The 2018 US Open is set to tee off on Thursday, June 14 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. I like to tune into the final round on Sunday each year because: A) it’s Father’s Day and lying on the couch to watch golf is a total dad move, and B) the course is set up to be so difficult that the world’s greatest golfers occasionally look mortal, making a terrible golfer like me momentarily feel better about himself.
Well, Tiger Woods is back playing tournament golf again, which is fun whether you are rooting for him or against him. It’s been a decade since Tiger won his third US Open title, but he looks healthy and is again a threat.
After reclaiming the world No.1 spot with victory at the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis, Dustin Johnson is favourite going into this weekend’s 2018 US Open.
The second golf major of the year starts on Thursday at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York, and 2016 winner Johnson leads an all-star field that includes fellow Americans Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and defending champion Brooks Koepka.
European stars Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Henrik Stenson will aim to stop the Americans from winning on home soil, as will Australia’s Jason Day and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama.
Johnson is looking to make history at Shinnecock Hills by becoming the first player to take the US Open title having won the previous week. He told Sky Sports: “Why not be the first one to do it? I don’t know why it hasn’t happened but the US Open is a tough, tough place to go and win.
On June 14, athletes from all around the world will congregate in one location to take part in a famous summer competition that fans always look forward to. That’s right — golf’s U.S. Open.The season’s second major, which the United States Golf Association (USGA) describes as “golf’s ultimate test,” will take place at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y., for the fifth time.
The 2018 U.S. Open is finally upon us, and the best players in the world are set to battle it out for the trophy at historic Shinnecock Hills.
Can Tiger Woods finally put it all together and win his fourth U.S. Open title? Can World No. 1 Dustin Johnson capture his second in three years? Or will Phil Mickelson complete the career Grand Slam at last?
We are live blogging the entire first round from Shinnecock Hills beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday. Follow the along below so you don’t miss a shot.