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US Open 2021: TV schedule today, how to watch and more

After becoming golf’s oldest Major winner at last month’s PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson will attempt to repeat that feat at the US Open this week at Torrey Pines. A win would also complete the career Grand Slam for the 51-year-old Mickelson, who has come agonizingly close over the years to winning the lone Major title that has eluded him.

Mickelson is not among the favorites, however, this week at Torrey Pines in his home city of San Diego. Jon Rahm enters the tournament with the best odds, followed by Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. If the golf gods have any sense of humor, they will make it so the feuding DeChambeau and Koepka get paired up at some point over the four-day tournament. 

Here’s what you need to know to watch the golf this week.

  • What: 2021 US Open
  • When: June 17-20
  • Where: South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego
  • TV/streaming: NBC, Golf Channel and Peacock
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Phil Mickelson will look to make it two straight Majors at the US Open starting Thursday at Torrey Pines. 


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Live TV coverage

Golf Channel has the early round coverage on Thursday and Friday before giving way to NBC for weekend coverage for the final two rounds.

Here’s the TV schedule (all times ET):

Round 1: Thursday, June 17

  • Golf Channel: 12:30 to 7 p.m.
  • NBC: 7 to 10 p.m.

Round 2: Friday, June 18

  • Golf Channel: 12:30m to 6 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. 
  • NBC: 6 to 9 p.m.

Round 3: Saturday, June 19

Round 4: Sunday, June 20

Live streaming coverage

For $5 a month, you can watch Golf Channel’s coverage on Peacock. In addition, Peacock will have exclusive live coverage at the start of the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. Peacock will also show live coverage all four days of the tournament of feature groups and featured holes (11, 12 and 13).

If you’re streaming on a PC, phone or tablet you can watch on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app, but you will need to prove you have a pay TV subscription.

Live TV streaming options

If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the tournament with a live TV streaming service. All five major services offer NBC and Golf Channel. The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries NBC in your area.

Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes NBC and Golf Channel. Click the “View channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

 

AT&T TV’s basic $70-a-month package includes NBC, but you’ll need to spring for the $95-a-month plan to get the Golf Channel. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.

Read our AT&T TV review.

 

Peacock offers three tiers: a limited free plan and two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 a month. You need one of the Premium plans to watch the US Open. Peacock will show Golf Channel’s coverage of the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday along with exclusive live coverage at the start of rounds 1 and 2 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. You can watch feature groups and featured holes (11, 12 and 13) all four days of the tournament.

Read our Peacock review.

 

All of the live TV streaming services above except ESPN Plus offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming services guide.

Weekend option: Free over-the-air TV

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch the afternoon action on Saturday and Sunday on NBC for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV. 

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