With the compacted PGA Tour schedule, the players have arrived at Pebble Beach for the 119th US Open with the shockwaves of Brooks Koepka‘s victory last month still lingering on the Californian coast.
Koepka, the defending champion, is hunting for a hat-trick of US Open titles and quite rightly enters as one of the favourites this week.
After a disappointing run at this year’s majors so far, Rory McIlroy finished with a stunning 61 at the Canadian Open last week to clinch his second victory of the season and put himself back in pole position to claim a second US Open title.
McIlroy’s compatriot, Graeme McDowell, was the last man to win the US Open at Pebble in 2010 when the Northern Irishman claimed his sole major and comes in on good form have secured his position in the Open Championship field at Royal Portrush – his hometown course – with a top-10 finish last week.
Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth are also amongst the favourites with the marvelled course sporting treacherous rough in sync with the major renowned for being golf’s most punishing. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament:
When is it and what time will it start?
The tournament begins this Thursday 13 June with the first group teeing off at 14:45 UK time.
How can I watch it on TV?
Each day of the tournament is being broadcast live on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event.
Thursday – 20:00 (21:30 Main Event), Friday – 20:00, Saturday – 19:00, Sunday – 19:00
Are tickets still available?
Tickets are no longer available to buy direct from the USGA, however, tickets are still available on the secondary markets.
Tickets to watch the practice rounds are available on site on the day.
Who are the betting favourites?
Rory McIlory 8/1
Dustin Johnson 8/1
Brooks Koepka 8/1
Tiger Woods 11/1
Jordan Spieth 18/1
Patrick Cantlay 18/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Rickie Fowler 22/1
Jon Rahm 25/1
Xander Shauffele 25/1
Justin Thomas 25/1
What are the tee times for day one?
14:45- Sam Saunders, Carlos Ortiz (Mex, Marcus Fraser (Aus)
14:56 – TBD, Erik Van Rooyen (SA), Chun An Yu (a) (Tpe)
15:07 – Ryan Fox (NZ), Thorbjorn Olesen (Den), TBD
15:18 – Scottie Scheffler, Matt Parziale (a), Nick Taylor (Can)
15:29 – Patton Kizzire, Jovan Rebula (a) (SA), Jason Dufner
15:40 – Li Haotong (Chn), Bubba Watson, JB Holmes
15:51 – Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer (Ger), Ernie Els (SA)
16:02 – Kim Si-woo (Kor), Rickie Fowler, Jason Day (Aus)
16:13 – Shane Lowry (Ire), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Gary Woodland
16:24 – Cameron Smith (AUS), Matthew Wallace (ENG), Xander Schauffele
16:35 – CT Pan (Tpe), Abraham Ancer (Mex), Brandon Wu (a)
16:46 – Chan Kim, Justin Walters (SA), TBD
16:57 – Nick Hardy, Noah Norton (a), Andreas Halvorsen (Nor)
20:30 – Rory Sabbatini (Svk) Sam Horsfield (Eng) Roberto Castro
20:41 – Cameron Young (a), Marcus Kinhult (Swe), Brian Stuard
20:52 – Luke Guthrie, Joseph Bramlett, Charlie Danielson
21:03 – Austin Eckroat (a), Alexander Noren (Swe), Charles Howell
21:14 – Thomas Pieters (Bel), Chesson Hadley, Stewart Hagestad (a)
21:25 – Paul Casey (Eng), Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
21:36 – Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Keith Mitchell, Shugo Imahira (Jpn)
21:47 – Francesco Molinari (Ita), Viktor Hovland (a) (Nor), Brooks Koepka
21:58 – Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter (Eng)
22:09 – Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose (Eng), Tiger Woods
22:20 – Daniel Berger, Matthew Jones (Aus), Kodai Ichihara (Jpn)
22:31 – Matthieu Pavon (Fra), Chandler Eaton (a), Callum Tarren (Eng)
22:42 – Eric Dietrich, Guillermo Pereira (Chn), Brett Drewitt (Aus)
Starting on the 10th hole
14:45 Luis Gagne (a), Sepp Straka, Julian Etulain (Arg)
14:56 – Dean Burmester (SA), TBD, Lee Kyoung-hoon (Kor)
15:07 – Clement Sordet (Fra), Tom Hoge, Adri Arnaus (Spa)
15:18 – Brian Davis (Eng), Kevin O’Connell (a), Billy Hurley III
15:29 – Brendon Todd, Luke Donald (Eng), Mike Weir (Can)
15:40 – Kyle Stanley, Billy Horschel, Danny Willett (Eng)
15:51 – Jon Rahm (Spa), Marc Leishman (Aus), Rory McIlroy (NI)
16:02 – Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau
16:13 – Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell (NI)
16:24 – Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng)
16:35 – Jhonattan Vegas (Ven), Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen (SA)
16:46 – Rob Oppenheim, Rhys Enoch (Wal), Richard Lee
16:57 – Andy Pope, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Naumec
20:30 – Nathan Lashley, Renato Paratore (Ita), Lee Slattery (Eng)
20:41 – TBD, Collin Morikawa, Aaron Wise
20:52 – Merrick Bremner (SA), Chip McDaniel, Cody Gribble
21:03 – Michael Thorbjornsen (a), Chez Reavie, David Toms
21:14 – Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spa), Kevin Na, Keegan Bradley
21:25 – Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson (Swe), Brandt Snedeker
21:47 – Webb Simpson, Adam Scott (Aus), Matt Kuchar
21:58 – An Byeong-hun (Kor), Devon Bling (a), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng)
22:09 – Justin Harding (SA), Aaron Baddeley (Aus), TBD
22:20 – Ollie Schniederjans, Mikumu Horikawa (Jpn), Anirban Lahiri (Ind)
22:31 – Daniel Hillier (a) (NZ), Alex Prugh, Zac Blair
22:42 – Hayden Shieh, Spencer Tibbits (a), Connor Arendell
With the rough at such punishing length, inaccuracy will be penalised severely which could well hamper the likes of Dustin Johnson. Justin Thomas and Xander Shauffele are our picks for the week.
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