open-sign-r1-getty.jpg
Getty Images

The 2021 Open Championship is underway with four days of exciting golf are ahead at one of the best courses in the United Kingdom. Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England, will be hosting for the first time in a decade, and the gorgeous sights have been plenty captivating throughout the first 18 holes.

Whether it's Jon Rahm looking to become just the fifth golfer to ever win the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in the same year, Dustin Johnson hoping for redemption after losing here back in 2011 or golfers like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy aiming to end their major droughts, there are plenty of storylines to follow throughout the Open.

Spieth is among those out in front midway through Round 1, though Johnson and Brooks Koepka (among others) are not far behind. Louis Oosthuizen, who has put forward tremendous performances at majors this year, is also near the top of the pack about midway through the first round at Royal St. George's with every golfer now on the course competing or in the clubhouse resting.

Can it be overwhelming at times? Sure ... but no worries. We have you covered. Check out a full set of Round 1 tee times so you know when to watch your favorite golfers along with our Open coverage schedule so you can plan the rest of your week around the year's second major. Also don't miss our live coverage of Round 1 at The Open where CBS Sports breaks down the top scores and highlights with analysis throughout the first 18 holes.

All times Eastern

Round 1 -- Thursday, July 15

Round 1 start time: 1:30 a.m.

Open live stream: 1:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Peacock

  • Early Round 1 coverage -- 1:30-4 a.m.
  • Featured Groups -- 3 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Featured Holes (14-16) -- 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TV coverage: 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Golf Channel, fuboTV (Try for free)