How to watch The Open Championship 2024: live stream golf online and for free

Bryson DeChambeau playing last week in the build up to The Open Championship 2024 at Royal Troon.
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This Open is turning out to be a dramatic, surprising and highly entertaining one. After a second round in which many of the big names were blown out of the tournament, and missed the cut, 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry leads by two shots from the English pair of Daniel Brown and Justin Rose. This is the first time since 1951 that the top three at the halfway stage of The Open are all from the British Isles.

You can watch The Open Championship live streams from anywhere with a VPN and potentially for free!

2024 The Open Championship live stream

Dates: July 18–21, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. BST / 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m.  PT / 9 p.m. AEDT
WATCH FREE — R&A TV (featured groups)
• U.S. — NBC / Peacock / USA (Sling)
• U.K. — Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk free

The Open is the oldest of the four men’s Majors, dating from 1860, and the winner is crowned Champion Golfer Of The Year. 

Rory McIlroy could, and should, have won that US Open, but missed two putts of under 3ft coming down the stretch. It is now ten years since Rory McIlroy won the last of his four Major titles – can he end this run at Troon?

Other British interest comes from Robert McIntyre who, fresh from his win last week at the Scottish Open, is aiming to become the firsts Scot this century to win The Open. The last six Majors have thrown up six different winners, all of them American.

World Number One Scottie Scheffler has been in imperious form this season, with eight tournament victories already, including the season’s first Major, The Masters. The winner of the season’s second Major, Xander Schauffele, has been in the top 10 of all three Majors this season, something only DeChambeau has also achieved.

Here's a complete guide to where to watch the 2024 Open Championship, including free streams, daily schedules and tee times.

FREE 2024 The Open Championship live streams

Fancy some free golf coverage? The R&A will live stream all the action from the iconic 8th hole, the Postage Stamp, as well as following featured groups for FREE on R&A TV.

Abroad? Use a streaming VPN to unblock your home feed from anywhere.

Watch 2024 The Open live streams from abroad

2024 The Open Championship live streams will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the golf live as if you were in your lounge. Our favorite right now is NordVPN.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is NordVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home.

How to watch the 2024 The Open Championship 2024 in your country

Watch 2024 The Open 2024 live streams in the U.S. online and without cable

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In the U.S., golf fans can watch The Open Championship 2023 on NBC, Peacock and the USA Network

On the first two days of action, Peacock has streaming coverage of the featured groups. From July 18, the streaming service costs just $7.99/month with ads, or $13.99 without, and includes lots more content in addition to The Open Championship 2024 live streams.

NBC and the USA Network both require cable packages, but if you've cut the cord, you can watch live streams via  streaming services such Sling TV (50% off your first month) and Fubo (7-day free trial).

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Sling TV offers live TV packages that let you watch live golf, MLB, basketball, soccer and more. For a limited time, you can get your first month of Sling Blue. That's as low as $22.50 per month and you can cancel at any time.

Fubo

If you love sports, you'll want to check out Fubo. Plans start at $79.99 a month after a 7-day free trial, so you don't need to pay up front, and features dozens of channels including NBC, USA, CBS, ESPN and the Golf Channel.

How to watch The Open Championship live streams in the U.K.

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All four days of The Open will be shown live on Sky Sports and its dedicated Sky Golf channel in the UK.  Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. BST on Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. BST on Saturday and 10 a.m, Sunday.

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the golf on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. 

If you want to sign up, you can check out  Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download our favorite VPN, as detailed above.

Where to watch The Open Championship 2024 live streams in Canada

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If you're in Canada and want to know how to watch The Open 2024 streams, you'll find the action on TSN+. A monthly subscription costs from $8 and an annual one from $80. As well as the golf you can watch NFL, CFL, NBA, Formula 1 and tennis.

Where to watch The Open Championship 2024 online in Australia

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The live action from Royal Troon in the 152nd Open Championship is being shown on Fox Sports and  Kayo Sports. Kayo costs $25 for Kayo One and $35 for Kayo Basic, after a 7-day free trial

The Open Championship tee times: Round 3

All times British Summer Time

  • 8:55 a.m. Darren Fichardt, Tommy Morrison (a)
  • 9:05 a.m. Guido Migliozzi, Max Homa
  • 9:15 a.m. Shubhankar Sharma, Sungjae Im
  • 9:25 a.m. Abraham Ancer, Luis Masaveu
  • 9:35 a.m. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Darren Clarke
  • 9:45 a.m. Rickie Fowler, Jorge Campillo
  • 9:55 a.m. Harris English, Robert MacIntyre
  • 10:05 a.m. Aaron Rai, Matt Wallace
  • 10:20 a.m.Adam Scott, Daniel Hillier
  • 10:30 a.m. Younghan Song, Andy Ogletree
  • 10:40 a.m. Si Woo Kim, Hideki Matsuyama
  • 10:50 a.m. Davis Thompson, Phil Mickelson
  • 11 a.m. Alex Cejka, Jacob Skov Olesen (a)
  • 11:10 a.m. Ewen Ferguson, John Catlin
  • 11:20 a.m. Sean Crocker, Brian Harman
  • 11:30 a.m. Chris Kirk, Austin Eckroat
  • 11:45 a.m. Matteo Manassero, Justin Thomas
  • 11:55 a.m. Calum Scott (a), Joe Dean
  • 12:05 p.m. Cameron Young, Kurt Kitayama
  • 12:15 p.m. Byeong Hun An, Brendan Todd
  • 12:25 p.m. Rasmus Højgaard, Ryan Fox
  • 12:35 p.m. Richard Mansell, Thriston Lawrence
  • 12:45 p.m. Thorbjorn Olesen, Laurie Canter
  • 12:55 p.m. Tom McKibbin, Emiliano Grillo
  • 1:10 p.m. Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns
  • 1:20 p.m. Padraig Harrington, Eric Cole
  • 1:30 p.m. Adrian Meronk, MK Kim
  • 1:40 p.m. Matthieu Pavon, Russell Henley
  • 1:50 p.m. Nicolai Højgaard, Alex Noren
  • 2 p.m. Jeunghun Wang, Tom Hoge
  • 2:10 p.m. Sepp Straka, Gary Woodland
  • 2:20 p.m. Marcel Siem, Jon Rahm
  • 2:35 p.m. Mackenzie Hughes, Collin Morikawa
  • 2:45 p.m. Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson
  • 2:55 p.m. Joaquin Niemann, Matthew Jordan
  • 3:05 p.m. Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele
  • 3:15 p.m. Jason Day, Corey Conners
  • 3:25 p.m. Scottie Scheffler, Dean Burmester
  • 3:35 p.m. Billy Horschel, Justin Rose
  • 3:45 p.m. Daniel Brown, Shane Lowry

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Roderick is a freelance sports journalist and a crossword complier. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG WodehouseThe Don: Beyond BoundariesWally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder. An erratic fast bowler in his youth, as he aged he became an erratic medium pacer. His last wicket was a stumping, which made him decide it was time to retire. He now occasionally plays for the MCC – but for their golf team. He is a member of Trevose and has played golf in around two dozen countries.