2021 US Open golf Championship: Tee times and how to watch in Australia

Posted: 17 June 2021 7:00 pm
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The US Open returns to the scene of Tiger Woods' famous 2008 "broken leg" victory. Here's how to watch.

SUMMARY: The 2021 US Open is on Fox Sports. If you have a Foxtel subscription you are all set. If not, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial

The 121st US Open Championship returns to the South Course, Torrey Pines, in San Diego, California. It is the scene of Tiger Woods' incredible 2008 US Open victory when, with a knee injury and stress fractures in his lower leg, Woods beat Rocco Mediate in a play-off after a gripping final round.

Woods won't be among the 156 starters in this year's tournament as he continues to recover from a serious car accident in February. But his absence has done little to dampen the intrigue around this year's third major. Read on for all the details, including tee times and our pick for this year's winner.

2021 US Open Australian TV schedule

  • First round, Friday 18 June: Action starts at 11:45pm on Thursday, but the coverage begins with featured groups at 12:28am AEST, full coverage at 4am and finishes at midday.
  • Second round, Saturday 19 June: Featured groups coverage 12:50am AEST. Main broadcast also starts at 4am AEST and ends at midday AEST.
  • Third round, Sunday 20 June: With the 60 players who make the cut, the TV coverage begins at 3am AEST and ends at 11am AEST.
  • Final round, Monday 21 June: All the drama begins at 2am AEST with coverage ending whenever the tournament is complete.

How to watch the US Open in Australia

To catch this year's third major championship, you need to sign up to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. All the details are in our full broadcast guide to the 2021 US Open.

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Can I watch US Open on free-to-air TV in Australia?

No, there is no free-to-air coverage of this year's tournament. You need a subscription service to follow the action.

Stream US Open on Kayo Sports

If you are new to Kayo Sports, it has a 14-day free trial. After the trial period, subscriptions are $25 a month for the Basic package that lets you watch on 2 screens or devices at once. There is also a Premium option for $35 a month that gives you a third screen.

Kayo is packed with sport, sport and more sport, with more than 50 to choose from all up. You can watch live AFL, NRL, NBA or A-League, among so many others, all in HD.

It also has a vast array of special features, such as Kayo Minis. Available shortly after matches have completed, you can then watch a condensed version. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch 4 sports at once, plus Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline.

The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.

Who are the favourites for the 2021 US Open?

The course has some advantages for the defending champion, long-hitting Bryson DeChambeau, but also some risks. He should be at home off-the-tee but could find the winds and greens a challenge.

Jon Rahm seems to be the pick of many experts but, really, his name is just one of many considered a good chance to win. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Paul Casey are also popular with punters.

The ongoing rivalry between DeChambeau and Koepka has been making headlines, but organisers opted against pairing them up for the opening 2 rounds.

The fairytale surrounding Phil Mickelson also can't be denied. As they say, winning form is good form and Mickelson has that after his recent record-breaking PGA Championship win. Don't discount the old-timer.

Of the Australian contingent – Adam Scott, Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Steve Allan, Matt Jones, Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby – we like Leishman, who has had success here in the past.

2021 US Open tee times Australia

RoundTime (AEST)Players
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1011:45 PM / 5:30 AMSahith Theegala, Edoardo Molinari, Greyson Sigg
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1011:56 PM / 5:41 AMChris Baker, J.J. Spaun, Fabian Gomez
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1012:07 AM / 5:52 AMPatrick Rodgers, Robby Shelton, (a) Pierceson Coody
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1012:18 AM / 6:03 AMRussell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Harris English
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1012:29 PM / 6:14 AMFrancesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson, Shane Lowry
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1012:40 AM / 6:25 AMMatt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 1012:51 AM / 6:36 AMMartin Kaymer, Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 101:02 AM / 6:47 AMTony Finau, Abraham Ancer, Daniel Berger
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 101:13 AM / 6:58 AMSi Woo Kim, Kevin Na, Bernd Wiesberger
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 101:24 AM / 7:09 AMJimmy Walker, Ian Poulter, Ryan Palmer
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 101:35 AM / 7:20 AMJ.T. Poston, Adam Hadwin, (a) Joe Long
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 101:46 AM / 7:31 AMLuis Fernando Barco, Dylan Meyer, (a) Matthew Sharpstene
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 101:57 AM / 7:42 AMMario Carmona, Wilson Furr, Davis Shore
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 105:30 AM / 11:45 AMZach Zaback, Steve Allan (AUS), Eric Cole
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 105:41 AM / 11:56 AMHayden Buckley, Taylor Montgomery, Jordan Smith
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 105:52 AM / 12:07 PMChez Reavie, Richard Bland, Troy Merritt
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 106:03 AM / 12:18 PMRobert MacIntyre, Victor Perez, Matt Wallace
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 106:14 AM / 12:29 PMTyler Strafaci, Hideki Matsuyama, Bryson DeChambeau
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 106:25 AM / 12:40 PMAdam Scott (AUS), Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 106:36 AM / 12:51 PMDustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 106:47 AM / 1:02 PMMatt Jones (AUS), Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith (AUS)
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 106:58 AM / 1:13 PMCarlos Ortiz, Zach Johnson, Lanto Griffin
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 107:09 AM / 1:24 PMSam Burns, Chan Kim, Thomas Detry
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 107:20 AM / 1:35 PMOllie Osborne, Peter Malnati, Brian Stuard
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 107:31 AM / 1:46 PMJohn Huh, Johannes Veerman, Zack Sucher
Thursday, No. 1 / Friday, No. 107:42 AM / 1:57 PMRick Lamb, Michael Johnson, Carson Schaake
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 111:45 PM / 5:30 AMAndy Pope, Brad Kennedy (AUS), Thomas Aiken
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 111:56 PM / 5:41 AMYosuke Asaji, Marcus Armitage, Jhonattan Vegas
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 112:07 AM / 5:52 AMCameron Young, Wilco Nienaber, Guido Migliozzi
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 112:18 AM / 6:03 AMBrian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Wolff
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 112:29 PM / 6:14 AMCollin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 112:40 AM / 6:25 AMKevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 112:51 AM / 6:36 AMMax Homa, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 11:02 AM / 6:47 AMJason Kokrak, Cameron Champ, Corey Conners
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 11:13 AM / 6:58 AMPaul Barjon, Sam Ryder, Ryo Ishikawa
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 11:24 AM / 7:09 AMDylan Frittelli, Martin Laird, K.H. Lee
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 11:35 AM / 7:20 AMRafa Cabrera Bello, Adrian Meronk, Sung Kang
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 11:46 AM / 7:31 AMAkshay Bhatia, (a) Andrew Kozan, Alvaro Ortiz
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 11:57 AM / 7:42 AMJames Hervol, Hayden Springer, Roy Cootes
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 15:30 AM / 11:45 AMDavid Coupland, Taylor Pendrith, Wade Ormsby (AUS)
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 15:41 AM / 11:56 AMTom Hoge, Bo Hoag, (a) Joe Highsmith
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 15:52 AM / 12:07 PMErik van Rooyen, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Charl Schwartzel
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 16:03 AM / 12:18 PMGarrick Higgo, (a) Cole Hammer, Joaquin Niemann
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 16:14 AM / 12:29 PMLee Westwood, Stewart Cink, Paul Casey
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 16:25 AM / 12:40 PMWill Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 16:36 AM / 12:51 PMMarc Leishman (AUS), Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 16:47 AM / 1:02 PMPatrick Cantlay, Louis Oosthuizen, Sungjae Im
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 16:58 AM / 1:13 PMKevin Streelman, Branden Grace, Charley Hoffman
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 17:09 AM / 1:24 PMSebastian Munoz, Rikuya Hoshino, Brendon Todd
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 17:20 AM / 1:35 PMWyndham Clark, (a) Matthias Schmid, Matthew Southgate
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 17:31 AM / 1:46 PMSpencer Ralston, Dylan Wu, Justin Suh
Thursday, No. 10 / Friday, No. 17:42 AM / 1:57 PMLuis Gagne, Kyle Westmoreland, Christopher Crawford

*(a) denotes amateur above

US Open golf 2021 predictions

There are storylines everywhere among this year's contenders. Can evergreen lefty Mickelson complete his career grand slam? How will defending champion DeChambeau handle the long par 71 course? What's to come in his rivalry with Koepka? Can world number 2 Jon Rahm put 4 rounds together and win his first major? How will the Aussies go?

Mickelson, the 6-time runner-up, knows Open heartbreak like few others. But he enters the tournament with the wind at his back just weeks after becoming the game's oldest major winner when he won the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. He celebrates his 51st birthday a day before this US Open begins and Torrey Pines just happens to be his home course.

Call us old romantics if you must, there's simply no better story than the Mickelson grand slam. We think he'll enjoy a relatively comfortable final round and claim victory by 2 shots in front of Casey with Japan's Hideki Matsuyama in third.

Oh and Adam Scott will miss the cut.

Go, Lefty.

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