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British Open 2021: How to watch the Open Championship at Royal St. George's on television and streaming online

July 14, 2021

David Cannon/R&A

Insomniacs and early risers rejoice. The Open Championship is the perfect major for you. And NBC Sports is offering no shortage of golf coverage from Royal St. George’s for the 149th Open.

With a five-hour time difference between England and the East Coast of the United States, coverage will begin bright and early for American viewers (or dark and late for those on the West Coast). Combining the broadcasts on Peacock, Golf Channel and NBC, viewers will be treated to nearly 50 hours of live championship coverage, from the opening tee shots each day to the final putts.

In addition to “traditional” tournament action, featured group and hole coverage during the four competition days will boost the overall number of hours of golf to more than 150.

Unique this year is that most of NBC's broadcaster team—including the signature announcing duo of Dan Hicks and Paul Azinger—and the production crew will be working remotely in NBC Sports International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

Below is the listing of the live TV schedule and the schedule for alternative coverage being offered through various online streaming services.

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Television Schedule (all times ET)

Thursday, July 15
1:30-4 a.m., Peacock (streaming)
4 a.m.-3 p.m., Golf Channel
3-4 p.m., Peacock

Friday, July 16
1:30-4 a.m., Peacock (streaming)
4 a.m.-3 p.m., Golf Channel
3-4 p.m., Peacock

Saturday, July 17
5-7 a.m., Golf Channel (streaming on Peacock)
7 a.m.-3 p.m., NBC

Sunday, July 18
4-7 a.m., Golf Channel (streaming on Peacock)
7 a.m.-2 p.m., NBC

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Live-streaming guide (all times ET)

Shown on Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

Thursday, July 15
3 a.m.-3 p.m., Featured Groups
5:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Featured Holes

Friday, July 16
3 a.m.-3 p.m., Featured Groups
5:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Featured Holes

Saturday, July 17
6 a.m.-2 p.m., Featured Group
7 a.m.-1 p.m., Featured Holes

Sunday, July 18
5 a.m.-1 p.m., Featured Group
6 a.m.- 12 noon, Featured Holes

Features Holes: Focus on those in the field as they play the 14th, 15th and 16th holes at Royal St. George’s (coverage concludes once last group has played No. 16).

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Open Broadcast team

Play by Play: Dan Hicks, Terry Gannon, Steve Sands

Analyst: Paul Azinger, Justin Leonard, Nick Faldo

Tower: David Feherty, Gary Koch, Peter Jacobsen, Tom Abbott

On Course: Jim “Bones” Mackay, John Wood, Karen Stupples, Notah Begay III

Essays: Jimmy Roberts

Interviews: Todd Lewis, Cara Banks