Facts you need to know about the US Open Championship

The 2019 US Open is finally here, and we cannot wait! This year’s tournament is a highlighter with top brass golfers battling it out for the trophy. This is the 13th USGA Championship that will be held at Pebble Beach. Lovers and fans of golf can follow this blog to know how and where they will be able o watch and follow the US Open Golf live.

facts you need to know about the US Open Championship

Tee times

In professional golfing, a “tee time” is the designated time that a group of pros, in groups of two or three, begin its round of golf.  When the tee time is, for instance, 11.32 at that specific time, you, or someone from your group, should be hitting the first tee shot of your round. A tee shot is the first stroke played from the teeing ground of a golf hole. Tee time help spectators and fans follow their favorite golfers. Tee times are usually posted a day before the tournament begins and will be available in the official site www.usopen.com

Course Length

Players in the US Open par for 72 holes over three days. The lengths of the previous major championships have been for the past few years 6,996 yards, par 70 and this format has been in use since 2004.

Who is the Current Champion?

The winner, American, Brooks Koepka had been the defending champion in the previous year. He is the third golfer to successfully defend a title since the Second World War after Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange.

What are the Winner Prizes?

The winner of the tournament will receive at least $2.16 million in cash money and will go home with 10 years of exemption to US Open and 5 years exemptions for British Open, PGA Tour, PGA Championship, and for the Masters as well.

How to qualify for the US Open Golf

Entry forms are available every year in the USGA website and once you ensure you have met all the requirements, fill out the form, mail it or submit it online along with the payment of the entry fees.

Late April is usually set for the deadline for entry. Therefore, for now, you can only spectate and await the next edition. To register:

  • Go to usga.com
  • Click on “championships” then select “Apply to Play” and proceed.

You should note that if you submit an application and your score fails to reach “good play,” you’ll be barred from any future applications.

There are 156 golfers in this year’s edition of the tournament.

Last Words

This blog assures its reader of live and daily highlights of the Pebble Beach action as legendary golfing names, from Tiger Woods to McDowell to Koepka will be battling it out for the ultimate American golfer award. Do not forget to Watch U.S. Open golf online for the ultimate action.

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