Your patience has been rewarded, golf fans. The 2020 US Open may have rolled around later in the year than usual, but Winged Foot has certainly delivered the exciting, testing tournament we were hoping for so far. Read on as we explain how to watch the PGA golf major online and get a US Open live stream wherever you are today.
2020 US Open golf: cheat sheet
The 2020 US Open takes place from Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Coverage is via NBC’s extended network in the US, with some great FREE options available in America – while Sky Sports has the rights in the UK. Full details are below, or if you just need to know how to watch your home feed from abroad, then the answer is a VPN – save up to 50% today.
Taking place at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, the US Open is the hard-nosed big sibling of the more welcoming PGA Championship, with top players including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both saying they rated it as one of the toughest courses in the world.
Dustin Johnson entered as the firm favorite, having looked unstoppable at times during the FedExCup Playoffs, where he won two out of the three tournaments including the 2020 Tour Championship – and only missed out on a clean sweep by virtue of a magical Jon Rahm putt.
Rahm was largely be carrying the hopes of Europe on his shoulders this week, but fans will also be hoping to see Rory McIlroy get back to his best as the newly anointed father returns to action. Homegrown heroes (or villains to some) Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau had the best of the opening couple of days, with big names like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia all getting cut.
Read on as we explain how to watch PGA golf online and get a 2020 US Open live stream wherever you are today.
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How to watch US Open 2020 golf from outside your country
We’ve got a full breakdown of country-by-country PGA viewing options below, but the first thing you should know is that anyone who might be abroad at the moment can still tune into the action as usual by using one of the best VPNs.
This nifty bit of software allows you to get around geo-blocking restrictions and watch golf online using the same PGA live stream you normally would at home. Best of all, they only take a few minutes to set-up – and are seriously affordable.
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How to get a FREE US Open live stream and watch PGA golf in the US today
American coverage of the 2020 US Open is being split across NBC’s portfolio of services, including the Golf Channel, NBC Sports, and the network’s new streaming platform, Peacock.
There’s also a free US Open live stream available via the official USGA website, making for a confusing number of options – so we’ve provided a full coverage guide below.
The short version is that those with cable will be able to watch end-to-end action from Winged Foot, logging into the Golf Channel and NBC Sports websites with details of their provider- and signing up to Peacock for free to complete the picture.
Those without cable can still access the FREE coverage provided by Peacock and the US Open website – but for a similar experience to what you’d get with cable, you’ll need a good over-the-top streaming service for full access to Golf Channel and NBC coverage.
How to get a FREE US Open live stream
Fortunately, both are available via fuboTV, which offers a FREE 7-day trial and therefore means you can watch the 2020 US Openfor nothing if you play your cards right. Sign up in a breeze, too, and while you do have to input your credit card details to verify your identity, a wide variety of providers are accepting, including some internationally recognized options for the globetrotters among you.
You’ll need your US zip code handy, too, but only to determine which local channels you’ll get – not as a starting point for demanding your full address and starting to pry into your banking details, for the privacy-conscious out there.
Fubo also makes it really easy to cancel – the unsubscribe option is front and center in the ‘My Account’ section of your profile, located in the top-right corner of the screen – not buried at the bottom of some FAQ page. Should you decide to keep it, it’s priced from $59.99 a month regularly.
How to watch the US Open from abroad
If you’re a US resident out of the country and want to access one of the above options just like you normally would, then you can use a VPN to effectively transport your computer, phone or tablet’s IP back home – ExpressVPN being our current favorite.
2020 US Open: full TV and streaming schedule
All times are US Eastern Time (ET).
Saturday, September 19: round 3
- 9-11 a.m. on Peacock
- 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on NBC
- Additional coverage via USOpen.com from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, September 20: final round
- 8-10 a.m. on Peacock
- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Golf Channel
- 12-6 p.m. on NBC
- Additional coverage via USOpen.com from 7:55 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
US Open 2020 live stream: how to watch PGA golf online in the UK
If you’re a UK-based golf fan, you’ll likely know that Sky Sports has the rights to most events on your side of the Atlantic – and that includes the 2020 US Open.
Sky’s live coverage is comprehensive throughout, starting on Sky Sports Golf at 12.30pm BST on Thursday and Friday, 2pm on Saturday, and 1pm on Sunday. Sky Sports Main Event is also overlapping and showing the action at peak times.
Sky subscribers can use the Sky Go app to live stream the PGA Tour golf this week, while anyone else can take advantage of a Now TV Sky Sports pass – the best value of which is the Now TV Sky Sports month pass.
Those who might find themselves outside of the UK for this tournament can follow our instructions above to get a VPN and watch the golf via a live stream just like they would at home.
PGA live stream: how to watch US Open 2020 golf online in Canada
Golf fans in Canada have it pretty great for the 2020 PGA Championship, thanks to TSN.
It’s providing comprehensive coverage of the year’s first Major between its stable of TV channels and digital streaming options, with coverage starting at 8am ET/5am PT each day.
If you get TSN as part of your cable package, then you’ll just be able to log in to the TSN website with details of your provider and get access to a PGA live stream.
If you don’t have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from just CA$4.99 a month.
Remember that if you can normally access golf coverage in Canada, you can make use of a VPN to access all the services and content you would back home.
How to watch a US Open golf live stream in Australia
In Australia, the most comprehensive golf coverage around is available through Kayo Sports – a great over-the-top streaming service that offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand, courtesy of partnerships with big name pay TV channels like Fox Sports, ESPN, and beIN Sports.
Coverage starts in the early hours (1-2am AEST) of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for golf fans Down Under.
Best of all, Kayo even offers a free 14-day trial, so you can watch the first Major of the year without paying a penny! You’ll need your Australian mobile handy, though, as registering for the service requires you to verify it using 2FA.