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The last of the four golf majors of the calendar year starts on Thursday the Open Championship begins at St. Andrews.

This year marks the 150th edition of the tournament, with the setting considered the home of golf hosting the showpiece for the first time since 2015.

Tiger Woods will be in the field after he sat out this year’s U.S. Open, returning to the venue where he won The Open in 2000 and 2005.

Rory McIlroy is the betting favourite to win his first major since 2014, while U.S. Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick is a contender alongside American defending champion Collin Morikawa.

Open Championship leaderboard 2022

Live Open Championship 2022 leaderboard updates can be found here.

Open Championship 2022 live updates, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1

All times BST

8 a.m.: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of the 150th Open! We’ll have all the latest action for you ahead of the start of play as the likes of favourite Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods begin their campaigns.

How to watch Open Championship 2022 in the UK

Sky Sports has the exclusive live rights to the Open Championship in the UK. All four days will be broadcast on the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf channels, with streaming available via the Sky Sports website and Sky Go app.

BBC Two will show free-to-air highlights at the end of each day’s play, which can also be streamed on BBC iPlayer.

Date
Time (BST)
Channel
Thursday, July 14
6:30 a.m.
Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Golf

9:00 p.m.
BBC Two
Friday, July 15
6:30 a.m.
Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Golf

9:00 p.m.
BBC Two
Saturday, July 16
9:00 a.m.
Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Golf

10:00 p.m.
BBC Two
Sunday, July 17
8:00 a.m.
Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Golf

8:15 p.m.
BBC Two

MORE: Watch the 2022 Open Championship live with fuboTV (U.S. only)

How to watch Open Championship 2022 in USA

Thursday, July 14

TV channels/stream: NBC, USA Network, Peacock
Broadcast times: 1:30-4 a.m. (Peacock); 4 a.m.-3 p.m. (USA Network); 3-4 p.m. (NBC/Peacock)

Friday, July 15

TV channels/stream: NBC, USA Network, Peacock
Broadcast times: 1:30-4 a.m. (Peacock); 4 a.m.-3 p.m. (USA Network); 3-4 p.m. (NBC/Peacock)

Saturday, July 16

TV channels: NBC, USA Network
Broadcast times: 5-7 a.m. (USA Network); 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (NBC/Peacock)

Sunday, July 17

TV channels: NBC, USA Network
Broadcast times: 4-7 a.m. (USA Network); 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (NBC/Peacock)

Open Championship live streams in USA

NBCUniversal has exclusive broadcast rights for the Open Championship, including streaming options. Those include NBCSports.com, Peacock and the NBC Sports App. Per NBCUniversal, Peacock will have exclusive group coverage — two groups each in the morning and afternoon — and live coverage of Holes 11-13.

Another streaming option for USA Network and NBC coverage is fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

Open Championship streaming schedule

Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App

Date
Time (ET)
Channel
Thursday, July 14
1:30-4 a.m.*
Peacock

4 a.m.-3 p.m.
USA Network, fuboTV

3-4 p.m.
NBC/Peacock, fuboTV
Friday, July 15
1:30-4 a.m.*
Peacock

4 a.m.-3 p.m.
USA Network, fuboTV

3-4 p.m.
NBC/Peacock, fuboTV
Saturday, July 16
5-7 a.m.
USA Network, fuboTV

7 a.m.-3 p.m.
NBC/Peacock, fuboTV
Sunday, July 17
4-7 a.m.
USA Network, fuboTV

7 a.m.-2 p.m.
NBC/Peacock, fuboTV

* Coverage to begin shortly after the first golfers tee off at 1:30 a.m. ET.

Open Championship 2022 odds

McIlroy leads the betting, with Fitzpatrick, John Rahm and Jordan Spieth also firmly in contention according to SkyBet.

Player
8 places each way
11 places each way
14 places each way
Rory McIlroy
10/1
9/1
8/1
Jon Rahm
16/1
14/1
12/1
Jordan Spieth
16/1
14/1
12/1
Matt Fitzpatrick
16/1
14/1
12/1
Scottie Scheffler
16/1
14/1
12/1
Xander Schauffele
16/1
14/1
12/1
Justin Thomas
20/1
18/1
16/1
Shane Lowry
20/1
18/1
16/1
Cameron Smith
22/1
20/1
18/1
Collin Morikawa
25/1
22/1
20/1

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