British Open TV Coverage 2012: Latest Schedule Info for Round 4

Scott CarasikContributor IIJuly 21, 2012

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Tiger Woods of the United States tees off during the second round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club on July 20, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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The British Open resumes with the fourth and final round on Sunday, July 22. Here is how to catch the top stars in golf as they compete for the British Open championship.

When: July 22, 2012 starting from 3:00 A.M. EDT

Where: Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Course in Lancashire, England


Television Coverage

There are many ways to follow the action for the fourth round this year. There is coverage from ESPN, the Golf Channel and even ABC later in the afternoon. The TV schedule is as follows (H/t Josh Schoch of Bleacher Report):

3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. — Live From Royal Lytham on Golf Channel

3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. — Repeat coverage on ESPN2

6:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. — Live coverage on ESPN

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. — Post championship Sportscenter coverage on ESPN

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Live From Royal Latham on Golf Channel

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — Repeat coverage on ABC

6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. — Live From Royal Latham on Golf Channel

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. — Repeat coverage on ESPN2


Online and Mobile Streaming

For fans who don't have cable television or who want to just watch online, the British Open has put their live stream online here. The stream has been excellent for the first few rounds and is highly recommended for the last day.

For mobile streaming, it's highly recommended to use the WatchESPN mobile app as it's one of the few apps that is going to stream the British Open live.


Online and Mobile Tracking

Track it online at the British Open's official site and their interactive setup. Another highly recommended site to use would be ESPN's online tracker.  

For the mobile side, ESPN's Scorecenter App is an excellent thing to use. However, one app that has proven to be extremely reliable is the free app ScoreMobile.


Round 4 Preview

Tiger Woods was six under after the first two days and challenged for the lead in the third. However, this will be the round that he would have to finalize his fourth Open championship. Snedeker and Scott have the lead heading into the third round and expect them to hold onto it for at least one more day.

Tiger will need more shots like the birdie from the bunker on the 18th hole to close out Round 2. He was quoted by ESPN's Bob Harig about that shot:

"It wasn't as hard as it may have looked," Woods said. "I was on the upslope. I could take out that steepness coming off the bunker and land the ball on the flat. So just threw it up there, and I played about a cup outside the left, and it landed on my spot and rolled to the right."

Tiger will need to turn the momentum from a great second round into even better third and fourth rounds. However, Brandt Snedeker has been playing the best golf of his life and should be looking for his first British Open championship.

Adam Scott is also in the mix, and the Aussie will be looking to get his first finish higher than when he finished eighth in 2006. Other notables within striking distance are Graeme McDowell, Thorbjorn Olesen and Ernie Els.


Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek and also runs the NFL draft website and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.