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2018 Quicken Loans National: Tee Times, Field, Picks, Odds, Location, Parking Information

2018 Quicken Loans National: Tee Times, Field, Picks, Odds, Location, Parking Information

Tiger Woods is back.

He'll make his first start in the DMV since 2015 with this week's Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, which is hosting for the second consecutive year.

This year's field includes two-time champ Woods, World Number 8 Rickie Fowler, 2016 PGA Champion Jimmy Walker, and some local players including 2016 champ Billy Hurley III and Tour rookie Denny McCarthy. Other past winners playing this week are Nick Watney (2011), Bill Haas (2013), Troy Merritt (2015), and defending champion Kyle Stanley (2017).

The PGA Tour's season is winding down as this week marks the 36th of 45 regular season events before the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin in August.

What does that mean for this week? Many of the players you will see in this field are trying to stay in or get to the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings by the end of the reular season (August's Wyndham Championship). This guarantees them full-time PGA Tour playing privileges for next season. Players who finish outside this number get only limited playing privileges on the Tour, so there is much at stake. Last year, Stanley went from 38th in the standings to 14th with the win, while Johnson Wagner finished tied for 5th and moved from 140th to 121st.

There are also a few spots available this week to the top four highest finishers who are not already qualified for the British Open, the season's third of four major championships which takes place in Carnoustie, Scotland next month.

Back to home, the QL National is the closest tournament on the PGA Tour for residents of the DMV area to attend. It's also hosted by Tiger Woods and it benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Last year Kyle Stanley beat Charles Howell III in a playoff for his second career PGA Tour win.

2018 Quicken Loans National Information:

What: The 12th Quicken Loans National golf tournament
When: Thursday, June 28- Sunday, July 1, 2018
Where: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
TV Channel: Golf Channel, CBS Sports
Livestream: TBA

2018 Quicken Loads National Pairings: Thursday, June 28

THURSDAY: Off No. 1 tee
7:20 a.m.: Kevin Tway, Dominic Bozzelli, Tyler Duncan
7:32 a.m.: David Hearn, Trey Mullinax, Martin Piller
7:44 a.m.: Sung Kang, Cameron Percy, Corey Conners
7:56 a.m.: Brian Stuard, David Lingmerth, Kevin Na
8:08 a.m.: Chris Stroud, Peter Malnati, Charles Howell III
8:20 a.m.: Ryan Armour, Si Woo Kim, Brian Gay
8:32 a.m.: Ricky Barnes, Tom Hoge, Abraham Ancer
8:44 a.m.: J.J. Henry, Rory Sabbatini, Anirban Lahiri
8:56 a.m.: Martin Laird, Tim Herron, Patrick Rodgers
9:08 a.m.: Bronson Burgoon, Denny McCarthy, Lanto Griffin
12:20 p.m.: Kevin Streelman, C.T. Pan, Michael Kim
12:32 p.m.: Jamie Lovemark, Tyrone Van Aswegen, Blayne Barber
12:44 p.m.: Johnson Wagner, Ryan Palmer, Joaquin Niemann
12:56 p.m.: Ted Potter, Jr., Aaron Baddeley, James Hahn
1:08 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Chesson Hadley
1:20 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Bill Haas, Tiger Woods
1:32 p.m.: Troy Merritt, Harris English, J.J. Spaun
1:44 p.m.: Scott Brown, Jason Kokrak, Kelly Kraft
1:56 p.m.: Rob Oppenheim, Nicholas Lindheim, Doug Ghim
2:08 p.m.: Jonathan Randolph, Ben Silverman, Xinjun Zhang

THURSDAY: Off No. 10 tee
7:20 a.m.: Alex Cejka, Whee Kim, Brandon Harkins
7:32 a.m.: Robert Streb, Derek Fathauer, J.T. Poston
7:44 a.m.: Ben Crane, Chad Campbell, Shawn Stefani
7:56 a.m.: Andrew Landry, Rod Pampling, Francesco Molinari
8:08 a.m.: Kyle Stanley, Billy Hurley III, Nick Watney
8:20 a.m.: Billy Horschel, Jimmy Walker, Stewart Cink
8:32 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Robert Garrigus, Sam Saunders
8:44 a.m.: J.B. Holmes, Ollie Schniederjans, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
8:56 a.m.: Sam Ryder, Adam Schenk, Doc Redman
9:08 a.m.: Roberto Díaz, Andrew Yun, Dylan Meyer
12:20 p.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Byeong Hun An, Andrew Putnam
12:32 p.m.: Nick Taylor, Beau Hossler, Richy Werenski
12:44 p.m.: John Huh, Daniel Summerhays, Harold Varner III
12:56 p.m.: Jonas Blixt, Adam Hadwin, Cody Gribble
1:08 p.m.: D.A. Points, Fabián Gómez, Matt Every
1:20 p.m.: Danny Lee, Keith Mitchell, Seamus Power
1:32 p.m.: Matt Jones, Jason Gore, Martin Flores
1:44 p.m.: Michael Thompson, Zac Blair, Ryan Blaum
1:56 p.m.: Joel Dahmen, Ethan Tracy, Stephan Jaeger
2:08 p.m.: Talor Gooch, Tom Lovelady, Kristoffer Ventura

2018 Quicken Loads National Pairings: Friday, June 29 

FRIDAY: Off No. 1 tee

7:20 a.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Byeong Hun An, Andrew Putnam
7:32 a.m.: Nick Taylor, Beau Hossler, Richy Werenski
7:44 a.m.: John Huh, Daniel Summerhays, Harold Varner III
7:56 a.m.: Jonas Blixt, Adam Hadwin, Cody Gribble
8:08 a.m.: D.A. Points, Fabián Gómez, Matt Every
8:20 a.m.: Danny Lee, Keith Mitchell, Seamus Power
8:32 a.m.: Matt Jones, Jason Gore, Martin Flores
8:44 a.m.: Michael Thompson, Zac Blair, Ryan Blaum
8:56 a.m.: Joel Dahmen, Ethan Tracy, Stephan Jaeger
9:08 a.m.: Talor Gooch, Tom Lovelady, Kristoffer Ventura
12:20 p.m.: Alex Cejka, Whee Kim, Brandon Harkins
12:32 p.m.: Robert Streb, Derek Fathauer, J.T. Poston
12:44 p.m.: Ben Crane, Chad Campbell, Shawn Stefani
12:56 p.m.: Andrew Landry, Rod Pampling, Francesco Molinari
1:08 p.m.: Kyle Stanley, Billy Hurley III, Nick Watney
1:20 p.m.: Billy Horschel, Jimmy Walker, Stewart Cink
1:32 p.m.: Scott Stallings, Robert Garrigus, Sam Saunders
1:44 p.m.: J.B. Holmes, Ollie Schniederjans, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
1:56 p.m.: Sam Ryder, Adam Schenk, Doc Redman
2:08 p.m.: Roberto Díaz, Andrew Yun, Dylan Meyer

FRIDAY: Off No. 10 tee

7:20 a.m.: Kevin Streelman, C.T. Pan, Michael Kim
7:32 a.m.: Jamie Lovemark, Tyrone Van Aswegen, Blayne Barber
7:44 a.m.: Johnson Wagner, Ryan Palmer, Joaquin Niemann
7:56 a.m.: Ted Potter, Jr., Aaron Baddeley, James Hahn
8:08 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Chesson Hadley
8:20 a.m.: Marc Leishman, Bill Haas, Tiger Woods
8:32 a.m.: Troy Merritt, Harris English, J.J. Spaun
8:44 a.m.: Scott Brown, Jason Kokrak, Kelly Kraft
8:56 a.m.: Rob Oppenheim, Nicholas Lindheim, Doug Ghim
9:08 a.m.: Jonathan Randolph, Ben Silverman, Xinjun Zhang
12:20 p.m.: Kevin Tway, Dominic Bozzelli, Tyler Duncan
12:32 p.m.: David Hearn, Trey Mullinax, Martin Piller
12:44 p.m.: Sung Kang, Cameron Percy, Corey Conners
12:56 p.m.: Brian Stuard, David Lingmerth, Kevin Na
1:08 p.m.: Chris Stroud, Peter Malnati, Charles Howell III
1:20 p.m.: Ryan Armour, Si Woo Kim, Brian Gay
1:32 p.m.: Ricky Barnes, Tom Hoge, Abraham Ancer
1:44 p.m.: J.J. Henry, Rory Sabbatini, Anirban Lahiri
1:56 p.m.: Martin Laird, Tim Herron, Patrick Rodgers
2:08 p.m.: Bronson Burgoon, Denny McCarthy, Lanto Griffin

 

2018 Quicken Loans National Odds, Betting Information:

DraftKings and FanDuel have tournaments open for the Quicken Loans National, as does GolfChannel.com's Fantasy Golf game.

Rickie Fowler just barely clipped Tiger Woods as the betting favorite, with 13-2 odds.

Tiger Woods, who is in the midst of a relatively strong season though still looking for a win, has 12-1 odds of winning. And lastly, you have Marc Leishman, who tied for 5th here last year at 18-1 and defending champ Kyle Stanley at 20-1. Stanley made it to a three-man playoff after holding the 54-hole lead earlier this month at The Memorial.

2018 Quicken Loans National Betting Favorites

Rickie Fowler: 13-2
Tiger Woods: 12-1
Marc Leishman 18-1
Kyle Stanley 20-1
Francesco Molinari 20-1
Beau Hossler 28-1
Charles Howell III 28-1
JB Holmes 28-1
Kevin Na 33-1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 33-1

2018 Quicken Loans National Parking & Ticket Information

Parking: Rock Springs Parking Lot, 6720 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 2081

General Grounds Pricing:

  • $20: Pro-Am Ticket (Wednesday)
  • $39: Competition Round Ticket (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Kids 15 and under: Free with a ticketed adult (Tickets can be redeemed at the box office.)

Tickets: Full pricing options and purchase

NBC Sports Washington's Live Coverage

NBC Sports Washington will have live coverage from the Quicken Loans National at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with "Live at the Quicken Loans National," hosted by Rob Carlin.

2018 Quicken Loans National Field: 

The field for the 2018 Quicken Loans National features 120 golfers.

Byeong Hun An
Abraham Ancer
Kiradech Aphibarnrat*
Ryan Armour
Aaron Baddeley
Blayne Barber
Zac Blair
Ryan Blaum
Jonas Blixt
Dominic Bozzelli
Scott Brown
Bronson Burgoon
Chad Campbell
Alex Cejka
Stewart Cink
Corey Conners
Ben Crane
Joel Dahmen
Tyler Duncan
Harris English
Matt Every
Derek Fathauer
Martin Flores
Rickie Fowler
Robert Garrigus
Brian Gay
Doug Ghim*
Fabián Gómez
Talor Gooch
Jason Gore*
Cody Gribble
Lanto Griffin*
Bill Haas
Chesson Hadley
Adam Hadwin
James Hahn
Brandon Harkins
David Hearn
J.J. Henry
Tom Hoge
J.B. Holmes
Billy Horschel
Beau Hossler
Charles Howell III
Mackenzie Hughes
John Huh
Billy Hurley III
Stephan Jaeger
Matt Jones
Sung Kang
Michael Kim
Si Woo Kim
Whee Kim
Jason Kokrak
Kelly Kraft
Anirban Lahiri
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
Danny Lee
Marc Leishman
Nicholas Lindheim
David Lingmerth
Tom Lovelady
Jamie Lovemark
Hunter Mahan
Peter Malnati
Ben Martin
Denny McCarthy
Troy Merritt
Dylan Meyer*
Keith Mitchell
Francesco Molinari
Trey Mullinax
Kevin Na
Joaquin Niemann*
Geoff Ogilvy
Rob Oppenheim
Ryan Palmer
Rod Pampling
C.T. Pan
Cameron Percy
Martin Piller
D.A. Points
J.T. Poston
Ted Potter, Jr.
Seamus Power
Andrew Putnam
Jonathan Randolph
Doc Redman
Patrick Rodgers
Sam Ryder
Rory Sabbatini
Sam Saunders
Adam Schenk
Ollie Schniederjans
Ben Silverman
J.J. Spaun
Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Shawn Stefani
Robert Streb
Kevin Streelman
Chris Stroud
Brian Stuard
Nick Taylor
Michael Thompson
Ethan Tracy
Kevin Tway
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Harold Varner III
Kristoffer Ventura*
Johnson Wagner
Jimmy Walker
Nick Watney
Richy Werenski
Gary Woodland
Tiger Woods
Andrew Yun*
Xinjun Zhang

*Denotes Exemption

 

2019 U.S. Open Championship: TV Channel, Tee Times, Groupings, Odds

2019 U.S. Open Championship: TV Channel, Tee Times, Groupings, Odds

The golfing world will descend on Pebble Beach Golf Links this week for the third major championship of the year, as the best players in the world will compete for the 2019 U.S. Open title.

The course will host the championship for the first time since 2010 and the sixth time in its history.

The biggest storyline this week is whether World No. 1 Brooks Koepka, who has won four majors since June of 2017, can win his third consecutive U.S. Open title. Unsurprisingly, the bomber enters as the favorite (15-2) in Vegas this week.

All eyes will also be on Tiger Woods, as he continues to chase Jack Nicklaus and his 18 major titles. Many will recall Tiger’s 15-shot U.S. Open victory at Pebble Beach in 2000, but he has not played a competitive round at Pebble Beach since 2012. Woods is in good form though, finishing in a tie for ninth at The Memorial Tournament two weeks ago.

As with every June, Phil Mickelson will try to achieve the coveted Career Grand Slam. The U.S. Open is the only major championship that Lefty has not won. Adding to the excitement is the fact that he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in February. Could this finally be the year?

With many other tantalizing storylines and plenty of golfers with a realistic chance to win this week, sit back, relax and watch as many hours of golf as you can:

2019 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HOW TO WATCH:

What: The 119th U.S. Open Championship

When: Thursday, June 13th – Sunday, June 16th

Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California

DAY 1 COVERAGE (Thursday, June 13):

Time (EST)/ TV Channel: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m./ FS1, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m./ FOX

DAY 2 COVERAGE (Friday, June 14):

Time (EST)/ TV Channel: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m./ FS1, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m./ FOX

DAY 3 COVERAGE (Saturday, June 15):

Time (EST)/ TV Channel: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m./ FOX

DAY 4 COVERAGE (Sunday, June 16):

Time (EST)/ TV Channel: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m./ FOX

2019 U.S. OPEN FIRST ROUND TEE TIMES (EST), PAIRINGS:

Tee No. 1

9:45 a.m. -- Sam Saunders, Carlos Ortiz, Marcus Fraser
9:56 a.m. -- Scott Piercy, Erik Van Rooyen, Chan An Yu (a)
10:07 a.m. -- Ryan Fox, Thorbjorn Oleson, Emiliano Grillo
10:18 a.m. -- Scottie Scheffler, Matt Parziale (a), Nick Taylor
10:29 a.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Jovan Rebula (a), Jason Dufner
10:40 a.m. -- Haotong Li, Bubba Watson, J.B. Holmes
10:51 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els
11:02 a.m. -- Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
11:13 a.m. -- Shane Lowry, Tyrell Hatton, Gary Woodland
11:24 a.m. -- Cameron Smith, Matthew Wallace, Xander Schauffele
11:35 a.m. -- C.T. Pan, Abraham Ancer, Brandon Wu (a)
11:46 a.m. -- Chan Kim, Justin Walters, Harris English
11:57 a.m. -- Nick Hardy, Noah Norton (a), Andreas Halvorsen
3:30 p.m. -- Rory Sabbatini, Sam Horsfield, Roberto Castro
3:41 p.m. -- Cameron Young (a), Marcus Kinhult, Brian Stuard
3:52 p.m. -- Luke Guthrie, Joseph Bramlett,  Charlie Danielson
4:03 p.m. -- Austin Eckroat (A), Alexander Noren, Charles Howell III
4:14 p.m. -- Thomas Pieters, Chesson Hadley, Stewart Hagestad (a)
4:25 p.m. -- Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
4:36 p.m. -- Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Keith Mitchell, Shugo Imahira
4:47 p.m. -- Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland (a), Brooks Koepka
4:58 p.m. -- Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter
5:09 p.m. -- Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods
5:20 p.m. -- Daniel Berger, Matthew Jones, Kodai Ichihara
5:31 p.m. -- Matthieu Pavon, Chandler Eaton (a), Callum Tarren
5:42 p.m. -- Eric Dietrich, Guillermo Pereira, Brett Drewitt

Tee No. 10
9:45 a.m. -- Luis Gagne (a), Sepp Straka, Julian Etulain
9:56 a.m. -- Dean Burmester, Bern Wiesberger, Kyounghoon Lee
10:07 a.m. -- Clement Sordet, Tom Hoge, Adri Arnaus
10:18 a.m. -- Brian Davis, Kevin O'Connell, Billy Hurley III
10:29 a.m. -- Brendon Todd, Luke Donald, Mike Weir
10:40 a.m. -- Kyle Stanley, Billy Horschel, Danny Willett
10:51 a.m. -- Jon Rahm, Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy
11:02 a.m. -- Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Bryson Dechambeau
11:13 a.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
11:24 a.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood
11:35 a.m. -- Jhonattan Vegas, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen
11:46 a.m. -- Rob Oppenheim, Rhys Enoch, Richard Lee
11:57 a.m. -- Andy Pope, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Nuamec
3:30 p.m. -- Nathan Lashley, Renato Paratore, Lee Slattery
3:41 p.m. -- Joel Dahmen, Collin Morikawa, Aaron Wise
3:52 p.m. -- Merrick Bremner, Chip McDaniel, Cody Gribble
4:03 p.m. -- Michael Thorbjornsen (a), Chez Reavie, David Toms
4:14 p.m. -- Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Na, Keegan Bradley
4:25 p.m. -- Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker
4:36 p.m. -- Luke List, Lucas Bjerregaard, Branden Grace
4:47 p.m. -- Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar
4:58 p.m. -- Byeong Hun An, Devon Bling (a), Matthew Fitzpatrick
5:09 p.m. -- Justin Harding, Aaron Baddeley, Andrew Putnam
5:20 p.m. -- Ollie Schniederjans, Mikumu Horikawa, Anirban Lahiri
5:31 p.m. -- Daniel Hillier (a), Alex Prugh, Zac Blair
5:42 p.m. -- Hayden Shieh, Spencer Tibbits (a), Connor Arendell

2019 U.S. OPEN TOP-10 ODDS & NOTABLES (as of June 11th):

Brooks Koepka: 15-2
Dustin Johnson: 8-1
Rory McIlroy: 8-1
Tiger Woods: 9-1
Jordan Spieth: 16-1
Patrick Cantlay: 16-1
Justin Rose: 22-1
John Rahm: 25-1
Rickie Fowler: 25-1
Xander Schauffele 25-1
Justin Thomas: 28-1
Jason Day: 28-1
Adam Scott: 33-1
Tommy Fleetwood: 35-1
Matt Kuchar: 45-1
Phil Mickelson: 50-1
Sergio Garcia 75-1
Bubba Watson 80-1

 

 

 

Why is the PGA Championship in May? A 2019 preview

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Why is the PGA Championship in May? A 2019 preview

The 2019 PGA Championship has been moved up in the PGA's calendar in an attempt finish the season earlier. The tournament has been contested in August since 1972, and the 101st installment of the event will be the first to take place in May since 1949.

When is the 2019 PGA Championship?

The tournament tees off on Thursday, May 16 with the final round taking place on Sunday, May 19. 

Why was the 2019 PGA Championship moved to May?

A couple of reasons factored into this decision. Every fourth year, the date needed to be shifted to account for the Summer Olympics. Shifting to May avoids having to make this quadrennial tweak. The switch also allows the FedEx Cup Playoffs to begin and end earlier, such that the Sunday rounds of those tournaments do no have to compete with NFL Sundays.

Where is the 2019 PGA Championship being played?

The tournament will be played at Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, New York, for the first time in its history. This course has hosted two majors in the past -- the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009 (won by Tiger Woods and Lucas Glover, respectively).

Where can you watch the 2019 PGA Championship?

You can watch the tournament live on both TNT and CBS. Here is the breakdown of which parts of the tournament will be on which network:

First Round, Thursday, May 16: 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. on TNT

Second Round, Friday, May 17: 1:00 to 7:30 p.m. on TNT

Third Round, Saturday, May 18: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on TNT, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on CBS

Fourth Round, Sunday, May 19: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on TNT, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on CBS


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