The U.S. Open is underway and the world’s best golfers are competing for one of the sport’s most prestigious championships! If you want to watch Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and more play in this epic tournament, learn all the need-to-know details!
Fore! Golf fans feel like they’ve hit a hole-in-one, because it’s time for the U.S. Open tournament. This event will see some of the best golf of the PGA Tour, so it’s definitely something sports fans don’t want to miss. If you don’t know when the event takes place or how you can watch, HollywoodLife.com has all the important info!
When is the U.S. Open?
Round 1 of tournament started on June 16, but the USGA suspended play shortly after the event started, according to SB Nation. Why? The weather turned sour, with 1.1 inches of rainfall soaking the course the night before. So, the tournament was put on hold. The rest of Round 1 will take place on June 17, with Rounds 3 and 4 taking place on June 18 and 19. The golf action kicks off at 6:45 A.M. EST on June 17. However, the final two rounds of the tournament start at 9:00 A.M. EST, so make sure to set your alarms! Update: While the tee off times are still TDB, coverage for the final two rounds starts at 11:00 AM EST, according to CBS Sports.
How can I watch the U.S. Open?
For golf fans with a cable or satellite package, they can watch the tournament away from their televisions through FoxSportsGo.com – CLICK HERE FOR FOX SPORT’S LIVE STREAM. For those golf fans that don’t have a cable package, there’s hope! They can click here to try a 7-day free trial of Sling TV and watch the stream online for free.
Where Is The U.S. Open, anyway?
The Oakmont Country Club, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is hosting the 2016 U.S. Open. The course has some of the fastest and most sloping greens in golf, according to SB Nation, which makes putting such a challenge. Plus, the Pennsylvania Turnpike runs right through the middle of the course, meaning that along with sand traps and water hazards, golfers have to worry about traffic jams!
So, who’s playing in the U.S. Open?
The tournament starts off with 156 players in the first two rounds. The Top 60 will advance to Round 3. Andrew Landry, 28, the worlds’ 624th ranked player, was in the lead with a -5 score at the end of the shortened first day of play, but don’t expect him to stay out in front. Jason Day, 28, the World’s No. 1 player (and winner of the Players Championship) is the favorite. Jordan Spieth, 22, the reigning U.S. Open champ, is looking to bounce back from his embarrassing self-destruction at The Masters. Sadly, Tiger Woods, 40, will not be among the players, as he dropped out of the tournament due to serious back injuries. Aww. Feel better soon, Tiger!
Even without Tiger, this should be an incredible tournament. HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win the U.S. Open?