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Rory McIlroy will be hoping to bounce back at the Renaissance Club this weekend as the Irishman looks to defend his Scottish Open title.

This week's event in North Berwick, jointly sanctioned by the DP World and PGA Tour, is McIlroy's first competition since his agonising loss at the US Open last month, in which he recorded three bogeys in his final four holes and lost the chance to end his 10-year wait for a fifth major.

A strong field of competitors stands in the way of McIlroy's victorious return, including 2022 champion Xander Schauffele, the in-form Ludvig Åberg and two-time major winner Collin Morikawa.

The 2023 Scottish Open takes place from Thursday to Sunday. Read on to find the best live TV streaming services that will let you watch every day of the tournament live, no matter where you are in the world.

Golfer Rory McIlroy holds up the Genesis Scottish Open trophy.

Rory McIlroy birdied his final two holes to beat Robert MacIntyre by a single stroke at last year's Scottish Open.

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What is the US television schedule for the Scottish Open?

ESPN Plus offers complete live coverage of all the action Thursday through Sunday.

The Golf Channel and Peacock will also broadcast the action from Rounds 1 and 2 live and simultaneously on Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Golf Channel will broadcast from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on both days, before switching to CBS for the decisive finals of rounds 3 and 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

CBS coverage can also be streamed via Paramount Plus.

Here is the full TV schedule (all times ET):

Thursday and Friday

  • 02:45–13:30 on ESPN Plus
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Peacock and The Golf Channel

Saturday and Sunday

  • 4:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on ESPN Plus
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Peacock and The Golf Channel
  • 12:00–15:00 on CBS and Paramount Plus

How to watch the Scottish Open online from anywhere with a VPN

If you can't watch the tournament in person, you may need another way to watch the Scottish Open – this is where using a VPN can help. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on match day by encrypting your traffic. Plus, it's a great idea if you're on the go and connected to a Wi-Fi network and want to add an extra layer of privacy to your devices and logins.

A VPN lets you virtually change your location on your phone, tablet, or laptop to gain access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice ExpressVPN, make this really easy.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in all countries where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a valid subscription to the service you're streaming. You should make sure your VPN is set up correctly to avoid leaks: even when VPNs are legal, the streaming service may block the account of anyone it believes is bypassing correctly applied blocking restrictions.

Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great VPN deals currently available.

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ExpressVPN is our current top VPN pick for people looking for a reliable and secure VPN, and it works on a wide range of devices. It normally costs $13 per month, but if you take out an annual subscription for $100, you get three months free and save 49%. That works out to $6.67 per month with the code SPECIAL DEALwhich should be applied automatically.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Live stream of the Scottish Open in the USA

As mentioned above, streaming service ESPN Plus will broadcast the entire Scottish Open live, while The Golf Channel and CBS will share linear TV coverage. Peacock will also show the first matches of all four days, while Paramount Plus will simulcast CBS coverage on Saturday and Sunday.

Four of the major live TV streaming services offer CBS. The catch is that not every service supports all local network partnersso please check each station using the links below to make sure CBS is broadcast in your area.

CBS will show the later parts of the final two rounds over the weekend, meaning you can stream the coverage on Paramount Plus.

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Paramount Plus offers two main subscriptions in the US: Essential for $6 per month and Premium for $12 per month. Both offer coverage of the 2024 Scottish Open.

The cheaper Essential option includes ads for on-demand streaming. It also lacks live CBS feeds and the ability to download shows to watch offline later. Newcomers can take advantage of a 30-day free trial, while students may be eligible for a 25% discount. Black Friday discounts are also still available, although we don't know for how long.

Read our review of Paramount Plus.

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Peacock offers two premium plans. The ad-supported premium plan costs $6 per month and the ad-free premium plan costs $12 per month. You can use either premium plan to watch the tournament.

Read our Peacock review.

Four of the major live TV streaming services offer the Golf Channel.

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Live stream of the Scottish Open in Great Britain

Golf fans in the UK can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports. The tournament will be broadcast on the Sky Sports Golf channel, with coverage starting at 8am BST on Thursday and Friday and 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

Viewers in the UK can watch the Scottish Open on Sky Sports Golf with comprehensive coverage of every day of play. Subscribers can also stream the action via the Sky Go app. Sky subsidiary Now (formerly Now TV) offers streaming access to the Sky Sports channels with a Now Sports membership. You can get access for a day for £12 (perhaps just for the final round) or take out a monthly subscription starting at £35 per month to watch all four days of the tournament.

Live stream of the Scottish Open in Australia

The Scottish Open can be watched Down Under on Fox Sports via Foxtel. If you are not a Fox subscriber, your best bet is to sign up to the streaming service Kayo Sports.

A Kayo Sports subscription starts at AU$25 per month and allows you to stream on one screen, while the Premium subscription costs AU$35 per month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices.

The service gives you access to a wide range of sports including F1, NRL, NFL, NHL and MLB and there are no lock-in contracts.

And even better: As a new customer, you can try Kayo Sports for free for a week.

Quick tips for streaming the Scottish Open with a VPN

  • With four variables at play – your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN – your experience and success streaming the Scottish Open may vary.
  • If your desired location does not appear as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “Search by city or country” option.
  • If you're having trouble receiving the tournament after turning on your VPN and setting it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered to the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs – like Roku – don't have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll need to install the VPN on your router or whatever mobile hotspot you're using (such as your phone) so that every device on its Wi-Fi network now shows up in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend offer helpful instructions on their main page to quickly install the VPN on your router. In some cases, with smart TV services, after installing a cable network's sports app, you'll be asked to confirm a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. Again, having a VPN on your router is helpful here, as it will show both devices in the correct location.
  • And remember that browsers can often reveal a location even when using a VPN, so make sure you use a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We usually recommend Brave.

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