U.S. Open Start Time
So, what time is the 2008 U.S. Golf Open Championship? We’re glad you asked. Below is a guide to this year’s U.S. Open Championship, complete with general information on the event, as well as media coverage, odds and betting trends.
Date: June 12 – 15, 2008
Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, CA
Championship Rounds 1 and 2: Thursday and Friday June 12-13 – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. both days. (Gates open at 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Championship Rounds 3 and 4: June 14 – June 15 – 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. both days. (Gates open at 7:00 a.m.)
Playoff: If there is a tie at the end of 72 holes, an 18-hole playoff would be conducted Monday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Television Coverage of U.S. Open Championship:
Thursday & Friday
10 a.m. - Noon PDT (1 - 3 p.m. EDT) on ESPN
Noon - 2 p.m. PDT (3 - 5 p.m. EDT) on NBC
2 p.m. - 7 p.m. PDT (5 - 10 p.m. EDT) on ESPN
1 - 7 p.m. PDT (4 - 10 p.m. EDT) on NBC
NOON - 6 p.m. PDT (3 - 9 p.m. EDT) on NBC
Radio Coverage: ESPN Radio will have coverage starting Thursday, June 12. (ESPN Radio will also air a U.S. Open Special on Wednesday, June 11 hosted by Mike Tirico.) XM Satellite Radio will also be airing coverage of the U.S. Open Championship starting June 9-15 on XM’s PGA Tour channel (channel 146).
Opening U.S Open Championship Odds:
U.S. Open Championship Information:
The U.S. Open Championship is always held annually in mid-June, with the final day always landing on Father’s Day. It is just one of four major championships in golf and the event always staged by the United States Golf Association. The U.S. Open is held on a variety of courses and is usually the hardest scoring even of the four main championships.
The top 15 finishers at the U.S. Open are automatically exempt from qualifying for the following year’s event. And the top eight are automatically invited to the following season’s Masters.
The 2007 winner was Angel Cabrera of Argentina, who shot a 285 (+5) at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Four players have won the event four times: Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905), Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930), Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953) and Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980).
American golfers haven’t faired well of late at the U.S. Open. A streak of four consecutive non-American winners has occurred from 2004 to 2007. It’s the first time since 1910 where an American golfer has not won the event in four consecutive years.
2007 U.S. Open Championship Results and Payouts
1. Angel Cabrera, Argentina, 285 (+5), $1,260,00 Winnings (Individual odds N/A, Field 7/2 odds to win)
2. Jim Furyk, United States, 286 (+6), $611, 336 Winnings (22/1 odds to win)
2. Tiger Woods, United States, 286 (+7), $611, 336 Winnings (5/2 odds to win)
4. Niclas Fasth, Sweden, 287 (+7), $325,923 Winnings (Individual odds N/A, Field 7/2 odds to win)
5. David Toms, United States, 289 (+9), $248,948 Winnings (Individual odds N/A, Field 7/2 odds to win)
5. Bubba Watson, United States, 289 (+9) $248, 948 Winnings (Individual odds N/A, Field 7/2 odds to win)
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