The final major of the 2021 golf season is launched and the Open Championship is being played for the first time in two years. Summer beauty surrounds Sandwich, England as the 149th Open returns to Royal St. George’s for the first time in a decade.
While there have been a few withdrawals due to COVID-19 protocols, this year’s affair unfolded with a busy course featuring many of the world’s best golfers on an absolutely scenic course. Shane Lowry came in as the longtime defending champion, but he’s not among the top contenders this year.
2021 US Open champion Jon Rahm came in as a 7-1 favorite, according to William Hill Sportsbook, but he’s far from clash after a tough first round. Instead, it’s Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman atop the standings with Oosthuizen holding a one-stroke lead over the Americans. After finishing second in each of the last two majors, Oosty is looking to maintain his excellent level of play until the end of the week with a view to winning his first major – and hoisting his first Claret Jug – since 2010.
While attending the Open Championship can be a lot of fun, just being able to watch golf on the game’s biggest stages is a treat every year. At CBS Sports, we’re excited to provide you with full coverage of the Open all week.
Enough about that. Read on to find out how you can watch as much of the Open as possible throughout the week, and check out the start times for the second round. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports for live coverage throughout the Fourth Major of the year.
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Round 2 – Friday July 16
Start time of tour 2: 1:30 a.m. [Open tee times]
Open the live stream: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Peacock
- Coverage of the first round 2 – 1h30-4h
- Featured groups – 3 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Featured holes (14-16) – 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TV coverage: from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Golf Channel, fuboTV (Try for free)
Round 3 – Saturday July 17
Start time of tour 3: To be determined
Open the live stream: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Peacock
- Featured groups – 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Featured holes (14-16) – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
TV coverage: 5-7 p.m. on Golf Channel, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on NBC, fuboTV (Try for free)
Round 4 – Sunday July 18
Start time of tour 4: To be determined
Open the live stream: 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Peacock
- Featured groups – 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Featured holes (14-16) – 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
TV coverage: From 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Golf Channel, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC, fuboTV (Try for free)