The PGA Tour continues this week with one of golf’s major championships, The U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. The event starts Thursday, June 17, and continues through Sunday, June 20. Coverage this week will not be on CBS. The U.S. Open will be on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, Golf Channel and NBC. Since USGA runs the U.S. Open and not the PGA, there will not be any PGA Tour Live coverage of the U.S. Open. Instead, Peacock coverage will include Primary, Featured Groups, and Featured Holes throughout the tournament. This article will explain everything you need to know about watching the U.S. Open without a cable TV subscription.
The U.S. Open TV Schedule
Golf Channel covers the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the third and final round will see early afternoon coverage on Golf Channel, with later coverage switching over to NBC. The TV schedule for the U.S. Open is as follows:
(All Times Eastern)
- Thursday, June 17:
- 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET (Peacock Free)
- 12:30 p.m.-7 p.m (Golf Channel or Peacock Premium )
- 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (NBC)
- 10 p.m.-11 p.m. (Peacock)
- Friday, June 18:
- 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET (Peacock Free)
- 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m (Golf Channel or Peacock Premium )
- 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (NBC)
- 9 p.m.-10 p.m. (Golf Channel or Peacock Premium)
- 10 p.m.-11 p.m. (Peacock)
- Saturday, June 19:
- 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (NBC)
- Sunday, June 20:
- 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Golf Channel or Peacock Premium)
- 12 p.m.-8 p.m. (NBC)
Watching The U.S. Open Without Cable
NBC will be handling primetime coverage of this year’s U.S. Open on Thursday and Friday. NBC will also have sole coverage of the Open on Saturday and most of the coverage on Sunday. Peacock’s free tier of service will have early coverage on Thursday and Friday. Golf Channel will be filling in the gaps on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. However, if you have Peacock Premium, you can watch that instead of Golf Channel. It’s all very confusing. However, to make it simple, you can pick up a free trial to Peacock Premium, and then you only need to worry about obtaining access to NBC.
The options below will give you the best options to watch The U.S. Open on NBC (and Golf Channel if you don’t want to use Peacock Premium) without a cable TV provider.
- Hulu Live TV– Provides Golf Channel and NBC with a 1-week free trial.
- YouTube TV – Provides Golf Channel and NBC with a 1-week trial.
- FuboTV – Provides Golf Channel and NBC. They offer a 1-week free trial.
- DIRECTV Stream – Offers both networks. See this page for offers.
I go into more details on all these services in the next section.
PGA Tour Live will not have any U.S. Open coverage. Featured holes and groups will stream on Peacock.
Best Way To Watch The U.S. Open
To avoid confusion, I recommend getting a free trial to Peacock Premium. This will allow you to watch all the Peacock and Golf channel coverage of the U.S. Open through the Peacock App. In addition, I recommend a free trial to Hulu Live TV for access to NBC, but you can also check out our guide on How To Stream NBC Live for more options. I go into more detail on Peacock, Hulu Live TV, and more below.
Peacock will be covering early rounds on its free plan. Golf Channel coverage will stream on Peacock’s premium tier, which normally costs $4.99 per month. However, Peacock has a 7-day free trial with its premium service. They don’t require a long-term commitment, so you can cancel during the trial period and not be charged.
You can stream Peacock’s U.S. Open on your TV or mobile device. The streaming service supports Roku, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Playstation 4, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in, Xfinity Flex 4K. While Peacock isn’t supported on Amazon Fire TV or Fire Sticks, there is a workaround to use Peacock on Fire TV Stick. Follow these steps to install Peacock on your device:
- Subscribe to a Peacock using this Link.
- “Search” your devices app store or channel store for “Peacock”
- Select the streaming service and press “OK.”, “Install” or “Download” depending on your device
- Peacock is now installed on your Roku. Open Peacock, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. Search for “U.S. Open” and watch.
If you need more information see our review of Peacock for more details.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV provides NBC and Golf Channel in their channel lineup. Golf Channel is available nationwide, and NBC is available in nearly every TV market. You can check your zip code on the following page to verify the channels you will receive Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
Hulu Live TV offers a 7-day free trial, so you can sign up for the trial, watch The U.S. Open, and cancel your subscription before it’s over, and not be charged. This essentially allows you to watch all of The U.S. Open coverage free on both networks. If you decide to keep Hulu Live TV, you will be charged $64.99 per month after the trial. There is no contract so you can cancel at any time.
Hulu Live TV is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. You’ll find more information on Hulu’s supported devices and everything else you would need to know in our full review of Hulu Live TV.
Other Options to Watch The U.S. Open
Below are other streaming services that carry NBC and Golf Channel.
YouTube TV is similar to Hulu Live TV in that you can get access to Golf Channel and NBC with a 7-day free trial. However, if you forget to cancel, YouTube TV will cost you $64.99 per month. Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. You can read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
FuboTV carries Golf Channel. NBC is also carried in many parts of the country, but not as many as Hulu Live TV or Youtube TV. You can see if NBC is available using this link. FuboTV offers a 7-day free trial, so you can watch The U.S. Open for free. After the trial, The “Family Plan” costs $64.99 per month. However, you can downgrade your account to the “Standard Plan” for $59.99. Fubo TV is available on most major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
DIRECTV Stream offers NBC in its “Entertainment” Package for $69.99 per month. However, Golf Channel is offered as part of their upgraded “Ultimate Package” package priced at $94.99 per month. To learn more about DIRECTV Stream, check out their promo page or read more in our DIRECTV Stream review.
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