The British Open Championship is off to a fantastic start at Muirfield Golf Links in Scotland and with the sun shining, Zach Johnson took a lead into Friday and through 13 holes he was along atop the leaderboard over Angel Cabrera and a number of other big names, including Tiger Woods, who finished the day with a par even 71 to stay at two under and squarely in contention.
Woods comes into the event not having won a major in years since 2008 when he won the US Open and now that he heads into the weekend after shooting a 69 and a 71 he has as good a chance as anyone to win, while Phil Mickelson is also in contention after shooting a 69 on Thursday. Rory McIlroy had a dreadful start and only a miracle will get him back into contention, while names like Lee Westwood and Dustin Johnson are also close.
Woods is absolutely in the mix at the tournament while his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn watches on and so far she has been good luck in Scotland, as he is now at two under after going even on Friday, something that he said was solid for him as he tries to break his major drought. Many players were out of it by the second round due to the rough terrain and while the sun was shining, the wind was going all over and Woods was able to navigate it to remain in contention.
The Saturday coverage will start on TV at 7 AM and live streaming will be on Watch ESPN, while the radio coverage will be on ESPN Radio. The internet coverage has various feeds going at the same time, including the TV broadcast (7 a.m. ET) which continues here at 9 a.m. ET, holes 1 & 18 (7 a.m. ET), holes 7/8/9 (7a.m. ET) and BBC feed(7 a.m. ET). Live radio will start from 9 am and will go to 3 pm, while Sunday the same coverage will go on, but the TV will start at 6 am and the radio will go from 8 am to 2 pm.
HERE is the full schedule for ESPN and their TV coverage.
The Open Championship - Muirfield Golf Links, Gullane, Scotland
Day/Date Time Program Network(s)
Wed., July 17 2 p.m. SportsCenter at The Open Championship ESPN2
Thu., July 18 4 a.m. First Round ESPN
Thu., July 18 3 p.m. The Open Championship Today ESPN
Thu., July 18 7 p.m. Best of The Open Championship ESPN
Fri., July 19 4 a.m. Second Round ESPN
Fri., July 19 3 p.m. The Open Championship Today ESPN
Fri., July 19 7 p.m. Best of The Open Championship ESPN
Sat., July 20 7 a.m. Third Round ESPN
Sat., July 20 3 p.m. The Open Championship Today ABC
Sat., July 20 7 p.m. Best of The Open Championship ESPN
Sun., July 21 6 a.m. Final Round ESPN
Sun., July 21 3 p.m. The Open Championship Today ABC
Sun., July 21 9 p.m. Best of The Open Championship ESPN2
Mon., July 22 Midnight Best of The Open Championship ESPN2