This weekend, 152 top golf players will take to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland for the 2019 Open Championship. (That's the British Open, to those of you not from the UK.) This is the final major championship of the golf season, so the pressure will be on heading into the FedEx Cup playoffs. You don't need cable to catch the action from a historic links course this weekend. Here is how to watch the Open Championship online.

The field for the 2019 Open Championship includes Rory McIlroy, the betting favorite to win the tournament. When he was 16 years old, McIlroy shot a 61 on the course at Royal Portrush, home of this Open tournament. It has been five years since Rory has won a golf major championship event, however he did win the 2019 Players Championship back in March. He will face off against familiar faces among the top contenders, including Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose. The field will also feature returning champion Francesco Molinari.

Here is the schedule for the 2019 Open Championship

  • First Round: Thursday, July 18, 1:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on Golf Channel
  • Second Round: Friday, July 19, 1:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on Golf Channel
  • Third Round: Saturday, July 20, 5–7 a.m. on Golf Channel and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on NBC
  • Fourth Round: Sunday, July 21, 4–7 a.m. on Golf Channel and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on NBC

Stream the Open Championship

You can watch the Open Championship as part of a live streaming service. To have complete coverage of the tournament, you will need a package that includes both your local NBC station and the Golf Channel. Here is a breakdown of the streaming services that offer everything you need to stream the entire Open Championship.

Sling TV - Sling Blue with Sports Extra Add on

  • The cost: $35 a month after your first month for $25
  • Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
  • Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Find your local channels here.
  • Open Championship on Sling TV: NBC local with Sling Blue (where available) and Golf Channel in Sports Extra Add on coverage all four days

Sling TV has a lot to offer for CordCutters. The service has a wide variety of options, and still has one of the lowest base prices among live streaming services. It has a long list of extra channel packs to add on, including Sports Extra which includes the Golf Channel featuring coverage of the Open Championship. With support for nearly every streaming device and smart TV, it is no surprise Sling TV is the biggest live TV streaming service right now

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Hulu with Live TV

  • The cost: $45 a month after a one week free trial
  • Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, web browsers
  • Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
  • Open Championship on Hulu - NBC locals and Golf Channel coverage all four days

Hulu and Hulu with Live TV very quickly have become a must-try service. There's the full catalog of shows and original content like The Handmaid's Tale, and you'll also get a full slate of sports and local channels, too. With your local NBC and Golf Channel included, the service will give you every minute of Open Championship broadcasts. Hulu has nearly five dozen live channels at your disposal, plus the option for a number of premium add-ons.

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Fubo TV

  • The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
  • Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, Android and web browsers
  • Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
  • Open Championship on Fubo TV: NBC locals and Golf Channel coverage all four days

Fubo TV began as a sports-focused live streaming TV service, but it has expanded to offer something for all kinds of CordCutters. The service still has plenty of sports channels available, including the Golf Channel, as well as add on packages for more college or international sports coverage. Fubo also is the only streaming TV service offering a variety of live events in 4K. This makes Fubo TV a great option for anyone who needs the highest picture quality available.

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PlayStation Vue - Core Plan

  • The cost: $55 a month after a free trial
  • Watch PlayStation Vue on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 3 and 4, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and web browsers
  • Local channels on PlayStation Vue: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • Open Championship on PlayStation Vue: NBC locals and Golf Channel on Core plan for coverage all four days

PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service known for having a familiar feel and a funny name. PS Vue doesn't require a PlayStation to subscribe, although it does work great on that console as well as almost every streaming device available. It has a cable-like interface and experience, and offers tiered plans for those who want more channels. Choose the Core Plan to get the Golf Channel, and combined with your local NBC, you will be set for the Open Championship.

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DirecTVNow - Max Plan

  • The cost: $70 a month after a free trial
  • Watch DirecTV Now on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, web browsers
  • Local channels on DirecTV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • Open Championship on DirecTV Now: NBC local and Golf Channel on Max plan for coverage all four days

DirecTV Now has changed a great deal since it first arrived. The service has a new set of plans, and many of them include HBO content in the base price. That helps make the plans a bit more appealing to newer subscribers. Choose the Max Plan to include the Golf Channel if you want to see all of the available Open Championship broadcasts.

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YouTube TV

  • The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
  • Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
  • Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • Open Championship on YouTube TV: NBC locals and Golf Channel coverage all four days

YouTube TV excels by keeping things simple. Live streaming channels come in just one plan from YouTube TV. The service does offer a premium channels to add on, and the lone plan has a long list of channels to keep users entertained. They include the Golf Channel, and almost every local channel in every market so you are sure to have all you need to see the Open Championship with YouTube TV.

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You can also stream the Open Championship coverage from NBC and the Golf Channel in the NBC Sports app. The NBC Sports app is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and Fire Tablets as well as on your TV using Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku.

Listen to the Open Championship on SiriusXM

It's a challenge for even hardcore golf fans to be at their TV for all four days of competition. Fortunately, the Open Championship is ready for you on the go and online with SiriusXM. The service has audio coverage of the tournament, with live broadcasts beginning at 2 a.m. Eastern time Thursday and Friday and 4 a.m. Eastern on Saturday and Sunday.

The Sirius XM broadcast, featuring analysis mixed with hole-by-hole coverage is available in your vehicle, or streaming to your mobile devices on channel SXM 92.

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Watch the Open Championship over the air

A good antenna will let you watch broadcast networks, including the NBC broadcast of the Open Championship this weekend. Once you hook up an antenna to your TV tuner, you can turn to your local NBC affiliate to watch live coverage of the Open Championship on Saturday and Sunday. Also, if you want to use your antenna with a smartphone, tablet, or streaming device, you can consider buying an over-the-air streaming box.

Watch the Open Championship on the official app

You can watch free live streaming coverage of the Open Championship online through TheOpen.com, and the official Open Championship app. They will have featured group coverage as well as featured holes coverage for all players throughout the entire tournament. You will need to sign up with an email address to see the live content, but it won't require any paid subscriptions.

The Open app will also have a leaderboard with the latest scores, exclusive content from the course, and a custom tee time tool to follow your favorite players in your local time. It is available for smartphones and tablets.

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