The Open Championship LIVE: Date, UK start time, latest odds, tee-times and how to watch 2021 tournament at Royal St George’s as Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Shane Lowry eye glory

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The 149th Open Championship will finally get under way soon as golf’s best look to claim the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry became the champion golfer when he claimed a brilliant win at Royal Portrush in 2019.

Shane Lowry claimed glory at The Open Championship in 2019

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Shane Lowry claimed glory at The Open Championship in 2019

The Open was cancelled last summer due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

But now, the final Major of the year is set to go ahead with the beautiful links course at Royal St George’s playing host.

Hideki Matsuyama claimed glory at The Masters in April before Phil Mickelson pulled off a stunning win at the PGA Championship a month later.

Spain’s Jon Rahm then held off a stellar field to win the US Open at Torrey Pines in June.

Now the likes of Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Bryson Dechambeau will be looking to join those champions with victory at the prestigious Open.

The Open Championship: Date and start time

The 149th Open Championship will be held at Royal St George’s in Sandwich, Kent.

Play is due to start 6:30am on Thursday, July 15 and run until a champion is crowned on Sunday, July 18.

Royal St George’s will play to a par 70 this year and will be 7,189 yards in length. 156 players will make the field over the first two days before the cut on Friday night.

The winner is set to take home just shy of $ 2,000,000.

There will be 13 former champions in the field including Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth.

Rory McIlroy is a former Open champion and will be looking for glory at Royal St George’s

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Rory McIlroy is a former Open champion and will be looking for glory at Royal St George’s

The Open Championship: How to follow

The action will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf from 6:30am on the opening two days.

It will be shown on the same channels from 9am on Saturday and from 8am on Sunday.

The best of the action will also be live across the talkSPORT network throughout the week with regular updates on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2.

The Open Championship: Latest odds

  • Jon Rahm 9/1
  • Dustin Johnson 12/1
  • Rory McIlroy 12/1
  • Brooks Koepka 16/1
  • Bryson Dechambeau 18/1
  • Jordan Spieth 18/1
  • Xander Schauffele 20/1
  • Justin Thomas 22/1
  • Collin Morikawa 25/1
  • Viktor Hovland 25/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 28/1

The Open Championship: Tee-off times

Tee-off times for the first two rounds are set to be confirmed on Monday, July 12.

The cut will then be made on Friday evening following the conclusion of the second round.

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