British Open 2021 tee times, TV coverage, live stream & more to watch Thursday’s Round 1



After a yearlong hiatus, The Open Championship will be played once again.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the major golf event to be canceled in 2020, but the 2021 British Open will go on. That means reigning champion Shane Lowry will finally have a chance to defend his lone major championship.

Lowry’s competition will be stiff as usual. World No. 1 Jon Rahm will be looking to back up his first major win at the U.S. Open with another strong showing, and 18 of the other top 20 golfers in the world will join him. The lone non-participant of the group will be Hideki Matsuyama, who tested positive for COVID-19.

Among those top golfers, Bryson DeChambeau will be one to watch, as he is playing his first tournament with a new caddie on the bag. DeChambeau had a publicized breakup with his previous caddie Tim Tucker ahead of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

And of course, DeChambeau’s rival Brooks Koepka will be in action, so it will be interesting to see if the two continue their longstanding beef.

Surely, there are plenty of reasons to watch the British Open at Royal St George’s golf course. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including every way to watch it.

MORE: Watch the U.S. Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Watch the British Open live

Golf Channel and NBC will split live coverage of the 2021 British Open just as they did for the 2021 U.S. Open. Golf Channel will exclusively air the first two rounds of the tournament with NBC taking over for most of the weekend coverage on Saturday and Sunday.

British Open TV schedule 2021

Date Time (ET) TV Channel
Thursday, June 17 4 a.m. – 3 p.m. Golf Channel, fuboTV
Friday, June 18 4 a.m. – 3 p.m. Golf Channel, fuboTV
Saturday, June 19 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. Golf Channel, fuboTV
  7 a.m. – 3 p.m. NBC, fuboTV
Sunday, June 20 4 a.m. – 7 a.m. Golf Channel, fuboTV
  7 a.m. – 2 p.m. NBC, fuboTV

British Open streaming schedule

The 2021 British Open will primarily be streamed on Peacock and Peacock Premium, both of which are NBC affiliates. Peacock will largely provide coverage of featured groups and featured holes while Peacock Premium will offer simulcasts of the Golf Channel and NBC broadcasts. Another option is fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Peacock

Date Time (ET) Coverage
Thursday, June 17 3 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featured Groups
  5:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featured Holes (14-16)
Friday, June 18 3 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featured Groups
  5:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featured Holes (14-16)
Saturday, June 19 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Featured Groups
  7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Featured Holes (14-16)
Sunday, June 20 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. Featured Groups
  6 a.m. – 12 p.m. Featured Holes (14-16)

Peacock Premium

Date Time (ET) Coverage
Thursday, June 17 1:30 a.m. – 4 a.m. Day 1 live coverage
  4 a.m. – 3 p.m. Golf Channel Round 1 simulcast
  3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Day 1 live coverage
Friday, June 18 1:30 a.m. – 4 a.m. Day 2 live coverage
  4 a.m. – 3 p.m. Golf Channel Round 2 simulcast
  3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Day 2 live coverage
Saturday, June 19 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. Golf Channel Round 3 simulcast
  7 a.m. – 3 p.m. NBC Round 3 simulcast
Sunday, June 20 4 a.m. – 7 a.m. Golf Channel Round 4 simulcast
  7 a.m. – 2 p.m. NBC Round 4 simulcast

British Open tee times 2021

Tee times for The Open Championship will be updated when they are announced.

British Open purse 2021

The 2021 British Open will feature the largest purse in the history of the tournament. The total amount of prize money doled out will be $11.5 million, up from $10.5 million in 2019.

The winner will take home $2.07 million, marking the first time The Open will give a prize larger than $2 million. The 2019 winner, Shane Lowry, made $1.935 million.

British Open odds for 2021

Jon Rahm (+700) is heavily favored to win The Open Championship after winning his first major at the U.S. Open last month. That means a $100 bet placed on Rahm would result in a $700 payout.

Jordan Spieth (+1400), Rory McIlroy (+1400), Dustin Johnson (+1800), Xander Schauffele (+1800) and Brooks Koepka (+1800) round out the top six favorites, per odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +700
Jordan Spieth +1400
Rory McIlroy +1400
Dustin Johnson +1800
Xander Schauffele +1800
Brooks Koepka +1800
Justin Thomas +2000
Louis Oosthuizen +2500
Collin Morikawa +2500
Bryson DeChambeau +3000
Viktor Hovland +3000
Paul Casey +3500
Shane Lowry +4000
Patrick Reed +4000
Tyrell Hatton +4000
Tommy Fleetwood +4000
Patrick Cantlay +4000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +4500
Tony Finau +4500
Lee Westwood +4500
Daniel Berger +4500
Adam Scott +5000
Abraham Ancer +5000
Scottie Scheffler +5000
Webb Simpson +5500
Cameron Smith +6000
Justin Rose +6000
Harris English +6000

Where is the British Open in 2021?

The 2021 British Open will return to Royal St George’s golf course for the first time since 2011. The course is located in Sandwich, England and has hosted The Open Championship 14 times.

  • Par: 70
  • Distance: 7,204 yards

British Open past winners

Here is a look at every winner of The Open Championship since World War II. Shane Lowry is the most recent winner of the major in 2019. The 2020 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Year Golfer Venue Score
2019 Shane Lowry Royal Portrush -15
2018 Francesco Molinari Carnoustie -8
2017 Jordan Spieth Royal Birkdale -12
2016 Henrik Stenson Royal Troon -20
2015 Zach Johnson St Andrews -15
2014 Rory McIlroy Hoylake -17
2013 Phil Mickelson Muirfield -3
2012 Ernie Els Royal Lytham & St Annes -7
2011 Darren Clarke Royal St George’s -5
2010 Louis Oosthuizen St Andrews -16
2009 Stewart Cink Turnberry -2
2008 Padraig Harrington Royal Birkdale +3
2007 Padraig Harrington Carnoustie -7
2006 Tiger Woods Royal Liverpool -18
2005 Tiger Woods St Andrews -14
2004 Todd Hamilton Troon -10
2003 Ben Curtis Sandwich -1
2002 Ernie Els Muirfield -6
2001 David Duval Royal Lytham & St Annes -10
2000 Tiger Woods St Andrews -19
1999 Paul Lawrie Carnoustie +6
1998 Mark O’Meara Royal Birkdale E
1997 Justin Leonard Royal Troon -12
1996 Tom Lehman Royal Lytham & St Annes -13
1995 John Daly St Andrews -6
1994 Nick Price Turnberry -12
1993 Greg Norman Royal St Georges, Sandwich -13
1992 Nick Faldo Muirfield -12
1991 Ian Baker-Finch Royal Birkdale -8
1990 Nick Faldo St Andrews -18
1989 Mark Calcavecchia Royal Troon -13
1988 Seve Ballesteros Royal Lytham & St Annes -11
1987 Nick Faldo Muirfield -5
1986 Greg Norman Turnberry E
1985 Sandy Lyle Royal St Georges, Sandwich +2
1984 Seve Ballesteros St Andrews -12
1983 Tom Watson Royal Birkdale -9
1982 Tom Watson Royal Troon -4
1981 Bill Rogers Royal St Georges, Sandwich -4
1980 Tom Watson Muirfield -13
1979 Seve Ballesteros Royal Lytham & St Annes -1
1978 Jack Nicklaus St Andrews -7
1977 Tom Watson Turnberry -12
1976 Johnny Miller Royal Birkdale -9
1975 Tom Watson Carnoustie -5
1974 Gary Player Royal Lytham & St Annes -2
1973 Tom Weiskopf Royal Troon -12
1972 Lee Trevino Muirfield -6
1971 Lee Trevino Royal Birkdale -10
1970 Jack Nicklaus St Andrews 283
1969 Tony Jacklin Royal Lytham & St Annes 280
1968 Gary Player Carnoustie 289
1967 Roberto de Vicenzo Hoylake 278
1966 Jack Nicklaus Muirfield 282
1965 Peter Thomson Royal Birkdale 285
1964 Tony Lema St Andrews 279
1963 Bob Charles Royal Lytham & St Annes 277
1962 Arnold Palmer Troon 276
1961 Arnold Palmer Birkdale 284
1960 Kel Nagle St Andrews 278
1959 Gary Player Muirfield 284
1958 Peter Thomson Royal Lytham & St Annes 278
1957 Bobby Locke St Andrews 279
1956 Peter Thomson Hoylake 286
1955 Peter Thomson St Andrews 281
1954 Peter Thomson Birkdale 283
1953 Ben Hogan Carnoustie 282
1952 Bobby Locke Royal Lytham & St Annes 287
1951 Max Faulkner Royal Portrush 285
1950 Bobby Locke Troon 279
1949 Bobby Locke Sandwich 283
1948 Henry Cotton Muirfield 284
1947 F Daly Hoylake 293
1946 Sam Snead St Andrews 290





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