There is a strong lineup of big names set to grace the fairways at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland, this weekend for the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open.
Providing a stiff warm-up for next week’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, world No.1 Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are among those set to take on the par-70, 7,347-yard course.
Out to defend his title will be Xander Schauffele, who triumphed last year after fighting back from a nervous front nine on the final day to see off the challenge of compatriot Kurt Kitayama and South Korea’s Joo-hyung Kim.
The 2023 Scottish Open runs from Thursday to Sunday. Keep reading to find out the best live TV streaming services you can use to watch every day of the tournament live, wherever you are in the world.
What is the US TV schedule for the Scottish Open?
ESPN Plus provides full live coverage of all the action from Thursday through Sunday.
The Golf Channel and Peacock will also have a live simulcast of the action from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET for Rounds 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Golf Channel has early coverage from 10 a.m. to 12.00 both days, before the coverage switches to CBS for the central final game of rounds 3 and 4 from 12.00 to
CBS coverage will also be available to stream via Paramount Plus.
Here’s the full TV schedule (all times ET):
Thursday and Friday
2:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on ESPN Plus
10:30 – 13:00 on Peacock and The Golf Channel
Saturday and Sunday
04:30 – 15:00 on ESPN Plus
10.00 – 12.00 on Peacock and The Golf Channel
12.00 – 15.00 on CBS and Paramount Plus
How to watch the Scottish Open online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to watch the tournament locally, you may need another way to watch the Scottish Open – this is where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to prevent your ISP from throttling your speeds by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a good idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you are able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to access the tournament. So if your ISP or mobile provider has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, non-blackout area . Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
It’s legal to use a VPN to watch or stream sports in all countries where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. Make sure your VPN is set up properly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service can terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing properly applied blackout restrictions.
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Live stream Scottish Open in USA
As mentioned above, streaming service ESPN Plus will have live coverage of the entire Scottish Open, while linear television coverage will be shared between The Golf Channel and CBS. Peacock will also show early action from all four days, while Paramount Plus will simulcast CBS coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
ESPN Plus costs $10 a month or $100 a year and will show live coverage of all four days of the tournament.
Read our ESPN Plus review.
Peacock offers two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 per month and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 per month. You can use both Premium plans to watch the Scottish Open.
Read our Peacock review.
You can watch the last two rounds of the Scottish Open on CBS’ online streaming service. Paramount Plus is $5 per month with ads or $10 per month without ads.
Read our Paramount Plus review.
Four of the major live TV streaming services offer CBS. The catch is not all services carry all local network partnersso check each one using the links below to make sure it carries CBS in your area.
Live stream Scottish Open in Great Britain
Golf fans in the UK can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports. The tournament will be broadcast on its Sky Sports Golf channel. Coverage begins at 8.00 BST on Thursday and Friday, while it is a start at 10.00 Saturday and Sunday.
Viewers in the UK will be able to watch the Scottish Open on Sky Sports Golf, with extensive coverage of each 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 membership. You can get a day’s entry for £12 (perhaps only for the final round), or sign up for a monthly plan from £35 per month to watch all four days of the tournament.
Live stream Scottish Open in Australia
The Scottish Open can be watched Down Under on Fox Sports via Foxtel. If you’re not a Fox subscriber, your best option is to sign up for the Kayo Sports streaming service.
A Kayo Sports subscription starts at AU$25 a month and lets you stream on one screen, while its Premium tier costs AU$35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices.
The service gives you access to a wide range of sports, including F1, NRL, NFL, NHL and MLB, and there are no locked-in contracts.
Even better, if you’re a new customer, you can take advantage of a one-week free trial of Kayo Sports.
Quick tips for streaming the Scottish Open using a VPN
With four variables at play – your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN – your experience and success when streaming the Scottish Open can vary.
If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using “search by city or country”.
If you’re having trouble getting 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 in to your streaming services subscription account and ensure that 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 you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you use (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network will now appear in the correct display location.
All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main page to quickly install the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you will be asked to confirm a numeric code or click on a link sent to your email address registered with your smart- television. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help as both devices appear to be in the right location.
And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so make sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We usually recommend Brave.