The Open Championship, also known as the British Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in golf. Held in the UK, the Open Championship is the only major tournament that is played outside the United States. The Open is the third major of the year, between the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. This year’s tournament begins on Thursday, July 14. The defending Open champion is Zach Johnson, who won last year at St. Andrews. Johnson defeated Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a 4-hole playoff. This year’s championship will be held at the Royal Troon Golf Club, the ninth overall Open Championship being played at the Royal Troon Golf Club, and the first since 2004.
This will be the first Open Championship to be broadcast by Sky Sports in Europe. The Open Championship had previously broadcasted on BBC for 60 years, from 1955 to 2015. Similar change has happened in the United States, as this year will be the first year the British Open will be televised by NBC, after 55 years of being televised by ESPN and ABC. The Golf Channel will be broadcasting the first two rounds, on Thursday and Friday, making it the first time that Golf Channel will cover of a men’s major championship.
The Open Championship field consists of 156 players. Most of the field is made up of leading players who are given exemptions. Further places are given to players who are successful in The Open Qualifying Series and in Final Qualifying. Any remaining positions, and positions made available because qualified players are not competing, are given to the highest ranked players in the Official World Golf Ranking.
British Open 2016 Friday Round 2 Viewing Details
Start Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 1:35 AM EST
United States TV Channel: Golf Channel
Europe TV Channel: Sky Sports
Noteable Group Tee Times:
4:03 a.m. — Jordan Spieth / Justin Rose / Shane Lowry
9:15 a.m. — Zach Johnson / Adam Scott / Henrik Stenson
How To Stream British Open 2016 Friday Round 2 Online in the United States
With Cable Subscription: You can watch the British Open Round 2 on The Golf Channel Website. You will need to log in with your cable provider information.
Without Cable Subscription: If you do not have access to a cable login, you can watch the British Open through Sling TV, through a free one week trial. Credit card information is required when signing up, but you can cancel within the 7 days without being charged if you wish. Once signed up, download the Sling Desktop App.
Watch British Open 2016 Friday Round 2 On Phone & Tablet in the United States
Without Cable Subscription: If you do not have access to a cable login, you can watch the British Open through Sling TV, through a free one week trial. Sign up for the trial, and then download the Sling TV App, which you can download for free in the iTunes or the Google Play Store.
Watch British Open 2016 Friday Round 2 Online in Europe
Online: The British Open is being shown on Sky Sports One. You can live stream the Open Championship on the Sky Go website. You’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream.
On Phone & Tablet: Mobile users in the Europe can watch the Open Championship on the Sky GO app, which is free to download from the iTunes or Google Play store. You’ll need a cable subscription to log in.