How to watch The Open golf 2023: live stream British major online from anywhere, Round 4

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks on during a practice round prior to The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 18, 2023 in Hoylake, England
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Watch The Open 2023 live stream

Fans can watch The Open golf live on Sky Sports in the UK. It's split between NBC, USA Network, and Peacock ($5.99 a month) in the US. Viewers in Australia can tune in on Kayo Sports, while TSN is the place to watch the British Open live in Canada. Full details on where to watch The Open 2023 below. Fore!

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Tournament dates: Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23
TV channel: Peacock, NBC, USA Network (US) | Sky Sports (UK) | Kayo Sports (AUS)
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The Open 2023 preview

Brian Harman (12-under) has one hand on the Claret Jug and the first major title of his career at the start of Round 4 of the 151st Open Championship, but the identity of two men on his tail means the American won't be taking anything for granted.

Cameron Young (7-under) shot a superb final round, which included an eagle on the final hole, at The Open a year ago to almost snatch victory at the death, while the six-stroke lead that Harman currently holds over Jon Rahm (6-under) doesn't feel as comfortable as it might have had the Spaniard not shot a course-record 63 on Saturday. 

Tommy Fleetwood's dreams of becoming the first English winner of The Open since Nick Faldo in 1992 are fading after his level-par Round 3 allowed the rest of the field to close the gap, but he's still tied for fourth, albeit with Viktor Hovland, Antoine Rozner, Sepp Straka and Jason Day fo company.

The worst of the weather has largely held off so far, but what a day this would be for the wind and rain to arrive. It could make for a particularly messy par-3 17th, which was completely remodeled with the express purpose of keeping things interesting right until the very end of Round 4.

Read on as we explain how to watch a British Open live stream online from anywhere. The Round 4 tee times and pairings are listed further down this page.

The Open leaderboard before Round 4

  • Brian Harman −12
  • Cameron Young −7
  • Jon Rahm −6
  • Sepp Straka −5
  • Tommy Fleetwood −5
  • Antoine Rozner −5
  • Jason Day −5
  • Viktor Hovland −5

2023 British Open TV schedule (all times ET)

  • Thursday, Round 1: Peacock (1.30am-4am & 3pm-4pm) / USA Network (4am-3pm)
  • Friday, Round 2: Peacock (1.30am-4am & 3pm-4pm) / USA Network (4am-3pm)
  • Saturday, Round 3:  USA Network (5am-7am) / Peacock and NBC (7am-3pm)
  • Sunday, Round 4: USA Network (4am-7am) / Peacock and NBC (7am to 2pm)
  • Watch Peacock from overseas with ExpressVPN

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How to watch 2023 British Open: live stream golf in the US


The 2023 British Open is being shown across Peacock TV, NBC, and USA Network in the US. It's a convoluted broadcast schedule, but in essence, Peacock is providing nearly comprehensive coverage, while the best of the action is also airing on NBC.

Watch 2023 British Open without cable

Peacock is live-streaming the vast majority of the 2023 British Open, including the most crucial moments. Peacock costs $5.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service. You also have the option of paying $12 a month for commercial-free coverage.

Alternatively, OTT streaming service Sling TV is reasonably priced and includes NBC and USA Network as part of its Sling Blue package in most major markets. The usual cost is $45 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get $10 off your first month.

Another over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC and USA Network is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS, and ESPN.

Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.

If you subscribe to Sling, Peacock, or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - of the many options, we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to watch a British Open golf live stream from outside your country

There are loads of easy ways to live stream British Open golf in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and almost anywhere else in the world. Scroll down for a full breakdown of options. That said, if you're abroad right now do note that you’ll need to use a VPN to access your regular streaming service so that you don't get geo-blocked.

A VPN is perfect for this, as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in your country of residence, where your usual streaming services and subscriptions are based. You may be surprised by how easy it is to get started using one, too.

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How to use a VPN to watch The Open 2023

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location', and select the appropriate location, eg: 'USA' for Peacock.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - Peacock for Americans abroad.

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How to watch The Open 2023: live stream golf in the UK


Golf fans based in the UK can watch The Open 2023 on Sky Sports. Live coverage is available through the Sky Sports Golf channel from Thursday through to Sunday, starting at 6.30am BST for Rounds 1 and 2, 12pm for Round 3, and 11am for Round 4.

If you want to sign up for Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £9.99 per day.

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2023 Open live stream: how to watch golf in Australia


Golf fans in Australia can live stream the 2023 British Open on Fox Sports or Kayo Sports.

Live coverage starts at 3.30pm AEST for Rounds 1 and 2, 7pm for Round 3, and 6pm for Round 4. Just bear in mind that because of the time differences, the final action will take place in the early hours of Monday morning! 

You'll need to have a paid subscription to watch on Fox Sports or via a Foxtel subscription, but the tournament will also be shown on the terrific sports streaming service Kayo Sports, which is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 7-day trial.

It also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NRL, NHL, NBA, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

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How to watch 2023 British Open: live stream golf in Canada


In Canada, you can watch the 2023 British Open on TSN, with coverage getting underway at 7pm ET / 4pm PT for Rounds 1 and 2, and at 7am ET / 4am PT for Rounds 3 and 4.

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a British Open golf live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can try the new TSN Plus streaming service for free for a limited time. 

Alternatively, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or CA$199.90 per year.

Live coverage of Rounds 3 and 4 is also being provided by CTV, which doesn't offer a streaming-only subscription.

The Open Round 1 tee times

(All times BST)

  • 7.45am - Christo Lamprecht (SA), Danny Willett (Eng)
  • 7.55am - Scott Stallings (US), Zack Fischer (US)
  • 8.05am - Bryson DeChambeau (US), Andrew Putnam (US)
  • 8.15am - Padraig Harrington (Ire), Robert MacIntyre (Sco)
  • 8.25am - Adrian Otaegui (Spa), Adrian Meronk (Pol)
  • 8.35am - Gary Woodland (US), Brandon Robinson Thompson (Eng)
  • 8.45am - Brooks Koepka (US), Scottie Scheffler (US)
  • 8.55am - Thriston Lawrence (SA), Marcel Siem (Ger)
  • 9.10am - Kurt Kitayama (US), Richie Ramsay (Sco)
  • 9.20am - Victor Perez (Fra), Adam Scott (Aus)
  • 9.30am - Matthew Southgate (Eng), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (SA)
  • 9.40am - Zach Johnson (US), Hurly Long (Ger)
  • 9.50am - Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Daniel Lingmerth (Swe)
  • 10am - Laurie Canter (Eng), Alex Noren (Swe)
  • 10.10am - Abraham Ancer (Mex), Oliver Wilson (Eng)
  • 10.20am - Thomas Pieters (Bel), Joost Luiten (Ned)
  • 10.35am - Jordan Smith (Eng), Rikuya Hoshino (Jap)
  • 10.45am - Sami Valimaki (Fin), Ryan Fox (NZ)
  • 10.55am - Brendon Todd (US), JT Poston (US)
  • 11.05am - Guido Migliozzi (Ita), Michael Stewart (Sco)
  • 11.15am - Stewart Cink (US), Henrik Stenson (Swe)
  • 11.25am - Wyndham Clark (US), Richard Bland (Eng)
  • 11.35am - Alexander Bjork (Swe), Byeong Hun An (Kor)
  • 11.45am - Corey Conners (Can), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng)
  • 12pm - Patrick Reed (US), Cameron Smith (Aus)
  • 12.10pm -  Xander Schauffele (US), Patrick Cantlay (US)
  • 12.20pm - Rickie Fowler (US), Min-Woo Lee (Aus)
  • 12.30pm - Jordan Spieth (US), Max Homa (US)
  • 12.40pm - Hideki Matsuyama (Jap), Romain Langasque (Fra)
  • 12.50pm - Sungjae Im (Kor), Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng)
  • 1pm - Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Rory McIlroy (NI)
  • 1.10pm - Matthew Jordan (Eng), Nicolai Hojgaard (Den)
  • 1.25pm - Tom Kim (Kor), Thomas Detry (Bel)
  • 1.35pm - Shubhankar Sharma (Ind), Alex Fitzpatrick (Eng)
  • 1.45pm - Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Sepp Straka (Aut)
  • 1.55pm - Jason Day (Aus), Antoine Rozner (Fra)
  • 2.05pm - Viktor Hovland (Nor), Jon Rahm (Spa)
  • 2.15pm - Cameron Young (US), Brian Harman (US)

The Open 2023: weather forecast for Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Though much of Europe is in the midst of a devastating heat wave, that doesn't include the UK, and the Wirral Peninsula will likely be a wet and windy place throughout the 151st Open Championship.

At the time of publication, rain is forecast on all four days of play, and temperatures aren't expected to get any higher than 18 degrees Celsius at any point.

Who won The Open last year?

Cameron Smith came from four strokes behind to win the 150th Open at the Old Course at St Andrews a year ago, beating Cameron Young by a stroke and Rory McIlroy by two. 

It was the Australian's first major and his last achievement before his defection to LIV Golf.

Is Tiger Woods playing in the Open Championship this year?

Tiger Woods is not competing at Hoylake, the scene of his most recent Open Championship triumph.

The three-time Champion Golfer of the Year broke down in sodden conditions at the Masters in early April, having to pull out after making the cut. He subsequently underwent surgery on his right ankle, from which he's currently recovering.

Who has won the most Open Championships?

Harry Vardon (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914) has won The Open Championship more times than anybody else, though curiously, he never lifted the Claret Jug at St Andrews. He won the tournament three times at Prestwick, twice at Royal St. George's, and once at Muirfield.

His contemporaries James Braid (1901, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1910) and John Henry Taylor (1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913) each won The Open five times, as did Peter Thomson (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965) and Tom Watson (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983). 

Pádraig Harrington was the last player to win consecutive Open Championships (2007, 2008), which he achieved immediately after Tiger Woods (2005, 2006).

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.