It is exhausting to consider the PGA Tour’s slate of majors in 2019 is coming to an finish, however right here we’re.
The British Open, the ultimate of the 4 main championships on the 2019 calendar, takes place from Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, and if it is something like the primary three majors, the hunt for the Claret Jug should not disappoint.
The lone main that takes place exterior of america, the hyperlinks model United Kingdom programs present a problem not usually seen on the PGA Tour.
This would be the second time Royal Portrush has hosted the British Open and first since 1951. At 16 years outdated, a younger Rory McIlroy set the Previous Course file by capturing a 61.
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Tiger Woods can be enjoying in his first PGA Tour occasion since a disappointing efficiency on the U.S. Open. The Masters champion can be amongst three golfers seeking to win their second main of the yr, an inventory that additionally contains Brooks Koepka (PGA Championship) and Gary Woodland (U.S. Open). Koepka (2018), Jordan Spieth (2015) and McIlroy (2014) are the one golfers to win two majors in a calendar yr this decade.
Many eyes will even be on defending 2018 champion Francesco Molinari, who has but to win on the PGA Tour this yr, though he challenged Woods at Augusta. With a win, Molinari could be the primary golfer to repeat as British Open champion since Padraig Harrington in 2008.
Under is all the knowledge it’s worthwhile to know concerning the 2019 British Open, together with the TV schedule, round-by-round tee instances for Tiger Woods and the sphere, plus up to date betting odds. You too can comply with our dwell leaderboard for hole-by-hole updates when play begins Thursday.
British Open 2019 TV schedule, dwell stream
Like most tournaments, Golf Channel will solely broadcast the event in america throughout the first two days, offering over 14 hours of protection on each Thursday and Friday. It would even have the start of Saturday and Saturday, with the event wrapping up on NBC for each days. Dan Hicks and Paul Azinger will make up the first broadcast crew on NBC, whereas Mike Tirico, Terry Gannon and Nick Faldo will even present protection. You too can dwell stream all 4 rounds by signing up for fuboTV, which affords a free seven-day trial.
|Thursday, July 18||1:30 a.m.-Four p.m. ET||Golf Channel/fuboTV|
|Friday, July 19||1:30 a.m.-Four 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 instances
Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:10 a.m. ET for Thursday’s Spherical 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 within the British Open area?
The highest 31 gamers within the World Golf Rankings will all be part of the sphere, most notably Woods, Koepka and McIlroy, in addition to Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau. The sector additionally options 19 of the highest 20 gamers within the FedEx Cup standings. Amongst them are Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele, who’ve every gained two PGA Tour occasions this yr.
Defending champion Molinari can be among the many former winners enjoying, which additionally contains Tom Lehman (1996) and Paul Lawrie (1999), who gained over 20 years in the past, and more moderen victors Henrik Stenson (2016) and Jordan Spieth (2017).
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2019 British Open tee instances, pairings
All tee instances listed under are Jap Customary Time. Native time in Northern Ireland is 5 hours forward of America’s East Coast.
|Spherical 1||Spherical 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 Checklist, 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.||Promenade 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 Wooden|
|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 Smart|
|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 cash
The British Open purse comes out to $10.75 million, with the winner incomes a cool $1,935,000 – 18 p.c of the whole purse. The purse elevated from its complete of $10,500,000 final yr, whereas Molinari collected $1.44 million for his win in 2018. It’s nonetheless the smallest of the 4 majors, nevertheless.
The U.S. Open is the most important at $12.5 million, whereas the Masters and PGA Championship each quantity to $11 million.
Odds to win the British Open
The golfers with the 4 greatest odds are among the many high 5 within the World Golf Rankings, and all 10 who test in at +2500 or higher are ranked within the high 20. McIlroy’s longstanding relationship with Royal Portrush and general familiarity with links-style golf make him an early favourite, whereas Koepka and Johnson have usually struggled extra with British Open programs in comparison with the opposite majors.
(Odds by way of Bovada)
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British Open previous winners
The British Open’s wealthy historical past dates again all the best way again to 1860, when Willie Park Sr. gained over an eight-man area at Prestwick Golf Membership, which hosted the primary 12 tournaments. Previous Tom Morris holds the file for largest successful margin (13 strokes), a mark that has been untouched since 1862.
Harry Vardon holds the file for many British Open victories (6), and Peter Thomson and Tom Watson are among the many group of golfers who’ve hoisted the Claret Jug 5 instances. Woods (2000, 2005, 2006) is the one golfer with three-plus British Open victories on this yr’s area.