British Open TV Coverage 2012: Times and Channel Listing for Final Round

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 22, 2012

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 21:  Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates a birdie pputt on the sixth 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 Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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With the final day of the 2012 British Open upon us, golf fans do not want to miss any of the wild last-round action.

The weather man is talking about winds gusting for the final day, which should add an interesting element to what has been a very calm tournament so far.

If the wind does start gusting, this link course at Royal Lytham & St. Annes will start biting back.

Major names like Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson are in contention, but the top of the leaderboard is a plethora of the game’s best.

If you don’t want to miss a second of the 2012 British Open, be sure to tune in any way you can.


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

When: Sunday, July 22 starting at 6 a.m. ET

Watch: ESPN and ABC

Live Stream: or The Open App for smartphones


Day 4 TV Coverage

(All times Eastern)

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


Contenders to Watch

Bubba Watson

With an excellent Round 3 and a nice two-under overall heading into Day 4, Bubba Watson has proved that he is ready to win the 2012 British Open.

The driving has always been there, but it has been Watson’s control that has fans and experts alike taking notice. Bubba can drive the ball as far as anyone in the world, but the ability to keep away from his driver and use his irons has been the key.

If Watson can get some help from the leaders, there is little doubt that the star can be a serious contender by the end of the Open Championship. Win or lose, this will be a great building block for Bubba.


Tiger Woods

Just like in the jungle, it isn’t a real tournament until there is a Tiger lurking. Terrible analogy aside, the PGA Tour and British Open are far better when Tiger Woods is in contention heading into the final day.

Woods has been playing the course with a consistency we haven’t seen from the star in years. If he can keep his play the way it has been over the first three days, he will outlast the field and walk away with another Major win.

Everyone knows just how great the star has been earlier in his career at the British Open, so the pressure of Day 4 will be nothing new.

While Woods isn’t the golfer he was before, the experience he has can trump a slight talent disadvantage.


Brandt Snedeker

Despite the fact that the majority of the golf world didn’t know who Brandt Snedeker was or much about him, he is the favorite to win the tournament heading into the final day.

Adam Scott may be fighting for that honor as well, Snedeker has a fast pace that doesn’t allow him to question what he is doing. While it may seem like rushing, his pace has done nothing but help him in 2012.

If Snedeker can keep his pace and momentum heading into Day 4, his soaring confidence can give the young star the Major win he needs to catapult into stardom.


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