The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. It is the second of the four major championships in golf, and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. It is staged by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in mid-June, scheduled so that, if there are no weather delays, the final round is played on the third Sunday, which is Father’s Day.
DATE: Jun 16 – Jun 19
TOURNAMENT: U.S. Open Live
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
DEFENDING CHAMP: Jordan Spieth
As of 2015, Fox Sports is the official broadcaster of the U.S. Open, as the result of a 12-year deal with the USGA for exclusive rights to its tournaments through 2026. Coverage will be telecast by Fox (over-the-air) and Fox Sports 1 (cable).
The 2016 edition of the U.S. Open will have a total of 36.5 hours of coverage in the United States, with 20 hours being on Thursday and Friday, and 16.5 hours being on Saturday and Sunday; the Fox Sports 1 cable network will have a total of 14 hours of coverage on Thursday and Friday. The Fox broadcast network will have a total of 22.5 hours of coverage Thursday through Sunday, with 6 hours Thursday and Friday, and 16.5 hours Saturday and Sunday. The overall 36.5–hour total is down two hours from last year’s total of 38.5 hours, due to Fox Sports 1’s coverage having 14 hours this year, compared to the 16 hours it had last year; the Fox broadcast network’s 22.5 hours this year remained unchanged from last year.