It’s hard to believe the PGA Tour’s slate of majors in 2019 is coming to an end, but here we are.
The British Open, the final of the four major championships on the 2019 calendar, takes place from Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, and if it’s anything like the first three majors, the quest for the Claret Jug shouldn’t disappoint.
The lone major that takes place outside of the United States, the links style United Kingdom courses provide a challenge not often seen on the PGA Tour.
This will be the second time Royal Portrush has hosted The British Open and first since 1951. At 16 years old, a young Rory McIlroy set the Old Course record by shooting a 61.
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Tiger Woods will be playing in his first PGA Tour event since a disappointing performance at the U.S. Open. The Masters champion will be among three golfers looking to win their second major of the year, a list that also includes Brooks Koepka (PGA Championship) and Gary Woodland (U.S. Open). Koepka (2018), Jordan Spieth (2015) and McIlroy (2014) are the only golfers to win two majors in a calendar year this decade.
Many eyes will also be on defending 2018 champion Francesco Molinari, who has yet to win on the PGA Tour this year, although he challenged Woods at Augusta. With a win, Molinari would be the first golfer to repeat as British Open champion since Padraig Harrington in 2008.
Below is all the information you need to know about the 2019 British Open, including the TV schedule, round-by-round tee times for Tiger Woods and the field, plus updated betting odds. You can also follow our live leaderboard for hole-by-hole updates when play begins Thursday.
British Open 2019 TV schedule, live stream
TV channels: NBC, Golf Channel
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Like most tournaments, Golf Channel will exclusively broadcast the tournament in the United States during the first two days, providing over 14 hours of coverage on both Thursday and Friday. It will also have the beginning of Saturday and Saturday, with the tournament wrapping up on NBC for both days. Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger will make up the primary broadcast team on NBC. You can also live stream all four rounds by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
|Thursday, July 18||1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET||Golf Channel/fuboTV|
|Friday, July 19||1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET||Golf Channel/fuboTV|
|Saturday, July 20||4:30-7 a.m. ET||Golf Channel/fuboTV|
|Saturday, July 20||7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET||NBC/fuboTV|
|Sunday, July 21||4:30-7 a.m. ET||Golf Channel/fuboTV|
|Sunday, July 21||7 a.m.-2 p.m. ET||NBC/fuboTV|
Tiger Woods’ British Open tee times
Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:10 a.m. ET for Thursday’s Round 1 paired with Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace.
|1||10:10 a.m. ET||Patrick Reed, Matt Wallace|
|2||5:09 a.m. ET||Patrick Reed, Matt Wallace|
Who else is in the British Open field?
The top 33 players in the World Golf Rankings will all be a part of the field, most notably Woods, Koepka and McIlroy, as well as Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau. The field also features 19 of the top 20 players in the FedEx Cup standings. Among them are Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele, who have each won two PGA Tour events this year.
Defending champion Molinari will be among the former winners playing, which also includes Tom Lehman (1996) and Paul Lawrie (1999), who won over 20 years ago, and more recent victors Henrik Stenson (2016) and Jordan Spieth (2017).
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2019 British Open tee times, pairings
All tee times listed below are Eastern Standard Time. Local time in Northern Ireland is 5 hours ahead of America’s East Coast.
|Round 1||Round 2||Group|
|1:35 a.m.||6:36 a.m.||Darren Clarke, James Sugrue, Charley Hoffman|
|1:46 a.m.||6:47 a.m.||Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway|
|1:57 a.m.||6:58 a.m.||Andy Sullivan, C. Bezuidenhout, Alex Levy|
|2:08 a.m.||7:09 a.m.||Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)|
|2:19 a.m.||7:20 a.m.||Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Mattias Schmid (a)|
|2:30 a.m.||7:31 a.m.||Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam|
|2:41 a.m.||7:42 a.m.||Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera Bello|
|2:52 a.m.||7:53 a.m.||Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace|
|3:03 a.m.||8:04 a.m.||Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke|
|3:14 a.m.||8:15 a.m.||Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, C.T. Pan|
|3:25 a.m.||8:26 a.m.||Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli|
|3:36 a.m.||8:37 a.m.||Kyle Stanley, Bob MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston|
|3:47 a.m.||8:48 a.m.||Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)|
|4:03 a.m.||9:04 a.m.||Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat|
|4:14 a.m.||9:15 a.m.||Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell|
|4:25 a.m.||9:26 a.m.||Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger|
|4:36 a.m.||9:37 a.m.||Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly|
|4:47 a.m.||9:48 a.m.||Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners|
|4:58 a.m.||9:59 a.m.||Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott|
|5:09 a.m.||10:10 a.m.||Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey|
|5:20 a.m.||10:21 a.m.||Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama|
|5:31 a.m.||10:32 a.m.||Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker|
|5:42 a.m.||10:43 a.m.||Luke List, Alexander Bjork , Paul Waring|
|5:53 a.m.||10:54 a.m.||Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert|
|5:04 a.m.||11:05 a.m.||Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous|
|5:15 a.m.||11:16 a.m.||Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior|
|5:46 a.m.||1:35 a.m.||Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, M.A. Jimenez|
|5:58 a.m.||1:46 a.m.||Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood|
|7:09 a.m.||2:08 a.m.||Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos|
|7:20 a.m.||2:19 a.m.||Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod|
|7:31 a.m.||2:30 a.m.||Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang|
|7:42 a.m.||2:41 a.m.||Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters|
|7:53 a.m.||2:52 a.m.||Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen|
|8:04 a.m.||3:03 a.m.||Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma|
|8:15 a.m.||3:14 a.m.||Billy Horschel, J. Janewattananond, Aaron Wise|
|8:26 a.m.||3:25 a.m.||Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett|
|8:37 a.m.||3:36 a.m.||Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky|
|8:48 a.m.||3:47 a.m.||Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding|
|9:04 a.m.||4:03 a.m.||Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone|
|9:15 a.m.||4:14 a.m.||Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio|
|9:26 a.m.||4:25 a.m.||Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer|
|9:37 a.m.||4:36 a.m.||Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman|
|9:48 a.m.||4:47 a.m.||Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard|
|9:49 a.m.||4:58 a.m.||Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley|
|10:10 a.m.||5:09 a.m.||Tiger Woods, Matthew Wallace, Patrick Reed|
|10:21 a.m.||5:20 a.m.||Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar|
|10:32 a.m.||5:31 a.m.||Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock|
|10:43 a.m.||5:42 a.m.||Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez|
|10:54 a.m.||5:53 a.m.||Patton Kizziren, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori|
|11:05 a.m.||5:04 a.m.||Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson|
|11:16 a.m.||5:15 a..m.||Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner|
British Open purse, prize money
The British Open purse comes out to $10.75 million, with the winner earning a cool $1,935,000 – 18 percent of the total purse. The purse increased from its total of $10,500,000 last year, while Molinari collected $1.44 million for his win in 2018. It is still the smallest of the four majors, however.
The U.S. Open is the largest at $12.5 million, while the Masters and PGA Championship both amount to $11 million.
Odds to win the British Open
The golfers with the four best odds are among the top five in the World Golf Rankings, and all 11 who check in at +2500 or better are ranked in the top 20. McIlroy’s longstanding relationship with Royal Portrush and overall familiarity with links-style golf make him an early favorite, while Koepka and Johnson have generally struggled more with British Open courses compared to the other majors.
(Odds via Bovada)
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British Open past winners
The British Open’s rich history dates back all the way back to 1860, when Willie Park Sr. won over an eight-man field at Prestwick Golf Club, which hosted the first 12 tournaments. Old Tom Morris holds the record for largest winning margin (13 strokes), a mark that has been untouched since 1862.
Harry Vardon holds the record for most British Open victories (6), and Peter Thomson and Tom Watson are among the group of golfers who have hoisted the Claret Jug five times. Woods (2000, 2005, 2006) is the only golfer with three-plus British Open victories in this year’s field.