Open Championship Wake Up Call: When & How To Watch

As usual, the weather may be the among hazards at the 148th Open Championship, this year being played at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Island.

So as golfers such as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and last year’s winner, Francesco Molinari are putting an umbrella into their golf bag, you should be readying the fixings for a full Irish breakfast — eggs, sausages and/or bacon, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, and baked beans with a Guinness within reach.

You might also consider a nap since the first tee time is 1:35 a.m. Thursday for those vying for the Claret Jug.

And just to make it more interesting, check out our handicapping and the odds at SBR’s top rated sportsbooks.

FACTS & FIGURES

148th Open Championship

Dates: Thursday through Sunday

Where: Royal Portrush, Portrush, Northern Ireland

Course length: 7,344 yards

Par: 71

Field: 156 players

Playoff (if necessary): 3 holes, aggregate score

Prize money: $10.75 million

Winner’s prize money: $1.9 million

HOW TO WATCH

Over the course of this week, the Golf Channel and NBC Sports will air more than 400 hours of overall programming related to the 148th Open, the last major of the year. You also can stream the tournament at www.golfchannel.com/theopen on your computer or mobile devices, so wherever you are you won’t miss a putt.

From the coverage you’re accustomed to, both NBC and the Golf Channel will add value to your viewing with in-depth research and analysis, alternate live feeds of showcase holes (par-4 fifth, par-3 sixth and par-5 seventh) and specialty coverage of coveted groups or parings. (multiple links below).

There will be full live coverage, so set your alarm or plan several all-nighters so you can see every tee shot starting at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. And you laughed at that Tiger Woods “wake up’ video that had him getting up at 1 a.m. to adjust his body clock.

WHEN WILL IT AIR

Here’s the rundown for Golf Channel and NBCSports coverage including tee-to-green analysis plus marquee groups. All times are Eastern Standard Time (ET).

Tuesday, July 16

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Wednesday, July 17

Golf Channel: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (https://www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Thursday, July 18

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups 1: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups 2: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup2)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Three-Hole Channel: 4AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/threeholechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Friday, July 19

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups 1: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups 2: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup2)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Three-Hole Channel: 4AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/threeholechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Saturday, July 20

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 5-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups 1: 4:30AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups 2: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup2)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Three-Hole Channel: 5AM-1PM (www.golfchannel.com/threeholechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 7-11AM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Sunday, July 21

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups 1: 4:30AM-1PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups 2: 5AM-1:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup2)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Three-Hole Channel: 5AM-Noon (www.golfchannel.com/threeholechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 7-9:45AM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

THURSDAY TEE-TIMES

Open Championship Round 1 tee times, groupings (ET)

1:35 a.m. – Darren Clarke, James Sugrue (a), Charley Hoffman

1:46 a.m. – Emiliano Grille, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway (a)

1:57 a.m. – Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy

2:08 a.m. – Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)

2:19 a.m. – Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a)

2:30 a.m. – Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam

2:41 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello

2:52 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace

3:03 a.m. – Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke

3:14 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, CT Pan

3:25 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli

3:36 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Robert MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston

3:47 a.m. – Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)

4:03 a.m. – Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

4:14 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell

4:25 a.m. – Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger

4:36 a.m. – Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly

4:47 a.m. – Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners

4:58 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott

5:09 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey

5:20 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama

5:31 a.m. – Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker

5:42 a.m. – Luke List, Alexander Bjork, Paul Waring

5:53 a.m. – Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert

6:04 a.m. – Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous

6:15 a.m. – Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior

6:36 a.m. – Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, Miguel Angel Jimenez

6:47 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood

6:58 a.m. – Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos

7:09 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Rory Sabbatini, Innchoon Hwang

7:20 a.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod

7:31 a.m. – Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang

7:42 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters

7:53 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen

8:04 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma

8:15 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Jazz Janewattananond, Aaron Wise

8:26 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett

8:37 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky

8:48 a.m. – Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding

9:04 a.m. – Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone

9:15 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio

9:26 a.m. – Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer

9:37 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman

9:48 a.m. – Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard

9:59 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley

10:10 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed

10:21 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar

10:32 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock

10:43 a.m. – Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez

10:54 a.m. – Patton Kizzire, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori

11:05 a.m. – Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson

11:16 a.m. – Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner

Open Championship Round 2 tee times, groupings (ET)

1:35 a.m. – Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, Miguel Angel Jimenez

1:46 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood

1:57 a.m. – Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos

2:08 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Rory Sabbatini, Innchoon Hwang

2:19 a.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod

2:30 a.m. – Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang

2:41 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters

2:52 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen

3:03 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma

3:14 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Jazz Janewattananond, Aaron Wise

3:25 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett

3:36 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky

3:47 a.m. – Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding

4:03 a.m. – Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone

4:14 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio

4:25 a.m. – Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer

4:36 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman

4:47 a.m. – Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard

4:58 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley

5:09 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed

5:20 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar

5:31 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock

5:42 a.m. – Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez

5:53 a.m. – Patton Kizzire, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori

6:04 a.m. – Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson

6:15 a.m. – Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner

6:36 a.m. – Darren Clarke, James Sugrue (a), Charley Hoffman

6:47 a.m. – Emiliano Grille, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway (a)

6:58 a.m. – Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy

7:09 a.m. – Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)

7:20 a.m. – Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a)

7:31 a.m. – Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam

7:42 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello

7:53 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace

8:04 a.m. – Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke

8:15 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, CT Pan

8:26 a.m. – Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli

8:37 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Robert MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston

8:48 a.m. – Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)

9:04 a.m. – Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

9:15 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell

9:26 a.m. – Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger

9:37 a.m. – Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly

9:48 a.m. – Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners

9:59 a.m. – Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott

10:10 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey

10:21 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama

10:32 a.m. – Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker

10:43 a.m. – Luke List, Alexander Bjork, Paul Waring

10:54 a.m. – Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert

11:05 a.m. – Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous

11:16 a.m. – Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior