British Open TV Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Open Action This Weekend

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2012

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 20:  Bubba Watson of the United States waves as he walks across the 18th green 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 Harry How/Getty Images)
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With the 2012 British Open heading into its final two days, it’s pivotal that the hardcore golf fans, as well as the casual spectators, do not miss any of the wild weekend action.

The Open Championship is golf tradition and fans would be foolish to miss a Saturday and Sunday worthy of the oldest Major on the tour.

As much as this tournament is steeped in tradition, the way fans can view it are on the cutting edge of technology. With all the ways to do so, just watch the British Open and enjoy!


When: Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, July 22

Where: Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: or The Open App for smartphones


2012 British Open TV Schedule

Day Round Time (ET) Channel
Saturday, July 21 3 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, July 22 4

6 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (tape delay)




Notable Weekend Pairings

Tom Watson, Lee Westwood

Matt Kuchar, Paul Lawrie

Luke Donald, Steven Alker

Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy

Tiger Woods, Thorbjorn Olesen

Brandt Snedeker, Adam Scott


Players to Watch

Tiger Woods

While his recent struggles have been well documented, Tiger Woods’ past success is just as well known. With three Open Championships and a place firmly towards the top of the leaderboard, Woods is a serious player to watch.

Woods’s recent resurgence in 2012 has many fans questioning whether the old Tiger is back, but the real test comes this weekend.

The brutal Royal Lytham & St. Annes course has been kind to the players so far, but when it eventually gets tough, that’s when the years of experience for Woods could help him steal a win.

If the weather stays calm, Woods may not have enough to stop the top players.


Bubba Watson

There is no better pure shooter on the tour right now than Bubba Watson, and that will set up huge as the field heads into this weekend at The Open.

While his weekend performance in 2011 at the British Open cost him a possible win, Watson has everything going his way heading into the weekend.

The fans know Bubba can drive the ball for miles and use his irons to match a normal man’s longest shot, but with his putts falling, Watson is a must-watch for a win this Saturday and Sunday.


Brandt Snedeker

The relative unknown leading the field through the first two rounds, Brandt Snedeker, is enjoying the hype around him while not allowing it to overwhelm him.

Let’s see if he can carry that momentum and confidence through the weekend.

Snedeker has never played into Saturday and Sunday at the British Open, but he will not only be playing this weekend, he will have a healthy lead on the majority of the field. Talk about a trial by fire!

If the young star can keep his head on straight and avoid his own hype, there is little doubt that the steady conditions will benefit the inexperienced player. If the weather starts getting nasty, Snedeker is in trouble.


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