The waiting is over – it's time for the second major golf championship of the year. The 2018 US Open from Shinnecock Hills is looking very hard to call, but what we do know is how you can watch the highs and the lows, the birdies and the bogeys, from anywhere in the world. And it even looks like there's going to be a live stream to enjoy, too.
Yep, this is looking like one very interesting golf tournament. After Brooks Koepka stormed to triumph last year, there are no overwhelming favorites to join the pantheons of famous champions. Former winners like Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and, yes, Tiger Woods, will all be in the hunt to lift the trophy aloft once again.
And because it looks as though the official US Open website will be hosting a live stream of the main golf action, we can tell you how to watch it all – even if you're outside the United States. Keep reading to see how to get a US Open golf live stream from any corner of the Earth.
Watch all the action at USOpen.com
Well here's a stroke of good news (pun very much intended) – it looks like the official tournament website, USOpen.com, will be live streaming some of the best action. The schedule currently says that it will be showing a live stream of featured groups every single day (to include the big (Woods, Dustin and Justin Thomas group on rounds one and two), as well as shots at holes, 7, 9 and 11.
Although we can't yet confirm, we think it's a pretty safe assumption to make that the featured groups on rounds three and four will be the leaders. The live stream is due to commence at 9am ET (6am PT) on Thursday June 14.
Aside from the US Open live stream, we have more US watching options below.
How to watch the US Open golf in the US
There are number of options you can watch the US Open golf on if you're stateside:
– The live stream from USOpen.com. Although you'll be limited to what the website wants to show you and we doubt the coverage will have the sheen and depth of most dedicated broadcasters.
– Following the lead of the likes of WWE and UFC, the PGA has got itself all modern and produced its very own subscription golf service. PGA Tour Live costs $5.99 per month (or $39.99 for a year) and hosts all the action from over 30 events. Plus, it has its own iOS, Android and Apple TV apps so you can access anywhere.
– If you're at home and have cable, then Fox is the official broadcaster and has coverage from 9.30am ET (6.30am PT) on Thursday. Fox has confirmed that it will have 4K cameras at the event on certain holes as well, letting you watch the action in ultra HD.
– The Golf Channel is available from most cable providers as well and has comprehensive coverage of the event.
– If you're outside the US this weekend but want to access one of the above options, then you can use a VPN service to effectively transport your computer, phone or tablet's IP back to a US location.
How to watch the US Open championship: UK stream
Live stream the US Open action in Canada
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