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U.S Open Championship The third major golf tournament of the year will include 156 competitors, with the cut regarded as the most challenging.

On Thursday, June 16, the US Open for golfers will begin at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Here’s all you need to know about the men’s golf season’s third major.

When does the U.S Open Championship take place?

U.S Open Championship

The 2022 US Open begins on Thursday morning and ends on Sunday evening (June 19).

Where is the US Open held?

The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, is one of America’s oldest golf courses, having been built in the late 1800s. This will be the fourth time the US Open has been held here, the most recent being in 1988 when Curtis Strange defeated Nick Faldo in the playoffs. The Country Club also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, in which the United States defeated Europe, and the 2013 American Amateur Championship, won by Matthew Fitzpatrick, who will also compete in this year’s US Open and make several appearances. Corey Conners, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, and Bryson DeChambeau are among the other golfers.

The Country Club, a 7,254-yard par 70, boasts some of the tiniest greens these players have ever seen, averaging 4,388 square feet (the average size of a PGA Tour playing field is around 6,000 square feet).

The stealthy approach to those greens, which are typically elevated and protected by bunkers, as well as the normal U.S Open Championship  dangers of steep, fast-hitting courses and tough terrain, will be a severe challenge. Things can get a lot worse if it’s windy.

Who won the U.S Open Championship  last year?

Last year, Jon Rahm won his first professional tournament at Torrey Pines after a spectacular final nine-hole performance. Rahm is also one of the best bets to win the tournament this year, with odds of 12 to 1. At 10 to 1, Rory McIlroy, who won the Canadian Open last weekend, is the favorite.

How big is the U.S Open  ?

U.S Open Championship

This year’s US Open will feature 156 players, including recent US Open winners, Top 10 finishers from the previous tournament, recent majors winners, senior events, and career tournaments. top balance, recent winners of major PGA Tour events in recent months, best performers at recent US Open qualifying events, top golfers on the Official World Golf Ranking, and top golfers from European, Asian, African, and Australian tours.

Golfers who have signed a contract with the LIV golf tournament system, such as James Piot, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Shaun Norris, Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, Sam Horsfield, Richard Bland, Bryson DeChambeau, and Talor Gooch, may also compete, according to the American Golf Association, which runs the US Open.

Mickelson is a six-time runner-up at the US Open, an event that prevented him from completing a grand slam. He has been a member of the PGA Tour since 1992, six years before Woods. However, from 1997 to 2013, Woods won 77 first-class golf titles in the US, while Mickelson won 33.

After apologizing for blasphemy against the PGA Tour regulating organization and the rival Super Golf League arena, Mickelson retired from his club in February of this year. He also pulled out of the 86th round of the Masters, despite owning three green jackets. It’s unclear whether Mickelson will compete in the PGA Championship next month to defend his title.

Tiger Woods, who has won the tournament three times, will not be competing this year. The former world No. 1 golfer, claimed on his personal Twitter page that his body needs more time to recover to be healthier for the next big tournament. “I’m hoping to return next month. It would be fantastic if I could return soon, “Tiger Woods also chimed in.

He was forced to withdraw from the PGA Championship last month, one of the world professional golf system’s major tournaments (similar to the nature of Grand Slam tournaments in tennis).

Tiger Woods had to withdraw from the PGA Championship 2022 after the third round, marking the first time in his long career that “Super Tiger” had to withdraw in the middle of a tournament. He didn’t recover in time to play in the following major U.S. Open this time.

Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods’ agent, detailed the golfer’s issue more fully at the time: “He had pain in his foot, which made him uncomfortable during his tee shots. As a result, he opted to withdraw from the PGA Championship “.

The pain is most likely a result of Tiger Woods’ acute trauma from a terrible traffic accident in February of last year.

Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Tiger Woods’ famous colleague and former world number one, expressed his thoughts: “If it were up to me, I’d retire from the tournament in the same agony as he did. Tiger Woods is someone I’m familiar with. He is a professional individual who has put forth a lot of effort.”

After Friday’s matches, the top 60 golfers will advance to the weekend round of the US Open, making it the most challenging of the four major golf championships in terms of qualifying percentage. Only 45.5% of players reached the cut at the British Open last year, compared to 49.3% at the PGA Championship, 51.9 percent at the PGA Championship, and 61.4% at the Masters.

Prize money

Winners of the US Open get $2.25 million in prize money as well as automatic participation in the tournament for the next ten years. In addition, he will be invited to three more majors and the Players Championship over the next five years.

Those who finish in the top ten will be guaranteed a spot in next year’s competition. Golfers who finish in the top four will be invited to compete in the Masters next year.

According to the USGA, the US Open 2022 will attract a total of 9,265 golfers, counting the preliminary round, bringing the total number of players to more than 9,000 for the first time in a decade. The organizers invite applications from candidates from all around the United States and 79 other countries.