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The 2016 U.S. Open returns to historic Oakmont Country Club in western Pennsylvania for the ninth time, the most of any venue. A course that has seen champions such as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Ernie Els will test the players with its “church pew” bunkers and difficult greens once again. Here’s everything you need to know:

DATE: Jun 16 – Jun 19
TOURNAMENT: U.S. Open Golf Live 2016
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
DEFENDING CHAMP: Jordan Spieth
PURSE: $10,000,000

U.S. Open Golf Live 2016

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DATES: The 2016 U.S. Open will be played June 16-19, 2016. The event is part of a compressed PGA Tour summer schedule in 2016, making way for the Olympic golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro in mid-August.

SCORES: The U.S. Open leaderboard will be published on PGA.com the week of the event.

LAST YEAR: Spieth became the youngest man to win both the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year, standing alone at the end of a wild Sunday at Chambers Bay. Seemingly in control with two holes to play, the 21-year-old Texan lost his grip with a double bogey at No.17 and wasn’t sure his birdie at the par-5 18th would be enough with Dustin Johnson still to play. Sure enough, Johnson’s second shot stopped 12 feet from the hole for an eagle try that would have snatched victory. He missed that – then ran his 4-foot birdie attempt for a playoff past the left edge as Spieth watched in disbelief from the scoring trailer. Spieth (69) became the first player since Bobby Jones to convert a birdie at the 72nd hole into a one-shot triumph. Johnson wound up tied for second with Louis Oosthuizen, who birdied six of his final seven holes to fall just short.

FIELD: Every year, thousands of entrants attempt to advance to one of golf’s grandest stages. This year, there were 9,877 entrants into the local qualifying rounds, from all 50 states and 72 different countries. The field narrowed to roughly 1,000 competitors at the sectional qualifying round level, and was then trimmed to a final U.S. Open field of 156 golfers.

MORE: Aaron Wise, NCAA golf champ, earns U.S. Open spot

COMPETITION: The U.S. Open is a 72-hole stroke-play tournament. If two or more players are tied after the regulation 72 holes, there will be a full 18-hole playoff the following day (Monday). If a tie exists after that fifth round, then the playoff continues as sudden-death on the 91st hole, which has occurred three times since the rule was implemented (1990, 1994, 2008).

U.S. Open Golf Live

Round 1 tee times:  

GROUP TEE TIME PLAYERS
1 1 6:45 AM Denny McCarthy Aron Price Mikael Lundberg
2 10 6:45 AM Andres Gonzales Scottie Scheffler (a) Derek Fathauer
3 1 6:56 AM Nick Hardy (a) Player TBD Tom Hoge
4 10 6:56 AM Andrew Landry Matthew Baldwin D.J. Trahan
5 1 7:07 AM Patrick Rodgers Sam Horsfield (a) Andrew Johnston
6 10 7:07 AM Rob Oppenheim Dicky Pride Wes Short Jr.
7 1 7:18 AM Justin Hicks Soren Hansen Jason Allred
8 10 7:18 AM Patton Kizzire Yuta Ikeda David Lingmerth
9 1 7:29 AM Romain Wattel Sung Kang Yusaku Miyazato
10 10 7:29 AM Hideto Tanihara Gregory Bourdy Kevin Streelman
11 1 7:40 AM Bernd Wiesberger Matteo Manassero Daniel Berger
12 10 7:40 AM Jon Rahm (a) James Hahn Robert Streb
13 1 7:51 AM Matt Kuchar Bubba Watson Patrick Reed
14 10 7:51 AM Thomas Aiken Jeff Maggert David Toms
15 1 8:02 AM Rafa Cabrera Bello J.B. Holmes Kevin Chappell
16 10 8:02 AM Marc Leishman Jimmy Walker Paul Casey
17 1 8:13 AM Matthew Fitzpatrick Danny Lee Byeong Hun An
18 10 8:13 AM Lee Westwood Luke Donald Martin Kaymer
19 1 8:24 AM Rory McIlroy Danny Willett Rickie Fowler
20 10 8:24 AM Russell Knox Harris English Jason Dufner
21 1 8:35 AM Chris Kirk Emiliano Grillo Shane Lowry
22 10 8:35 AM Zach Johnson Bryson DeChambeau Jordan Spieth
23 1 8:46 AM Mike Miller Matthew Borchert Charlie Danielson (a)
24 10 8:46 AM Player TBD Gregor Main Mark Anguiano
25 1 8:57 AM Chase Parker Ryan Stachler (a) Patrick Wilkes-Krier
26 10 8:57 AM Kyle Mueller (a) Derek Chang Richie Schembechler
27 1 12:30 PM Peter Hanson Tim Wilkinson Thitiphun Chuayprakong
28 10 12:30 PM Lee Slattery Miguel Tabuena Player TBD
29 1 12:41 PM Billy Hurley III Jeev Milkha Singh J.J. Henry
30 10 12:41 PM Sebastian Soderberg Player TBD Kent Bulle
31 1 12:52 PM Brendan Steele Søren Kjeldsen Jaco Van Zyl
32 10 12:52 PM Player TBD Alex Noren Jason Kokrak
33 1 1:03 PM Anirban Lahiri Scott Piercy Jamie Donaldson
34 10 1:03 PM Max Kieffer Gary Stal Kevin Tway
35 1 1:14 PM Spencer Levin Toru Taniguchi Carlos Ortiz
36 10 1:14 PM Cameron Smith Steven Bowditch Derek Bard (a)
37 1 1:25 PM Ryan Moore Andrew Sullivan Charley Hoffman
38 10 1:25 PM Jim Herman Smylie Kaufman Player TBD
39 1 1:36 PM Hideki Matsuyama Sergio Garcia Dustin Johnson
40 10 1:36 PM Brandt Snedeker Bill Haas Billy Horschel
41 1 1:47 PM Webb Simpson Graeme McDowell Geoff Ogilvy
42 10 1:47 PM Brooks Koepka Chris Wood Justin Thomas
43 1 1:58 PM Ernie Els Jim Furyk Angel Cabrera
44 10 1:58 PM Kevin Kisner Charl Schwartzel Branden Grace
45 1 2:09 PM Kiradech Aphibarnrat K.T. Kim Kevin Na
46 10 2:09 PM Phil Mickelson Justin Rose Henrik Stenson
47 1 2:20 PM Jason Day Louis Oosthuizen Adam Scott
48 10 2:20 PM Retief Goosen Keegan Bradley Lucas Glover
49 1 2:31 PM Aaron Wise Ethan Tracy Brandon Harkins
50 10 2:31 PM Andy Pope Sam Burns (a) Matt Marshall
51 1 2:42 PM Justin Suh (a) T.J. Howe Frank Adams III
52 10 2:42 PM Tyler Raber Christopher Crawford (a) Austin Jordan

 

Round 2 tee times:

GROUP TEE TIME Players
1 1 6:45 AM Lee Slattery Miguel Tabuena Player TBD
2 10 6:45 AM Peter Hanson Tim Wilkinson Thitiphun Chuayprakong
3 1 6:56 AM Sebastian Soderberg Player TBD Kent Bulle
4 10 6:56 AM Billy Hurley III Jeev Milkha Singh J.J. Henry
5 1 7:07 AM Player TBD Alex Noren Jason Kokrak
6 10 7:07 AM Brendan Steele Søren Kjeldsen Jaco Van Zyl
7 1 7:18 AM Max Kieffer Gary Stal Kevin Tway
8 10 7:18 AM Anirban Lahiri Scott Piercy Jamie Donaldson
9 1 7:29 AM Cameron Smith Steven Bowditch Derek Bard (a)
10 10 7:29 AM Spencer Levin Toru Taniguchi Carlos Ortiz
11 1 7:40 AM Jim Herman Smylie Kaufman Player TBD
12 10 7:40 AM Ryan Moore Andrew Sullivan Charley Hoffman
13 1 7:51 AM Brandt Snedeker Bill Haas Billy Horschel
14 10 7:51 AM Hideki Matsuyama Sergio Garcia Dustin Johnson
15 1 8:02 AM Brooks Koepka Chris Wood Justin Thomas
16 10 8:02 AM Webb Simpson Graeme McDowell Geoff Ogilvy
17 1 8:13 AM Kevin Kisner Charl Schwartzel Branden Grace
18 10 8:13 AM Ernie Els Jim Furyk Angel Cabrera
19 1 8:24 AM Phil Mickelson Justin Rose Henrik Stenson
20 10 8:24 AM Kiradech Aphibarnrat K.T. Kim Kevin Na
21 1 8:35 AM Retief Goosen Keegan Bradley Lucas Glover
22 10 8:35 AM Jason Day Louis Oosthuizen Adam Scott
23 1 8:46 AM Andy Pope Sam Burns (a) Matt Marshall
24 10 8:46 AM Aaron Wise Ethan Tracy Brandon Harkins
25 1 8:57 AM Tyler Raber Christopher Crawford (a) Austin Jordan
26 10 8:57 AM Justin Suh (a) T.J. Howe Frank Adams III
27 1 12:30 PM Andres Gonzales Scottie Scheffler (a) Derek Fathauer
28 10 12:30 PM Denny McCarthy Aron Price Mikael Lundberg
29 1 12:41 PM Andrew Landry Matthew Baldwin D.J. Trahan
30 10 12:41 PM Nick Hardy (a) Player TBD Tom Hoge
31 1 12:52 PM Rob Oppenheim Dicky Pride Wes Short Jr.
32 10 12:52 PM Patrick Rodgers Sam Horsfield (a) Andrew Johnston
33 1 1:03 PM Patton Kizzire Yuta Ikeda David Lingmerth
34 10 1:03 PM Justin Hicks Soren Hansen Jason Allred
35 1 1:14 PM Hideto Tanihara Gregory Bourdy Kevin Streelman
36 10 1:14 PM Romain Wattel Sung Kang Yusaku Miyazato
37 1 1:25 PM Jon Rahm (a) James Hahn Robert Streb
38 10 1:25 PM Bernd Wiesberger Matteo Manassero Daniel Berger
39 1 1:36 PM Thomas Aiken Jeff Maggert David Toms
40 10 1:36 PM Matt Kuchar Bubba Watson Patrick Reed
41 1 1:47 PM Marc Leishman Jimmy Walker Paul Casey
42 10 1:47 PM Rafa Cabrera Bello J.B. Holmes Kevin Chappell
43 1 1:58 PM Lee Westwood Luke Donald Martin Kaymer
44 10 1:58 PM Matthew Fitzpatrick Danny Lee Byeong Hun An
45 1 2:09 PM Russell Knox Harris English Jason Dufner
46 10 2:09 PM Rory McIlroy Danny Willett Rickie Fowler
47 1 2:20 PM Zach Johnson Bryson DeChambeau Jordan Spieth
48 10 2:20 PM Chris Kirk Emiliano Grillo Shane Lowry
49 1 2:31 PM Player TBD Gregor Main Mark Anguiano
50 10 2:31 PM Mike Miller Matthew Borchert Charlie Danielson (a)
51 1 2:42 PM Kyle Mueller (a) Derek Chang Richie Schembechler
52 10 2:42 PM Chase Parker Ryan Stachler (a) Patrick Wilkes-Krier

HOST VENUE: Founded in 1903 by industrialist Henry Clay Fownes, Oakmont Country Club was the first golf course in the United States to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Oakmont has previously hosted 15 USGA championships, including five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, two U.S. Women’s Opens, and eight U.S. Opens (1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994 and 2007). This accounts for the most major championships and the most U.S. Opens of any American club.

MORE: Amateur holes 40-footer on final hole for U.S. Open berth

HOST COURSE: Considered by many to be one of the most difficult courses in North America, Oakmont features hard, slick greens and over 210 bunkers, including the signature “church pews.” The most recent major championship held at Oakmont, the 2007 U.S. Open, was won by Angel Cabrera with a score of five over par.

U.S. Open Golf Live Video Link

TV TIMES: On Thursday and Friday, Fox Sports 1 will host the coverage from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, which will then move over to FOX from 5 to 8 p.m. ET. On the weekend, FOX will cover the Saturday action from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fox Deportes also offers a telecast in Spanish from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Additionally, online streaming options are available all four days of featured groups and featured holes via foxsportsgo.com and usopen.com.

MAJOR CHAMPIONS AT OAKMONT: The 2016 U.S. Open will mark the twelfth men’s major championship held at Oakmont. The preveious eleven champions are:

–Gene Sarazen, 1922 PGA Championship (4 & 3)
–Tommy Armour, 1927 U.S. Open (301, +13)
–Sam Parks, Jr., 1935 U.S. Open (299, +11)
–Sam Snead, 1951 PGA Championship (7 & 6)
–Ben Hogan, 1953 U.S. Open (283, -5)
–Jack Nicklaus, 1962 U.S. Open (283, -1)
–Johnny Miller, 1973 U.S. Open (279, -5)
–John Mahaffey, 1978 PGA Championship (278, -6)
–Larry Nelson, 1983 U.S. Open (280, -4)
–Ernie Els, 1994 U.S. Open (279, -5)
–Angel Cabrera, 2007 U.S. Open (285, +5)

FUTURE US OPENS: The host venues for the U.S. Open are established through 2024. They are:

117th U.S. Open
Erin Hills
Erin, Wisconsin
June 15-18, 2017

118th U.S. Open
Shinnecock Hills
Long Island, New York
June 14-17, 2018

119th U.S. Open
Pebble Beach
Monterey County, California
June 13-16, 2019

120th U.S. Open
Winged Foot
Mamaroneck, New York
June 18-21, 2020

121st U.S. Open
Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California
June 17-20, 2021

122nd U.S. Open
The Country Club
Brookline, Massachusetts
June 16-19, 2022

U.S. Open Golf Live HD TV

123rd U.S. Open
Los Angeles Country Club
Los Angeles, California
June 15-19, 2023

124th U.S. Open
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst, North Carolina
June, 2024

Visit the United States Golf Association’s official site for more information on the U.S. Open.

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