British Open Live Streaming 2012: Complete Guide to Online Tournament Coverage

Karla Villegas Gama@karlitsvFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2012

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 17:  A flagstick is seen during the second practice round prior to the start of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on July 17, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Everything is set at Royal Lytham & St Annes for the 141st Open Championship. The best players will be seeking to hoist the famous Claret Jug, and you can't miss the chance to get a glimpse of the best golf in the world.

If you'll be stuck at the office or without access to a TV don't panic, here's a complete online guide for the whole tournament.

If you are based in the United Kingdom, you'll be able to follow the action on the British Broadcasting Corporation website.

Wednesday 18: at 11:50 p.m. BST (6:50 p.m. ET) don't miss a 30-minute preview episode hosted by Hazel Irvin with interviews and video from previous editions.

Thursday 19 and Friday 20: starting from 9:00 a.m. BST (4:00 a.m. ET), you'll have 660 minutes of live opening round and second round action plus a half-hour show featuring the highlights of days one and two. You can also tune in to Radio BBC. John Inverdale will host Open Golf

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22: coverage will start at 11:00 a.m. BST (6 a.m. ET). Bernard Gallacher, Mark Roe, Andrew Coltart, Jay Townsend, Karen Stupples and Andrew Murray will bring you all the info regarding rounds three and four. You can choose between the live stream and the highlights.




For all of you outside the UK, ESPN will also feature a special online broadcast.

Thursday 19 and Friday 20: the action starts at 4:00 a.m. EDT with coverage of holes nine, 10 and 11. An hour later, the focus will be on holes one and 18. Finally, at 7:00 a.m. you'll be able to watch live stream from different players.

Saturday 21: the third round coverage starts at 5:00 a.m. A half-hour later there will be a special stream on holes nine, 10 and 11. At 7:00 a.m. they'll switch to holes one and 18, and the last part of the coverage begins at 9:00 with special monitoring of the whole field.

Sunday 22: catch holes one and 18 and highlights from the final round at 6:00 a.m. The second part of the coverage starts at 8 a.m.



If you can't watch it on ESPN3 or BBC there will be an Open Championship channel on Livestream. The coverage starts at 3:00 a.m. EDT. You can chose between full coverage or holes nine, 10 and 11.


Official app


Another way to catch every detail is with the official app available for iPhone, iPad and Android. It's very simple and complete. Tee times, highlights, live coverage, latest news, course guide and live three-hole video stream.



Notable pairings for round 1

Time EDT Players
4:20 a.m. Lee Westwood, Yoshinori Fujimoto & Bubba Watson
4:31 a.m. Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell & Hiroyuki Fujita
4:42 a.m. Tiger Woods, Justin Rose & Sergio Garcia
9:21 a.m Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen & Keegan Bradley
9:32 a.m. Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington & Manuel Trappel (a)
9:43 a.m.

Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson & Geoff Ogilvy

For a full list of every Thursday and Friday pairing visit The Open Championship website.