The 118th U.S. Open unfolds this weekend across four days at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. It’s the fifth time the club has hosted America’s national championship.
The tournament first visited these grounds in 1896, the year of the second U.S. Open ever, and has since returned in 1986, 1995, 2004, and now 2018. The course has been a consistently challenging test for the world’s best players and should be again this year. Its fairways are about 15 yards wider than they were in ‘04, but the track is still difficult.
This year’s 156-man field includes all of the world’s best players and biggest names. It includes 12 past U.S. Open champions, with Tiger Woods headlining. Woods is playing in this event for the first time since an injury-addled effort led to him missing the cut at Chambers Bay in 2015. He seeks his first U.S. Open win (and major win of any kind) since 2008, when he beat Rocco Mediate in a dramatic playoff at Torrey Pines.
Throughout the tournament, we’ll update this post with scores, highlights, observations, and more from Shinnecock Hills.
The official leaderboard is here. We’ll update this post with scores as players filter onto the course throughout Thursday and afterward.
TV: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m ET on FS1, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
All times are Eastern. Here’s the full list, and here are some big names:
7:29 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Jimmy Walker, Justin Rose
7:40 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka
8:13 a.m.: Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Matt Kuchar
1:14 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello
1:25 p.m.: Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Alexander Noren
1:47 p.m.: Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods
7:51 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed
8:02 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson
8:13 a.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler
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
To reduce bottlenecking and get more players onto the course at ones, the USGA uses a split-tee setup on Thursday and Friday. Everyone tees off No. 1 on Saturday and Sunday, after much of the field has been cut.