Dan Box
By Dan Box

The final major of the year has arrived with the 151st Open Championship set to take place at Royal Liverpool this week, as fan favourite Rory McIlroy returns to the site of his Open victory back in 2014.

If you're a golf fan in the UK, you'll want to know how to watch the tournament, which runs from 20th-23rd July.

In this article, we'll tell you all you need to know about TV coverage, online coverage, streaming, featured groups, and eligible devices.

If you want to know more about this week's event, including details on the course, field and our tips to win, you can read our 2023 Open Championship HERE.

TV Coverage and Timings

In the UK, The Open will be broadcast on Sky Sports Golf. The channel will be showing live coverage throughout the tournament, starting from 6.30am BST on 20th July and running through to 9pm on the first two rounds, with a shortened broadcast window after the cut on Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be highlights of each day's play on Sky Sports Golf, which will be repeated throughout the night, as well as on BBC each evening. Live radio coverage will be offered each day via BBC Radio 5 Live.

Online Coverage and Streaming

If you're unable to watch the tournament on TV, you can still follow all the action online. Sky Sports subscribers can watch live coverage on the Sky Go app or website. The app is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as laptops and PCs.

If you're not a Sky Sports subscriber, you can still watch The Open online by purchasing a Now TV pass. This will give you access to all the Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports Golf, for a limited time period. The Now TV pass is available on a variety of devices, including smart TVs, games consoles, and smartphones.

The Open Official Website Coverage

In addition to the TV and online coverage provided by Sky Sports, The Open official website and YouTube channel will also be offering live coverage of the tournament. Fans can watch the live stream on the official Open website, which will be featuring multiple live channels covering different parts of the course, interviews with players, highlights, and more.

Live streams available to view:

Live at The Range

Monday 17 July: 10am-12pm & 2pm-6pm

Tuesday 18 July: 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm

Wednesday 19 July: 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm

Thursday 20 July: 7:30-11am & 12:30-4pm

Friday 21 July: 7:30-11am & 12:30-4pm

Saturday 22 July: 11am-4pm

Sunday 23 July: 10am-3pm

New Par-3 Channel

Daily from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July

Featured Groups

Daily from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July

Featured Groups

For fans who want to follow specific players or groups, Sky Sports will be showing featured groups coverage throughout the tournament. This coverage will focus on the top players in the field and will be available on the red button or via the Sky Sports app, as well as on the Open website.

Eligible Devices

The good news is that technology has made it easier than ever to watch the Open Championship from virtually any device with an internet connection. Here are some of the eligible devices to watch the event:

Smartphones: Both Android and iOS users can download the Sky Go app or "The Open" app from their respective app stores to stream the tournament on their smartphones.

Tablets: If you prefer a larger screen, tablets like iPads, Android tablets, or other compatible devices can be used to stream the event using the aforementioned apps.

Computers: Windows and Mac users can access the Sky Go website or the official "The Open" website to watch the championship on their computers or laptops.

Smart TVs: Many modern smart TVs offer dedicated apps for streaming services like Sky Go. Check your TV's app store or compatibility with the "The Open" app to watch the event on the big screen.

Streaming Devices: Popular streaming devices like Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, and Chromecast usually support the Sky Go app, making it easy to cast the championship onto your TV.

The 2023 Open Championship promises to be a thrilling event that fans won't want to miss. With comprehensive TV coverage and online streaming options, golf enthusiasts around the world can enjoy every moment of the tournament from the comfort of their own homes.

If you still want to know more, be sure to check out our in-depth preview of the action from Hoylake here, including our tips to win the title...


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