The year’s fourth and final major golf tournament, The Open Championship, makes an historic return to Northern Ireland in 2019 with FOX SPORTS airing all four rounds of the action live and in HD from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21.

The world’s best golfers will descend on Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush in a bid to win the coveted Claret Jug in what will be the 148th running of golf’s oldest and most international championship.

Coverage of first round of the Open Championship will commence on FOX SPORTS 505 at 3.30pm on Thursday July 18 and will continue through the afternoon, evening and early hours until it is completed at 5am on Friday morning.

Second round coverage will commence at 3.30pm on Friday, July 19, third round coverage from 7pm on Saturday, July 20 and the final round from 6.00pm on Sunday, July 21.

The field will include a host of former champions and potential contenders. They will include The Masters champion Tiger Woods, who still has Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major victories in his sights, defending champion, Italy’s Francesco Molinari, PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, US Open Championship winner Gary Woodland and local hero Rory McIlroy, who as a 16-year-old shot a course record 61 at Royal Portrush.

Leading the Australian charge will be Jason Day, Marc Lieshman, Cameron Smith and Adam Scott, who placed in the Top 10 at the recent US Open Championship.

FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS 505 Coverage of the 2019 Open Championship

Thursday, July 18

Round One – LIVE from 3.30pm to 5.00am (Friday, July 19)

Friday, July 19

Round Two – LIVE from 3.30pm to 5.00am (Saturday, July 20)

Saturday, July 20

Round Three – LIVE from 7.00pm to 5.00am (Sunday, July 21)

Sunday, July 21

Final Round – LIVE from 6.00pm to 4.00am (Monday, July 22)

The Open will also be available via Kayo Sports

About Richard Fellner

A four-time winner of the Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism, Best Opinion, Best Column and Best Photographic Presentation, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Media Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and has been a featured guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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