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US Open golf 2020: Your Full Guide

 

Winged Foot in New York is the location for the second Major of the year, as it hosts the US Open for the sixth time in its history. The last time the US Open was hosted at Winged Foot was in 2006 where we saw Geoff Ogilvy claim one of the most dramatic tournaments in Major history.

This year Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are both off at 1.07pm GMT (8.07am local time) from different tees in two huge groups. Woods plays with Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa off the 1st and McIlroy goes off with Justin Rose and Adam Scott on the 10th. World Number One and tournament favourite Dustin Johnson goes out at 6.16pm GMT with Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau.

Full Tee Times

1 = 1st tee, 10 = 10th tee, all times in GMT, A = Amateur

Morning Wave

1 – 11.50am: Brandon Wu, Curtis Luck, Ryan Fox

10 – 11.50am: Daniel Balin, Greyson Sigg, JC Ritchie

1 – 12.01pm: Joel Dahmen, Rasmus Hojgaard, JT Poston

10 – 12.01pm: Ricky Castillo (a), Brian Harman, Andy Sullivan

1 – 12.12pm: Chez Reavie, Sung Kang, Kevin Streelman

10 -12.12pm: Tom Lewis, Preston Summerhays (a), Jason Kokrak

1 – 12.23pm: Jazz Janewattananond, Kevin Na, Matt Wallace

10 – 12.23pm: Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker, John Augenstein (a)

1 – 12.34pm: Brendon Todd, Harris English, Davis Thompson (a)

10 – 12.34pm: Tyler Duncan, Thomas Detry, Erik van Rooyen

1 – 12.45pm: Paul Waring, Victor Perez, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

10 – 12.45pm: Tyrrell Hatton, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett

1 – 12.56pm: Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth

10 – 12.56pm: Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day

1- 1.07pm: Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods

10 – 1.07pm: Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose

1 – 1.18pm: Matt Kuchar, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell

10 -1.18pm: Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay, Steve Stricker

1 – 1.29pm: Charles Howell III, Ryo Ishikawa, Max Homa

10 – 1.29pm: Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Corey Conners

1 – 1.40pm: Kurt Kitayama, Robert MacIntyre, Sandy Scott (a)

10 – 1.40pm: Sebastian Munoz, Chun An Yu (a), Justin Harding

1 – 1.51pm: Eddie Pepperell, Troy Merritt, Sami Valimaki

10 – 1.51pm: Scott Hend, Dan McCarthy, Ryan Vermeer

Afternoon Wave

1 – 5.10pm: Shaun Norris, Rory Sabbatini, Chan Kim

10 – 5.10pm: Richy Werenski, Taylor Pendrith, Renato Paratore

1 – 5.21pm: Adam Long, Eduard Rousaud (a), Mike Lorenzo-Vera

10 – 5.21pm: Jim Herman, John Pak (a), Thomas Pieters

1 – 5.32pm: Lukas Michel (a), Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones

10 – 5.32pm: Michael Thompson, Andrew Putnam, Chesson Hadley

1 – 5.43pm: Ryan Palmer, Si Woo Kim, Rafa Cabrera Bello

10 – 5.43pm: Bernd Wiesberger, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith

1 – 5.54pm: Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Cameron Champ

10 – 5.54pm: Lee Westwood, James Sugrue (a), Bubba Watson

1 – 6.05pm: Gary Woodland, Andy Ogletree (a), Shane Lowry

10 – 6.05pm: Matt Fitzpatrick, Daniel Berger, Branden Grace

1 – 6.16pm: Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau

10 – 6.16pm: Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer

1 – 6.27pm: Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Jon Rahm

10 – 6.27pm: Louis Oosthuizen, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley

1 – 6.38pm: Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland

10 – 6.38pm: Billy Horschel, Xander Schauffele, Brandt Snedeker

1 – 6.49pm: Romain Langasque, Davis Riley, Will Zalatoris

10 – 6.49pm: Shugo Imahira, Byeong Hun-An, Takumi Kanaya (a)

1 – 7pm: Matthias Schwab, Cole Hammer (a), Alex Noren

10 – 7pm: Danny Lee, Mark Hubbard, Lanto Griffin

1 – 7.11pm: Connor Syme, Paul Barjon, Marty Jertson

10 – 7.11pm: Stephan Jaeger, Lee Hodges, Adrian Otaegui

 

Favourites

Dustin Johnson will be the favourite heading into the US Open after claiming the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. The American was also recently voted PGA Tour Player of the Year.

Jon Rahm finished in the Top 10 in all three of the FedEx Cup playoff events, including one win at the BMW Championship. He is looking to win his first Major and become the first Spaniard to win the US Open.

Justin Thomas finished runner up to Johnson in the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup. The American had ten Top 10 finishes and three wins in the 2019-20 season.

Xander Schauffele would have won the Tour Championship by three shots had it not been a staggered start. He finished T1O at the PGA Championship and finished T3 last year at the US Open.

Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship a month ago. He finished sixth in the FedEx Cup with seven Top 10 finishes and two wins.

Rory McIlroy has struggled since returning from lockdown, but two Top 10 finishes in his last two starts shows his form is returning. He won this event in 2011 and his game should suit Winged Foot.

Bryson DeChambeau returned from lockdown with multiple Top 10s and a victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Has struggled the last few weeks but, with his power and distance, he may be able to overpower Winged Foot.

 

The Course

Winged Foot is located in Mamaroneck, New York; it has two courses, the East and the West, with the West hosting the US Open six times. The course is usually a Par 72, but for Major Championships it is set up as a par 70 with the ninth hole becoming one of the longest par fours in major championship history and the 640-yard par five twelfth being the sixth longest hole in major championship history.

Its most famous US Opens came in 1974 and 2006, both finishing scores (+5 and +7) represent two of the highest major championship 72-hole scores in the modern era of golf with only Julius Boros’ winning score of (+9) in the 1963 US Open being higher. The last US Open held at Winged Foot came in 2006 when Geoff Ogilvy claimed one of the most dramatic US Opens in history.

This year, it’s set to be yet another challenging test with Tiger Woods saying: “It’s up there next to Oakmont and Carnoustie as far as sheer difficulty without doing anything to it.”

Wood’s playing partner and one of the tournament favourites Justin Thomas described Winged Foot as: “Probably the hardest golf course I’ve ever played.”

With Dustin Johnson the heavy favourite, he will be looking to add his second US Open to his trophy cabinet.

However, with a number of players currently in form and the expected difficult conditions, anyone could pick up one of the biggest scalps come Sunday.

 

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A lifelong interest in watching and playing sport led Matt to study Sports Journalism at Solent University, graduating in 2019 with a broken nose after a hockey mishap. However, golf is his primary passion. As a junior, he held a scratch handicap, played for county and was Junior Club Captain. Matt has interviewed a number of influential figures within golf as well as working with the R&A and writing for Golf Monthly.

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