How to Live Stream the 2022 U.S. Open Golf Championship
June is here and that means goodbye European football and hello golf season! Okay, we take that back. It is pretty much golf season every year, starting April when The Masters Tournament starts going through to the end of July when the last major – The Open Championship – is played. In the meantime, there are two major tournaments to keep us golf fans occupied in between.
The ongoing PGA Championship has been bringing the entertainment in May. But better things are yet to come with the start of the U.S. Open!
The first round of the 122nd US Open Championship will be played on June 16 and the final on June 19. This year’s Championship marks the first return to The Country Club in Massachusetts since 1988.
The women’s edition starts on June 2, with the final round scheduled for June 5 at The Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club.
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Key takeaways and calendar year so far
In case you missed the previous major championships, former World No. 01 Justin Thomas won the 2022 PGA in a three-hole aggregate playoff against No. 14 Will Zalatoris. At the 2022 Masters, World No. 01, Scottie Scheffler bagged his first major defeating Rory McIlroy.
Back to the U.S. Open Championship though.
There are a few qualifying events (for men) left, but after that, it is – hit ’em long and straight! So far, there are 79 full player exemptions. This tally will likely increase contingent on the inclusion of the top 60 players from the Official World Golf Ranking next week.
Now, you may not be able to get to Brookline to watch the swings in person, but there are plenty – take it with a pinch of salt – of ways to get the event online. That is the fun, at least for those of us who won’t be walking away with anything from the Championship’s million-dollar purse.
Who is broadcasting the U.S. Open in 2022?
Falling in love with the sport that golf is, is the easy part. The struggle is in keeping up with the major championships.
Just like any other sport in recent years, golf broadcasting options are a mess and not because of a scarcity of options. There are different options to stream the competition, but depending on where you are, you might not have the best (or even any) of them. Who said the world of competitive sports was fair?
The US is arguably the best location in terms of regional platforms bringing the competition to viewers. That’s not to say that the rest of the world is deprived of golf streaming options.
Sky Sports is the best option for fans in the UK looking to keep up with golf tours. As usual.
And what about the rest of the world? Well, it depends on who you ask, really. But, as a general rule, no other country has its golf streaming covered as well, or as accessible, as the US.
So, of course, if you’re a golfing fan, you want to turn to the source. And, as an added bonus, you might want to save a few bucks while you’re at it.
Well now, lucky for you, that is exactly where we come in!
What are the best ways to stream the 2022 US Open and what obstacles do you face?
So let’s get one thing straight: Fan of the sport or not, the best place to stream the competition is the US. It just has the best coverage of the entire competition, and it just might cost that much less than wherever you are.
NBC has the rights to broadcast the 2022 US Open Championship, albeit shared with the Golf Channel. Coverage is split between these two options, with users also able to watch the Championship on the former’s streaming service, Peacock.
Coincidentally, all three of the golf streaming options belong to NBC.
So, if you live in the US, you are pretty much covered and have a wide range of options to choose from. But if you want to get the same level of golf coverage in the US, you have to deal with everyone’s favorite hassle – geo-blocks.
But if you are a true golf fan, there’s nothing that should keep you from streaming the tournaments. And we know just the thing you need to overcome any barrier: ExpressVPN!
Why can’t golf streaming happen without ExpressVPN, you ask? Well, we can think of a few reasons:
- ExpressVPN is one of the leading VPN providers in the world. And as such, it’s built to bypass online restrictions and blocks, so you can stream anything, anywhere.
- When it comes to streaming sports, the blocks you have to deal with can get pretty intense.
Lucky for you, ExpressVPN is the only VPN that makes unblocking sports streams and sports streaming platforms its bread and butter.
- ExpressVPN might not have most servers, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality.
With some of the strongest US servers in the entire VPN industry, it will let you stream whatever you want, whenever you want.
- As one would come to expect, ExpressVPN is the fastest VPN around. And lag is the last thing you need when a hole-in-one is on the line.
Who is broadcasting the US Open championship live in 2022?
Now that that’s over with, time to find out where, but even more importantly, how can you stream the US Open games this year.
Peacock is hands down the best place to tee up and stream the entire competition.
This is the streaming service from NBC, and NBC has the rights to pretty much everything golf. Peacock itself has a whole channel that basically covers everything you need to know, watch, and debate.
To get the live golf coverage, you need Peacock Premium. This premium package has no free trial, but it is a budget-friendly option with the subscription setting you back $4.99/month.
One slight problem though; it is restricted to US viewers. But if you’ve been a good lass or lad, and have already gotten yourself an ExpressVPN subscription, this shouldn’t be a problem. This is how you get to enjoy everything Peacock has to offer wherever you are:
- Get ExpressVPN if you haven’t already.
- Connect to one of the provider’s recommended servers in the US.
- Head on over to Peacock TV and apply for a premium account.
- You are going to need a US payment method. Not to worry, you can easily get one from US Unlocked.
- Enjoy the most intense golf competition in all of its glory.
Every sport, at least at the professional level, has a streaming platform these days. And golf is no exception.
The Golf Channel, which is also owned by NBC Universal, is golf’s dedicated platform and really a true golf fan’s paradise. And, of course, you can stream the US Open tournament on the platform as well.
Now, the channel’s GolfPass is available outside of the US. But still not everywhere, and we’re not about excluding golf fans wherever they may be. Plus, the coverage of the games, as well as the extras available on the platform may differ depending on where you are. Want to change that? ExpressVPN to the rescue:
- Start with getting ExpressVPN, of course.
- Connect to a server in the US, for the American version of the platform has the best coverage of the sport.
- If you need a US-payment option, you can get one with US Unlocked.
- Subscribe to the platform and enjoy everything that it’s got to offer!
fuboTV is another platform where you can watch the US Open as it has NBC as an offered channel. As well as much, much, much more.
The streaming service’s subscription costs $70/month but new users get a 7-day free trial which is enough to watch the whole event if you get the timing right. Plus, you get so much with fuboTV, that you’ll basically never need another streaming service ever again!
The problem? As all good things streaming, the platform is only available in the US. But, if you’ve been following us thus far, you already know what to do:
- Unless you live in the US (or Spain), get ExpressVPN!
- Connect to a server in the US.
- Head on over to the platform and apply for an account, which comes with a 7-day free trial.
- fuboTV doesn’t require an American payment method, sod you are good to go!
YouTube’s live TV and on-demand video streaming service is the last alternative we have for you. And, of course, the U.S. Open Golf Championship is part of the package.
Besides golf, the platform has a wide range of content, including shows and movies from over 85 channels. The service costs $65/month for the base plan ($55/month on offer) but comes with a free trial period that you can take advantage of to watch the US Open via NBC. The standard trial period is 7-days, but this can change for some networks.
But, of course, the revolutionary cord-cutting service is only available in the US, because otherwise it would have been too easy. And, of course, we know how you can fix that:
- First of all, get ExpressVPN! YouTube TV has some of the toughest blocks, so you are going to need a VPN that’s just as tough.
- Connect to a server in the United States.
- Head on over to the YouTube TV platform and get an account that comes with a free trial!
It’s a hole-in-one for US Open streaming!
The secret to cruising through to victory in the US Open is shooting lower than every other player, at least according to golfer great Ben Hogan.
For us fans, the chance to watch the Championship and more on a free trial is one not to pass over, especially since the US Open conveniently runs for only four days. Remember, the rounds will start at different times each day, so make sure you have the right schedule to avoid missing out on the action.