The Open Championship 2013 TV Schedule: How to Follow Tournament's Tense Finale

Ben SnowballContributor IJuly 21, 2013

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20:  Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain tees off on the 4th during the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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As the Scottish sun sets on day four of the Open Championship, one player will lift the Claret Jug aloft as champion.

His name will be etched among golf’s greats for emerging victorious after 72 demanding holes. After three days of drama, tension and controversy, Muirfield is ready to present its final instalment of action.

All the ingredients are in place for a thrilling conclusion to this year’s event. With the greens showing no signs of slowing and the wind at its elusive best, the players must battle the course—and their nerves—to finish the final day as champion.

Even those sitting well off the pace have a sniff of success. Last year, Ernie Els came from six shots behind to usurp the unfortunate Adam Scott. All it takes is for a player to find his zone and use any momentum he can create.

With Els five-over par heading into the final round, there’s likely to be a new name on the trophy in 2013. The leaderboard is still looking very snug, and a host of players will believe they are in contention.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to follow the action on the final day.


U.K. Viewers

Channel: BBC One HD

When: 12:40 p.m. to 7 p.m. BST

Live Stream: BBC Online and on the BBC Sport website (available to TV licence holders only)

A host of additional content is available for TV viewers via the Red Button, including a graphical leaderboard, stats and a three-hole feed from the seventh, eighth and ninth.


U.S. Viewers

Network: ESPN

When: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Live Stream: ESPN Player (subscription required) 

Earlier coverage is available from 5 a.m. ET on ESPN3 (subscription required). Full coverage is also available on ESPN Mobile.


Clear the diary and settle down in front of the telly as the finest golfers on the planet attempt to outwit each other on the Muirfield links. By the end of the day, a champion will have reasserted himself on the game, or we will have witnessed the birth of a new star.

It promises to be a thrilling conclusion.