How To Watch The Open Without Sky Sports

The Open is on Sky Sports again this year but that's not the only way to follow the action

How To Watch The Open Without Sky Sports

There's more than one way to watch the action from Carnoustie, so don't be too disheartened if you aren't a Sky Sports subscriber. Here's how to watch The Open without Sky Sports

How to Watch The Open Without Sky Sports

Sky Sports will be showing the Open Championship once again this year, but you can still watch the action from Carnoustie even without a Sky subscription.

This means that golfers without Sky Sports may struggle to catch the action, however there are other ways to keep in touch:

How To Watch The Open Without Sky Sports

1) Now TV

If you want to watch the whole week's coverage, Now TV really is the best way to go. With Now TV you can buy a Sky Sports week pass for £12.99, or if it's just Sunday you want to watch you can pick up a day pass for £7.99.


This year will be featuring a plethora of coverage on their website as well as on the official app for free. There will be highlights on both their app and Facebook page. They have highlights on their website as well as live play from featured groups and over some specific holes.

Related: Open Championship golf betting tips

3) Go round a mates/down the pub

Do you know a mate who has Sky Sports? Gather round there in a group and enjoy the world's oldest golf tournament together or follow the action down the pub on the big screen with a pint in hand.

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4) BBC

Just because BBC lost the rights to broadcast The Open live on TV doesn't mean they won't be covering it. You can get your fix in the evening with their highlight shows which are on from 8pm-10pm on Thursday to Sunday of tournament week. They'll also be live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live every day for you to listen to the action.

See full BBC TV and radio timings here.

5) Go to Carnoustie

Tickets are priced at £90 each for a day and £310 for the week. Youths can get a discounted week pass at £150. To check out all the latest prices go to the Open tickets website.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV