British Open 2018: Tee Times, Live Stream and TV Schedule Listings

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJuly 18, 2018

CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 21:  Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 21, 2018 in Cromwell, Connecticut.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Jordan Spieth is aiming to become the first golfer since Padraig Harrington to win back-to-back British Open titles when he lines up as one of the front-runners for the 2018 crown at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland, on Thursday.

It's been more than a decade since Carnoustie last hosted the competition, and it won't please Spieth to know Tom Watson was the last American to win an Open at this venue back in 1975.

He'll pair up alongside Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat on Thursday, while favourite Dustin Johnson lines up with Alex Noren and Charley Hoffman. Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, will have Thorbjorn Olesen and Marc Leishman for company.

Bunkered posted a selection of the most intriguing Thursday trios:

bunkered @BunkeredOnline

SELECTED TEE TIMES 9.58am - Spieth, Rose, Aphibarnat 10.09am - Rahm, Fowler, Wood 12.31pm - Stenson, Fleetwood, Walker 12.53pm - McIlroy, Leishman, Olesen 1.04pm - Johnson, Noren, Hoffman 1.26pm - Thomas, Molinari, Grace 3.21pm - Woods, Matsuyama, Knox #TheOpen

Johnson and McIlroy are tipped to do well at Carnoustie's eighth staging of the British Open, while Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and two-time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka are also highly touted entering the field.

There won't be a moment worth missing at the penultimate major of the year, and here we look ahead to which stars are likely to launch a challenge on the crown, complete with television schedule and live-stream information.

Full tee times for the 2018 British Open are available on the official website


British Open Schedule

Thursday, July 19

1:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

6:30 a.m. BST onwards (Sky Sports Golf)

Friday, July 20

1:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

6:30 a.m. BST onwards (Sky Sports Golf)

Saturday, July 21

4:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. ET (Golf Channel)

7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

9 a.m. BST onwards (Sky Sports Golf)

Sunday, July 22

4:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. ET (Golf Channel)

7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

8 a.m. BST onwards (Sky Sports Golf)

Viewers can also live-stream the British Open via the tournament's website, Golf Channel Digital or NBC Sports Live Extra (both U.S. only). UK audiences can live-stream the action via the Sky Go app.



This year marks the 10th anniversary of the second of Harrington's back-to-back wins at The Open, as Spieth attempts to do what the Irishman did in successfully defending the title.

But the American will attempt the double in reverse order to Harrington, who first won at Carnoustie and then retained his title at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, the same venue where Spieth clinched his third career major last year.

Hopes are hardly at their highest for Spieth right now, though, after he failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open in June and then tied for 42nd at the Travellers' Championship, where he struggled to find his rhythm, via PGA Tour:


Jordan Spieth finds the water for the second time today. He drops to -3. https://t.co/wtYOWtRon3

It's good news for a guy like Johnson, who has been a contender in just about every major he's participated in since winning the 2016 U.S. Open.

"Close but no cigar" could be the tagline for many of those misses, which include a tie for ninth in last year's British Open, although he's now in a more commanding position to do well this week, per OddsShark:

OddsShark @OddsShark

British Open odds (@BovadaOfficial): Johnson +1100 McIlroy +1200 Spieth/Rose/Fowler/Fleetwood +1600 Koepka/Thomas/Woods/Rahm +2000 Stenson +2200 Day/Garcia +2500 Noren +2800 Molinari/Matsuyama/Leishman +3300 Reed/Casey/Mickelson +3300 Grace/Hatton +4000 Watson/Poulter/Knox +5000

Similarly, McIlroy is another player with expectation on him to succeed. The Northern Irishman won the most recent of his four major championships in 2014, and in the 13 majors he's played since, he's had seven top-10 finishes (none higher than fourth) and missed the cut four times.

The 29-year-old has finished second in two European Tour events this year but was disappointed to take joint-28th at the Irish Open this month, although he still has faith in his ability, via Off The Ball:

Off The Ball @offtheball

"I could take my 'tee to green' game straight to the Open in a couple of weeks time and be happy where that is. It's just a matter of being a little more efficient" Rory McIlroy taking the positives from his play so far at the #DDFIrishOpen https://t.co/LzL41q9Gvf

If there's an underdog pick in the field who might be worth backing, Tiger Woods could be it. The three-time Open champion is back after two years away from the tournament, although his most recent participation in 2015 ended with him failing to make the cut.

A fourth-place finish at the Quicken Loans National at the start of July was the latest hint at a rejuvenation in the 42-year-old's play, while golf writer Brendan Porath provided context to his love of links play:

Brendan Porath @BrendanPorath

Here's Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golf mind ever, on the way it should be. Watched this segment several times and then just decided to write it down -- from Chronicles of a Champion Golfer: https://t.co/jiohWHhAws

This will be Woods' first British Open at Carnoustie, but in a competition where patience and a level head are required, he could be the underestimated pick to add a fourth Claret Jug to his trophy cabinet.