Can I Watch the 2017 British Open with a TV Antenna?
Posted July 19, 2017
The British Open will begin on Thursday, July 20th and the final round will be played on Sunday, July 23rd. The third of the four PGA Tour major tournaments will be played at Royal Birkdale, just north of Liverpool, UK. If you’re interested, you can watch the entire British Open tournament without a cable package.
The first two rounds will be broadcast on the Golf Channel, while the majority of the weekend rounds will be on NBC. You can watch both of these channels without cable, so it’ll be easy enough to watch all four rounds. Check out the schedule below to plan ahead prior to the tournament.
2017 British Open TV Schedule
First Round – Thursday, July 20th
Golf Channel: 1:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Second Round – Friday, July 21st
Golf Channel: 1:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Third Round – Saturday, July 22nd
Golf Channel: 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ET, NBC: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Fourth Round – Sunday, July 23rd
Golf Channel: 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ET, NBC: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Get the Weekend Rounds on NBC with an Antenna
If you’re wondering about watching the tournament with your antenna, you’re in luck. As you can see, the majority of the second half of the tournament airs on NBC, which is great news for antenna users.
You can watch some of the best networks on television with an antenna. One of the best parts is you actually get to watch these over-the-air networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, for free. Once you have an antenna there is absolutely no cost to watch all the TV you want. That’s why as cord cutting continues to grow in popularity, the antenna is clearly becoming one of the most popular tools for cable cutters.
You have to make the upfront purchase of the antenna and there are some great options out there to choose from. After that, you can watch the weekend rounds of the British Open in perfect high-definition picture. Some people are adamant that the HD over an antenna is clearer than you can ever get with cable, because there’s less compression from the cable companies.
Use a Streaming Service to Watch British Open Before the Weekend
You can’t watch the Golf Channel with an antenna, but there are some good options to watch it without cable. In fact, you can easily watch all sorts of golf tournaments without cable, so you’re in luck. You can even utilize the free trials of some of the below services to watch the first two rounds of the British Open free. Here are your choices and some details on each:
This service is known as an ideal option for sports fans. FuboTV has more than 40 channels available to stream in the $35 per month starting package, with a heavy focus on sports networks. Golf Channel is one of these channels, so it’ll be an easy way to watch the Thursday and Friday rounds. There’s even a potentially to get NBC live streaming as well, but this will be based on your location. FuboTV’s weeklong free trial, if started at the right time, will let you watch both rounds for free.
Sling TV is another way to watch the Golf Channel without cable. There’s a 7-day free trial here as well. So, you can either not pay a dime to watch the tournament or deal with the crazy fees of cable companies. To get Golf Channel, you’ll need the “Sling Blue” starting package and the “Sports Extra” add-on package. The starting package costs $25 per month and the add-on is $5 more per month. You’ll want “Sling Blue,” because in certain areas you actually get NBC live streaming and you get it on-demand nationwide.
Golf Channel Free Online Streams
Another option for cord cutters is to head to GolfChannel.com where you can stream select coverage for free. During each round, you can follow the Marquee Group, view Featured Holes, or watch highlights.
Want more than just Golf Channel? Check out Untangle.TV, where you can select all your favorite shows and channels. It’ll then recommend which streaming service and compatible device(s) are ideal for you.
From start to finish, this looks like it’ll be an exciting tournament once again. All the best players in the world will be in attendance, so you know they’ll be putting on quite a show. Don’t waste any time and make sure you’re ready to watch every round without cable now!