The third major of the 2022 golf season arrived with controversy swirling behind the scenes. However, the USGA ensured that as little wind as possible was removed from the sails of its first event as the contenders for the 2022 US Open began to take on the Country Club. It’s the first time since 1988 that a national champion will be crowned in Brookline, Mass., and some of the top contenders are playing with great momentum.
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler has put together ato enter the competition. Scheffler is aiming to become the sixth golfer to win the Masters and the US Open in the same season.
He was not, however, the favorite at the start of the tournament. That honor belonged to Rory McIlroy, who entered the field hotter than anyone after defending his RBC Canadian Open title. McIlroy has three other top 10 finishes in his four previous starts and is one of four golfers to have finished in the top 10 in three (or more) of the last five US Opens.
McIlroy made the most of his momentum by opening play at the Country Club with a 67, and after a rocky start on Friday with a double bogey on the par-4 third, he birdied on three of his last seven holes to finish with a 69 and sitting just one shot away from the head – the same position he got into back in the day. If Rory gets the job done this weekend, he’ll win his first major championship since 2014.
Collin Morikawa came out and had the best Friday ever with a 4-under 66 with a bogey-free effort over his final 14 holes of the day to take the lead on all 36 holes. Joining him to climb the leaderboard was Jon Rahm, who scored the eagle on 14 to post a 3-under 67 and sit a shot behind Morikawa alongside McIlroy, Beau Hossler, Aaron WIse and Hayden Buckley .
Meanwhile, the manentering the week, Phil Mickelson, along with a host of other stars.
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Enough talk. Here’s how you can watch as many US Opens as possible during the week. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports for live coverage throughout the year’s third major.
All times Eastern
Round 3 — Saturday, June 18
Round 3 start time: 10am
US Open Live Stream: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Round 3 coverage – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Peacock
- Featured Bands – 11 a.m. on USOpen.com, US Open mobile app
- Featured Holes (11-13) — 12 p.m. on USOpen.com, US Open mobile app
TV coverage: 12pm-8pm on NBC, fuboTV (Try for free)
Round 4 — Sunday, June 19
Round 4 start time: 9am
US Open Live Stream: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Coverage of round 4 – 9am-10am on Peacock
- Featured Bands – 10:00 a.m. on USOpen.com, US Open mobile app
- Featured Holes (11-13) – 11 a.m. on USOpen.com, US Open mobile app
First TV coverage: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on USA Network, fuboTV (Try for free)
TV coverage: 12pm-7pm on NBC, fuboTV (Try for free)