How to watch the 2022 US Open golf tournament live online in Australia
It's been a controversial build-up, but the US Open is finally here with a host of big names out in force this week.
Even before you watch the US Open, most of the talk in the golfing world of recent times has been around the controversial defectors to the Saudi-backed, Greg Norman-operated LIV Golf Series.
Big names like DeChambeau, Mickelson, Johnson, Garcia, Westwood and Poulter all decided to sign with the new breakaway league.
Last month's PGA Championship is the only one of the 4 majors overseen directly by the PGA, which announced that the defectors would be banned from its events going forward.
With the US Open not under that banner and run by the United States Golf Association, it means those players can compete this week.
Cameron Smith is the best local hope out of the 7 Australians in the draw.
When is the US Open?
This event will take place at one of America's oldest courses, the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The US Open will kick off at 9:00pm AEST on Thursday 16 June and continue through until Monday morning.
How to watch the US Open live
This year's tournament is again being broadcast by Fox Sports. In fact, all 4 golf majors are broadcast by it. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your options for watching the US Open and the world's best golfers in action.
If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.
Stream the US Open on Kayo Sports
You can stream the US Open and so much more on Kayo Sports. If you have yet to try Kayo, it has a 14-day free trial for new customers. That means you could watch the entire US Open for free.
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and that lets you watch on 1 device at a time. If you're after more simultaneous streams, the Basic package at $27.50 a month allows 2 streams while the Premium package for $35 a month allows 3 streams.
Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
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Watch the US Open on Foxtel Now
You can also watch the US Open through Foxtel Now or Foxtel iQ. Both of these services offer the same broadcast as Kayo Sports, but without any of the unique viewing features. Also, with Foxtel Now, you can't subscribe just to the Sports Pack.
You also have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sports pack, which costs $54 a month all up. If you haven't tried it previously, there is a 10-day free trial.
Who will win the US Open?
One other notable point around the US Open is the absence of Tiger Woods who recently came back into the fold. He has opted to rest his recovering leg and will now have been absent from half the US Opens played in the last decade.
Rory McIlroy enters this tournament in fantastic form and he'll be one of the players leading the charge.
Justin Thomas and last year's winner Jon Rahm will also go close, while Cameron Smith must be respected given his outstanding couple of years on the tour.
When can I watch the Aussies at the US Open?
Cameron Smith will open his campaign at 3.25am on Friday 17 June alongside fellow star Brooks Koepka and Masters winner Scottie Scheffler.
Adam Scott will kick off first at 9:30pm Thursday 16 June, followed by Marc Leishman at 10.02pm.
Lucas Herbert, Minwoo Lee, Todd Sinnott and Jed Morgan all get underway between 2:30am and 4:30am Friday 17 June.
Keen to know more about streaming golf online? Check out our full guide here.
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