US Open: Your complete guide to the 119th edition including TV times, odds, tee-times and tournament history

The 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links
The 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Get tee-times, TV information, tournament history and more ahead of the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach, which begins on Thursday.


Contents

  1. Timings and TV information
  2. Player-by-player guide
  3. Course information
  4. Hole-by-hole guide
  5. Betting previews
  6. Podcast
  7. Latest odds
  8. Tee-times and key groups
  9. Statistics and records
  10. By the numbers

Timings and TV information

When and where does the US PGA take place?

Thursday, June 13 - Sunday, June 16 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, California

What time does it start?

The first groups tee off at 0645 local time - that's 1445 BST

Weekend tee-times depend on the number of players who make the cut

Where can I watch it in the UK?

Sky Sports will be broadcasting live coverage in the UK

Player-by-player guide

Ben Coley has put together an exhaustive guide to the entire field.

Click the below image for information on every player.

Ben Coley provides a complete guide to the field ahead of the US Open
Ben Coley provides a complete guide to the field ahead of the US Open

Course information

Pebble Beach Golf Links is among the most iconic courses in the world and hosts the US Open in its centenary year having been established in 1919.

Jack Nicklaus said if he had one more round to play in his life, it would come at Pebble Beach, where he won the US Open in 1972. Twenty-eight years later, Tiger Woods romped to a 15-shot win in one of the most impressive displays in the history of the sport.

Pebble Beach has hosted the 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010 US Opens, plus the 1977 PGA Championship won by Lanny Wadkins. It is scheduled to host the 2023 US Women's Open and the 2027 US Open, too.

Past winners at Bethpage: Jack Nicklaus (1972, +2), Lanny Wadkins (1977, -6), Tom Watson (1982, -6), Tom Kite (1992, -3), Tiger Woods (2000, -15), Graeme McDowell (2010, level)

Hole-by-hole guide

1st, 380 yards, par 4: An iron off the tee for many to try to keep the ball on the fairway. A birdie opportunity if that is done successfully.

2nd, 516 yards, par 4: Converted from a par five for the 2000 US Open and another 14 yards have been added. With a narrow green flanked by bunkers, it could be a real brute.

3rd, 404 yards, par 4: A sharp dogleg left which usually calls for a draw, not necessarily with a driver, and then an accurate approach to a green which slopes from right to left.

4th, 331 yards, par 4: Easily the shortest of the par fours, it has a big fairway bunker on the left awaiting tee shots directed away from the ocean on the right.

5th, 195 yards, par 3: The small green is guarded by a bunker in front and a deceptive landing area to the left that looks safe, but will send balls into the rough.

6th, 523 yards, par 5: The only par five on the front nine is uphill and usually into the wind as it climbs a high peninsula. The hilltop green is protected by bunkers.

7th, 109 yards, par 3: From the elevated tee the green looks like it is surrounded by ocean, and distance control will be vital at this short and famous hole.

8th, 428 yards, par 4: The first of three difficult par fours along the water. The drive is uphill and blind and the approach then played across the beach to a green perched on another cliff.

9th, 526 yards, par 4: Lengthened nearly 40 yards for the 2010 US Open and another 21 yards added for 2019. The fairway slopes toward the ocean and right of the green is a sheer drop down to the beach.

10th, 495 yards, par 4: Again the fairway slopes down from the left with another green perched perilously close to a high cliff. The green is protected by a bunker on the front left and another at the back.

11th, 390 yards, par 4: A blind tee shot to a very narrow fairway and a partially blind approach to a green that slopes severely from back to front.

12th, 202 yards, par 3: Real care is needed on where to try to land the ball. When the shallow green is firm, the danger is bounding through into thick rough.

13th, 445 yards, par 4: The left-hand side of the fairway offers the best angle to approach a sloping green guarded by bunkers on either side, but that brings a large fairway bunker into play.

14th, 580 yards, par 5: A dogleg right and a climb to the green which makes it reachable for very few. Pin placings can greatly add to the degree of difficulty.

15th, 397 yards, par 4: With the rough brought in it is often a fairway wood or even iron off the tee, while the green is well-guarded.

16th, 403 yards, par 4: Again a driver is not really needed unless it is playing into a strong wind. The green slopes from right to left and is framed by big Cypress trees left and right.

17th, 208 yards, par 3: Remembered for Tom Watson's chip-in birdie during his 1982 duel with Jack Nicklaus and for the long iron with which Nicklaus hit the pin 10 years earlier. Hourglass-shaped green is difficult to hold.

18th, 543 yards, par 5: Curling left along the Pacific coastline, the drive is across the rocks and ideally left of the tree in the fairway, but only the brave think of going for the green in two, especially with the title on the line.

Betting previews

US Open specials

Selections as big as 350/1 in the first-round leader market make up part of our specials preview.

US Open outright

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele spearhead a five-pronged attack on the outright market.

Podcast

Ben Coley and Alex Perry talk US Open as the build-up to Pebble Beach continues, with European Tour player Matthew Southgate on the line to offer his verdict.

Alex Perry and Ben Coley chat US Open with guest Matthew Southgate
Alex Perry and Ben Coley chat US Open with guest Matthew Southgate

Latest odds

Sky Bet make Brooks Koepka their 13/2 favourite as he goes in search of a remarkable fifth major championship.

Despite lacking course experience and performing below his best in the Canadian Open, Koepka heads the market from Dustin Johnson, a two-time course winner who blew a big lead in the 2010 US Open and is 15/2.

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are also prominent - click here for the latest prices.

Sky Bet are paying 10 places on each-way bets
Sky Bet are paying 10 places on each-way bets - click the image for the latest odds

Request-A-Bet

Sky Bet have priced up two #RequestABet specials relating to this week's selections.

40/1 - Bubba Watson to miss the cut, Chez Reavie top-20 and ties, Rob Oppenheim to make the cut

150/1 - Patrick Cantlay top five and ties, Xander Schauffele top 10 and ties, Webb Simpson top 20 and ties, Kevin Na top 30 and ties, Branden Grace top 40 and ties

Tee-times and key groups

  • USA unless stated, (a) denotes amateur

Final round (BST)

15:21 Michael Thorbjornsen (a)

15:32 Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Justin Walters (SA)

15:43 Cameron Smith (Aus), Chip McDaniel

15:54 Charlie Danielson, Luke Donald (Eng)

16:05 Kyle Stanley, Zach Johnson

16:16 Kevin Kisner, Andy Pope

16:27 Marcus Kinhult (Swe), Brian Stuard

16:38 Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spa), Brandt Snedeker

16:49 Clement Sordet (Fra), Daniel Berger

17:00 Andrew Putnam, Adri Arnaus (Spa)

17:11 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Aaron Wise

17:22 Sepp Straka (Aut), Harris English

17:33 Phil Mickelson, Charles Howell III

17:44 Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Rory Sabbatini (Svk)

17:55 Billy Hurley III, Bryson DeChambeau

18:06 Collin Morikawa, Erik van Rooyen (SA)

18:17 Patrick Reed, Carlos Ortiz (Mex)

18:28 Paul Casey (Eng), Webb SImpson

18:39 Chandler Eaton (a), Tom Hoge

18:50 Martin Kaymer (Ger), Rhys Enoch (Wal)

19:01 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Jordan Spieth

19:12 Jason Dufner, Billy Horschel

19:23 Rickie Fowler, Alex Prugh

19:34 Nick Taylor (Can), Shane Lowry (Ire)

19:45 Haotong Li (Chn), Viktor Hovland (Nor) (a)

19:56 Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman (AUs)

20:07 Jason Day (Aus), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng)

20:18 Jim Furyk, Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng)

20:29 HIdeki Matsuyama (Jpn), Patrick Cantlay

20:40 Scott Piercy, Francesco Molinari (Ita)

20:51 Dustin Johnson, Brandon Wu (a)

21:02 Nate Lashley, Abraham Ancer (Mex)

21:13 Adam Scott (Aus), Xander Schauffele

21:24 Byeong Hun An (Kor), Matt Wallace (Eng)

21:35 Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jon Rahm

21:46 Graeme McDowell (NI), Danny Willett (Eng)

21:57 Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar

22:08 Rory McIlroy (NI), Louis Oosthuizen (SA)

22:19 Chez Reavie, Brooks Koepka

22:30 Justin Rose (Eng), Gary Woodland

Statistics and records

Multiple winners

4 Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus 3 Hale Irwin, Tiger Woods 2 Alex Smith, John McDermott, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Ralph Guldahl, Cary Middlecoff, Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Andy North, Curtis Strange, Ernie Els, Lee Janzen, Payne Stewart, Retief Goosen, Brooks Koepka

Most runner-up finishes: Phil Mickelson (6)

Oldest winner: Hale Irwin (45)

Youngest winner: John McDermott (19)

Biggest stroke play win: 15 shots (Tiger Woods, 2000)

Lowest 72-hole score: Rory McIlroy (268, 2011)

Lowest 72-score in relation to par: -16 (Rory McIlroy, 2011; Brooks Koepka, 2017)

Lowest 18-hole score: 63 (various)

Oldest player to make cut: Sam Snead (61, 1973)

Most consecutive victories: 3, Willie Anderson (1903-1905)

By the numbers

119 - This is the 119th edition of the US Open.

1895 - The year of the first tournament, won by England's Horace Rawlins.

1 - Only one player has won the US Open three years in a row, Scotland's Willie Anderson doing so from 1903 to 1905.

3 - For the first time in a major since the rankings were introduced in 1986, the pre-tournament top three - Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - all missed the cut at Erin Hills in 2017.

12 - Only three players had ever reached 12 under at any point of a US Open before 2017. The top three finished at least 12 under at Erin Hills.

15 - Tiger Woods' winning margin at Pebble Beach in 2000, a record for any major.

16 - Rory McIlroy's record under-par total when winning in 2011, which was matched by Koepka in 2017.

63 - The record low round at a US Open, shared by Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Vijay Singh, Justin Thomas and Tommy Fleetwood.

9 - Koepka's successful title defence in 2018 ended a run of nine straight first-time winners - Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Koepka.

2008 - The year Woods beat Rocco Mediate in a historic 19-hole play-off to win his third US Open, despite a fractured tibia and an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

9 - The most US Opens held at a single course, a record held by the 2016 venue Oakmont. It is due to host its 10th in 2025.

6 - Phil Mickelson has a record six runner-up finishes in the US Open, the tournament he needs to win to complete a career grand slam.

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