Your guide to the US Open at Brookline Country Club
The men’s US Open returns to Brookline Country Club this week for the first time since 1988, with 156 golfers competing in the 122nd edition of the championship.
Here are all the details: how to watch, key golfers, championship history and important spectator and transport information.
[ Read the Globe’s coverage of the 2022 US Open here ]
US Open 2022: the basics
Where: The Country Club, Brookline
Appointment: June 16-19
Bag: $12.5 million in 2021
Winner’s share: $2.25 million in 2021.
US Open 2022 schedule
Monday Wednesday: Training towers
Thursday: First round
Friday: Second turn
Saturday: Third round
Sunday: Fourth round
Playoffs: If necessary, it is a two-hole aggregate at the end of the final round.
How to watch the US Open 2022
• NBCUniversal (NBC, USA Network, Peacock) will provide live television coverage of all four rounds.
US Open 2022: players to watch
Justin Thomas: The former world No. 1 won the PGA Championship last month, rallying on seven shots on the final day to force a three-hole playoff, where he beat Will Zatoris.
Scottie Scheffler: The world No. 1 ranked player won the Masters in April.
Phil Mickelson: After ending his four-month hiatus to play the LIV Golf Invitational in England, Mickelson has announced he is heading to Brookline as he seeks to play in the final two majors of 2022.
Dustin Johnson: The 2016 US Open champion will be back to try and win another title despite resigning from the PGA Tour to play in the LIV Golf series.
Jon Rahm: The Spaniard is second in the world ranking. He won the US Open last year with a birdie on the last hole of the fourth round, claiming the title by one shot at Torrey Pines in California.
Colin Morikawa: Ranked No. 4, the former Cal golfer has struggled in recent weeks. He missed the cup at the Memorial, the fifth consecutive tournament in which he did not finish in the top 25.
Rory McIlroy: A fan favourite, McIlroy has won four majors, having won the US Open in 2011, the Open 2014, and a pair of PGA Championships. He also won the Deutsche Bank Championship twice (2012, 2016) at TPC Boston.
Will Zalatoris: The San Francisco native has five top-10 finishes in his eight major appearances. He lost to Thomas in the PGA playoffs last month and was a runner-up at the Masters in 2021.
Brooks Koepka: Less than two weeks after tying the knot with actress Jena Sims in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the 32-year-old Florida native will be competing at his third US Open and fifth major.
Kegan Bradley: A local favorite (he won the MIAA Golf Championship as a senior at Hopkinton High), Bradley, who won the PGA Championship in 2011, will be looking to win his second major.
The course of the US Open: The Country Club
The Country Club’s championship course is 7,264 yards and will play to a par of 35-35–70. The yardage for each lap will vary depending on course layout and conditions.
The club is a collaborative design. In 1893, the first six holes were designed by the club’s first golf committee. In 1894 three new holes were added and there was a redesign of the original six. Five years later, the club grew to 18 holes. A third nine, which is called Primrose, was designed in 1927.
The course used for championships, including the 2022 US Open, is a composite that incorporates 3½ holes from the Primrose.
The US Open spent at the Country Club
This is the fourth time the US Open has been held at the Country Club, and if history is any indication, four rounds might not be enough to determine a champion. Here’s how the previous three championships went:
Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old amateur who learned the game as a Brookline caddy and grew up opposite the course, beat pros Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff to win the title in his first attempt. .
[ Brookline resident buys Francis Ouimet’s boyhood house, with eye on renovation and preservation ]
Julius Boros won his second US Open by defeating Jacky Cupit and Arnold Palmer in an 18-hole elimination match.
After Curtis Strange and Nick Faldo finished 72 holes tied at 6-under 278, Strange shot tied 71 in an 18-hole playoff to defeat Faldo by four strokes and claim the first of his back-to-back US titles. Open.
Three things to know
· This is the 17th USGA Championship to be held at the Country Club, tied with Oakmont Country Club for second place and one behind Merion Golf Club (18). The most recent USGA event held at the Country Club was the 2013 US Amateur.
· In addition to the three events at the Country Club, Massachusetts has been the site of the US Open an additional six times, with the Myopia Hunt Club hosting the event four times (1898, 1901, 1905 and 1908). Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton was host in 1919 and Worcester Country Club had the honor in 1925.
The youngest winner was John McDermott, 19, who won in 1911. The oldest winner is Hale Irwin, who was 45 and playing on a special exemption when he won his third title, in 1990.
Future US Opens
June 15-18, 2023: The Los Angeles Country Club (north course)
June 13-16, 2024: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course #2), Village of Pinehurst, NC
June 12-15, 2025: Oakmont (Pennsylvania) Country Club
June 18-21, 2026: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, NY
June 17-20, 2027: Pebble Beach (California) Golf Links
June 15-18, 2028: To be determined
June 14-17, 2029: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course #2), Village of Pinehurst, NC
Autographs: Autographs should only be obtained from designated locations at the end of the player’s turn. Autographs on the course are not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to tees, fairways, greens and practice areas during practice and championship rounds.
Safety and Etiquette: Stay behind the gallery ropes and follow the instructions of the championship marshals. Cross the fairways only at the places designated for pedestrian crossings. Keep quiet and stand still when players are about to strike or when marshals tell you to. All mobile devices must be set to silent or vibrate at all times.
Aid stations will be located next to holes 2, 14 and 16.
Parking and transportation
Use of public transportation is encouraged by the USGA, which offers free shuttle service to and from the following MBTA stations: Forest Hills, Boston College, Cleveland Circle, and Reservoir.
There is no fan parking at Forest Hills, Boston College, Cleveland Circle or Reservoir.
The MBTA offers free parking for US Open fans and volunteers at over 100 MBTA stations. Fans are encouraged to park at one of the listed facilities and take the subway, commuter rail or bus to the Championship. Parking rules, policies and payment enforcement will remain in effect for non-US Open attendees and MBTA daily commuters.
Car park: There is no general fan parking or disabled fan parking in the immediate vicinity of the Country Club.
Carpooling : Fans can take carpool services to Larz Anderson Park. US Open carpooling and passenger drop-off will be permitted only in the designated area of Larz Anderson Park, accessible via Avon Street and located within a 10-minute walk of Gate 6.
Fans can also take carpool services to Lot X (37 A Street, Needham) where a free shuttle service will be provided to and from the Country Club.
There is no parking or staging for vehicles at either location, so pickup times will need to be coordinated accordingly. Vehicles will be directed to follow signs and parking attendants to the appropriate pick-up and drop-off location. Access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limo.
Read the special US Open section of The Globe in print on Sunday, June 12.
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