Coverage (Holes 14-16): 6 a.m.-12 p.m. (Peacock)
NBC Round 4 Coverage: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. ET (NBC.com, Peacock Premium)

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2021 Open Championship tee times: Round 1 (ET)

Tee No. 1

1:35 a.m. – Richard Bland, Andy Sullivan, Marcus Armitage
1:46 a.m. – Chan Kim, Justin Harding, Haotong Li
1:57 a.m. – Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Abel Gallegos (a)
2:08 a.m. – Alex Noren, J.C. Ritchie, Richard Mansell
2:19 a.m. – Dean Burmester, Danny Willett, Laird Shepherd (a)
2:30 a.m. – Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sam Horsfield, Min Woo Lee
2:41 a.m. – Viktor Hovland, Ryan Palmer, Thomas Detry
2:52 a.m. – Paul Casey, Abraham Ancer, Ian Poulter
3:03 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Garrick Higgo
3:14 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Joaquin Niemann, Joel Dahmen
3:25 a.m. – Darren Clarke, Bernd Wiesberger, Joe Long (a)
3:36 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Marcus Kinhult, Jack Senior
3:47 a.m. – Talor Gooch, C.T. Pan, Jonathan Thomson
4:03 a.m. – Ernie Els, Gary Woodland, Cole Hammer (a)
4:14 a.m. – Sam Burns, Lucas Herbert, Jorge Campillo
4:25 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace
4:36 a.m. – Brian Harman, Mackenzie Hughes, Dylan Frittelli
4:47 a.m. – Victor Perez, Kevin Streelman, Guido Migliozzi
4:58 a.m. – Shane Lowry, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen
5:09 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer
5:20 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Justin Rose
5:31 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Sergio Garcia, Yuxin Lin (a)
5:42 a.m. – Harris English, Erik Van Rooyen, Chez Reavie
5:53 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Byeong Hun An, Brandt Snedeker
6:04 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Takumi Kanaya, Marcel Schneider
6:15 a.m. – Lanto Griffin, Rikuya Hoshino, Connor Worsdall
6:36 a.m. – Aaron Rai, Paul Waring, Daniel Croft
6:47 a.m. – Daniel Van Tonder, Jazz Janewattananond, Christoffer Bring (a)
6:58 a.m. – Harold Varner III, Brendan Steele, Matthias Schmid (a)
7:09 a.m. – Troy Merritt, Adam Long, Jaco Ahlers
7:20 a.m. – Jason Day, Joost Luiten, Johannes Veerman
7:31 a.m. – John Catlin, Romain Langasque, Aaron Pike,
7:42 a.m. – Padraig Harrington, Brad Kennedy, Sam Forgan
7:53 a.m. – Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Adam Hadwin
8:04 a.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ryan Fox
8:15 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Marc Leishman, Matt Wallace
8:26 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Corey Conners, Sebastian Munoz
8:37 a.m. – Jason Scrivener, Keith Mitchell, Sam Bairstow (a)
8:48 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Benjamin Hebert
9:04 a.m. – Keegan Bradley, Richard T. Lee, Rafa Cabrera Bello
9:15 a.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Brendon Todd, Matthias Schwab
9:26 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Russell Henley, Shaun Norris
9:37 a.m. – Matt Jones, Daniel Hillier, Marcel Siem
9:48 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner
9:59 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler
10:10 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott
10:21 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith
10:32 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Max Homa, Matt Kuchar
10:43 a.m. – Antoine Rozner, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Ben Hutchinson
10:54 a.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Deyen Lawson, Poom Saksansin
11:05 a.m. – Yuki Inamori, Jimmy Walker, Ricardo Celia
11:16 a.m. – Rikard Karlberg, Ryutaro Nagano, Nicholas Poppleton

2021 Open Championship tee times: Round 2 (ET)

Tee No.1

1:35 a.m. – Aaron Rai, Paul Waring, Daniel Croft
1:46 a.m. – Daniel Van Tonder, Jazz Janewattananond, Christoffer Bring (a)
1:57 a.m. – Harold Varner III, Brendan Steele, Matthias Schmid (a)
2:08 a.m. – Troy Merritt, Adam Long, Jaco Ahlers
2:19 a.m. – Jason Day, Joost Luiten, Johannes Veerman
2:30 a.m. – John Catlin, Romain Langasque, Aaron Pike,
2:41 a.m. – Padraig Harrington, Brad Kennedy, Sam Forgan
2:52 a.m. – Tony Finau, Billy Horschel, Adam Hadwin
3:03 a.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ryan Fox
3:14 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Marc Leishman, Matt Wallace
3:25 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, Corey Conners, Sebastian Munoz
3:36 a.m. – Jason Scrivener, Keith Mitchell, Sam Bairstow (a)
3:47 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Benjamin Hebert
4:03 a.m. – Keegan Bradley, Richard T. Lee, Rafa Cabrera Bello
4:14 a.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Brendon Todd, Matthias Schwab
4:25 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Russell Henley, Shaun Norris
4:36 a.m. – Matt Jones, Daniel Hillier, Marcel Siem
4:47 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner
4:58 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler
5:09 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott
5:20 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith
5:31 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Max Homa, Matt Kuchar
5:42 a.m. – Antoine Rozner, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Ben Hutchinson
5:53 a.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Deyen Lawson, Poom Saksansin
6:04 a.m. – Yuki Inamori, Jimmy Walker, Ricardo Celia
6:15 a.m. – Rikard Karlberg, Ryutaro Nagano, Nicholas Poppleton
6:36 a.m. – Richard Bland, Andy Sullivan, Marcus Armitage
6:47 a.m. – Chan Kim, Justin Harding, Haotong Li
6:58 a.m. – Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Abel Gallegos (a)
7:09 a.m. – Alex Noren, J.C. Ritchie, Richard Mansell
7:20 a.m. – Dean Burmester, Danny Willett, Laird Shepherd (a)
7:31 a.m. – Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sam Horsfield, Min Woo Lee
7:42 a.m. – Viktor Hovland, Ryan Palmer, Thomas Detry
7:53 a.m. – Paul Casey, Abraham Ancer, Ian Poulter
8:04 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Garrick Higgo
8:15 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Joaquin Niemann, Joel Dahmen
8:26 a.m. – Darren Clarke, Bernd Wiesberger, Joe Long (a)
8:37 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Marcus Kinhult, Jack Senior
8:48 a.m. – Talor Gooch, C.T. Pan, Jonathan Thomson
9:04 a.m. – Ernie Els, Gary Woodland, Cole Hammer (a)
9:15 a.m. – Sam Burns, Lucas Herbert, Jorge Campillo
9:26 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace
9:37 a.m. – Brian Harman, Mackenzie Hughes, Dylan Frittelli
9:48 a.m. – Victor Perez, Kevin Streelman, Guido Migliozzi
9:59 a.m. – Shane Lowry, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen
10:10 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer
10:21 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Justin Rose
10:32 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Sergio Garcia, Yuxin Lin (a)
10:43 a.m. – Harris English, Erik Van Rooyen, Chez Reavie
10:54 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Byeong Hun An, Brandt Snedeker
11:05 a.m. – Cameron Tringale, Takumi Kanaya, Marcel Schneider
11:16 a.m. – Lanto Griffin, Rikuya Hoshino, Connor Worsdall

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