We are just hours away from the opening tee shot of the 2013 Open Championship and to make sure you’re ready to go, here is a list of links, apps and information you really should be up to speed with to enhance your British Open weekend.
- Open Championship Australian TV Times
While it is a blight on the game in Australia that free-to-air TV viewers (the majority of golfers) won’t have TV coverage of the event, the Open Championship will be superbly broadcast by FoxSports, beginning at 6pm tonight (Thursday July 18). If you can’t see the golf live this weekend, The Open have a whole suite of apps, video and radio available to follow all the action.
- The Open Championship app
The additional information and interactive features that come with The Open Championship app has always been fantastic and the 2013 version is even better.
In addition to what you might expect from a golf tournament app (live scores, tee times, course guide) The Open app features live weather updates, the ability to track your favourite golfers around an interactive view of the course, links to @TheOpen Radio and live streaming from three holes at Muirfield.
Available for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android and Windows mobile devices
- The Aussie dozen
There are twelve Australian golfers in the British Open field this week. They are:
Jason Day, Adam Scott, Peter Senior, Stephen Dartnell, Marc Leishman, John Senden, Geoff Ogilvy, Steven Jeffries, John Wade, Marcus Fraser, Brett Rumford, Brendan Jones.
In a full field of 156 that equates to a 1 in 13 chance of winning!
The PGA of Australia have a fantastically thorough summary of each Aussie (and one Kiwi) in the field this week.
- @TheOpen LIVE
This is the official online TV channel from The Open and while there is no live golf broadcast here but you’ll get all the latest scores, news, interviews and plenty of great segments from around Muirfield all weekend. I’m always amazed how interesting this online channel is and a great way to get a good feel for the atmosphere at The Open.
- @TheOpen Radio
There were a few occasions last year when I wasn’t in front of the TV and I had The Open radio station playing in my car as I drove around doing whatever I was doing. Listening to golf on the radio is a lot like cricket. Relaxing, soothing with the occasional humorous story thrown in. Possibly not for the whole family.
You can stream this through the app.
- Muirfield hole-by-hole video guide
If you missed our post of Muirfield’s hole-by-hole guide earlier this week, check it out now. What a fabulous golf course that should make amazing viewing this week.
- Catch Adam Scott’s pre-tournament media conference
Scotty looks like he’s got a point to prove this week. Least of all to help our Aussie cricketers out.