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U.S Open Guide: All the information you need to know for the major

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U.S Open Guide: All the information you need to know for the major
U.S. OPEN FACT BOX

Site: Erin, Wis.

Course: Erin Hills

Yardage: 7,741. Par: 72.

Purse: $12 million (First prize: $2,160,000)

Defending champion: Dustin Johnson.

TV SCHEDULE

Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., FS1, 6-9 p.m., FOX

Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., FOX

Sunday: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., FOX

U.S Open Guide: All the information you need to know for the major

KEY TEE TIMES

Thursday-Friday, (First Hole-10th Hole):

8:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Brandt Snedeker, Alex Noren, Tyrrell Hatton

9:02 a.m.-2:47 p.m.

Gary Woodland, J.B. Holmes, Jason Kokrak

9:24 a.m.-3:09 p.m.

Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Branden Grace.

9:35 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Webb Simpson, Ernie Els, Lucas Glover

Thursday-Friday, (10th Hole-First Hole)

8:07 a.m.-1:52 p.m.

Charley Hoffman, Jason Dufner, Hideto Tanihara

8:51 a.m.-2:36 p.m.

Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm

9:02 a.m.-2:47 p.m.

Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher, Graeme McDowell

9:13 a.m.-2:58 p.m.

Danny Willett, Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera

9:24 a.m.-3:09 p.m.

Matt Kuchar, Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed

9:35 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson

Thursday-Friday, (First Hole-10th Hole)

2:36 p.m.-8:51 a.m.

Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia

2:47 p.m.-9:02 a.m.

Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen.

2:58 p.m.-9:13 a.m.

Jimmy Walker, Justin Thomas, Paul Casey

3:09 p.m.-9:24 a.m.

Jason Day, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy.

3:20 p.m.-9:35 a.m.

Steve Stricker, Stewart Cink, Phil Mickelson

U.S Open Guide: All the information you need to know for the major

WEATHER

Thursday

High 87, Low 63, mainly sunny, winds west 10-20 MPH

Friday

High 83, Low 63, thunderstorms, 80 percent chance

Saturday

High 84, Low 62, slight chance of thunderstorms.

Sunday

High 76, Low 56, cloudy with winds west at 15-25 MPH

NEWS PICKS

Dustin Johnson

The defending champ has Tiger-like qualities in that every time he tees it up, he has a chance to win. He’s long, his mastery of the high cut with the driver has made him lethal off the tee, his iron play is great and he putts it well. Should be motivated to play; he and his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky, just welcomed their second child. The obvious favorite here.

Jordan Spieth

He has won a U.S. Open, will never give up and may be the best clutch putter in the world. My issue with Spieth is that he always seems to throw up a double, triple or the occasional quadruple bogey to derail his round.

Rory McIlroy

We love Rory’s game, don’t like the fact that he hasn’t played a competitive round in five weeks after injuring a rib.

Rickie Fowler

Think it might be his time. Already has a win (The Honda Classic), a recent T2 (The Memorial) and is third on tour in scoring average (69.4). Fourth-round 76 derailed his hopes at this year’s Masters.

Jon Rahm

Everyone loves the Spanish bull. He’s young, just 22, hits it a mile (305 avg. off the tee), is accurate (15th in greens in regulation) and is the next Euro superstar.

Sergio Garcia/Justin Rose

Sergio finally won his elusive first major, while defeating Rose in playoff at the Masters. Can either win their second major in Wisconsin?

Hideki Matsuyama

Was on everyone’s radar in fantasy and in the majors last year. Already racked up three wins this season. Complete player

Matt Kuchar

Love seeing Kuchar on the leaderboard just so we can scream KUUUUUUCH!!! at the TV. Has the makeup for a U.S. Open champ: Unflappable.

Pat Perez

The volatile Perez already has a win and a T2 at Wells Fargo. If he can keep his famous temper in check, would love to see the stuffed shirts at the USGA hand him the trophy Sunday.

Kevin Kisner

Has been a cash machine this year, with a win and five top 10s, although may be more the picture of a PGA Championship winner than a U.S. Open winner.

Others to consider for betting or in fantasy

Jason Dufner, Justin Thomas, Thomas Pieters, Kevin Chappell, Adam Hadwin, Jimmy Walker and Graeme McDowell.

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