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2018 U.S. Open Golf Championship Tee Times, Pairings, TV Channel, Odds

2018 U.S. Open Golf Championship Tee Times, Pairings, TV Channel, Odds

The 2018 U.S. Open will take place from June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, for the first time since 2004. 

Coming off a walk-off eagle in last week's FedEx St. Jude Classic, newly minted world No. 1 Dustin Johnson leads a stacked field into this weekend's 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

He'd likely have been the favorite anyway, as the 2016 U.S. Open champion's combination of extremely long drives and a precise short game is nearly impossible to beat when he's got them both going. 

No golfer has ever won the U.S. Open after winning the PGA Tour event the week before, but Johnson's as good a candidate as any to put that stat to rest. Johnson is tied with Tiger Woods with 18 wins for the most on tour since 2008.

There are 12 former U.S. Open champions in the field this year. 

Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Jordan Speith headline the group. Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm are looking to hoist the U.S. Open trophy for the first time.

Elsewhere in the field, Woods has six top-25 finishes in his nine events this season, including two top-10s. 

He's looking to return to major championship glory, as the most recent of his 14 major wins came 10 years ago at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Phil Mickelson, who, at 47, still needs the U.S. Open to complete his career Grand Slam, won this year for the first time since 2013 and is running out of chances to finish the feat. He finished runner-up at this course in 2004.

 

2018 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HOW TO WATCH: 

What: The 118th U.S. Open Championship
When: Thursday, June 14th - Sunday, June 17th 
Where: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York

DAY 1 COVERAGE (Thursday, June 14):

Time/ TV Channel: 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FS1
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

DAY 2 COVERAGE (Friday, June 15):

Time/ TV Channel: 
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FS1
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

DAY 3 COVERAGE (Saturday, June 16):

Time/ TV Channel: 
11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

DAY 4 COVERAGE (Sunday, June 17):

Time/ TV Channel: 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

2018 U.S. OPEN OPEN ROUND TEE TIMES (EST), PAIRINGS:

Tee No. 1

6:45 a.m. -- Harold Varner III, Scott Piercy, Matthieu Pavon
6:56 a.m. -- Michael Putnam, Scott Gregory, Will Zalatoris
7:07 a.m. -- Brendan Steele, Chesson Hadley, Harry Ellis (a)
7:18 a.m. -- Jhonattan Vegas, Dylan Frittelli, Doug Ghim (a)
7:29 a.m. -- Louis Oosthuizen, Jimmy Walker, Justin Rose*
7:40 a.m. -- Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka*
7:51 a.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett, Ian Poulter
8:02 a.m. -- Kevin Chappell, Andrew Johnston, Daniel Berger
8:13 a.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Matt Kuchar
8:24 a.m. -- Thorbjorn Olesen, Shubankar Sharma, Patrick Rodgers
8:35 a.m. -- Lanto Griffin, Tom Lewis, Jacob Bergeron (a)
8:46 a.m. -- Kristofer Reitan (a), Luis Gagne (a), Cole Miller
8:57 a.m. -- Mickey DeMorat, Tyler Strafaci (a), Calum Hill
12:30 p.m. -- Sam Burns, Brian Gay, Dean Burmester
12:41 p.m. -- Ryan Evans, Chun An Yu (a), Wenchong Liang
12:52 p.m. -- Russel Henley Aaron Wise, Peter Uihlein
1:03 p.m. -- Tony Finau, Luke List, Gary Woodland
1:14 p.m. -- Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello
1:25 p.m. -- Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Alexander Noren
1:36 p.m. -- Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Pat Perez
1:47 p.m. -- Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson*, Tiger Woods*
1:58 p.m. -- Haotong Li, Si Woo Kim, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
2:09 p.m. -- Jason Dufner, Braden Thornberry (a), Brandt Snedeker
2:20 p.m. -- Rikuya Hoshino, Ryan Lumsden (a), James Morrison
2:31 p.m. -- Cameron Wilson, Will Grimmer (a), Philip Barbaree (a)
2:42 p.m. -- Rhett Rasmussen (a), Michael Herbert, Michael Block

Tee No. 10

6:45 a.m. -- Scott Stallings, Sebastian Munoz, Matthew Southgate
6:56 a.m. -- Trey Mullinax, Matt Parziale (a), Jason Scrivener
7:07 a.m. -- David Bransdon, Eric Axley, Tyler Duncan
7:18 a.m. -- Garrett Rank (a), Mackenzie Hughes, Aaron Baddeley
7:29 a.m. -- Alexander Levy, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay
7:40 a.m. -- Paul Casey, Satoshi Kodaira, Branden Grace
7:51 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed
8:02 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy*, Jordan Speith*, Phil Mickelson
8:13 a.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler
8:24 a.m. -- Charles Howell, Bill Haas, Charley Hoffman
8:35 a.m. -- Sungjae Im, Russell Knox, Matthew Wallace
8:46 a.m. Shintaro Ban (a), Sung Joon Park, Timothy Wilkinson
8:57 a.m. -- Dylan Meyer, Sulman Raza, Chris Naegel
12:30 p.m. -- Matthew Jones, Ryan Fox, Shota Akiyoshi
12:41 p.m. -- Paul Waring, Theo Humphrey (a), Ted Potter Jr.
12:52 p.m. -- Richy Werenski, Roberto Castro, Ollie Schniederjans
1:03 p.m. -- Noah Goodwin (a), Richie Ramsay, Kenny Perry
1:14 p.m. -- Keegan Bradley, Emiliano Grillo, Xander Schauffele
1:25 p.m. -- Lucas Glover*, Webb Simpson*, Graeme McDowell*
1:36 p.m. -- Ernie Els*, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk*
1:47 p.m. -- Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer*
1:58 p.m. -- Kevin Kisner, Ross Fisher, Adam Hadwin
2:09 p.m. -- Shane Lowrym Byeong Hun An, Chez Reavie
2:20 p.m. -- Lucas Herbert, Brian Stuard, Stewart Hagestad (a)
2:31 p.m. -- Franklin Huang (a), Sebastian Vazquez, Michael Miller
2:42 p.m. -- Christopher Babcock, Timothy Wiseman (a), David Gazzolo

*: Denotes Former U.S. Open Champion
Bold: Denotes 2018 FedEx Cup Top-10 Player

2018 U.S. OPEN TOP-10 ODDS & NOTABLES:

Odds courtesy of Bovada

Dustin Johnson: 9-1
Rory McIlroy: 14-1
Justin Thomas: 14-1
Justin Rose: 14-1
Jordan Speith: 16-1
Jason Day: 18-1
Tiger Woods: 18-1
Rickie Fowler: 18-1
Brooks Koepka: 20-1
Jon Rahm: 22-1
HIdeki Matsuyama: 28-1
Phil Mickelson: 30-1
Henrik Stenson: 33-1
Branden Grace: 33-1
Patrick Reed: 40-1
Bryson DeChambeau: 40-1
Tommy Fleetwood: 45-1

 

The Open Championship 2019: Tiger Woods is playing poorly and it's stressing us all out

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The Open Championship 2019: Tiger Woods is playing poorly and it's stressing us all out

Tiger Woods carded a front-nine five-over-par 41 during his first round of the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

It looked bad from the very beginning as he pulled an iron off the first tee into the fescue on the left and grimaced.

That's not just any "Aw shucks, I hit it in the rough" grimace. That's the grimace of a 43-year-old with a fused spine playing golf in cold, windy and rainy weather after not playing competitive golf since the U.S. Open about a month ago.

Woods said that the chilly, damp weather at Pebble Beach made it difficult for him to get loose during the U.S. Open, which would make it a fair assumption that the 15-time major winner is struggling with his back in similar weather at Royal Portrush.

But if there's anybody who can overcome physical issues on the course, it's Tiger Woods. He did, after all, win the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg. He seemed to weather the storm with a world-class par on the first after two poor shots. He had makeable birdie opportunities on the second and third holes, but missed both.

Then the squares on the scorecard came. Woods went bogey, double-bogey, bogey, par, bogey, bogey between the fifth and 10th holes. He hasn't looked particularly comfortable at any point during the round.

That reality has drawn reactions from just about everybody watching. 

It hasn't gone much better for Big Cat since. As somebody who moves the needle more than anybody else in the sport, nobody wants to watch him play like this. There's still some time left in Round 1, but things aren't looking good for Woods.

2019 Open Championship: How to watch, TV Channel, Tee Times, Groupings, Odds

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2019 Open Championship: How to watch, TV Channel, Tee Times, Groupings, Odds

For the first time in 68 years, the golfing world will convene in Northern Ireland for a major championship, as Royal Portrush Golf Club will host the 148th Open Championship.

The final major of the season will provide an unfamiliar test for players of all ranks, as many have never before played this links course nestled along the northern Irish coast.

Rory McIlroy will be competing for a major title in his home country for the first time. The world No. 3 is having one of his strongest seasons in recent memory, winning two tournaments and finishing inside the top-10 at the most recent two majors. McIlroy, looking for his first major title since 2014, is the betting favorite in Vegas (8-1). Why not win the next one on home soil?

As with any major, all eyes will be on Tiger Woods. He has never played Royal Portrush, but his three Open Championship titles illustrate that he knows how to win across the pond. Woods has not teed it up for a competitive round since last month's U.S. Open, but many will anticipate a strong showing this weekend.

World No. 1 Brooks Koepka will continue to be a favorite in every major until he proves otherwise. The bomber has won four major titles since June of 2017 and has finished no worse than runner-up in this year's three previous major championships. Although his results have fallen off since his runner-up finish at the U.S. Open last month, Koepka can never be counted out on the big stage.

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 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HOW TO WATCH:

What: The 148th Open Championship

When: Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, 21st

Where: Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern Ireland

DAY 1 COVERAGE (Thursday, July 18):

Time (ET)/TV Channel: 1:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Golf Channel)

DAY 2 COVERAGE (Friday, July 19):

Time (ET)/TV Channel: 1:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Golf Channel)

DAY 3 COVERAGE (Saturday, July 20):

Time (ET)/TV Channel: 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Golf Channel), 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

DAY 4 COVERAGE (Sunday, July 21):

Time (ET)/TV Channel: 4 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Golf Channel), 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (NBC)

All four rounds of the tournament can also be streamed online at GolfChannel.com, TheOpen.com and NBCSports.com.

2019 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND TEE TIMES (ET), GROUPINGS (ALL OFF No. 1):

1:35 a.m. -- Darren Clarke, James Sugrue (a), Charley Hoffman
1:46 a.m. -- Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway (a)
1:57 a.m. -- Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy
2:08 a.m. -- Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)
2:19 a.m. -- Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a)
2:30 a.m. -- Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam
2:41 a.m. -- Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera-Bello
2:52 a.m. -- Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace
3:03 a.m. -- Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke
3:14 a.m. -- Webb Simpson, C.T. Pan, Sergio Garcia
3:25 a.m. -- Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli
3:36 a.m. -- Kyle Stanley, Andrew Johnston, Robert Macintyre
3:47 a.m. -- Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)
4:03 a.m. -- Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
4:14 a.m. -- Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell
4:25 a.m. -- Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger
4:36 a.m. -- Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly
4:47 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners
4:58 a.m. -- Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott
5:09 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey
5:20 a.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Kisner
5:31 a.m. -- Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker
5:42 a.m. -- Luke List, Alexander Bjork, Paul Waring
5:53 a.m. -- Shugi Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert
6:04 a.m. -- Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous
6:15 a.m. -- Prom Meesawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior
6:36 a.m. -- Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, Miguel Angel Jimenez
6:47 a.m. -- Ben An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood
6:58 a.m. -- Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos
7:09 a.m. -- Stewart Cink, Rory Sabbatini, Innchoon Hwang
7:20 a.m. -- Erik Van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod
7:31 a.m. -- Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang
7:42 a.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters
7:53 a.m. -- Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen
8:04 a.m. -- Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma
8:15 a.m. -- Billy Horschel, Aaron Wise, Jazz Janewattananond
8:26 a.m. -- Jordan Spieth, Danny Willett, Marc Leishman
8:37 a.m. -- Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky
8:48 a.m. -- Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding
9:04 a.m. -- Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone
9:15 a.m. -- Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio
9:26 a.m. -- Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer
9:37 a.m. -- Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman
9:48 a.m. -- Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard
9:59 a.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley
10:10 a.m. -- Tiger Woods, Matt Wallace, Patrick Reed
10:21 a.m. -- Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar
10:32 a.m. -- Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock
10:43 a.m. -- Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez
10:54 a.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori
11:05 a.m. -- Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson
11:16 a.m. -- Gunn Charoenjul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner

2019 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOP-10 ODDS & NOTABLES (as of July 16th):

Rory McIlroy: 8-1
Brooks Koepka: 10-1
Dustin Johnson: 16-1
John Rahm: 16-1
Tiger Woods: 16-1
Justin Rose: 20-1
Francesco Molinari: 25-1
Xander Schauffele: 25-1
Henrik Stenson: 28-1
Tommy Fleetwood: 28-1
Justin Thomas: 30-1
Matt Kuchar: 30-1
Rickie Fowler: 30-1
Jordan Spieth: 35-1
Phil Mickelson: 100-1