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U.S. Open: Facts, figures, television, streaming and other details

Gary Woodland, last year’s U.S. Open champion, watches his tee shot on Monday on the fourth hole during practice for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. John Minchillo/Associated Press

 

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Facts and figures for the 120th U.S. Open golf championship:

Dates: Sept. 17-20.

Site: Winged Foot GC (West).

The course: The West Course at Winged Foot was built in 1923 by A.W. Tillinghast, who was told by club founders to “give us a man-sized course.” It has been a man-sized test for the U.S. Open five times and the PGA Championship in 1997. Winged Foot is best known for the severe slopes on the greens and the deep, penalizing bunkers.

The date: The U.S. Open was to be played June 18-21 until golf was shut down for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the majors were rescheduled. It will be the first time since 1974 the U.S. Open was not held on Father’s Day.

Length: 7,477 yards.

Par: 70.

Cut: Top 60 and ties.

Playoff (if necessary): Two-hole aggregate immediately after 72 holes are completed.

Field: 144 players.

Purse: $12.5 million. Winner’s share: $2.16 million.

Defending champion: Gary Woodland.

Last year: Gary Woodland won his first major at Pebble Beach with a bold 3-wood that set up birdie on the par-5 14th, and a lob wedge off the putting surface on the par-3 17th to save par. His clutch play on the back nine carried him to a three-shot victory and

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2020/09/14/u-s-open-facts-figures-television-streaming-and-other-details/

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