With the U.S. Open approaching, USA TODAY Sports sat down with Adam Scott to discuss the diverse golf course that will host the tournament: Pebble Beach.
Tiger Woods is in the hunt, Justin Rose matched Woods’ record, and they are paired together at the U.S. Open, along with Jordan Spieth, who had a mini-meltdown in the first round at Pebble Beach.
The U.S. Open got underway Thursday with four players sitting at the top of the leaderboard, until Rose birdied his final hole to top them all. Rose shot a 6-under 65 to equal Woods’ record for lowest U.S. Open round at Pebble Beach, which Tiger set during his epic win in 2000.
Woods, meanwhile, sits five strokes back of his playing partner after shooting a 1-under 70 in the first round. Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, Louis Oosthuizen and Aaron Wise are one shot behind Rose at 5 under.
Spieth ran into trouble on the par-4 eighth hole when his tee shot dropped into the water and his follow-up shot landed in the dangerous rough. He then called out his caddie on national TV and got hammered on social media.
After having an afternoon tee time for the first round, the Rose-Woods-Spieth pairing will hit the links in the morning for Round 2.
How to watch
When:Friday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. ET
Where:Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.
TV:FS1 (12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET) followed by Fox (7:30-10:30 p.m. ET).
- 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m ET — Starting on 10th hole: Francesco Molinari (-3), Brooks Koepka (-2), a-Viktor Hovland (-2); Justin Rose (-6), Jordan Spieth (+1) and Tiger Woods (-1).
- 4:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ET — Starting on 1st hole:Rory McIlroy (-3), Jon Rahm (-2) and Marc Leishman (-2); Graeme McDowell (-2) Dustin Johnson (even), Phil Mickelson (+1).
Other pairings to watch
- 11:02 a.m. ET: Matt Kuchar (-2) Adam Scott (-1) and Webb Simpson (+3) tee off starting on hole No. 1.
- 4:47 p.m. ET: Rickie Fowler (-5), Jason Day (-1) and Si Woo Kim (+5) tee off starting on the 10th hole.
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1ST TEE … Tee Times (ET) (via Golfweek)
9:45 a.m. Nathan Lashley, Renato Paratore, Lee Slattery
9:56 a.m. Joel Dahmen, Collin Morikawa, Aaron Wise
10:07 a.m. Merrick Bremner, Chip McDaniel, Cody Gribble
10:18 a.m. Michael Thorbjornsen (a), Chez Reavie, David Toms
10:29 a.m. Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Na, Keegan Bradley
10:40 a.m. Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker
10:51 a.m. Luke List, Lucas Bjerregaard, Branden Grace
11:02 a.m. Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar
11:13 a.m. Byeong Hun An, Devon Bling (a), Matthew Fitzpatrick
11:24 a.m. Justin Harding, Aaron Baddeley, Andrew Putnam
11:35 a.m. Ollie Schniederjans, Mikumu Horikawa, Anirban Lahiri
11:46 a.m. Daniel Hillier (a), Alex Prugh, Zac Blair
11:57 a.m. Hayden Shieh, Spencer Tibbits (a), Connor Arendell
3:30 p.m. Luis Gagne (a), Sepp Straka, Julian Etulain
3:41 p.m .Dean Burmester, Bernd Wiesberger, Kyounghoon Lee
3:52 p.m. Clement Sordet, Tom Hoge, Adri Arnaus
4:03 p.m. Brian Davis, Kevin O’Connell (a), Billy Hurley III
4:14 p.m. Brendon Todd, Luke Donald, Mike Weir
4:25 p.m. Kyle Stanley, Billy Horschel, Danny Willett
4:36 p.m. Jon Rahm, Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy
4:47 p.m. Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau
4:58 p.m. Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
5:09 p.m. Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood
5:20 p.m. Jhonattan Vegas, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen
5:31 p.m. Rob Oppenheim, Rhys Enoch, Richard Lee
5:42 p.m. Andy Pope, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Naumec
9:45 a.m. Rory Sabbatini, Sam Horsfield, Roberto Castro
9:56 a.m. Cameron Young (a), Marcus Kinhult, Brian Stuard
10:07 a.m. Luke Guthrie, Joseph Bramlett, Charlie Danielson
10:18 a.m. Austin Eckroat (a), Alexander Noren, Charles Howell III
10:29 a.m. Thomas Pieters, Chesson Hadley, Stewart Hagestad (a)
10:40 a.m. Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
10:51 a.m. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Keith Mitchell, Shugo Imahira
11:02 a.m. Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland (a), Brooks Koepka
11:13 a.m. Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter
11:24 a.m. Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods
11:35 a.m. Daniel Berger, Matthew Jones, Kodai Ichihara
11:46 a.m. Matthieu Pavon, Chandler Eaton (a), Callum Tarren
11:57 a.m. Eric Dietrich, Guillermo Pereira, Brett Drewitt
3:30 p.m. Sam Saunders, Carlos Ortiz, Marcus Fraser
3:41 p.m. Scott Piercy, Erik Van Rooyen, Chun An Yu (a)
3:52 p.m. Ryan Fox, Thorbjorn Olesen, Emiliano Grillo
4:03 p.m. Scottie Scheffler, Matt Parziale (a), Nick Taylor
4:14 p.m. Patton Kizzire, Jovan Rebula (a), Jason Dufner
4:25 p.m. Haotong Li, Bubba Watson, J.B. Holmes
4:36 p.m. Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els
4:47 p.m. Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
4:58 p.m. Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Gary Woodland
5:09 p.m. Cameron Smith, Matthew Wallace, Xander Schauffele
5:20 p.m. C.T. Pan, Abraham Ancer, Brandon Wu (a)
5:31 p.m. Chan Kim, Justin Walters, Harris English
5:42 p.m. Nick Hardy, Noah Norton (a), Andreas Halvorsen