US Open Golf: The 2020 golf major schedule may be skewed — this event was supposed to take place from June 18-21, after all. And while the U.S. Open is traditionally the third major of the season, golf fans will doubtless be glad to see the return of one of the cornerstone events of the season.
Regardless, there are plenty of interesting storylines entering this week’s competition other than what majors fall where. Chief among them is whether Dustin Johnson can continue his incredible run of success after winning the 2020 FedEx Cup playoffs, or whether another team from the field (Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods, among others) can challenge for the 2020 championship.
With that, here is everything you need to know about the 2020 U.S. Open, including a list of tee times (updated daily), the complete TV schedule, purse, odds and more.
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Dates: Sept. 17-20
TV channels: NBC, Golf Channel
Mickelson is an 80-1 long shot in the latest 2020 U.S. Open odds from William Hill. Johnson is the 8-1 favorite in this week’s PGA Tour odds, but Rahm (10-1), Thomas (14-1) and Rory McIlroy (16-1) are all on his heels and are threats to win the U.S. Open 2020. Before locking in your 2020 U.S. Open picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the latest golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been RED-HOT since the PGA Tour resumed in June. In fact, it’s up over $8,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. McClure finished profitable to open the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Northern Trust, nailing three of his best bets, including a +700 top-five bet on Daniel Berger.
He also hit a top-five bet (+1200) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, finishing up over $700 yet again on his best bets. The model was all over Dustin Johnson (8-5) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship and Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. And at the 3M Open, McClure’s best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (+1200) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (+400). Those are just some of his recent big returns.
In all, the advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend, including two of the last four. Last year at the U.S. Open, the model nailed Gary Woodland’s win entering the weekend even though he wasn’t the favorite. Anyone who has followed its golf picks has seen massive returns returns.
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NBC, which held broadcast rights for the U.S. Open from 1995-2014, will take over broadcast rights once again in 2020; Fox held the event for five years from 2015-19. NBC will split broadcast assignments for the 2020 U.S. open with the Golf Channel, with both stations broadcasting a portion of the action each day.
The 2020 U.S. Open offers myriad streaming options for viewers. Those with a cable subscription can also simulcast the action on either GolfChannel.com or NBCSports.com, depending on which station is broadcasting at the time. Alternately, viewers can view specialized coverage of the event on Peacock or USOpen.com. Another option is fuboTV, which is offering a seven-day free trial.
Woods has made the cut in his last five events, but his best finish during that span was 37th at the PGA Championship, and his putter failed him throughout the process. Woods lost approximately 0.634 strokes per round on the greens, and Winged Foot could be a serious challenge for the 44-year-old after he failed to make the cut at the 2006 U.S. Open.
Another surprise: Webb Simpson, a 28-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Simpson turned in four second-place finishes in 2019 and then upped his game in 2020, winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open and RBC Heritage in the second week of the PGA Tour’s restart.
That vaulted him into the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking, and now the No. 6 player in the world will look to contend for his second U.S. Open title. The 2012 champion has finished in the top 20 in the last two U.S. Opens. He was 18th on tour last season in driving accuracy (67.3 percent) and 11th in greens in regulation (70.8 percent).