Holloa!! jollification, The British Open 2017 is the 146th Open Championship 2017, and is being held 20–23 July at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. It is the tenth Open Championship played at Royal Birkdale, which held its first in 1954. This year marks the 146th edition of golf’s The Open Championship, better known as the British Open Golf or even just the Open. Want to watch all the action as early favourites Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson vie for the Claret Jug in 2017? Here’s how to live stream the Open golf from Royal Birkdale. Watch Live Here
British Open 2017, Live Stream
Sky is the only UK TV channel that will be airing this British Open year’s Open Championship live, having acquired the rights to the prestigious major from the BBC in 2016.
The pay TV giant will be showing the Open on its all-new Sky Sports Golf channel, as well as the revamped Sky Sports Main Event.
Coverage on Thursday and Friday starts at 06:30 BST (01:30 ET), and on Saturday and Sunday at 08:00 (03:00 ET).
That means that, if you already subscribe to Sky Sports, you’ll be able to watch the golf via the broadcaster’s Sky Go streaming service at no additional charge.
Sky Go is available on most mobile devices, desktops British Open and laptops, while the Sky Sports and Sky Sports Mobile TV apps are yet more options for smartphone and tablet users.
If you want to follow the action on Sky Sports, you can purchase a daily or weekly Sky Sports pass via Sky’s Now TV offshoot. That’ll give you access to all of the Open golf, which you can watch on your TV or stream to your chosen device.
A weekly Sky Sports pass costs £10.99, and the normal price of a day pass is £6.99, making the weekly pass much better value, even if you only want to watch the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday.
The Open Championship moves to the British Open second round on Friday at Royal Birkdale. It’ll be a long day on the links on the English coast, with some players jockeying for position atop the leaderboard and others scrambling not to miss the cut.
At The Open, the top 70 players in the field (plus ties) survive to play beyond the 36 holes. How many shots a player sits off the lead doesn’t matter, as long as he’s within 70 leaderboard places of the guy leading the pack. That makes for some interesting head-to-head competition in the middle of the pack, because the players on the fringe are the ones who set the cut. It’s different from tournaments where the cut is determined by a specific deficit. In some ways, it can make Fridays more fun.
Birkdale isn’t all that long, a par-70 course that’s British Open playing this week at 7,156 yards. But high winds can and do visit the grounds, and the fairways are as narrow as they are flat. It’s not an easy place to play. When Padraig Harrington won The Open there nine years ago, he did it with a score of 3-over.