British Open 2018 Live Live Stream online free on any device: smart phone, iPhone, tablet, iPad, PC/Mac CLEVELAND, Ohio — British Open 2018, the third major on the men’s golf calendar, begins Thursday, July 19, at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.
Carnoustie is known for its difficult track, which happens to be baked this year because of a scorching stretch of weather. Expect players to hit plenty of “stingers” with long irons, so as to keep the ball low and controlled while sending it skipping along the rock-hard pan.
Rory McIlroy is grouped with Marc Leishman and Thorbjorn Olesen for Rounds 1-2. Tiger Woods is with Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.
Among other featured groupings: Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Chris Wood; Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat; and Phil Mickelson, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Satoshi Kodaira.
ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB
Site: Carnoustie, Scotland.
Course: Carnoustie Golf Links. Yardage: 7,402. Par: 71.
Purse: $10.5 million. Winner’s share: $1,890,000.
Television (all times EDT): Thursday-Friday, 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 4:30-7 a.m. (Golf Channel), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 4:30-7 a.m. (Golf Channel), 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (NBC).
Defending champion: Jordan Spieth.
Notes: This is the eighth time the British Open goes to Carnoustie. … For the last three champions at Carnoustie — Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie and Tom Watson — it was their first major championship. … Tiger Woods returns to the British Open for the first time since he missed the cut at St. Andrews in 2015. … Michael Kim earned the final spot at Carnoustie by winning the John Deere Classic. … Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm all have a mathematical chance to reach No. 1 in the world this week. … Americans in their 20s have won the last five major championships, two of those by Koepka at the U.S. Open. … Ben Hogan in 1953 is the only Open champion at Carnoustie to have the 54-hole lead. … The Open has been decided by a playoff the last three times at Carnoustie. … Harrington in 2007 and 2008 is the last player to successful defend in the British Open. … Spieth has not won a tournament since his British Open title last year at Royal Birkdale.
Next year: Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.