British Open TV Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Day 4 Action

Matthew Dicker@@MattDickerContributor IIIJuly 21, 2012

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 21:  Adam Scott of Australia plays his approach shot on the eighteenth green during the third round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club on July 21, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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With 17 players under par headed into the final day of the British Open, it looks like viewers are in store for an exciting conclusion to the 141st Open Championship. The leaderboard is topped by a combination of some of the sport's legends (Tiger Woods, Ernie Els), a few Tour stars competing for their first major victory (Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar) and even a young unknown (Thorbjorn Olesen).

As with the first three days of the Open, earlybird viewers will be rewarded. Television coverage begins at 8:00 a.m. EST on ESPN, and is expected to continue until 1:30 p.m.

For those away from a television, ESPN will offer its subscribers live internet streaming of the tournament on ESPN3. The stream is available on, and can also be viewed on iPhones and iPods on the free app WatchESPN.

After the conclusion of the tournament, ABC will broadcast The Open Championship Today from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The program offers condensed coverage of the final round of the tournament. 

If 8.5 hours of coverage doesn't satisfy your hunger for golf, ESPN2 will broadcast The Best of the Open Championship from 9:00 p.m. until midnight.

For viewers in Great Britain who want to watch their hometown tournament, BBC One will broadcast the tournament between 12:35 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Whether Adam Scott or Brandt Snedker wins his first major, Graeme McDowell claims a major in his native United Kingdom, Tiger Woods returns to the mountaintop or a surprise winner comes from behind to win the Claret Jug, the conclusion of the Open promises to be exciting and well worth watching—even if it means an early Sunday morning.