The 74th US Women’s Open golf tournament will begin on May 30, at 11:30 AM PST (2:30 PM EST). Over the following four days, we’ll see some of America’s best golfers compete, each hoping to take home the championship trophy and their share of the $5,000,000 prize money. There’s certainly a lot to look forward to, and below, we’ll explain how to watch the 2019 US Women’s Open live, from anywhere in the world.
This post will only recommend official sources. Unfortunately, popular sporting events are often available on shady streaming sites, but we strongly advise against using these. To begin with, the video is often laggy and low-resolution. Plus, unauthorized streams run the risk of being taken offline for copyright violation partway through. With so many legitimate ways to watch, there’s really no need to resort to unreliable, unlicensed streams.
Many of the streaming services broadcasting this tournament are geo-restricted. This means you’ll have to use a VPN to access them from abroad.
How to watch the 2019 US Women’s Open abroad with a VPN
With the right VPN, it’s easy to use region-locked streaming platforms abroad. Follow the steps below to unblock and stream the 2019 US Women’s Open, wherever you are in the world:
- First of all, you’ll need a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN, but if you’re looking for a low-cost alternative, NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent choices.
- Next, download and install the VPN app. Most offer different versions for all of the most popular operating systems.
- Choose which of the official broadcasters you’d like to use abroad.
- Connect to a server in the required country. For example, you should use an American server to unblock FOX Sports US or a British one for Sky Go.
- Try playing a video on your chosen service. Most of the time, it should load without any issues. If it doesn’t, try clearing your cache and cookies, then refreshing the page.
This tournament will be shown live, so we recommend making sure your VPN works well in advance. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to contact your VPN’s customer support team if anything doesn’t work as expected, and might not have to miss the start of the broadcast.
How to stream the US Women’s Open for free on US TV
All four days of the 2019 US Women’s Open will be shown live on FOX Sports. This platform allows you to sign in and stream content at no added cost, as long as your cable package already includes FOX Sports. Don’t have cable? There’s no need to worry as you can log in with a wide variety of other streaming services.
DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all offer FOX Sports. Better still, each of these comes with a free trial that’s long enough to stream the entire US Women’s Open. Just remember to cancel your account once the tournament is over to avoid being charged.
Note that the services above are only available in the US, and most require a payment method linked to an American address. If you’re currently outside of the US, you can still access these platforms using a VPN. Only need a VPN for a short time (or to watch this one event)? ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can try it risk-free. If you’re in any way unsatisfied, just cancel to receive a full refund.
Where else can I live stream the 2019 US Women’s Open?
The US Women’s Open will be broadcast in dozens of countries around the world. Take a look below to find out which networks are showing it where you are:
TSN and sister channel RDS have rights to this event. TSN will be providing English commentary, while all RDS coverage will be in French. The first two rounds will begin at 2:30 PM EST on TSN2 and RDS2, with later rounds starting at 2PM.
If you have cable TV and your package includes either of these channels, you can log in to the respective website and start streaming for free. Otherwise, you’ll have to purchase an online-only pass. These cost $4.99 CAD per day or $19.99 per month, whichever service you choose, and unfortunately, neither offers any kind of free trial.
TSN and RDS are both region-locked, so you’ll have to either be in Canada or connected to a Canadian VPN server to use them.
Australian golf fans can stream the 2019 US Women’s Open live on FOX Sports. Rounds one and two will be shown at 4 AM AEST, with the semifinals and finals airing at 4:30 AM. Existing Foxtel customers whose cable package includes the sports pack can simply login to the Foxtel Go app and begin watching live TV immediately.
If FOX Sports isn’t included in your subscription, or if you don’t have cable, you can sign up for Foxtel Now instead. Normally, you’d have to pay $40 AUD per month for the base package and sports plan, but this service comes with a 10-day trial during which you can watch any channel. This means that as long as you cancel once the tournament is over, you’ll be able to watch the whole event for free.
Foxtel is geo-restricted and only available in Australia. Additionally, to prevent foreign users from signing up, you’ll be asked to enter an Australian phone number during registration. If you already have a Foxtel account, you can access your services from abroad using a VPN.
Sky Sports is the only network showing the US Women’s Open in the UK. Existing subscribers can stream all four rounds live via the Sky Sports website or Sky Go app. However, this tournament will not be available to Now TV users who buy a Sky Sports pass.
This is problematic for several reasons. First, it means there’s no way to watch the US Women’s Open without cable TV. Secondly, golf fans who have cable but not Sky Sports are forced to lock themselves into a long-term, £22 per month contract in order to watch a four-day tournament. For these reasons, we don’t recommend signing up for Sky Sports just to stream the 2019 US Women’s Open.
Sky Go can only be accessed from within the UK. If you’re only in the UK temporarily, you can use a VPN to access streaming services from your home country.
SuperSport is the exclusive LPGA broadcaster for Sub-Saharan African countries like South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic. It will show each round on SuperSport 8 at 7PM SAST, with highlights twice the following day.
Unfortunately, you can’t sign up for SuperSport directly. Instead, users log in with their DStv account. As DStv requires hardware to be installed in your home (and only does so in Sub-Saharan Africa), this service is effectively impossible to register for from abroad. If you already have a DStv account and are travelling, you can access SuperSport from anywhere by connecting to a VPN server in your home country.
Even if we haven’t mentioned your country above, there’s a good chance you’ll still be able to live stream the 2019 US Women’s Open online. The LPGA has a list of its international broadcasters, and while it’s not entirely up-to-date (certain broadcast rights have changed hands since it was written and it lists the UK broadcaster as BSkyB, which changed its name to Sky in 2014), it’s a good starting point for further research.
Which players are expected to do well?
Several champions from recent years are returning to the 2019 event, including Ariya Jutanugarn, Park Sung-hyun, and Brittany Lang. However, these three have had an underwhelming start to the year. Even Park Inbee, who placed in the top ten at the 2018 ANA Inspiration, Evian Championship, and US Women’s Open, failed to break the top 50 in any major tournament this year. As such, the winner might not be one of the players you’d expect.
Keep an eye out for Lexi Thompson. She’s the seventh-highest ranking player in the world, and has made the top ten in 12 championships since 2014. Carlota Ciganda is another outsider pick; she’s a little less consistent and tends to either get cut early or almost win. That said, she has had a fantastic few years, coming third and fourth in the 2017 and 2018 US Women’s Opens, respectively. Ultimately, this tournament is too close to call but whoever wins, it’s sure to make for fantastic viewing.