Looking for how to watch the 2017 US Open without cable? Find out how in the guide below…
It’s that wonderful time of the years where some of the world’s greatest golfers will convene to take part in the annual US Open. For those of you that don’t know, the US Open is one of four major championships in the world of golf. What makes this tournament so special is that it’s varied courses are set up in a such a way to make scoring difficult and accurate driving your only hope of salvation.
This year, golfers are not the only ones under intense pressure. After a couple botched calls over the last two years, earning the ire of golfing fans everywhere, officials with the USGA are going to be extra careful to make sure limit their errors; which could prove critical in a close match-up.
If you’re hoping to catch the2017 US Open without having to keep or renew your cable subscription, then you’re in luck because watching the US Open online and over-the-air has never been easier.
Here’s what the schedule looks like.
As you can see, the first two days of the US Open will be split between FS1 and FOX; and for days 3 and 4, everything will be available on the Fox broadcast network. This is great news for antenna owners!
In order to watch the US Open on the Fox broadcast network, all you’ll need is a simple over-the-air antenna; which is essentially the modern day version of the old rabbit ears antenna. OTA antennas are affordable, capable of 1080i HD, and ordering one is just a click away.
With an OTA antenna, you’ll can not only pick up Fox, but most people can also receive the other major broadcast networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and more. That means even when the US Open is over, you’ll still get thousands of hours of free television in return for your efforts.
Want to watch the tournament while at work (we won’t tell) or away from your TV? USOpen.com has a free live stream of the action. No cable authentication required, no subscription fees.
You’ll have several viewing options for streaming on the web: Featured Group 1, Featured Group 2, and Featured Holes (13, 14, 15). This gives you some good variety of players to follow or a few holes to catch the broader field in play.
Now to watch the US Open on FS1, you’re going to need a subscription to a live television streaming service. Since there are a couple of services to choose from, here’s a quick rundown of the most popular services. For more details see our Streaming TV Matrix.
You can also visit Untangle.TV to get a completely customized recommendation for the best antenna and streaming devices/services you need to watch the US Open and all your other favorite TV programming without cable or satellite.
If this is your first time trying out any of these services, you can take advantage of the free trials to test it out while watching the tournament. You can keep it (and cancel at anytime) if you enjoy it. If you don’t think you want to keep it, it’s a good idea to set a reminder to cancel before the trial ends so you can avoid any unwanted charges.
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