The US Open 2018 will be one of the tougher challenges on tour – if the wind blows
The US Open is traditionally the hardest of the four majors, except perhaps when the wind intervenes at The Open Championship.
But last year Brooks Koepka racked up the joint-lowest score to par, winning with a total of -16, to win his first major and tournament organisers USGA will be desperate to avoid a repeat.
The rough has been grown long at Shinnecock although with conditions forecast to be docile and fairways having been cut surprisingly generously, scoring might end up once again being low.
So here’s everything you need to know about the US Open this week.
US Open 2018 TV channel and schedule
In America, the US Open has historically bounced between a number of different broadcasters, with NBC, ABC and now Fox all showing the golf across the States.
On this side of the Atlantic, Sky Sports will rename their dedicated golf channel Sky Sports US Open for the week and have exclusive coverage of the action all the way through the Sunday’s climax.
Some of the golf will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event.
Thursday June 14: Live coverage of featured groups from 1pm-4.30pm on Sky Sports US Open; comprehensive live coverage on Sky Sports Main Event and US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am
Friday June 15: Live coverage of featured groups from 1pm-4.30pm on Sky Sports US Open; comprehensive live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6pm-12.30am)
Saturday June 16: Live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6pm-12.30am)
Sunday June 17: Live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6.30pm-12.30am)
US Open 2018 live stream
Sky Sports’ coverage means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app.
It is available to download on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
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US Open 2018 first round tee times
(All times BST)
11.45am: Harold Varner, Matthieu Pavon, Scott Piercy
11.56am: Michael Putnam, Scott Gregory, Will Zalatoris
12.07pm: Brendan Steele, Chesson Hadley, Harry Ellis
12.18pm: Jhonattan Vegas, Dylan Frittelli, Doug Ghim
12.29pm: Louis Oosthuizen, Jimmy Walker, Justin Rose
12.40pm: Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka
12.51pm: Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett, Ian Poulter
1.02pm: Kevin Chappell, Andrew Johnston, Daniel Berger
1.13pm: Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Matt Kuchar
1.24pm: Thorbjorn Olesen, Shubhankar Sharma, Patrick Rodgers
1.35pm: Lanto Griffin, Tom Lewis, Jacob Bergeron
1.46pm: Kristoffer Reitan, Luis Gagne, Cole Miller
1.57pm: Mickey DeMorat, Tyler Strafaci, Calum Hill
5.30pm: Sam Burns, Brian Gay, Dean Burmester
5.41pm: Chun An Yu, Wenchong Liang, Ryan Evans
5.52pm: Russell Henley, Aaron Wise, Peter Uihlein
6.03pm: Tony Finau, Luke List, Gary Woodland
6.14pm: Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello
6.25pm: Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Alexander Noren
6.36pm: Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Pat Perez
6.47pm: Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods
6.58pm: Haotong Li, Si Woo Kim, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
7.09pm: Jason Dufner, Braden Thornberry, Brandt Snedeker
7.20pm: Ryan Lumsden, James Morrison, Rikuyu Hoshino
7.31pm: Cameron Wilson, Will Grimmer, Philip Barbaree
7.42pm: Rhett Rasmussen, Michael Hebert, Michael Block
Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson have been paired together along with Justin Thomas
11.45am: Scott Stallings, Sebastian Munoz, Matthew Southgate
11.56am: Trey Mullinax, Matt Parziale, Jason Scrivener
12.07pm: David Bransdon, Eric Axley, Tyler Duncan
12.18pm: Garrett Rank, Mackenzie Hughes, Aaron Baddeley
12.29pm: Alexander Levy, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay
12.40pm: Paul Casey, Satoshi Kodaira, Branden Grace
12.51pm: Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed
1.02pm: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson
1.13pm: Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler
1.24pm: Charles Howell, Bill Haas, Charley Hoffman
1.35pm: Sungjae Im, Russell Knox, Matthew Wallace
1.46pm: Shintaro Ban, Sung Joon Park, Timothy Wilkinson
1.57pm: Dylan Meyer, Sulman Raza, Chris Naegel
5.30pm: Matthew Jones, Ryan Fox, Shota Akiyoshi
5.41pm: Paul Waring, Theo Humphrey, Ted Potter
5.52pm: Richy Werenski, Roberto Castro, Ollie Schniederjans
6.03pm: Noah Goodwin, Richie Ramsay, Kenny Perry
6.14pm: Keegan Bradley, Xander Schauffele, Emiliano Grillo
6.25pm: Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell
6.36pm: Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk
6.47pm: Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer
6.58pm: Kevin Kisner, Ross Fisher, Adam Hadwin
7.09pm: Shane Lowry, Chez Reavie, Byeong Hun An
7.20pm: Lucas Herbert, Brian Stuard, Stewart Hagestad
7.31pm: Franklin Huang, Poway, Sebastian Vazquez, Michael Miller
7.42pm: Christopher Babcock, Timothy Wiseman, David Gazzolo
Source : EXPRESS