How to watch US Open golf live stream in Australia
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The world's best golfers are gearing up for the 120th US Open Championship. Originally scheduled for June, it is now being held from 18-21 September (AEST) at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York.
The last time Winged Foot hosted the Open, Australia's Geoff Ogilvy claimed the title back in 2006.
Dustin Johnson is the world's hottest golfer coming into this week, having claimed the FedEx Cup and its $US15 million first prize last week. But he is sure to face intense competition at one of the most challenging courses on the PGA Tour.
Australia has a strong representation, led by major winners Adam Scott and Jason Day. Regardless of who you're supporting, you can live stream the US Open in Australia on your favourite device or watch it on a big screen TV. Here are your options.
How to watch the US Open in Australia
Are all US Open rounds broadcast in Australia?
Not exactly. Action from every round will be available both live and on demand on Foxtel and Kayo Sports via the FOX SPORTS 503 channel, starting from 2am AEST for the opening 3 rounds and from 3am for the final round. But coverage starts a few hours after each round has commenced in the US, it's not wall-to-wall coverage
When does the US Open start in Australia?
Given the time difference between Australia and New York, you may need to sacrifice some sleep in order to watch all of the US Open coverage. Round one begins on Foxtel and Kayo Sports at 2am AEST on Friday 18 September and concludes at 9am AEST.
Those times are repeated for rounds two and three. Final round coverage is then from 3am-8am AEST.
If you're not an early riser, two-hour highlights packages of each round are shown a number of times over the course of the day leading up the the following round.
How to stream US Open for free on Kayo Sports
Every round of the US Open will be live streamed, with replays available on demand to watch whenever you want. In addition, among the special features unique to Kayo, the Featured Groups option gives you a chance to watch the best players from the first half of each round. Kayo Sports costs $25/month for a Basic subscription, which allows you to watch on two screens at the same time; or $35/month for a Premium subscription, which supports three simultaneous streams.
The good news: new users get a 14-day free trial, so you have two weeks to test-drive the platform and see if it's for you. Consequently, you can sign up now and watch the US Open Championship completely free.
The service 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. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime.
Read our full review of Kayo Sports.
How to watch US Open golf on Foxtel
Foxtel iQ subscribers can watch every round on their TV by adding the premium Sport pack to their account. This will also give you access to the Foxtel GO app, which will live stream the US Open to your laptop or mobile device. The app is free with any Foxtel subscription. The minimum cost of watching the US Open through Foxtel iQ is $74 for the month.
Alternatively, fans can also live stream the US Open with Foxtel Now, the service which enables you to watch Foxtel channels via the Internet. Again, you will need the premium Sport pack, which costs an additional $29/month on top of the base Essentials pack. So the total cost of the month will be $54/month.
There's a 10-day trial available, enabling users to sign up and try the platform for free. Foxtel Now works with a variety of devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets, compatible Sony Android TVs, Telstra TV, the Foxtel Now Box, PS4, ChromeCast and Airplay.
Is the US Open on free-to-air TV in Australia?
Unfortunately, no. The only way to watch is to get either a Foxtel or Foxtel Now subscription with the Sport channel pack or to sign up for Kayo Sports.
Which Australian golfers are contesting the 2020 US Open Championship?
Australia is strongly represented at the US Open in 2020, with 9 players teeing off in Round 1:
- Adam Scott (world ranking: 12)
- Marc Leishman (world ranking: 22)
- Jason Day (world ranking: 37)
- Cameron Smith (world ranking: 50)
- Lucas Herbert (world ranking: 78)
- Matt Jones (world ranking: 101)
- Scott Hend (world ranking: 340)
- Curtis Luck (world ranking: 375)
- Lukas Michel (amateur, world ranking: 1,407)
Image source: Kayo Sports
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