^[livestreams@]US Open Golf Tournament 2022 Live Free online 16 June 2022
[[LIVESTREAM@@Golf]] US Open Golf Tournament 2022 Live Free online 16 June 2022
Who will win the 122nd U.S. Open? Our experts dive into all the twists and turns of the year's third major
“I’m struggling with how this is good for the game,” Mike Whan said of the Saudi-backed rival series that has lured aging stars like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson with big paydays.
Golf's civil war lends extra edge to the third major of the year
BROOKLINE, Mass. — Since last week, when multiple top golfers exposed a schism in the men’s professional game by spurning the established PGA Tour to join the upstart, Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit, the sport has been waiting for its power brokers to weigh in.
The biggest prizes in golf, the events that shape legacies, generate top sponsorship dollars and are marked on every player’s calendar, are the major ⛳championships: the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the P.G.A. Championship. But none of those four events are governed by a professional tour, be it old or new. They are overseen by four distinct entities sometimes described as the four families of golf (insert organized crime joke here).
These organizations are now the linchpins in the battle over the future of men’s pro golf. When the PGA Tour retaliated last week by suspending 17 players who had aligned with LIV Golf, the looming question was whether the ⛳major championships’ chieftains from Augusta National Golf Club (the Masters), the United States Golf Association (the U.S. Open), the R&A (the British Open) and the PGA of America (the P.G.A. Championship) would choose a side. Since they have long been allied with the recognized tours in the United States and Europe, would they snub the alternative LIV Golf Invitational series and exclude its players from their events?
On Wednesday, there was a partial answer and it could not have comforted renowned players like Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin ⛳Johnson, who have insisted they can still play the major tournaments while accepting the hundreds of millions of dollars being doled out by LIV Golf, whose major shareholder is the Private Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
While all LIV Golf-affiliated players who had already qualified for this week’s U.S. Open at the Country Club outside Boston have been welcomed, Mike Whan, the U.S.G.A. chief executive, said on Wednesday that his organization would consider ways that could make it more difficult for LIV Golf players to compete in the event in the future.
⛳Whan was asked if he could see a situation in which the LIV Golf players would find it “harder and harder” to get into the U.S. Open.
“Yes,” he answered.
⛳Asked to elaborate, Whan said: “Could I foresee a day? Yeah, I could foresee a day.”
Tournament dates: Thursday, June 16 - Sunday, June 19
Start times (Thu & Fri): 6.45am ET / 3.45am PT / 11.45am BST / 8.45pm AEST
Venue: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
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⛳U.S. Open basics
What: 2022 U.S. Open
Where: The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
When: Thursday-Sunday, June 16-19
Purse: $12.5 million, $2.25 million winner’s share (2021 figures)
Last year’s champion: Jon Rahm
⛳How to watch the U.S. Open on TV
You can watch the 2022 U.S. Open on TV via NBC and USA. USA will air early coverage of the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday and the final round on Sunday. NBC will air the primary broadcasts for each round beginning in the afternoon.
Here’s the full U.S. Open TV schedule (all times ET):
Thursday, June 16: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (USA); 2-5 p.m. (NBC); 5-7 p.m. (USA)
Friday, June 17: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (USA); 4-7 p.m. (NBC)
Saturday, June 18: 12-8 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, June 19: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (USA); 12-7 p.m. (NBC)
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The 2022 U.S. Open is fast approaching its start, so everyone in the golf world is left asking one key question: Who are you picking to win at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts? A tremendous field headlines the third major of the year as the list features most of the best professionals in the world. The U.S. Open should be an epic ride from Thursday's first round onward as the USGA returns to this site for the first time since 1988.
This year's U.S. Open may have a massive field, but there's a lot of momentum behind a finite list of names to capture the national championship. Rory McIlroy enters on a heater after defending his RBC Canadian Open title. Justin Thomas is looking to go back-to-back at majors coming off his second such title at the PGA Championship. Scottie Scheffler's play has cooled off, but he's attempting to join rarified air with a Masters-U.S. Open double. All of that is not to mention Jon Rahm hanging around and Brooks Koepka's usual dominance at this event where he's only been defeated by four golfers, combined, at U.S. Opens since 2017.
And then, of course, there is the Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson storyline. What do you do with a couple of big-time names and multiple major winners who are not playing good golf but continue to generate headlines entering a major championship? With no Tiger Woods, even more attention than usual will be on Mickelson in particular this week.
Add it all up, and it would appear that we're in for a wild U.S. Open full of unexpected twists and turns but also a lot of familiar names atop the leaderboard. Check out our full U.S. Open TV schedule and coverage guide so you do not miss a minute of the action.
So what is going to happen this week in Brookline? Let's take a look at a full set of predictions and picks from our CBS Sports experts as we attempt to project who will win and what will happen at the third major of the season. Odds via Caesars Sportsbook.
2022 U.S. Open expert picks, predictions
Kyle Porter, senior golf writer
Winner -- Justin Thomas (11-1): He's playing the best golf of his career and has paired an ever-present confidence that nobody in the world is better than him with a wisdom that can only be attained with age and experience. J.T. is one of the three best iron players on the planet, and his hot putter has translated to wins and near wins for the last two months. That's not going to change this week as he pulls even with Jordan Spieth with three career major championships.
Sleeper -- Davis Riley (60-1): Quietly playing some of the best golf in the world, Riley's swing reeks of one that could claim a U.S. Open trophy. What he does best (smash irons) is exactly what you need to do best at major championships and especially at U.S. Opens. Five straight top 20s for Riley (including the PGA Championship) that I expect him to make six.
Top 10 lock -- Brooks Koepka: I'm banking on getting U.S. Open Brooks instead of "rest of the year" Brooks. He's finished 1-1-2-T4 consecutively at this tournament and understands its rhythms perhaps better than anyone in history. Is he playing well? Not really, but he missed three of four cuts heading into last year's U.S. Open and then nearly won it.
Star who definitely won't win -- Dustin Johnson: The reasons here are multiple. The first is that he's not playing particularly great golf. He also doesn't have a win since the 2020 Masters and only has one top 10 in a PGA Tour stroke play event so far this year. Furthermore, this week has been such a circus that even D.J. has to be feeling it. He's among those spearheading the rival LIV Golf league, and though his exterior seems to be impermeable, the din has become so loud that I'm not even sure he can ignore it.
Surprise prediction -- Thomas and Rory McIlroy duel on Sunday: I don't know if it's a surprise that two of the five best golfers in the world would jab each other for one of the four most coveted titles, but the dream scenario (a redux from last weekend's Canadian Open) rarely plays out like this. It would be the perfect ending to a fortnight of madness in the golf world.
Phil Mickelson prediction -- Relevance has already passed this week: We've already heard what we will get from Mickelson this week. He's not playing good golf right now, and he's certainly not going to make the cut at a U.S. Open. He hasn't finished at the top 25 at this tournament since he nearly won in 2013.
Winner -- Patrick Cantlay (25-1): The major championship record is poor, but take out his missed cuts at the PGA Championship and The Players Championship, and Cantlay has unbelievable this year. In those 10 starts, he has a win, two playoff losses, three top-five finishes and another top 10. I love the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year when we get him on a golf course where off the tee prowess will be influential in determining the winner. He has the complete package, and it is time for him to shed the monkey off his back.
Sleeper -- Corey Conners (45-1): He was a semifinalist at the 2013 U.S. Amateur, which is nice, but the current state of the Canadian's game is tailor made for a U.S. Open. Accurate off the tee and deadly with his irons, Conners has experienced an uptick in his short-game numbers the past three months. If he can convert enough of those crucial up-and-down saves, he should be right there come Sunday.