The 2017 Open Championship – the third golf major of the year – will be held from Thursday 20th July – Sunday 23rd July at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
It will be the 146th Open Championship, and the tenth played at Royal Birkdale, which held its first in 1954.
This time 12 months ago, Henrik Stenson secured a dominant victory at Royal Troon, registering an Open Championship record score of 20 under par.
Stenson became the fourth man over 40 to win the Claret Jug in the last six years, following Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.
Mark O’Meara’s opening tee-shot will be shown live on Sky Sports Golf from 6.30am on Thursday, with coverage running through until 9pm for the first two rounds.
A further two 12-hour sessions of live coverage takes place over the weekend.
European Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke as well as Butch Harmon and Rich Beem will all be apart of Sky’s coverage.
Extended highlights and analysis will be available in a live verdict show reviewing each day’s play, while a special round up on Monday, ‘How The Open Was Won’, will look back at all the key moments from the week.
Over on the BBC, Eilidh Barbour – the BBC’s new golf presenter – will be joined throughout the week by Peter Allis, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter.
The two-hour highlights programme start at 8pm, Thursday-Sunday on BBC Two.
This is the first year that the prize money will be paid in United States dollars, rather than British pounds.
Thursday 20th July
6.30am to 9.00pm – First round live – Sky Sports Golf
8.00pm to 10.00pm – First round highlights – BBC Two
9.00pm to 11.00pm – First round highlights – Sky Sports Golf
Friday 21st July
6.30am to 9.00pm – Second round live – Sky Sports Golf
8.00pm to 10.00pm – Second round highlights – BBC Two
9.00pm to 11.00pm – Second round highlights – Sky Sports Golf
Saturday 22nd July
8.00am to 8.00pm – Third round live – Sky Sports Golf
8.00pm to 10.00pm – Third round highlights – BBC Two
8.30pm to 10.30pm – Third round highlights – Sky Sports Golf
Sunday 23rd July
7.30am to 7.30pm – Final round live – Sky Sports Golf
7.30pm to 9.30pm – Final round highlights – Sky Sports Golf
8.00pm to 10.00pm – Final round highlights – BBC Two
Monday 24th July
7.00pm to 9.00pm – How the Open was Won – Sky Sports Golf
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