The 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, is less than a week away, and on Friday the USGA released groupings and tee times for the first and second rounds.
DATE: Jun 16 – Jun 19
TOURNAMENT: U.S. Open Live
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, PA
DEFENDING CHAMP: Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth is grouped with Zach Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau and they will tee off of No. 10 at 8:35 a.m. ET, which means there will be plenty of firepower on the course in the morning.
“It’s a very fair test, even though it’s hard,” Mickelson added.
Wild stories of ridiculously difficult golf courses are nothing new, but history suggests predictions of player pain and suffering are greatly exaggerated.
Tweet of the week: @TigerWoods “You’ll always be The Greatest for more than just what you did in the ring. A champion to so many people in so many ways.”
Muhammad Ali’s passing last week drew plenty of reaction, but Woods’ tweet was among the most poignant. Cut Line met the champion during the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla and remembers European captain Nick Faldo being speechless afterward. It was a common reaction.
Of the afternoon groups the headliners are Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott, who will tee off of No. 1 at 2:20 p.m. ET. Just before them, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will go off of No. 10 at 2:09 p.m. ET. Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson are also in the afternoon wave, teeing off of the first at 1:36 p.m. ET
Here are the full groupings and tee times for Thursday and Friday at the 2016 U.S. Open (all times Eastern):