British Open Golf : Now with the 2019 Open Championship field taking shape, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. One huge shocker the model is calling for: Jordan Spieth, a three-time major champion who won the Open in 2017, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 20 at Royal Portrush.
Spieth was perhaps the most dominant player on tour from 2015 to 2017, but he’s struggled to keep that form over the past two years. And while he’s shown a few glimpses of promise this year like his third-place finish at the PGA Championship, followed by top-10 runs at the Charles Schwab Classic and the Memorial Tournament, he doesn’t come into the Open Championship 2019 with much momentum.
British Open 2019 streaming: How to watch the 2019 Open Championship online.This is, in my opinion, one of the Open’s best qualities. There is nothing like watching a major with the smell of bacon wafting in the air and a cup of hot coffee steaming in your face. You could always fry up bacon as the leaders come down the back nine at Augusta, but that’s savage behavior, and it’s not the same.
With all that said, it’s tough to navigate your viewing schedule and get enough sleep to not be dead by Sunday. Do you stay up all night and power through? Do you set your alarm for 4 a.m. and miss some early featured groups? Do you keep your normal schedule and risk missing an early-morning 64 from Phil Mickelson? It’s overwhelming. We came up with a step-by-step guide to watching first-round coverage that will help you catch all the best action and get an adequate amount of sleep. For the full television schedule, click here.
The final major of 2019 begins Thursday morning well before the sun rises on the East Coast of the United States.
The British Open returns to Northern Ireland and a designed Royal Portrush Dunluce links course for the first time since 1951. Northern Ireland native and 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year Darren Clarke hits the opening tee shot, weather permitting, at 1:35 a.m. ET (6:35 a.m. local time) from No. 1.
Among the very big names to watch: Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, three-time Open champion Tiger Woods, two-time defending PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, a leaner-but-never-meaner Phil Mickelson and 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari.