Recognised as golf’s oldest and most international championship, The Open Championship — also known as the British Open — is now on its 148th edition, and will be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This marks the second time that the tournament will be held in the course, 68 years after the first one back in 1951, and Australian fans will be able to watch every key round at home on TV, or stream the event live to a mobile device.
The 2019 Open Championship Preview
The long-running golf event makes it return on Irish soil after holding all of the other 146 editions in either in England or Scotland. Viewers of the 2019 Open Championship, commonly referred to as the British Open, can expect to see the best of the best gathering at Dunluce Links, which happens to be one of the most challenging and spectacular courses in the world. The venue of choice does give a certain home-field advantage to local heroes Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, both of whom hail from Northern Ireland. Of course, it’s not going to be easy to win the coveted Claret Jug seeing that world’s best will be descending onto the big-leagues are out to win the title as well.
When: July 18-21, 2019 (AEST)
Where: Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland
The grass field will see several former champions trying to secure another win, plus potential contenders looking to score the championship. Among those who will be closely followed will be The Masters champion Tiger Woods, who’s looking to win his fourth Open Championship and 16th major. There’s also defending champion, Italy’s Francesco Molinari, and PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, who’s hoping to get one step closer to a career Grand Slam with another victory. For Australia, there’s Jason Day, Marc Lieshman, Cameron Smith, and Adam Scott, who placed a top 10 spot at the previously held 2019 US Open Championship.
The Open Championship 2019 Programming Guide
Being held in Ireland 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 from July 18 until the last day on the 21st. 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 2019 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney Time)
|Thurs 18 July||LIVE Round One||3:30pm – 5:00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thurs 18 July||Round 1 Replay||9.00am – 2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri 19 July||LIVE Round Two||3:30pm – 5:00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri 19 July||Round 2 Replay||9.00am – 2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat 20 July||LIVE Round Three||7:00pm – 5:00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat 20 July||Round 3 Replay||9.00am – 2.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun 21 July||LIVE Final Round||6:00pm – 4:00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun 21 July||Final Round Replay||9.00am – 2.30pm||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 2019 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 2019 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’ll only have to pay $25 per month to 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.
|Device List||User Guide|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.|
|Telstra TV||Yes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.|
|Android TV||Yes, via app for version 7.0 and up.|
|Samsung Smart TVs||App in development – coming soon|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Apps in development – coming soon|