US Open Golf on Kodi

The 2021 US Open will take place at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in California from June 17–20. It’s one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, and as a result, will be broadcast all over the world. With so many international broadcasters, it’s actually quite simple to watch the US Open on Kodi, and below, we’ll explain how.

Kodi has become one of the most popular media center applications thanks to its vast customizability and ease of use. It has a highly active community of addon developers and, as a result, addons to suit almost every purpose. Kodi also boasts extensive multi-platform support; it can be installed on all the most popular platforms including Android, Amazon Firestick, and Apple TV. Best of all, mobile versions maintain most of Kodi’s functionality, so if something works on your PC it’ll likely work on your cell phone or tablet too.

You should note that we’ll only be recommending official addons. Unofficial streams are almost always available for high-profile sporting events, but since the US Open will be available on several major networks, there’s really no reason to watch low-quality, unreliable third-party streams.

Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.

Streaming the US Open on Kodi: Use a VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) encrypt your traffic, preventing it from being read by any outside observers. This includes your ISP, network administrators, and anyone using a Man-in-the-Middle attack. You might think that you have nothing to hide, but ISPs can and do arbitrarily throttle your connection speeds if you’re doing something they disapprove of, like heavily streaming HD videos.

There are hundreds of VPN services to choose from, but not all of them are suitable for watching live content. Some might be slower than others, some might offer fewer security features, and some might not actually protect you at all. Remember that your VPN provider is supposed to safeguard your private information. Because of this, it’s important to choose a provider you can trust.

BEST VPN FOR KODI:IPVanish is our top choice. Has a large uncongested network of servers and achieves good speeds. Strong security and privacy features make IPVanish a favorite for Kodi and Amazon Fire TV Stick users. Try it risk-free with the 30-day money back guarantee.

How to watch 2021 US Open on Kodi

NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC Sports live extra kodi addon

NBC is the official broadcaster in the US, and will be splitting its coverage between Peacock, the Golf Channel and NBC Sports. While there’s no Peacock addon (yet), you can stream these latter two channels live using the NBC Sports Live Extra addon for Kodi. Note that while there are free-to-watch clips and highlights available, you will have to sign in and authorize your device before watching any of the live content.

NBC Sports Live Extra is available via the official Kodi addon repo.

Foxtel Go

foxtel go kodi addon

Fox Sports will be streaming the entire 2021 US Open live in Australia. If you’re already a Foxtel TV customer, you can just sign into the Foxtel Go Kodi addon and start watching immediately at no added cost.

Foxtel Go can be found in the SlyGuy repository.


Kayo sports kodi addon

Australians who don’t have Foxtel TV can watch all four days of the US Open on Kayo. Normally, this service costs $25 AUD per month, but it comes with a two-week trial, so if you remember to cancel in time, you can stream the whole tournament for free.

You’ll find the Kayo Kodi addon in the SlyGuy repository.

Alternative addons to avoid

Both of the sources we’ve mentioned above are completely legitimate. However, we see the same unofficial addons mentioned again and again on other websites and forums. We’ve included a short list of these third-party addons below not as an endorsement, but to remove any doubt as to whether they’re legitimate or not.

Addons you should avoid

  1. SportsDevil
  2. UK Turk’s Playlists
  3. Sport365
  4. Sportie
  5. Sports Live TV
  6. Exodus Redux

Why should you avoid these addons? By using these addons, you’re preventing the players, broadcasters, and networks from being paid for their work. This loss of profit could lead to tighter DRM and region-locking measures, and actively makes the US Open more difficult to watch each year.

You should also consider the quality of an unlicensed stream. Since these addons scrape links from unauthorized sources, it’s possible that the stream could cut out part way through as the result of a DMCA takedown. Plus, without the means to support a high-profile stream, some providers will reduce its quality to standard definition or worse.

Finally, official Kodi addons are extensively tested during the development process. Third-party addons tend to have more lax standards, however, and as a result, could contain uncaught vulnerabilities which allow an attacker to target your system. With unofficial addons dying out left and right, there isn’t even any guarantee that it’ll still be usable by the time the 2021 US Open begins.

For these reasons, we do not recommend installing any of the addons in the list above.

What else can I stream on Kodi?

The start of the US Open is still a while away. If you’d like to watch other sports whilst you wait, why not check out our guide to the best sporting addons? We’ve also covered the best addons for movies, live TV, and cartoons, so you can set up a media center that the whole family can enjoy.

Kodi can be tricky for beginners. If you’re running into problems, you might want to read our guide to troubleshooting common errors. Struggling to get video to play smoothly? Try out our tips for reducing Kodi buffering.

US Open 2021 schedule

Date Event
June 15First Round: Featured Groups
June 15First Round: Featured Holes
June 15First Round
June 16Second Round: Featured Groups
June 16Second Round: Featured Holes
June 16Second Round
June 17Third Round: Featured Groups
June 17Third Round: Featured Holes
June 17Third Round
June 18Final Round: Featured Groups
June 18Final Round: Featured Holes
June 18Final Round

US Open FAQs

golf 2018 US Open

How does the US Open work?

In previous years, players competed to have the lowest stroke count over 18 holes. However, the 2018 Open changed things slightly in an attempt to keep the sport fresh and exciting. Now players will each play two holes, and the one with the lowest aggregate score will win.

Should two or more players tie, they’ll enter a sudden death playoff. In this instance, the tied golfers play additional holes until one player comes out on top.

Who are the players to watch?

Jon Rahm is the current favorite to win this year, and you can bet he’ll be out for blood, having had to withdraw from the Memorial Championship due to a positive COVID-19 test. Of course, he is ranked #3 in the world, and the top two players, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas shouldn’t be written off, either.