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Scottish Open 2024: Today’s TV Schedule, How to Watch, Stream All Golf Matches From Anywhere

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Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is hoping to bounce back at the Renaissance Club this weekend and aims to defend his Scottish Open title.

This week’s event at North Berwick, co-hosted by the DP World and PGA Tour, will be McIlroy’s first competitive appearance since his stinging defeat at the US Open last month, when three bogeys in the final four holes denied him the chance to end a 10-year drought for a fifth major.

McIlroy faces a strong field of rivals to return with a win, including 2022 champion Xander Schauffele, in-form Ludvig Åberg and two-time major champion Collin Morikawa.

The 2023 Scottish Open will run from Thursday to Sunday. Read on to find out the best live TV streaming services you can use to watch every day of the tournament live, no matter where you are in the world.

Golfer Rory McIlroy lifts the Genesis Scottish Open trophy. Golfer Rory McIlroy lifts the Genesis Scottish Open trophy.

Rory McIlroy made birdies on the final two holes at last year’s Scottish Open to edge Robert MacIntyre by a single stroke.

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What is the US TV schedule for the Scottish Open?

ESPN Plus provides live coverage of all matches from Thursday through Sunday.

Golf Channel and Peacock will also broadcast live coverage of rounds 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET.

On Saturday and Sunday, Golf Channel broadcasts early from 10am to 12noon on both days, then the broadcast switches to CBS for the important final games of rounds 3 and 4 from 12pm to 3pm.

The CBS broadcast will also be available to watch on Paramount Plus.

Here’s the full TV broadcast schedule (all times ET):

Thursday and Friday

  • 02:45 – 13:30 on ESPN Plus
  • 10:30 – 14:00 on Peacock and Golf Channel

Saturday and Sunday

  • 04:30 – 15:00 on ESPN Plus
  • 10:00 – 12:00 on Peacock and Golf Channel
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM on CBS and Paramount Plus

How to watch the Scottish Open online from anywhere using a VPN

If you can’t watch the tournament locally, you may need another way to watch the Scottish Open — that’s where a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to prevent your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to Wi-Fi and want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and login credentials.

With a VPN, you can virtually change your location on your phone, tablet, or laptop to access the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice ExpressVPN , make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in every country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK, and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming from. You should make sure your VPN is set up properly to avoid leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service can terminate the account of anyone it deems to be skirting properly enforced blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is currently our top VPN pick for those looking for a reliable and secure VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It normally costs $13 per month, but if you sign up for an annual subscription for $100, you’ll get three months free and save 49%. That’s the equivalent of $6.67 per month with the code SPECIAL OFFERshould be applied automatically.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Live stream Scottish Open in the USA

As mentioned above, streaming service ESPN Plus will air the entire Scottish Open live, while the linear TV broadcast will be split between The Golf Channel and CBS. Peacock will also show the early action on the first four days, while Paramount Plus will simulcast the CBS broadcast on Saturday and Sunday.

CBS offers four major live TV streaming services. The catch is that Not every service carries every local network affiliateso check each one out using the links below and make sure they air CBS in your area.

CBS will air the final episodes of the final two rounds over the weekend, which means you can watch that broadcast on Paramount Plus.

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Paramount Plus has two main subscription plans in the US: Essential for $6 per month and Premium for $12 per month. Both offer coverage of the Scottish Open 2024.

The cheaper Essential option has ads for on-demand streaming. It also lacks CBS live streams and the ability to download shows to watch offline later. Beginners can take advantage of a 30-day free trial, while students are eligible for 25% off. Black Friday discounts are still available, but we don’t know how long they’ll last.

Read our Paramount Plus review.

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Peacock offers two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $6 per month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $12 per month. You can use either Premium plan to watch the tournament.

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The big four live TV streaming services offer the Golf Channel.

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Stream the Scottish Open live in the UK

Golf fans in the UK can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports. The tournament will be broadcast on Sky Sports Golf. Coverage will start at 8am BST on Thursday and Friday, while coverage will start at 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

UK viewers will be able to watch the Scottish Open on Sky Sports Golf, with comprehensive coverage of every day’s play. Subscribers can also stream the action via the Sky Go app. Sky subsidiary Now (formerly Now TV) offers streaming access to Sky Sports channels with a Now Sports subscription. You can get one day of access (perhaps just for the final round) for £12, or sign up for a monthly plan from £35 a month to watch all four days of the tournament.

Live stream the Scottish Open in Australia

The Scottish Open is available to watch in Australia via Foxtel on Fox Sports. If you’re not a Fox subscriber, your best option is to sign up to the Kayo Sports streaming service.

A Kayo Sports subscription starts at AU$25 per month and lets you stream on a single screen, while the Premium tier costs AU$35 per month for viewing on three devices simultaneously.

The service gives you access to a wide range of sports including F1, NRL, NFL, NHL and MLB, and there are no strings attached.

Better yet, if you’re a new customer, you can take advantage of a one-week Kayo Sports free trial.

Quick tips for streaming the Scottish Open using a VPN

  • Because there are four variables at play (your ISP, browser, streaming provider, and VPN), your experience and success when watching the Scottish Open may vary.
  • If you don’t see your desired location as the default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
  • If you’re still having trouble receiving the tournament after turning on your VPN and setting it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address registered to your account. Second, some smart TVs, like Roku, don’t have VPN apps that you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll need to install the VPN on your router or mobile hotspot (like your phone) so that any device on the Wi-Fi network will now appear in the correct viewing area.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their homepages for quickly setting up a VPN on your router. In some cases, with smart TV services, after installing a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to click on a link or verify a numeric code sent to your email address that’s on file for your smart TV. Having a VPN on your router will also help at this point, as both devices will appear in the correct location.
  • And remember, browsers can often give away your location even if you’re using a VPN, so make sure you’re using a privacy-focused browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.