British Open 2019: Hello Northern Ireland, it’s been a while! For the first time since 1951, The Open is returning to Royal Portrush and Golf Central’s Live From The Open will be there every step of the way! Get all the latest news and notes from the year’s final major starting Monday.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to Golf Central’s Live From The Open keeping you up-to-date all week, Morning Drive (‘Midnight Drive’) will kick things off at midnight ET before The Open’s first round to lead into live coverage of the opening tee shot. In addition, special features and shows will be interspersed throughout the week to give you the complete Open Championship experience.
Live tournament coverage will air on Golf Channel over each of the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, and across Golf Channel and NBC during the third and final rounds on Saturday and Sunday.
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The Open: Golf Channel and NBC Programming Schedule (all times ET)
9-11 a.m.: Golf Central Live From The Open
7-9 p.m.: Golf Central Live From The Open
9-10 p.m.: The Road to Royal Portrush
6-10 a.m. / Noon-2 p.m.: Golf Central Live From The Open
9-10 p.m.: Vantage Point with Mike Tirico
6-10 a.m. / Noon-2 p.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
Midnight-1:30 a.m.: Midnight Drive
1:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Open, first round
4 -5 p.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
1:30-4 p.m.: The Open, second round
4-5 p.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
5-7 a.m.: The Open, third round
7-11 a.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
7 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Open, third round (NBC)
3-4 p.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
4-7 a.m.: The Open, final round
7-9:45 a.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
7 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Open, final round (NBC)
2-4 p.m.: Golf Central’s Live From The Open
Defending Open champion Francesco Molinari will be hoping for another triumph following victory at Carnoustie, Scotland last year.
Rory McIlroy finished as a runner-up by two shots in 2018 and will be desperate to go one step further on home soil.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about The Open 2019.
When is The Open 2019?
Championship matches at The Open will take place from Thursday 18th July 2019 and run until Sunday 21st July 2019.
Warm-up matches will take place in the build-up to the tournament before it officially begins.
Where is The Open 2019 course?
The Open will take place at the Portrush Royal Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland.
The last time Northern Ireland hosted the competition, it was also played at Portrush in 1951.
McIlroy set the record for the old format of the course with a round of 61 in 2005 when he was just 16 years old.
How to watch and live stream The Open 2019 in the UK
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You can watch the championship live on Sky Sports Golf.
Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the US Open drama via the SkyGo app.
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If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the tournament through NOW TV. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £8.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
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How to watch and live stream The Open in the US
Viewers in the US will be able to watch The Open on NBC’s Golf Channel.
Who won The Open 2018?
Italy’s Francesco Molinari won The Open Championship 2018 with a score of -8.
He shot 70+ in the opening two days before shaving down to a remarkable 65 on Day 3 to leapfrog the pack.
McIlroy tied with Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele in second place.
It was Molinari’s first major title and he also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, setting himself up for what could be a successful summer.