How to watch the 2021 Open Championship: Australian TV Times

ELEVEN Aussie golfers will line up for the 149th Open Championship when the hallowed event  takes to Royal St.George’s in Kent in south-east England this week. After a year’s absence due to the covid pandemic, wearied Aussie golf fans won’t be too surprised to learn that any “how to watch the British Open” article won’t be including any free-to-air television options.

Australia’s broadcast of The Open Championship will be handled by FoxSports and Kayo and those without a subscription could always investigate whether the Kayo streaming service has any 7 day free trials or similar in the offing anywhere.

For those with paid subscriptions there will be the usual avalanche of coverage throughout the week.

For those wishing to stay updated online with the championship Australian Senior Golfer will the hosting the “Official 149th Open Widget”, (which sounds impressive) and will have three main features: a Live Leaderboard, Latest News and Video Highlights from the latest action.

The Open website always provides masses of info, content and live coverage options such as “Featured Groups”  – depending on your regional “location”. The updated smartphone app will also be useful.

The Australians in the 156 man field include Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Lucas Herbert, Brad Kennedy, Aaron Pike, Jason Scrivener, Matt Jones and Deyen Lawson. Last week’s PGA Tour winner Cameron Davis unfortunately won’t be in the field due to travel issues. It should be noted that Greg Norman won here in 1993, so maybe that’s a good omen for another Aussie to lift the Claret Jug. Anyone who saw Lucas Herbert’s inspiring win at the Irish Open a couple of weeks ago will know we have many possibilities.

2021 Open Championship Live TV Times Australia

Live on FoxSports/Kayo (AEST)

Date Time (AEST) TV channel Program
Thursday, July 15 3:30pm-5am Fox Sports 5 Live coverage: Round 1
Friday, July 16 3:30pm-5am Fox Sports 5 Live coverage: Round 2
Saturay, July 17 7pm-5am Fox Sports 5 Live coverage: Round 3
Sunday, July 18 6pm-6am Fox Sports 5 Live coverage: Final round

Check out the Official 149th Open Championship Widget on ASG: LIVE LEADERBOARD, NEWS, VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Open Championship Opening Rounds Aussie Tee Times



  1. For those like myself, on the aged pension, we cannot afford to pay to watch a game that is very close to my heart, years back we used to be able to watch it for free and just like other sports, money is killing the game.

  2. Not so far back we used to rant and rave every year that there was no Open Championship free-to-air TV coverage in Australia [See: 2010 British Open free to air television coverage – an entire hour right after the midnight Skippy repeat]
    It appears it never did any good and we just gave up. The best you can do now is something like Kayo – the streaming service – which is $25 a month. Maybe you could just take it for a month – but I don’t really want to officially recommend anything to do with Foxtel.

  3. I agree!!
    What happened to days gone by (Kerry Packer) when you could watch US Open, PGA and The British Open Golf on free to air and you were happy to put up with the constant adds.
    Now to watch this type of elite sport you have to be rich, with to many streaming services covering certain sports or leagues monopolistically.
    These young jockeys running companies like
    Channel 9 have no idea how pensioners and single income people can afford to pay for these streaming services to see sports that we had for free for over 40years.
    All they care about is making money and bonuses by signing up their steaming services that have become monopolies.
    I know things have changed and I don’t except 4 days of free televising of Theopen but maybe the last day on free to air would be bit compassionate
    to those who have played golf and enjoyed watching the majors but cannot afford a streaming service.

  4. The changes to TV anti siphoning rules ruined it…Can’t see how local golf officials would be happy about this Major not being on more screens for all demographics especially given the current interest in the game during Covid. Nothing better than late nights watching Links golf.

  5. channel 9 prides it self as being a sports channel every sport except golf which has so many Ausbie golfers competing its a joke


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