Golf: The Open 2016 – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports, Highlights on BBC

Golf: The Open 2016 – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports, Highlights on BBC
Updated on Wednesday 13 July 2016 by @TVNewsroom

The 2016 Open Championship will take place this week (14–17 July) at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

It will be the ninth Open Championship played at the Old Course of Troon, and the fifth since gaining royal status.

The four-day tournament will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports, after it had been shown on the BBC from 1955 to 2015. The BBC will have a 2-hour highlights programme each evening.

For the first time in history the opening tee shot of The Open will be aired on television in the UK, and will be available on NOW TV with a free Sky Sports Day Pass to kick off the Championship in style.

On Thursday 14th July, the first day of The 145th Open, NOW TV is offering 24 hours free access to the new ‘Sky Sports The Open’ channel dedicated to the event, plus the other 6 Sky Sports channels available with a Sky Sports Pass.

Six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo will join Sky’s team of commentators and experts. He’ll join David Livingstone, Rich Beem, Paul McGinley, Colin Montgomerie, Butch Harmon and Sarah Stirk.

Hazel Irvine will front the BBC’s coverage.

The Open 2016 – TV Schedule

Thursday 14 July – Day 1
6.30am – 9.00pm – Live – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Highlights – BBC Two
9.00pm – 11.00pm – Highlights – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)

Friday 15 July – Day 2
6.30am – 9.00pm – Live – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Highlights – BBC Two
9.00pm – 11.00pm – Highlights – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)

Saturday 16 July – Day 3
8.00am – 8.00pm – Live – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Highlights – BBC Two
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Highlights – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)

Sunday 17 July – Day 4
7.30am – 7.30pm – Live – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)
7.30pm – 9.30pm – Highlights – Sky Sports The Open (SS1)
8.00pm – 10.00pm – Highlights – BBC Two

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