Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the 2011 British Open due to knee problems, but after the last two major golf tournaments, he’s hardly the story anymore. Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has come on in 2011 to post major performances in the Masters and the U.S. Open.
In the Masters, McIlroy was the youngest player ever to lead the first day, but he eventually fell short, coughing up his substantial lead in the final round to finish tied for 15th. However, in the U.S. Open, McIlroy steadied himself and won in a commanding fashion. Can he take the British Open crown as well?
Below is a schedule of all the TV coverage, all times Eastern.
Thursday, July 14: ESPN live coverage, 4 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a replay and highlights immediately following
Friday, July 15: ESPN live coverage, 4 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a replay and highlights immediately following
Saturday, July 16: ESPN live coverage, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ABC replay coverage 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 17: ESPN live coverage, 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ABC replay coverage 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Keep in mind – the Women’s World Cup Final is scheduled to start on ESPN Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, but if it is moved to ABC, the British Open coverage will move to ESPN.