The Open 2017: Tournament schedule, news, live scores and results

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Here is all you need to know about The Open from Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, including day-by-day results, the leaderboard, and analysis from Southport, England.

Round 1 of The Open

Spieth analyzes -- and chews -- his way into Open lead
Jordan Spieth might not overpower golf courses, but the two-time major champion proved again in Round 1 of The Open that he can pick them apart en route to a share of the 18-hole lead. Read

Complete tournament coverage and schedule

  • Dates: July 20-23

  • Venue: Royal Birkdale; Southport, England

  • Defending champion: Henrik Stenson

  • Tee times: First and second rounds

TV coverage

  • United States: Thursday and Friday, 1:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET, Golf Channel; Saturday, 4:30-7 a.m. ET, Golf Channel and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET, NBC; Sunday, 4-7 a.m. ET, Golf Channel and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, NBC

  • United Kingdom: Sky Sports

  • Australia: Fox Sports Australia

  • India: D Sport

  • South America: ESPN Latin America/ESPN Play

Previewing the tournament

Nature of The Open proves a major equalizer
In three of golf's four major championships, longer hitters own a distinct advantage. Not so at The Open, where variables as wide as the Irish Sea can change a golfer's fortunes. Read