British Open 2019: Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel, Course and Odds

For the first time in 68 years, The Open Championship returns to Northern Ireland and Rory McIlroy arrives into the tournament as the man to beat.

The local favorite has not won a major since triumphing in the PGA Championship at Valhalla in 2014 and has not threatened to break the drought so far this year.

Royal Portrush, however, is a special place for the Northern Irishman, who demolished the course record with 61 as a 16-year-old.

Whether playing at home will prove an advantage or will simply add further pressure on McIlroy's shoulders remains to be seen, but the 30-year-old will have his work cut out this weekend.

World number one Brooks Koepka arrives at The Open having won four of the last nine majors, while Tiger Woods hopes to rediscover the form he showed when he won a first major in 11 years as he triumphed at The Masters in April.

Here's everything you need to know about the final major of the season.

Rory McIlroy, The Open Championship
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on hole twelve during Day four of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on July 14 in North Berwick, United Kingdom. James Wilson/MB Media/Getty

When and where is The Open Championship?

The tournament begins on Thursday, July 18 and, bar particularly inclement weather, the last putt will be holed at some point on Sunday afternoon.

For the first time since 1951, The Open will be staged at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Which players are at The Open?

Aside from McIlroy and Woods, the field is packed with potential winners.

World number one Brooks Koepka has won four of the last nine majors and has finished in the top two in the last four.

Koepka will be able to tap into some insider's knowledge as his caddie, Ricky Elliott, is a Portrush native.

Defending champion Francesco Molinari looks to become the first man to defend the title since Padraig Harrington won back-to-back Open Championship titles in 2007 and 2008.

The Italian, however, has played just once since the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach last month and appears slightly undercooked ahead of The Open.

Jordan Spieth, winner in 2017, is another man to keep an eye on as are Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, who won his second Irish Open earlier this month.

TV coverage

The final major of the season will be broadcast on Golf Channel and NBC, with the former covering the whole tournament and the latter broadcasting the final two rounds.

Live stream

The Open will also be available on NBC Sports digital platform online and via the NBC Sports app.

Complete TV schedule (All times ET)

Thursday, July 18

  • 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Golf Channel

Friday, July 19

  • 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Golf Channel

Saturday, July 20

  • 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Golf Channel
  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. NBC

Sunday, July 21

  • 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Golf Channel
  • 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. NBC


The quality of the field is reflected by bookmakers' odds. According to VegasInsider, Koepka and McIlroy are 8/1 favorites (+800 in moneyline terms), with Dustin Johnson at 12/1 and Rahm at 14/1.

Woods, Rose and Molinari follow at 16/1 and 20/1 respectively.