US Open 2019 kicks off at Pebble Beach, California on Thursday. Other than the obvious $2.16m and a sterling silver trophy, there’s a lot more to look forward to in the upcoming US Open kicking off its first round in California.
Crowd favourite Tiger Woods will look to add to his tally of 15 while Defending Champion Brooks Koepka will fight to create history. The two have different meanings to this year’s title but the hunger is the same.
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Woods who once reigned the US Open will be hungry than ever. On the other, Brooks will be looking to create history.
Brooks is already the first to win back to back titles in 29 years and this one would make him just the 2nd ever to do so. There’s another opportunity for Phil Mickelson to add a Grand Slam to a hard-fought career. The 6-time runner up would be looking to make the most of his 5th US Open. Other seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose would also be in the fray.
— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) June 13, 2019
Brooks definitely has the third title at the back of his mind but is wary of the pressure mounting with the expectation. “I’m not thinking about it,” Koepka said. “I know the odds are stacked up probably even more against me now. It’s hard to win the same event three times in a row.”
Timings and Streaming info
When: Thursday, 13th June, 09:30 ET
Venue: Pebble Beach Golf Links, California
TV Broadcast : Fox Sports 1 (12:30 – 19:30), Fox Sports (19:30 – 22:30)
On the Net: Live Streaming on FOX Sports GO (12:30 – 22:30) and USOpen.com (10:00 – 21:30)
Group 1 (10:45-16:45) featuring: Rory McIlroy, Gram McDowell, Marc Leishman, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson
Group 2 (16:45-22:30) featuring: Tiger Woods, Brooks Kopeka, Jordan Spieth, Victor Hovland, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose
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