How to watch British Open Championship golf online in Australia

The Open Championship of golf is broadcast live into Australia on TV and online. Here's how to keep up with a live stream of every round.

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The Open Championship, also known as The Open or the British Open, is back. Cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic - the first time since World World II it has not been held - The Open is making a welcome return this year at the famous Royal St George's layout in Kent, England.

This is the 15th time Royal St George's Golf Club has hosted the tournament. It was last held there in 2011, won by Darren Clarke, and was also the scene of Greg Norman's second Open triumph in 1993.

Irishman Shane Lowry remains the defending champion after his dominant and popular victory in 2019. There will be another stacked field for the year's fourth and final major tournament, led by world number 1 Dustin Johnson and the second-ranked Jon Rahm, who won his first major at last month's US Open.

Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele are also tipped to be among the contenders. Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones and last week's Scottish Open winner Min Woo Lee are among an 11-strong Australian contingent.

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When is the 2021 British Open?

Golf fans can tune in for the British Open Championship starting Thursday 15 July at 3:30pm AEST. Given the time difference between Australia and the UK, the event will run from late afternoon into the very early hours the following day Australian time. Thankfully, Kayo Sports will offer on-demand replays and highlights packages for those who want to watch the The Open on their own schedule.

How to watch British Open golf in Australia

All rounds of the British Open will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia and made available on demand. Fox Sports Channel 505 will be a dedicated Open channel all week long, featuring content that includes Aussies at The Open, a tournament preview and all 4 rounds. You can watch it all on either Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.

Here's the complete schedule of the broadcast:

  • Thursday 15 July: Round 1 – Starts at 3:30pm AEST, ends at 5am AEST the following day
  • Friday 16 July: Round 2 – 3:30pm to 5am AEST the following day
  • Saturday 17 July: Round 3 – 7pm to 5am AEST the following day
  • Sunday 18 July: Final Round – 6pm to 4am AEST the following day

Replays will be available to watch a few hours after the broadcast ends, starting between 7-8am AEST each day.

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British Open Championship live stream with Kayo

Golf fans can stream the British Open Championship with Kayo Sports, the online platform that offers over 50 sports live and on demand. A Basic subscription for the service costs $25/month and enables users to watch two live streams at the same time. Meanwhile, a Premium subscription costs $35/month and supports three simultaneous streams.

If you are yet to try Kayo, it offers a 14-day free trial. Besides a wide library of content, Kayo offers a range of exciting special features designed for sports fans, such as SpiltView, From Start, Kayo Minis and more.

There are also some features just for this tournament. On top of a 24-hour Open channel you can access on Kayo, the platform will also have:

  • 2x Morning Featured Groups (7pm to midnight AEST)
  • 2x Afternoon Featured Groups (midnight to 5am)
  • 1x Dedicated coverage of 14th/15th/16th holes

There is plenty more to discover about this service and we encourage you to dive into our Kayo Sports review for more information.

The good news is, it will cost you nothing to give it a try during the entire British Open and beyond. The service is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Telstra TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later) and Chromecast.

Watch The Open with Foxtel iQ

The British Open Championship will air live on Fox Sports 505, so you can watch it on TV through your existing Foxtel iQ subscription by adding on the Sport pack. The Sport pack includes the same 50 live sports and almost identical sports programming as Kayo Sports. But it costs an additional $29 per month, bringing up the overall base cost of the service to a minimum of $74 per month.

The benefits of Foxtel IQ are that you can watch some content in 4K resolution, you can record to the device (if you don't like the idea of on-demand content), cable offers a more stable connection than streaming services and you get access to non-sporting content as part of the package. There are also often Foxtel iQ deals available.

Live stream British Open Championship with Foxtel Now

Alternatively, you can stream the British Open with Foxtel Now. The online platform allows you to watch Foxtel content live and on demand via the Internet, making it a worthy alternative for users who aren't keen on getting the full pay TV installation, but still want to enjoy Foxtel programming.

To watch the British Open you'll need the Sport channel pack, priced at $29/month. This is a premium pack, though, so you need to subscribe to the Essentials pack as well for $25/month. So you're looking at a total of $54 per month. While you get the same sports content as Kayo, you don't get the unique viewing features.

Thankfully, Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial for new clients, so you can still try it out. The platform is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Airplay, Chromecast, Sony Android TVs, Telstra TV, PS4 and the Foxtel Now box.

Is the British Open on free-to-air TV in Australia?

Unfortunately, no. So you'll have to spend a little to enjoy all the action this famous tournament has to offer. Or simply take advantage of the free trials available for both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now to stream the British Open Championship for free.

2021 British Open tee times Australia

RoundTime (AEST)Players
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 23:35 PM / 8:36 PMRichard Bland, Andy Sullivan, Marcus Armitage
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 23:46 PM / 8:47 PMChan Kim, Justin Harding, Haotong Li
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 23:57 PM / 8:57 PMMichael Lorenzo-Vera, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, Abel Gallegos
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 24:08 PM / 9:09 PMAlex Noren, JC Ritchie, Richard Mansell
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 24:19 PM / 9:20 PMDean Burmester, Danny Willett, Laird Shepherd
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 24:30 PM / 9:31 PMChristiaan Bezuidenhout, Sam Horsfield, Min Woo Lee (AUS)
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 24:41 PM / 9:42 PMViktor Hovland, Ryan Palmer, Thomas Detry
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 24:52 PM / 9:53 PMPaul Casey, Abraham Ancer, Ian Poulter
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 25:03 PM / 10:04 PMBrooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Garrick Higgo
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 25:14 PM / 10:15 PMDaniel Berger, Joaquin Niemann, Joel Dahmen
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 25:25 PM / 10:26 PMDarren Clarke, Bernd Wiesberger, Joe Long
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 25:36 PM / 10:37 PMChris Kik, Marcus Kinhult, Jack Senior
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 25:47 PM / 10:48 PMTalor Gooch, C.T. Pan, Jonathan Thomson
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 26:03 PM / 11:04 PMErnie Els, Gary Woodland, Cole Hammer
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 26:14 PM / 11:15 PMSam Burns, Lucas Herbert (AUS), Jorge Campillo
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 26:25 PM / 11:26 PMJordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 26:36 PM / 11:37 PMBrian Harman, Mackenzie Hughes, Dylan Frittelli
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 26:47 PM / 11:38 PMVictor Perez, Kevin Streelman, Guido Migliozzi
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 26:58 PM / 11:59 PMShane Lowry, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 27:09 PM / 12:10 AMStewart Cink, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 27:20 PM / 12:21 AMDustin Johnson, Will Zalatoris, Justin Rose
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 27:31 PM / 12:32 AMScottie Scheffler, Sergio Garcia, Yuxin Lin
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 27:42 PM / 12:43 AMHarris English, Erik van Rooyen, Chez Reavie
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 27:53 PM / 12:54 AMLucas Glover, Ben An, Brandt Snedeker
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 28:04 PM / 1:05 AMCameron Tringale, Takumi Kanaya, Marcel Schneider
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 28:15 PM / 1:16 AMLanto Griffin, Rikuya Hoshino, Connor Worsdall
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 28:36 PM / 3:35 PMAaron Rai, Paul Waring, Daniel Craft
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 28:47 PM / 3:44 PMDaniel van Tonder, Jazz Janewattananond, Christoffer Bring
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 28:58 PM / 3:57 PMHarold Varner III, Brendan Steele, Matthias Schmid
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 29:09 PM / 4:08 PMTroy Merritt, Adam Long, Jaco Ahlers
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 29:20 PM / 4:19 PMJason Day (AUS), Joost Luiten, Johannes Veerman
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 29:31 PM / 4:30 PMJohn Catlin, Romain Langasque, Aaron Pike (AUS)
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 29:42 PM / 4:41 PMPadraig Harrington, Brad Kennedy (AUS), Sam Forgan
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 29:53 PM / 4:52 PMTony Finau, Billy Horschel, Adam Hadwin
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 210:04 PM / 5:03 PMPatrick Cantlay, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ryan Fox (AUS)
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 210:15 PM / 5:14 PMFrancesco Molinari, Marc Leishman (AUS), Matt Wallace
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 210:26 PM / 5:25 PMCollin Morikawa, Corey Conners, Sebastian Munoz
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 210:37 PM / 5:36 PMJason Scrivener (AUS), Keith Mitchell, Sam Bairstow
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 210:48 PM / 5:47 PMCharley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Benjamin Herbert
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 211:04 PM / 6:03 PMKeegan Bradley, Richard T. Lee, Rafa Cabrera Bello
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 211:15 PM / 6:14 PMCarlos Ortiz, Brendon Todd, Matthias Schwab
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 211:26 PM / 6:25 PMWebb Simpson, Russell Henley, Shaun Norris
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 211:37 PM / 6:36 PMMatt Jones (AUS), Daniel Hillier (AUS), Marcel Siem
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 211:48 PM / 6:46 PMPhil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 211:59 PM / 6:58 PMXander Schauffele, Robert MacIntyre, Rickie Fowler
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 212:10 AM / 7:09 PMJustin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott (AUS)
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 212:21 AM / 7:20 PMRory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith (AUS)
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 212:32 AM / 7:31 PMHenrik Stenson, Max Homa, Matt Kuchar
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 212:42 AM / 7:42 PMAntoine Rozner, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Ben Hutchinson
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 212:54 AM / 7:53 PMKurt Kitayama, Deyen Lawson (AUS), Poom Saksansin
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 21:05 AM / 8:04 PMYuki Inamori, Jimmy Walker, Ricardo Celia
Thurs No. 1 / Fri No. 21:16 AM / 8:15 PMRikard Karlberg, Ryutaro Nagano, Nicholas Poppleton

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