Recognised as golf’s oldest and most international championship, The Open Championship — also known as the British Open — is now on its 149th edition, and was set to be held at Royal St George in England.
The 2020 Open Championship Preview
The 2020 British Open at Royal St George Golf Club has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and the health risk it poses to both players and fans. The next Open Championship will now take place in 2021, with the venue still yet to be confirmed.
When: Postponed until 2021 (AEST)
Where: Royal St George Golf Club, Sandwich, England
The Open Championship is one of the oldest and most sought after titles on the global PGA calendar. It is the only golf major that is played outside the USA, with the annual event taking place at courses across the England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The last winner of the Claret Jug was Ireland’s Shane Lowry, who won at Portrush in 2019. Other previous winners include the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith.
The Open Championship 2020 Programming Guide
Being held in England gives Aussie viewers a chance to watch some of the action in prime-time, particularly for rounds three and four. FOX Sports 505 (Foxtel/Kayo) will offer a live comprehensive coverage of the 4-day tournament. Alternatively, you can also tune in to live streaming of every minute of the tournament on Kayo Sports, which will have the same British Open programming as Foxtel. With Kayo, you can also watch at your own convenience using the on demand feature after the live airing of each round.
The Open Championship 2020 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney Time)
|TBC||LIVE Round One||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Round 1 Replay||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||LIVE Round Two||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Round 2 Replay||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||LIVE Round Three||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Round 3 Replay||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||LIVE Final Round||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Final Round Replay||TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Shown as Sydney time (AEST), adjust for regional differences. Per licensing agreement there is no Open Championship free to air provider in Australia.
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Watch the Open Championship 2020 Live and Free
Fortunately for Australian PGA fans you don’t need a Foxtel subscription to watch the tournament live as it happens in Ireland. You can take advantage of the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial offer, and get instant access to the same exact Open Championship 2020 TV feed as Foxtel. The free trial offer comes with no lock-in contract and can be cancelled anytime.
With Kayo you can stream the Open Championship live using the devices shown in the table below. After the free trial offer you will have the choice to opt-in and get continuous access to over 50 sports worldwide including the Formula 1 Championship, AFL and NRL Premierships, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and many more. Kayo also comes with a ton of interactive on screen features that are specifically designed for the avid sports fan.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5