U.S. Open 2021: TV Schedule and How to Watch Online

The U.S. Open returns to Torrey Pines on Thursday for the first time since Tiger Woods won the tournament despite playing with a broken leg and a torn ACL 13 years ago.

Similar heroics will hopefully not be required this week as the most lucrative tournament of golf's four majors again takes place in San Diego, California, but there should still be no shortage of drama.

With Jon Rahm looking to end his quest for a maiden major, Rory McIlroy hoping to halt a seven-year drought and the next episode of the ongoing feud between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka on the boil, there are storylines aplenty ahead of the weekend.

The world No. 3, Rahm is a 10-1 favorite to win at Torrey Pines, a course where he won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017 and finished second last year. The Spaniard arrives at the tournament in great form—he led the Memorial Tournament by six strokes after three rounds earlier this month, only to be sidelined by a positive coronavirus test.

Koepka and DeChambeau are close behind Rahm in the eyes of the bookmakers. The former looked to have finally overcome his injury problems as he finished behind Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship last month, while DeChambeau is aiming to become the first player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens since Koepka pulled off the feat in 2017 and 2018.

Elsewhere, McIlroy will begin his quest for a fifth major alongside Justin Rose and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, both also former U.S. Open champions.

McIlroy missed the cut at the Masters in April and finished tied for 49th at the PGA Championship last month, but he remains confident about his chances of ending his major hoodoo.

"I'm feeling good about where my game is," the Northern Irishman told British newspaper The Guardian.

"It's about going out there and playing as free as I can and having that mentality that I had as a 22‑year‑old and just trying to get into that mindset."

Here's all you need to know about this year's tournament.

When is the 2021 U.S. Open?

The third major of the season begins on Thursday, June 17, and runs until Sunday, June 20.

Where is the 2021 U.S. Open being played?

The 2021 U.S. Open takes place at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. It marks the second time that the traditional home of the Farmers Insurance Open has hosted the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods won the tournament in 2008 after an 18-hole playoff against Rocco Mediate.

At 7,698 yards, the par-71 South Course will be one of the third-longest courses ever used at a major tournament.

How to watch the 2021 U.S. Open on TV and online

The Golf Channel and NBC will split coverage of the U.S. Open, with both channels alternating on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Viewers won't have to change on Saturday, when all the action will be broadcast by NBC. There are several ways to follow the U.S. Open online, via Peacock— NBC's streaming platform—the NBC Sports website, the U.S. Open website and the U.S. Open app. Notably, Peacock will have exclusive coverage throughout the first two rounds, which will differ from the offering available on the NBC Sports website, which will carry the NBC TV coverage instead.

Featured groups and featured holes will also be available on Peacock, the U.S. Open website and the U.S. Open app and all four days of the tournament will be carried by fuboTV and SlingTV.

U.S. Open 2021 TV schedule

All times ET

Round 1—Thursday, June 17

  • Golf Channel: 12:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
  • NBC: 7 p.m.—10 p.m.

Round 2—Friday, June 18

  • Golf Channel: 12:30 p.m.—6 p.m.
  • NBC: 6 p.m.—9 p.m.

Round 3—Saturday, June 19

  • NBC: 11 a.m.—9 p.m.

Round 4—Sunday, June 20

  • Golf Channel: 10 a.m.—12 p.m.
  • NBC: 12 p.m.—8 p.m.

U.S. Open 2021 streaming schedule

All times ET

Round 1—Thursday, June 17

  • Exclusive coverage: Peacock, 9:45 a.m.—12:30 p.m.; 10 p.m.—11 p.m.
  • Featured groups: Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app—From 10:28 a.m.
  • Featured holes (11, 12, 13): Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app—From 11:30 a.m.
  • Golf Channel TV coverage: Peacock, 12:30 p.m.—7 p.m.
  • NBC TV coverage: NBCSports.com, 7 p.m.—10 p.m.

Round 2—Friday, June 18

  • Exclusive coverage: Peacock, 9:45 a.m.—12:30 p.m.; 10 p.m.—11 p.m.
  • Featured groups: Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app—From 10:28 a.m.
  • Featured holes (11, 12, 13): Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app—From 11:30 a.m.
  • Golf Channel TV coverage: Peacock, 12:30 p.m.—6 p.m.; 9 p.m.—10 p.m.
  • NBC TV coverage: NBCSports.com, 6 p.m.—9 p.m.

Round 3—Saturday, June 19

  • Featured groups: Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app
  • Featured holes (11, 12, 13): Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app
  • NBC TV coverage: NBCSports.com, 11 a.m.—9 p.m.

Round 4—Sunday, June 20

  • Featured groups: Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app
  • Featured holes (11, 12, 13): Peacock, USOpen.com, U.S. Open app
  • Golf Channel TV coverage: Peacock, 10 a.m.—12 p.m.
  • NBC TV coverage: NBCSports.com, 12 p.m.—8 p.m.

U.S. Open odds

Jon Rahm is the man to beat this weekend, according to the bookmakers. The Spaniard, who is still chasing the first major of his career, is a 10-1 favorite with both William Hill and Draftkings, followed by defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele at 14-1 and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka at 16-1—the quartet are all 18-1 with William Hill. Jordan Spieth follows at 18-1, while Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa are 20-1 shots and Justin Thomas is a 22-1 outsider.

Brooks Koepka at the U.S. Open
Brooks Koepka looks on from the 17th green during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 16 in San Diego, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images