How to Watch the 2023 US Open Golf Tournament

The 123rd US Open from The Los Angeles Country Club begins Thursday, June 15 and will be available across a number of NBCUniversal networks.
This year, cord-cutters need NBC and USA Network to watch the 2023 US Open Championship. You can watch every putt this year across NBC, Peacock, and USA Network.

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The 123rd US Open from The Los Angeles Country Club begins Thursday, June 15 and will be available across a number of NBCUniversal networks. 

You can jump down to the summary of how to watch US Open golf championship without cable, or read through all your options.

This year, cord-cutters need NBC and USA Network to watch the 2023 US Open Championship. You can watch every putt in the morning and evening on Peacock, but not in the afternoons. 

The US Open ends on Sunday, June 18. NBC Sports is producing the big weekend tournament, and says 2023 marks the championship’s first visit to Los Angeles in 75 years. All times for the US Open schedule below are Eastern Time.

Golf fans will be able to watch 200-plus hours of championship coverage of the 2023 U.S. Open. The competition is the third of the four major championships in golf, and part of the PGA Tour and European Tour. The event is hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and features a $17.5 million purse.

US Open Golf Schedule

The following schedule breaks down where and how you can watch US Open golf today. 

Thursday, June 15*9:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.1-8 p.m.8-11 p.m.
Friday, June 16*9:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.1-8 p.m.8-11 p.m.
Saturday, June 171-11 p.m.
Sunday, June 1812-1 p.m.1-10 p.m.
*NOTE: All times are Eastern Time. TV coverage will begin shortly before the first scheduled tee time, per NBC Sports.

NBC will have four consecutive nights of east coast primetime coverage, including traditional Thursday-through-Sunday coverage. 

Peacock will have Featured holes coverage, and stream week-long “Live From studio” programming.  First and Second-round coverage begins before each day’s first tee shot on Peacock. Those days conclude once the final putt drops.

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Golf fans can choose from a number of live TV streaming services to get the two key channels for the 2023 US Open. 

These live streaming services are used by cord-cutters to watch local channels and popular cable channels such as ESPN and Golf Channel.

To get started, you just need an Internet connection. Once you pick a streaming service, and sign up for a free trial, you can download the app to your Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast or Apple TV. 

You can easily cancel a streaming service online, and jump to a competing service whenever you want. Some cord-cutters even jump from platform to platform throughout the year just to catch certain shows.

Here’s a quick look at each of these services.


DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has NBC and USA Network in all of its channel packages.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. New customers get $10 off the prices listed below for the first three months of service. 

So for example, the entry-level Entertainment package is only $64.99 per month during the three-month promotional period.

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The Entertainment package has over 75 live TV channels including ACCN, ESPN, ESPN2, A&E, C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, History and HGTV. The regular rate for the Entertainment package is $74.99 per month. 

The Choice package has a wide selection of 40 regional sports channels, including YES Network, Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports and Marquee Sports Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. 

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month. 

The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription is $154.99 per month.

Subscribers to Entertainment, Choice or Ultimate can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.

All subscribers get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

You can watch live TV on unlimited screens within your home. 

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can use apps on supported Smart TVs running on Google TV and Android TV. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV carries over 75 TV channels, including all the channels needed to watch the US Open.  

ESPN, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, and Telemundo are among the entertainment channels on Hulu. You can watch NBC and other local channels such as ABC, CBS and FOX. For news, there is CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. 

Hulu only offers one channel bundle for $69.99 per month and unlimited Cloud DVR storage. When you sign up for Hulu Live TV, you get unlimited access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu’s streaming library. 

Hulu supports Roku, Fire TV and Fire Stick, XBox One and Xbox 360 consoles, and iOS and Android devices. You can watch TV or on-demand content on two screens at a time. 

Look over the channel lineup for Hulu before deciding whether you want to sign up. There is no longer a free trial.


Fubo (formerly fubo TV) has more than 152 channels in its Pro plan, including just about everything you would expect from a cable TV or satellite service.

You can watch NBC in just about every market in the U.S. 

fubo has a broad assortment of national and regional sports networks alongside mainstream entertainment channels. Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. A subscription costs $74.99 per month. You can watch TV or on-demand content on three screens at once. 

The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month

fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.

fubo offers select sporting events and TV shows in 4K. There’s a huge on-demand library of movies and TV shows for when you don’t need live TV. fubo works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. You should look over the channel lineup for your area before giving fubo a try. 

You can sign up for a 7-day free trial if you’re a new customer. There are no contracts or obligations. 

Sling TV

Sling TV is the cheapest way to get USA Network and NBC in a live TV package. But NBC is available to Sling subscribers in a small number of TV markets.

Sling TV Blue has about 41 channels, including local NBC stations within its channel lineup in 11 TV markets, or “Designated Market Areas.” If you live in or around one of these cities, then you should be able to get NBC through Sling Blue: 

  • Chicago    
  • Boston    
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • Hartford/New Haven
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
  • Washington, DC
  • San Diego

Sling Blue costs $40 per month. You will get CNN, NFL Network, and TNT and as part of the channel lineup. Sling TV offers 50 hours of free Cloud DVR to all subscribers. All Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once.

Sling TV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV (4th generation). When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. For a larger lineup of channels, you can combine the Sling Blue plan with the Orange plan for $55 per month.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 128 channels including local channels such as NBC, and USA Network. 

A subscription costs $72.99 per month. The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, 

YouTube TV carries regional NBC Sports networks across the U.S., but is missing others such as Bally Sports and YES Network. You’ll be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

The nice thing about YouTube TV is that you can watch ESPN online at home, or on your smartphone when you are traveling.

The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. You can check out the latest promotion YouTube TV is offering.


A Peacock subscription is an affordable way to watch morning and evening coverage of the US Open. You will still need USA Network if you want to watch matches between 1pm and 8pm

Peacock Premium costs $4.99 per month. This ad-supported plan has all the live sports offered on Peacock. 

Peacock Premium subscribers get live sporting events produced by NBC Sports, including the PGA Tour and PGA Championship. 

Peacock Premium Plus has fewer ads, and streams live NBC stations for $10.99 per month. Premium Plus subscribers can stream their local NBC station live without a cable subscription.

You can sign up for Peacock, and start watching the US Open on your TV, tablet or smartphone.

How to Watch US Open Golf for free

You can also sign up for a free trial to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, or YouTube TV to watch the championship on NBC and USA Network. 

But the better free option is to use a TV antenna. You can watch all the coverage on NBC of the 2023 US Open golf championship without any kind of subscription. 

People living within 30 to 40 miles of local broadcast towers have an excellent shot at getting local broadcast channels with a quality TV antenna. 

You can use the free tool at AntennasDirect to see whether NBC is available in your area. If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.

How to Watch US Open Golf FAQs

These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to stream the US Open golf tournament live without a TV provider.

What TV channel is the US Open golf tournament on?

The US Open Championship will be on NBC and USA Network. You can stream afternoon segments of the tournament on Peacock along with Featured hole coverage. 

How to watch US Open on Roku

You can watch the 2023 US Open golf tournament on Roku devices and Roku TVs by signing up for a live TV streaming service. DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV and Sling TV all carry NBC and USA Network within their channel lineups. 

Where can I watch the US Open golf for free?

You can sign up for a free trial of DIRECTV STREAM, fubo or YouTube TV to watch the 2023 US Open golf tournament. Each service carries the channels you need to watch the US Open.

Where can I watch US Open Golf live?

DIRECTV STREAM will be the best bet for most people because it has comprehensive coverage of the US Open golf tournament through NBC and USA Network. DIRECTV STREAM carries popular cable TV channels, regional sports networks and local channels.

Subscribers pay on a month-to-month basis, so there are no long term commitments. The service has a free 5-day trial. You can get $10 off for the first three months of service. A subscription costs $74.99 per month and includes unlimited Cloud DVR storage for recordings. Take a look at the channel lineup to see if it’s a good fit. 

Peacock is the cheapest way to stream the US Open Golf tournament. You can watch morning and evening coverage with a Peacock Premium plan. You can sign up for the Premium plan, which costs $4.99 per month.

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