2012 British Open golf tournament July 19-22 on ESPN

Darren Clarke, British Open

England hogs the sports spotlight this month, as the 2012 British Open (sorry, The Open Championship) plays a bit of an opening act for the 2012 London Summer Olympics opening July 27. Golf’s best, including Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods will try to capture the famed Claret Jug at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in the western county of Lancashire. Last year, Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke won his first major title.

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ESPN airs all four rounds July 19-22, plus encore presentations later in the day (see full TV schedule below). ESPN’s telecasts of the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday will now start at 4:30am ET, 30 minutes earlier, to allow viewers to see Phil Mickelson (4:31am) and Tiger Woods (4:42am) tee off. See ESPN’s press release for additional coverage details.

SportsCenter will air a one-hour preview on Wednesday, July 18, at 2pm ET on ESPN2.

GOLF CHANNEL also has 40 hours of news, press conferences, interviews and analysis during the week. Full press release and schedule from GOLF CHANNEL available here.

The Open Championship – Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire, England

(all times U.S. Eastern)

Day/DateProgramStartNetwork
Wed., July 18SportsCenter at The Open Championship2 p.m.ESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., July 19First Round4:30 a.m.ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN
Thu., July 19First Round7 a.m.ESPN Radio
Thu., July 19The Open Championship Today presented by Merrill Lynch3 p.m.ESPN, WatchESPN
Thu., July 19Best of The Open Championship7 p.m.ESPN, WatchESPN
Fri., July 20Second Round4:30 a.m.ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN
Fri., July 20Second Round7 a.m.ESPN Radio
Fri., July 20The Open Championship Today presented by Merrill Lynch3 p.m.ESPN, WatchESPN
Fri., July 20Best of The Open Championship7 p.m.ESPN, WatchESPN
Sat., July 21Best of The Open Championship4 a.m.ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sat., July 21Third Round7 a.m.ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sat., July 21Third Round9 a.m.ESPN Radio
Sat., July 21The Open Championship Today presented by Merrill Lynch3 p.m.ABC
Sat., July 21Best of The Open Championship7 p.m.ESPN, WatchESPN
Sun., July 22Best of The Open Championship3 a.m.ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., July 22Final Round6 a.m.ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sun., July 22Final Round8 a.m.ESPN Radio
Sun., July 22The Open Championship Today presented by Merrill Lynch 3 p.m.ABC
Sun., July 22Best of The Open Championship9 p.m.ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon., July 23Best of The Open ChampionshipNoonESPN2, WatchESPN

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