Open Championship 2021 Live: Watch the biggest names in golf take on Royal St. George’s in Round 3 of The Open. Golf Channel is the TV home for the second round of the 2021 Open Championship with 11 hours of coverage on Friday from 4 a.m.-3 p.m. ET.
Open Championship 2021 Live: The Open Championship is back, and the historic major championship will be played on British soil for the first time since 2017 when the 2021 Open Championship tees off Thursday at Royal St. George’s. Here is everything you need to know.
2021 Open Championship live coverage: How to watch Saturday’s third round The 2021 Open Championship is fully underway, and while it may be continuing early Friday morning in the United States, three more days days of exciting golf are ahead at one of the best courses in the United Kingdom. Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, is hosting this event for the first time in a decade, and the scenery and the golf have both been awesome through 18 holes.
The second round of the 2021 Open Championship — or British Open, as some refer to it in America — is underway at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England. This is the final major of the season, seventh since August, and it’s the 149th playing of the tournament, with St Andrews Links set to host next year.
Jon Rahm, who entered as the favorite to win, is trying to make history by winning the U.S. Open and Open Championship in the same year; Tiger Woods was the last to do so in 2000.
Jordan Spieth, the last American to win the Open in 2017, is off to a brilliant start, shooting 5-under-par 65 in Thursday’s first round, one shot back of leader Louis Oosthuizen, the U.S. Open runner-up to Rahm one month ago. Lefty Brian Harmon is also at 5 under entering play Friday. PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson shot 80 in his opening round, tied for last in the 156-player field.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the major golf event to be canceled in 2020, but the 2021 British Open will go on. That means reigning champion Shane Lowry will finally have a chance to defend his lone major championship.
The top of the leaderboard through 36 holes at the 149th Open Championship features plenty of star power as a pair of past champions pushed themselves into contention Friday and some of the sport’s best talents are in the hunt entering the weekend at Royal St. George’s. Louis Oosthuizen is the solo leader atop the field at 11 under after he played nearly another bogey-free round for a second consecutive day, turning in a 65 that fell one stroke shy of the low round of the week after his 64 on Thursday.