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@PGATourBrunch First-Round Preview of the 2022 U.S. Open
BROOKLINE - Early tee-times at 6:45am in the ‘burbs of Boston, and the beautiful golf course at The Country Club. From Newton to Chestnut Hill to Brookline, the traffic will be horrendous. More importantly, the golf will be great.
Theoretically, a connected sports fan could be watching the U.S. Open in the morning, zip over to Fenway Park for the 1:35pm afternoon start, then head over to the North End, grab a bite of pasta and catch the Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of The NBA Finals. Rough day for a Boston sports fan, eh?
On the links, 2021 U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm will tee-off at 7:18am as he is the first player from Spain to be in title defense of any U.S. Open championship.
The last players to win on Tour, then win a Major was Rory McIlroy in 2014 when he won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and then the PGA Championship. As winner of last week’s RBC Canadian, McIlroy can do it again at the U.S. Open.
Vermont-born, Massachusetts-reared and New York-schooled (St. John’s), Keegan Bradley threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Tuesday night before the Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics game. Bradley won the PGA Championship in 2011. When he stepped to the mound at historic Fenway, he threw a strike and was on the field for a $25,000 presentation to First Tee of Massachusetts by the USGA.
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U.S. Open | Tournament Facts
COURSE: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
YARDS/PAR: 7,245 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT(S): Willie Campbell (1895); recently Gil Hanse (2013)
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share in 2021: $17,500,000/$3,150,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jon Rahm
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: The first round (June 16) is scheduled for TV coverage from 9:30pm to 2:00pm (ET) on USA Network and 5:00-7:00pm (ET) on NBC. Second-round (June 17) TV coverage from 3:00pm to 6pm (ET) on USA Network. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on USA Network and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on Peacock: Streaming coverage will be featured on Peacock Thursday from 6:45am to 9:30am (ET) and Friday from 6:45am to 6pm (ET). Weekend streaming on Peacock from 7:45am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Hear extensive programming coverage for the 122nd U.S. Open Championship — which will be played June 16–19 at The Country Club in Brookline, MA — on SiriusXM, the exclusive national radio broadcaster of the U.S. Open. SiriusXM’s production will provide listeners with more than 40 hours of live shot-by-shot coverage from the course across all four rounds of play.
U.S. Open programming on SiriusXM will air nationwide on channel 92 on SiriusXM radios. Subscribers can also listen with the S/XM App and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Streaming access is included with SiriusXM’s audio trials and most popular plans.
For the first two rounds, SiriusXM’s coverage will extend from the day’s first tee time at 6:45am ET through the end of play.
Weekend coverage for SiriusXM U.S. Open Radio will begin at 10am ET and run through the completion of play both days. If a playoff occurs, SiriusXM will provide live coverage of every shot played.
Immediately following each round, listeners will hear a three-hour wrap-up of the day’s play, hosted by Drew Stoltz, Jason Sobel and Gary Williams. Three-time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin will co-host the show after Sunday’s round.
(Please note: Yesterday’s missive did not have accurate info for the U.S. Open).
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U.S. Open | The Basics
The Tee Times at The Country Club start at 6:45am (ET) and go to 2:42pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s opening round forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and 71-degrees. Friday weather forecast is for cloudy skies, scattered and isolated thunderstorms, a 40% chance of rain.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 6:30am (ET) on Friday.
U.S. Open - Field, Tee Times, and Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Tee Times: (link)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Guide to the U.S. Open at The Country Club (BostonCom)
Bradley Back at Brookline (PGATourCom)
Five Things to Know for Round 1 at the U.S. Open (PGATourCom)
Nine Things to Know About The Country Club (PGATourCom)
Sports Gambling, Daily Fantasy & Industry News
Expert Picks for the U.S. Open (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for the Country Club (PGATourCom)
Power Rankings (PGATourCom)
Horses for the Course at The Country Club (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History
June 16, 1974 -Hale Irwin survives the “Massacre at Winged Foot,” winning the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY with a winning score of seven over which was two better than runner-up Forest Fezler. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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