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US Open 2018 TV Channel: What channel is the US Open on today in the US and UK?

The much-anticipated Open has finally begun, and all eyes are on Tiger Woods to see if he pulls off a comeback. 

The action is continuing into the evening, and three more days of pristine golf at one of the world’s top courses lie ahead. 

So where can you tune in?

In the US, CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox will all be showing the events, with live streaming and highlights available. 

Here in the UK, Sky Sports will rename their dedicated golf channel Sky Sports US Open for the week and have exclusive coverage of the action all the way through the Sunday’s climax.

You can also follow Sky Sports’ coverage on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.

Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99.

Some of the golf will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event.

Here’s the Sky schedule: 

Thursday June 14: Live coverage of featured groups from 1pm-4.30pm on Sky Sports US Open; comprehensive live coverage on Sky Sports Main Event and US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am

Friday June 15: Live coverage of featured groups from 1pm-4.30pm on Sky Sports US Open; comprehensive live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6pm-12.30am)

Saturday June 16: Live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6pm-12.30am)

Sunday June 17: Live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6.30pm-12.30am)

Can you live stream for free?

The good news is that you can stream some of the action for free. 

The official tournament website, USOpen.com, will be showing a live stream of featured groups every day. 

The live streaming commenced today June 14 at 2pm BST.

You can also catch up on all the highlights and features, so you won’t have to miss a moment of the action. 

US Open 2018 first round tee times

(All times BST)

First tee

11.45am: Harold Varner, Matthieu Pavon, Scott Piercy

11.56am: Michael Putnam, Scott Gregory, Will Zalatoris

12.07pm: Brendan Steele, Chesson Hadley, Harry Ellis

12.18pm: Jhonattan Vegas, Dylan Frittelli, Doug Ghim

12.29pm: Louis Oosthuizen, Jimmy Walker, Justin Rose

12.40pm: Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka

12.51pm: Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett, Ian Poulter

1.02pm: Kevin Chappell, Andrew Johnston, Daniel Berger

1.13pm: Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Matt Kuchar

1.24pm: Thorbjorn Olesen, Shubhankar Sharma, Patrick Rodgers

1.35pm: Lanto Griffin, Tom Lewis, Jacob Bergeron

1.46pm: Kristoffer Reitan, Luis Gagne, Cole Miller

1.57pm: Mickey DeMorat, Tyler Strafaci, Calum Hill

BREAK

5.30pm: Sam Burns, Brian Gay, Dean Burmester

5.41pm: Chun An Yu, Wenchong Liang, Ryan Evans

5.52pm: Russell Henley, Aaron Wise, Peter Uihlein

6.03pm: Tony Finau, Luke List, Gary Woodland

6.14pm: Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6.25pm: Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Alexander Noren

6.36pm: Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Pat Perez

6.47pm: Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods

6.58pm: Haotong Li, Si Woo Kim, Kiradech Aphibarnrat

7.09pm: Jason Dufner, Braden Thornberry, Brandt Snedeker

7.20pm: Ryan Lumsden, James Morrison, Rikuyu Hoshino

7.31pm: Cameron Wilson, Will Grimmer, Philip Barbaree

7.42pm: Rhett Rasmussen, Michael Hebert, Michael Block

10th tee

11.45am: Scott Stallings, Sebastian Munoz, Matthew Southgate

11.56am: Trey Mullinax, Matt Parziale, Jason Scrivener

12.07pm: David Bransdon, Eric Axley, Tyler Duncan

12.18pm: Garrett Rank, Mackenzie Hughes, Aaron Baddeley

12.29pm: Alexander Levy, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay

12.40pm: Paul Casey, Satoshi Kodaira, Branden Grace

12.51pm: Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed

1.02pm: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson

1.13pm: Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler

1.24pm: Charles Howell, Bill Haas, Charley Hoffman

1.35pm: Sungjae Im, Russell Knox, Matthew Wallace

1.46pm: Shintaro Ban, Sung Joon Park, Timothy Wilkinson

1.57pm: Dylan Meyer, Sulman Raza, Chris Naegel

BREAK

5.30pm: Matthew Jones, Ryan Fox, Shota Akiyoshi

5.41pm: Paul Waring, Theo Humphrey, Ted Potter

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