Tiger Woods is in striking distance at two shots back as Lee Westwood has the lead heading into the final day of the British Open Championships and Westwood will get the chance at his first major as the weather has been working great with the players as the Sunday schedule starts early at 6 am on ESPN.
Woods is in the best position he has been to win a major in quite some time and with just three players under par, he is in as good a position as anyone to get the major championship and that would break a streak of 20 majors that he has gone without winning. The last time Woods won a major was in 2008 at the US Open and he has erased some bad memories from Muirfield, as he put up his worst career score at the tournament back in 2002.
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.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Justin Rose are considered the top favorites for the major tournament and the weather is expected to play a factor, something that it has done in recent years. ESPN will be handling the coverage and live streaming will be online at Watch ESPN and there will also be ESPN radio coverage.
The tournament is at Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland and the TV schedule will be on ESPN for all four days, picking up at 4 am on the first two days, 7 am n Saturday and on Sunday at 6 am. The company will also have encores playing throughout the day as well as SportsCenter and live coverage. Muirfield has hosted the major 15 different times and this time Woods will be looking to break his major drought and add his 15th trophy. Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will play with each other to start, while Woods will be with Graeme McDowell.
Radio and Live Streaming will be on ESPN through Watch ESPN and ESPN Radio.
Here is the full schedule:
Thursday, July 18 -- 4 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, July 19 -- 4 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 -- 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 -- 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Also, an edited encore will be aired each night on ESPN and on Sunday night on ESPN2. Here are those times:
Thursday, July 18 -- 7-10 p.m.
Friday, July 19 -- 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 -- 7-10 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 -- 9 p.m.-midnight
HERE is the full schedule for ESPN and their TV coverage.
The Open Championship - Muirfield Golf Links, Gullane, Scotland
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