Tee Off with the British Open and a VPN

While the other three golf majors are known for pristine greens and clear blue skies, the British Open can be pretty wet and wild.

Played on the UK’s toughest and best links courses — that is, courses built on coastal landscapes — players often have to battle heavy rough and strong weather.

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How a VPN Helps Secure Your Connection

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it possible to route your Internet connection and all its associated traffic through a server in the country of your choice.

When you connect to a VPN,  you also get an added layer of security with minimal speed loss.

 And you can even stream in HD! Yup, it’s that awesome.

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Stream the British Open on Sky Sports (UK)

Sky Sports in the UK is streaming  the Open on their Sky Sports channel as well as their Sky Sports app. To watch with a VPN, simply:

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  1. Connect to a UK  ExpressVPN server.
  2. Visit http://www.skysports.com/watch/ and search for the British Open. If you don’t already have a package, you may need to subscribe.
  3. Enjoy!

Watch the Open 2016 Live Online on NBC and The Golf Channel (USA)

There are a few different broadcasters this year, but NBC and the Golf Channel are the two biggest.

Just follow these steps to watch the Open 2016 on NBC:

  1. Connect to a US ExpressVPN server.
  2. Visit http://www.nbcsports.com/live-extra and choose the British Open. There’s no need to sign in. (You can also visit http://stream.golfchannel.com.)
  3. Start streaming!

Don’t forget to check the latest listings to see how coverage is split between regular NBC and The Golf Channel.

After all, you don’t want to go through all the trouble of trying to watch only to realize you’ve missed the tournament!

The 2016 British Open Is Back at Royal Troon

The British Open Championship has some serious heritage. The 2016 edition will be the 145th Open, the first one having taken place in 1860.

Heck, the organizing body is even called Royal and Ancient!

2016’s venue Royal Troon has history too — this will be the 9th time the club has hosted the Open. The par-71 course seems to favor Americans, with the last 6 Troon Opens being won by US players.

The British Open Starts July 14th 2016

The Open will take place on Thursday, July 14th to Sunday, July 17th 2016 at Royal Troon in Scotland.

As always, the field of 156 players will include past champions, last year’s top 10 and the world top 50. The field will be cut to 70 players after Day 2.

Don’t miss a second by using your VPN to stream with security!

Who Will Triumph on the Scottish Coast?

So it’s safe to bet American. But who exactly? Title holder Zach Johnson is still in form, but it’s an unlikely repeat. 2013 winner Rory McIlroy is a good bet. Or maybe a legend like Ernie Els will rise to the Open challenge?

Tell us who you think will win in the comments.

And if you want to watch the 2016 British Open with some added privacy and security, set up your VPN now so you can stream today!

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