How to watch US Open golf live stream in Australia
This year's US Open is being held at Torrey Pines South in San Diego, California. This is how you can follow the action live.
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The world's best golfers are gearing up for the 121st US Open Championship. Back in its usual time slot after the pandemic decimated the 2020 schedule, it is being held at the South Course at the famous Torrey Pines layout in California.
Renowned for tough, tight courses and a score on or around par for the winner, polarising big-hitter Bryson DeChambeau is the defending champion after his major breakthrough at Winged Foot in December. His ongoing spat with two-time US Open winner Brooks Koepka is sure to be a talking point at some stage this week.
US PGA champion Phil Mickelson will aim for another major over the age of 50 at a course he knows well. Along with the usual suspects, including world No.1 Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed, the US Open holds open qualifying and has a range of exemptions, often leading to a slightly unusual field.
Among the Australian contingent will be Adam Scott, the country's top-ranked golfer Cameron Smith (No.28), Marc Leishman, Steve Allan, Matt Jones, Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby. Jason Day was not exempt for this year's tournament and opted not to contest qualifying, so he will not be teeing it up this year.
How to watch the US Open in Australia
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.
Stream golf 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.
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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 free trial for Foxtel Now, 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.
Are all US Open rounds broadcast in Australia?
Sadly, no. 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 4am AEST for the opening 2 rounds, 3am for the third round and 2am for the final round. But on each occasion that is at least a couple of 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 California, you may need to set those alarms early or if you are able, maybe start work a little later during this year's tournament. Coverage is 4am-midday AEST for the opening 2 rounds, 3am-11am for the third round and 2am through 10am, or whenever the tournament concludes, for the final round.
If those times don't really suit, you can catch a two-hour highlights packages of each round shown a number of times over the course of the day leading up the the following round.
Image source: Kayo Sports
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