British Open 2021 Live Stream: How to Watch Online in USA

2021 British Open watch

Getty Spain's Jon Rahm watches his iron shot from the 3rd tee during a practice round for The 149th British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's, Sandwich in south-east England on July 14, 2021. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The 149th Open Championship kicks off Thursday, July 15 at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England.

In the United States, TV coverage will be split between the Golf Channel (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and NBC (Saturday, Sunday). But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the 2021 Open Championship:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Golf Channel, NBC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2021 Open Championship live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


Sling TV

NBC (live in select markets) is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” channel bundle, while Golf Channel is in the “Sports Extra” add-on. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with both these channels, and you can get your first month for just $10 (Sling Blue) or $21 (Sling Blue plus Sports Extra):

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2021 Open Championship live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBC (live in most markets) is included in every one, while Golf Channel is in “Ultimate” and above, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the 2021 Open Championship live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets), Golf Channel and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2021 Open Championship live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Open Championship 2021 Preview

The Open returns after last year’s tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the excitement surrounding the event is palpable.

“Walking in our open clubhouse here this week, there’s a board with the list of winners and the courses, and it says ‘2020 Championship not played’,” Rory McIlroy said this week. “You’re just so used to seeing that at like 1941 or 1945, war years and stuff. The fact that every time now you look at 2020 it’s going to say ‘Championship not played’, it just sort of stuck with me. Obviously next Monday is going to be a big day here for England and the UK, and I think everyone is looking forward to that. It’s great to be back and great to have fans and just great to be playing an Open Championship again.”

While the tournament is back on, there have still been an unprecedented number of cancelations this year, most of which are related to COVID-19. Here’s a list of the players who have withdrawn from the Open already: Cameron Davis, Louis de Jager, David Duval, Sungjae Im, Zach Johnson, Si Woo Kim, Danny Lee, K.H. Lee, Hideki Matsuyama, Ryan Moore, Kevin Na, Bubba Watson and Matthew Wolff.

Despite the absence of over a dozen competitors, this year’s Open should still have plenty of drama.

Here’s a look at the featured groups slated for the opening day of action on Thursday, July 15:

  • Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Garrick Higgo (3:03 a.m.)
  • Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace (4:25 a.m.)
  • Shane Lowry, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen (4:58 a.m.)
  • Dustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Justin Rose (5:20 a.m.)
  • Xander Schauffele, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler (9:59 a.m.)
  • Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott (10:10 a.m.)
  • Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith (10:21 a.m.)

And a look at the odds of the top 21 favorites to win this year’s Open Championship:

  • Jon Rahm 7-1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 14-1
  • Dustin Johnson 15-1
  • Rory McIlroy 16-1
  • Xander Schauffele 16-1
  • Brooks Koepka 16-1
  • Justin Thomas 20-1
  • Jordan Spieth 20-1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 30-1
  • Shane Lowry 33-1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 33-1
  • Patrick Cantlay 33-1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 33-1
  • Patrick Reed 33-1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 33-1
  • Paul Casey 35-1
  • Lee Westwood 35-1
  • Viktor Hovland 40-1
  • Scottie Scheffler 40-1
  • Webb Simpson 40-1
  • Collin Morikawa 40-1

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