Men’s top-level golf has endured a tumultuous few weeks. Several high-profile players defied the PGA tour to compete in last week’s inaugural LIV Golf tournament, collecting huge appearance fees in the process.
Some are still taking part in the US Open, including Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, but their futures on the tour are extremely uncertain. It looks set to be a blockbuster few days on the course, and could be the last time we see all the world’s best players competing against each other.
Here’s how to watch the 2022 US Open, wherever you are in the world.
When is the 2022 US Open golf?
As usual, the US Open takes place over four days. It starts on Thursday 16 June, with the winner crowned 72 holes later on Sunday 19 June.
However, only those who make the cut will still be competing at the weekend.
How to watch the US Open on Sky Sports
Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to the 2022 US Open in the UK, covering all four days live. The broadcaster has a dedicated ‘Sky Sports Golf’ channel, but expect some coverage on ‘Main Event’ too.
Of course, signing up to Sky Sports also gets you access to other top-level sport, including loads of live Premier League games and every F1 race.
Packages start at £46 per month for 18 months, or from £25 extra per month if you already have a Sky TV subscription. This will also provide access while out and about via Sky Go.
If you don’t want to commit to a Sky contract and satellite dish on your house, that’s not a problem. Sky has its Now streaming service as an alternative option.
Now is available on a wide range of devices including smartphones and games consoles and now offers HD quality if you buy the Now Boost option.
A Day Pass provides 24 hours of access and costs £11.98 – this is great for one-off occasions. However, it’s going to make much more sense to get the Month Pass if you plan to watch every weekend. It’s currently available at £20 per month for three months, before returning to the usual £33.99 per month thereafter.
This offer also includes a month of free Now Boost, which adds 1080p 50fps video, removes ads and lets you stream on three devices at the same time (instead of the usual). After that, it’ll cost you an extra £5 per month.
Before trying to watch UK TV from abroad, it’s worth checking which broadcaster has the rights to the US Open where you’re based. For example, it’s NBC in the US, Fox Sports in Australia and Eurosport in much of Europe.
However, if you’re just visiting another country, accessing your UK-based subscription makes sense.
Until the end of 2020, it was pretty easy for British viewers to watch TV while outside the UK when travelling to another EEA member state. The providers had to allow customers to view content by law but Brexit means that’s no longer the case.
Now you’ll need to use a VPN (virtual private network) to set your location to the UK to unlock the content.
Our pick is NordVPN, which also tops our overall best VPN round-up due to its ease-of-use, security features and excellent value for money.