Click here to watch The Open golf on TV and online without Sky

Golfing royalty will gather this weekend for the 146th Open being held at Royal Birkdale on Merseyside. If you want to see Henrik Stenson defend his title alongside McIlroy, Spieth, Johnson (both of them), Willett and the rest, you’ll be pleased to know it’s very easy – and very cheap.

You don’t even have to have Sky Sports to watch.

When is the The Open on?

The main tournament is from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July. 

Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 fat 6.30am BST on Thursday 20 July, and basically takes over that channel for the day.

Click here for the full list of tee times

What channel is it on?

Sky Sports will be showing all the action live in the UK. If you have a Sky Sports subscription simply tune in!

You can also access the golf on the go with the Sky Go app.

Click here to download Sky Go for free on iPhone or iPad

Click here to download Sky Go for free on Android phone or tablet

Pay less and watch The Open with NOW TV

If you don’t want to sign up to Sky, you can still grab a temporary Sky Sports pass with NOW TV’s excellent service – and no long term contracts.

You can buy a day pass or a week pass and at the time of writing both are on offer – you can watch the entire US Open for £10.98

Click here to see all the NOW TV options for The Open.

How to watch the The Open in the UK on Sky

If you don’t have Sky Sports, there are a few ways to get it to make sure you don’t miss the The Open.

You can sign up to Sky Sports from £49.50 per month.

If you already have Sky but not the sports pack, you can add the Sports package from £18 extra for the first 3 months.

Click here to see all the Sky Sports package options.

How to watch if you’re away from home

If you have Sky Sports but you’re on holiday, you can still tune into your account by using a VPN. This is software you can install for a small price on your phone, tablet or laptop that makes your Sky Go or NOW TV account work from abroad.

Check out good options from Nord VPN here