PGA Tour Brunch - U.S. Open
@PGATourBrunch Brings Opening Round Coverage of US Open
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the 2021 U.S. Open
COURSE: Torrey Pines Golf Course (South), San Diego, CA
ARCHITECT: William Bell/1957, Rees Jones/2002/2019
YARDS/PAR: 7,685 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $12,500,000 /$2,250,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Bryson DeChambeau (2020)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Winner: 600
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @USOpenGolf
TV COVERAGE: Today, June 17: 9:45am to 12:30pm (EDT) on Peacock Network. 12:30pm to 7pm (EDT) on Golf Channel and 7:00pm to 10pm (EDT) on NBC. Round 2 coverage, Friday, June 18: 9:45am to 12:30pm (EDT) on Peacock Network, 12:30pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel, and 6:00pm to 9pm (EDT) on NBC.
On Saturday, June 19, Round 3 coverage 11:00am to 9pm (EDT) on NBC. For Sunday, June 20th’s final round, Golf Channel’s coverage runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm Noon (EDT) and NBC takes over from 12:00pm Noon to 9:00pm (EDT) (or conclusion).
STREAMING: Streaming coverage primarily will be provided by Peacock, USOpen.com and the U.S. Open app. Fans can catch exclusive early coverage of Rounds 1 and 2 on Peacock, as well as the final hour of coverage up to the last putt for the two opening days of play. Featured Group and Featured Hole coverage of holes 11-13 can also be found on Peacock, USOpen.com and the U.S. Open.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM announced its schedule as the exclusive national radio broadcaster for the 121st U.S. Open Championship, played June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Coverage today and Friday begins at 6:45am local/9:45am (EDT) and continues through the completion of play. On the weekend, SiriusXM’s on-course coverage will begin at 10:00am (EDT) and will run through the completion of play both Saturday and Sunday, including possible two-hole aggregate playoff. The U.S. Open Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on USOpen.com, the app and a link through from PGATour.com
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
U.S. Open at Torrey Pines: Notebook
The U.S. Open returns to its traditional month of June after being played in September 2020 due to the pandemic. The U.S. Open marks the third and final tournament to be contested twice in the 2020-21 PGA Tour Season (Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Masters) and the second-to-last opportunity for a winner to earn 600 FedExCup points before the start of the FedExCup playoffs.
Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau won the 2020 U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot Golf Club (NY). Entering the week at No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, DeChambeau seeks to become eighth player to successfully defend a U.S. Open title (Most recent: Brooks Koepka, 2018).
Four-time major champion and two-time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka is coming off a missed cut in his most recent PGA TOUR start (Palmetto Championship at Congaree), but also missed the cut at the AT&T Byron Nelson the week before his runner-up at last month’s PGA Championship.
San Diego native Xander Schauffele finished T-2 at the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open, his best finish in his first six starts. Schauffele has six Top-fives in 16 career major starts.
During his title defense at the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago, Jon Rahm was up by six strokes when he was forced to withdraw after 54 holes due to a positive COVID-19 test. Rahm has been medically cleared to play and will seek his first major win at the site of first PGA Tour victory (2017 Farmers Insurance Open).
Special PGA Tour Brunch U.S. Open Discount:
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 6:45am (PDT) through 2:42pm (PDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, low of 67/high of 77-degrees with only a 9% chance of showers. Winds SW 5-10 mph. Friday forecast is similar, Sunny, 67-78 degrees.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 9:00am (EDT) on Friday.
Next Week: The Travelers (Cromwell, Connecticut)
156 players have qualified for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
The Field - (link)
What They’re Saying:
The 2021 U.S. Open - General Info (Golf Week/USA Today)
Favorites, Long shots at the U.S. Open (ESPN)
Can Rory Kick “Thursday-itis” (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
Wicked, Brutal Rough at Torrey Pines (Golf Week/USA Today)
Green-reading Books might be banned (ESPN)
#SportsBiz, Sports Gambling and Golf Industry News
Expert Picks - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks - (PGATourCom)
Tour Players Vote to outlaw Green-reading books (Golf Week/USA Today)
MUST READ: San Diego Union-Tribune Coverage (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
June 17, 1973 - In what many regard as the greatest-ever round of golf, Johnny Miller shot a final round (63) - the lowest round at a major championship at the time - to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. After shooting a five-over (75) in the third round, the 26-year old Miller started the final round six strokes back in a T-13 at three over par. After eight birdies, he was in a tie for the lead with Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros and Tom Weiskopf. Miller’s birdie on the 15th put him in the lead as he hit all 18 greens in regulation and needed only (29) putts. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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