2012 US Open (Golf)

US Open Golf 2012: TV and Live Stream Schedule for Round 1

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 15:  A flag on the 18th green waves in the wind during a practice round prior to the start of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 15, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Karla Villegas GamaFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2012

The U.S. Open is here, and you can't afford to miss it. So what about a complete schedule for the opening round at the San Francisco Olympic Club? It doesn't matter if you'll be at home or at the office, here's everything you need to know.

 

Television

Ten hours of golf on TV, how does that sound for round one? Don't worry about your favorite players teeing off early or late; you'll catch them, for sure!

ESPN will bring the action in two separate slots. The first one is set to be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the last, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET.

NBC will broadcast between those time slots, that's from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

Live stream

Where: USOpen.com

When: Thursday, June 14, at 10:33 a.m. ET and 4:29 p.m. ET

Will you be stuck at the office? There's light at the end of the tunnel. The tournament website will have live video. Guess which pairing they'll follow first? Yes, group number eight, starring Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson.

Then, you'll be able to catch three magnificent European golfers who are paired together in the group 35: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.

 

Playtracker

Where: USOpen.com

When: Thursday, June 14 from 11:00 a.m. ET and 11:00 p.m. ET

As if it wasn't enough, this tool will give you another perspective of the golfers performance. The playtracker will help you follow every single stat, score and trend.

 

Don't miss...

So you're all set with the TV and live stream schedule, now, whom should you follow?

Tiger Woods is a no-brainer. He won his latest tournament, The Memorial, with 9-under overall, two clear from Andrés Romero and Rory Sabbatini. Woods had a driving accuracy of 92.86 percent and hit 77.78 percent of greens in regulation.

Dustin Johnson won the St. Jude Classic last week. He was two shots off the lead and managed to shoot 4-under, 66. Oh, by the way, he hadn't played for six weeks due to a back injury.

Luke Donald has yet to win a major tournament, but he could grab his first one this week. Donald's latest victory came last May, at the BMW PGA Championship, four shots better than Justin Rose and Paul Lawrie.

Phil Mickelson may not be going through his best moment, but when we talk about majors, he knows how to come forward. The U.S. Open is the only one he hasn't won, so there's an extra incentive.

Rory McIlroy is the defending champion and everybody expects him to succeed, but he hasn't been very sharp with his game lately. He missed the cut of The PLAYERS Championship and the Memorial Tournament. Nevertheless, last week he finished tied for seventh.

Bubba Watson won The Masters to become a first-time major champion. Watson has been very consistent this season, despite missing the cut last week at The Memorial. He has finished inside the top 10 four times and sits second in greens in regulation percentage.

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