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British Open 2016 Live Stream: How to watch the 145th Open Championship online

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The 145th edition of the British Open Championship is here, and if you want to watch all the action as golf's best compete for the Claret Jug in 2016, here's how to live stream the entire tournament.

Sky own the rights to this year's Open Championship, which is being held at Royal Troon in Scotland, having acquired it from the BBC for the first time.

The competition sees American Zach Johnson looking to defend his title from 2015, but the favourites are Jason Day, Dustin Johson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith.

With good weather expected for the bulk of the Open, it looks set to be a low-scoring affair, which usually makes for the best viewing, so how do you tune in to live coverage online in the UK and the US?

As we mentioned, Sky own the rights to this year's British Open, so here in Blighty, that means you'll need to tap in to the broadcaster's Sky Go online service.

There's end-to-end coverage of the tourney, with Sky going so far as to rebrand Sky Sports 1 as Sky Sports The Open for the next few days.

You'll need a Sky Sports subscription, of course, so it's far from free, but assuming you have one, just head to the Sky Go site, login, and enjoy live coverage on your PC.

Alternatively, download the Sky Go or Sky Sports Mobile app for your mobile device and tune in on-the-go.

Don't have Sky Sports? No problem. If you want to follow all the action in real-time, you can purchase a daily or weekly Sky Sports pass via NOW TV – in fact, the 24-hour Sports pass is currently on offer and is available for free!

That may well change very quickly though, and as ever, check the terms and conditions before signing on to make sure you know what you're getting.

A weekly Sky Sports pass costs £10.99, and the normal price of a day pass is £6.99, making the weekly pass much better value, even if you only want to watch the final two rounds.

In the States, the official online provider is Golf Live Extra, which looks like a partnership between NBC and The Golf Channel. It's also offering extensive coverage, but whether or not you can tap in to it for free will depend on your cable provider and subscription.

Catchup and highlights are also available in both countries.

Enjoy the golf this weekend!

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