US Open Golf 2017: how to watch online, start time, game Preview

The 2017 US Open Championship will be the 117th U.S. Open, scheduled to be played June 15–18 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, northwest of Milwaukee. This is the first U.S. Open in Wisconsin, but the state’s fifth major championship.

US open Golf 2017

US Open Golf 2017

Around Father’s Day weekend is usually when the PGA Tour crowns its second major champion of the year. Back in April, popular Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia won his first major by winning the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. This upcoming weekend is all about the 2017 US Open Championship.

The US Open is one of the four majors on the PGA Tour. Unlike the Masters, which is only played at Augusta National, the US Open always rotates it venue of choice. This year is interesting because the 117th playing of the US Open will be at a first-time location.

So where will the 2017 US Open Championship be played at this upcoming weekend? It’s on to Wisconsin, as Erin Hills will be the host site for the men’s major tournament. Erin Hills is located roughly 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

While the US Open has never been at Erin Hills, this is the fifth time a PGA Tour major will be played in Wisconsin. Three times has the PGA Championship been played at the popular Whistling Straits in Kohler (2004, 2010, 2015).

Erin Hills is still a relatively new golf course. It has only been in existence since 2006. The course and the golf club itself are heavily Irish themed. A three-leaf clover is the course’s emblem, so do expect the shamrock to be everywhere during this event’s television coverage on FOX and FS1.

US Open 2017 Schedule

Full Schedule of US Open Golf 2017

Practice rounds (June 12-14)

If you’re trying to catch some pre-action before the action, the practice rounds are the way to go. The golfers will be out from Monday, June 12, through Wednesday, June 14. The players have to option of starting from either the 10th tee or the first. Typically, players are on the course until 7 p.m.

  • Monday, June 12 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 13 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, June 14 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

U.S. Open rounds 1 and 2 (June 15 and 16)

The tournament is set to begin at 6:45 a.m. and the last groups to play are at 2:42 p.m. at both the first and tenth tee.

  • Thursday, June 15 (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
  • Friday, June 16 (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)

U.S. Open rounds 3 and 4 (June 17 and 18)

After the conclusion of the second round, the tee times will be announced for the third and fourth round. The cut for the later rounds is the top 60 players and anyone who is tied for 60th. Golfers usually tee off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and finish around 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 17 (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
  • Sunday, June 18 (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)

Playoff (June 19)

After 72 holes, if there is still a tie for the lowest score, an 18-hole playoff will be held.

  • Monday, June 19