Pebble Beach is the fabulous setting of the 2019 US Open championship. The big question is whether Brooks Koepka be stopped after winning the last two editions of the US Open and coming off the back of an impressive PGA Championship victory. Koepka will certainly have a target on his back for 2019’s third major. We’ll tell you how to watch the highs and lows of the US Open from anywhere in the world – and there’s even a FREE live stream to enjoy, too.
And yet, despite Koepka’s awesome major form and his standing as world number one, the bookies still somehow aren’t making him the favorite for this one. It’s the ever-threatening Dustin Johnson who’s attracting the punters’ cash ahead of this one – his only major win to date came at the 2016 US Open. Surely he’s finally due another. But then another former champ Rory McIlroy will be fancying his chances, too, after destroying the competition at last weekend’s Canadian Open and starting well at Pebble Beach.
119th US Open Championship – where and when
The world famous Pebble Beach Golf Links near San Francisco in California is the idyllic setting for the 2019 US Open. It’s the sixth time that the US Open will be held there.
It’s set to get started this Thursday, June 13 with the first group of players expected to tee off at 6.45am local time. So that’s 9.45am ET and 2.45pm BST. The fourth and final round takes place on Sunday, June 16.
But what of the resurgent Tiger Woods? He completed his remarkable comeback trail by winning the US Masters in April. And his hunger for titles surely won’t end there – he’ll have fond memories of Pebble Beach as Tiger still has the record for the biggest ever winning margin in a major tournament at this very course at the 2000 US Open.
Kevin Na and Patrick Cantlay have recent wins on the PGA Tour and could be decent outside picks for this one. While the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Hideki Matsuyama will all inevitably be towards the top of the leaderboard by the time we get to the final round on Sunday.
The great news is that you can see exactly how it will all play out – the birdies, the bogeys and everything in-between – for free, because the official US Open website will be hosting a live stream. 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 2019 US Open golf live stream from any corner of the Earth.
Live stream golf for free at USOpen.com
Well here’s a stroke of good news (pun very much intended) if you’re looking to casually follow the golf online. The official tournament website, USOpen.com, will be live streaming some of the best action.
But, it’s very limited in what it can offer this week. The schedule currently says that it will be showing a US Open live stream of featured groups every single day, as well as shots at holes, 7, 8 and 17. That’s great if you’re only interested in following the players it selects for you, but not so good if you want full and proper coverage.
Aside from the USOpen.com live stream, we have more US watching options below.
How to get a US Open live stream from outside your country
We’re going to guess that if you’ve landed on this page, you’re going to want something more extensive than that free stream described above. For you, we have full details on which networks are showing the golf in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Try to watch your domestic US Open coverage while out of the country however, and you’ll soon be faced with a block. That’s because broadcasters implement a geo-restriction to stop non-nationals from watching their coverage. Fair enough, but annoying if you’ve paid for a pricey subscription and still want to watch.
If that sounds like your situation, then we’d recommend grabbing a VPN (assuming it complies with the broadcasters Ts&Cs, of course). This software lets you change the IP address of your laptop or mobile to one in a different country, and therefore appear like you’re back at home.
They’re really easy to use, too – especially ExpressVPN, which is the best provider of the 100+ we’ve tested. It also benefits from having speedy connections to faraway servers, watertight security and is compatible with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. It’s currently leading the way in our best VPN countdown:
1. Express VPN (comes with a 30 day money back guarantee)
This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world right now. You can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. Check out Express VPN and you can also get 3 months FREE with an annual plan. Or, if you’d prefer, take advantage of its 30-day money back guarantee.
2. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great choice for streaming, and really well priced, too.
3. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Virtual Private Networks are much more than just a way to watch sport while overseas. Loads of people now download them as a first line of internet security, thanks to their encrypted tunnels and anonymity online. VPNs are also popular for watching foreign Netflix catalogues and getting around blocked websites.
How to watch the US Open golf in the US
Fox is the official broadcaster in the US, which is ideal if you’re at home and have cable. The coverage is being shared between the main Fox channel and FS1.
Fox is apparently trying to up the quality of golf coverage with more than 50 HDR cameras on the Pebble Beach course, new shot-tracing technology and an aerial drone. You can get the Fox Sports Go app on your mobile or tablet if you’re going to be out and about while the golf is being played.
Decided to cut the cable? Well several top TV streaming services are all providing an alternative. Each one offers a free trial to get you started and has masses of other content and channels for you to enjoy if you subscribe:
- Hulu with Live TV $40 per month – Hulu with Live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
- FuboTV $35 for the first month – FuboTV gives you the first month at a discounted rate but after that the price increases to $45 a month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network but does not come with ESPN.
- PlayStation Vue From $45 per month and the ideal choice for PS4 owners thanks to its access to the likes of ESPN, NBC, Fox, Disney and other essential networks. Crank up the price and you can add the likes of Showtime and HBO, too.
- DirecTV Now $50 per month – DirecTV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for $5 extra you can add the NFL Network.
- YouTubeTV $40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
If you’re outside the US this week but want to access one of the above options, then you can use a US VPN to effectively transport your computer, phone or tablet’s IP back to a stateside location.
How to watch the US Open live: UK stream
If you’re a UK-based golf fan, you’ll be well used to this by now. Sky Sports has all the US Open coverage on your side of the Atlantic. Head straight to the Sky Sports Golf channel from 3pm BST to watch featured groups, with full coverage commencing at 8pm.
If you’re not going to be at home much this weekend, you can download the Sky Go app on your tablet or smartphone. And Now TV is another good fit for daily or weekly passes if you don’t want to subscribe to a full Sky package.
Out of the UK this week? Then follow our instructions above to get a VPN and watch as if you were back in Blighty.
Live stream the 2019 US Open golf action in Canada
Cable channel TSN has the rights to show the US Open north of the border in Canada, with coverage starting as early as 11am on Thursday and Friday (ET). Like most other broadcasters these days, there’s a TSN app for watching on your mobile or tablet as well.
How to get a US Open live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has bagged the US open live stream coverage Down Under. The first players tee off at 11.45pm however, so it will be on over the course of the night.
But Australians can also live stream golf action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.
Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you’ll need a VPN if you’re taking that abroad).