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The Open 2022: When does it start and how to watch online and on TV

It’s The Open 2022 and St Andrews hosts the 150th edition on the historic Old Course. Tiger Woods is back, Rory McIlroy enters the week as favourite and defending champion Collin Morikawa is among a star-studded field looking to create more history at the Home of Golf.

Jack Nicklaus once said “your career is not complete unless you’ve won an Open Championship at the Home of Golf” and Woods admitted he agrees as he bids to ignite the latest stage of an incredible comeback after missing the US Open due to the lingering effects of that serious car crash in 2021.

It was a memorable Open last time at St Andrews in 2015, with Zach Johnson clinching a second major title when he beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole play-off, which left Spieth agonisingly one shot away from joining them in pursuit of a calendar grand slam.

“This is going to be a special week of golf and having many of the sport’s great champions and future stars play in this event is a great way to mark this historic championship,” Woods said. “St. Andrews has such a unique atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans again and on a course that holds fantastic memories for me.’’

Here’s everything you need to know about The Open 2022 at St Andrews:


When and where is The Open 2022?

The 150th edition of The Open starts on 14 July with the fourth and final round on 17 July at the Old Course, St Andrews.

What time will it start?

Tee times will be spread out throughout Thursday and Friday, but the early starters will go off at around 6am BST (1am ET) for the first round.

What TV channel is it on?

You can watch the 150th Open live on Sky Sports, while Independent Sport will bring you a daily live blog, reaction and analysis throughout the week.

Coverage starts on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf from 6:30am BST on Thursday and Friday. You can stream online via the Sky Go app.

There will be highlights on BBC Two from 9pm BST on Thursday and Friday.

Zach Johnson celebrates winning The Open at St Andrews in 2015


Who are the contenders and what are the odds?

Rory McIlroy 10/1

The favourite and perhaps the best player in the world at his best. Look for the rejuvenated Irishman to go low here, having posted a nine-under 63 in the first round of the 2010 Open at St Andrews. McIlroy will have to adapt his high ball flight if the wind blows, but this could be the year to end an eight-year dry run since the last of his four majors.

Jon Rahm 11/1

Having broken through in the majors last year at the US Open, Rahm is a ball-striking machine and trending nicely when it comes to links golf after a T-11 and T-3 finish over the last two years.

Rahm could be inspired by Seve Ballesteros, a three-time Open champion, after the Spaniard’s magic won him the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 1984.

Justin Thomas 12/1

A two-time major champion, finally, ‘JT’ has been sensational throughout 2022, including eight top 10 finishes, including his play-off win at Southern Hills at the PGA Championship. On the record as somebody who has worked on ball flight and confident at shaping it both ways, Thomas is another player very happy to mix it in all conditions.

Scottie Scheffler 14/1

The world No 1, a Masters champion and four-time winner in 2022. The American perhaps should be the favourite, despite a lack of Links experience, though he was T-8 on debut at the Open last year at Royal St George’s.

Collin Morikawa 18/1

The defending champion after last year’s majestic display at Sandwich, but the American has struggled in recent weeks. He faded at Brookline in the US Open, but did lead after two rounds before ending T-5. If he can rediscover his trademark iron play, he’ll be right there.

Matt Fitzpatrick 20/1

British golf’s latest major winner after winning the US Open and now with a revamped game that includes distance to go with his exquisite chipping and putting. He joked about being a “bomber” after Brookline and overpowering the Old Course.

Jordan Spieth 18/1

The 2017 Open champion at Royal Birkdale, Spieth finished T-4 seven years ago here and was one shot out of the three-man play-off between champion Zach Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. Has tempted fate by claiming the Old Course could be “too easy” if the weather is calm.

Tiger Woods 50/1

It would be another fairytale story, but St Andrews, like Augusta, is finely tuned to Woods’ eye. It’s his “favourite course” and as a three time Open champion, who won here in 2000 and 2005, Woods will hope his unmatched knowledge can elevate him into contention if the body holds up just 18 months on from his career-threatening car crash.

  • Rory McIlroy 9/1
  • Jon Rahm 11/1
  • Scottie Scheffler 12/1
  • Justin Thomas 14/1
  • Matt Fitzpatrick 16/1
  • Jordan Spieth 18/1
  • Collin Morikawa 20/1
  • Dustin Johnson 22/1
  • Xander Schauffele 22/1
  • Brooks Koepka 25/1
  • Cameron Smith 25/1
  • Shane Lowry 25/1
  • Will Zalatoris 25/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
  • Patrick Cantlay 28/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 28/1
  • Viktor Hovland 28/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 33/1
  • Sam Burns 33/1
  • Justin Rose 40/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 40/1
  • Tony Finau 40/1
  • Bryson Dechambeau 50/1
  • Joaquin Niemann 50/1
  • Paul Casey 50/1
  • Sung-Jae Im 50/1
  • Tiger Woods 50/1
  • Abraham Ancer 66/1
  • Adam Scott 66/1
  • Billy Horschel 66/1
  • Cameron Young 66/1
  • Lee Westwood 66/1
  • Marc Leishman 66/1
  • Max Homa 66/1
  • Robert MacIntyre 66/1
  • Sergio Garcia 66/1
  • Corey Conners 80/1
  • Patrick Reed 80/1
  • Ryan Fox 80/1
  • Seamus Power 80/1
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100/1
  • Gary Woodland 100/1
  • Ian Poulter 100/1
  • Mito Pereira 100/1
  • Thomas Pieters 100/1
  • Webb Simpson 100/1
  • Adrian Meronk 125/1
  • Francesco Molinari 125/1
  • Jason Kokrak 125/1
  • Keegan Bradley 125/1
  • Keith Mitchell 125/1
  • Lucas Herbert 125/1
  • Padraig Harrington 125/1
  • Phil Mickelson 125/1
  • Russell Henley 125/1
  • Si Woo Kim 125/1
  • Victor Perez 125/1
  • Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
  • Brian Harman 150/1
  • Danny Willett 150/1
  • Garrick Higgo 150/1
  • Hao Tong Li 150/1
  • Henrik Stenson 150/1
  • Minwoo Lee 150/1
  • Sam Horsfield 150/1
  • Thomas Detry 150/1
  • Dylan Frittelli 200/1
  • Emiliano Grillo 200/1
  • Erik Van Rooyen 200/1
  • Harris English 200/1
  • J.T Poston 200/1
  • Joohyung Kim 200/1
  • Matthew Jordan 200/1
  • Richard Bland 200/1
  • Stewart Cink 200/1
  • Guido Migliozzi 250/1
  • Zach Johnson 250/1
  • Marcus Armitage 300/1
  • Richard Mansell 300/1
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana 300/1
  • John Parry 500/1
  • Marco Penge 500/1
  • Sihwan Kim 500/1
  • Yuto Katsuragawa 750/1
  • Jamie Rutherford 1000/1
  • Lars Van Meijel 1000/1
  • Oliver Farr 1000/1
  • Robert Dinwiddie 1000/1
  • Sam Bairstow 1000/1
  • Barclay Brown 1500/1
  • David Carey 1500/1
  • Jack Floydd 1500/1
  • Matt Ford 1500/1
  • Ronan Mullarney 1500/1
  • Alex Wrigley 2000/1
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