US Open Golf 2013 Live Stream: Online Viewing Info and More

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US Open Golf 2013 Live Stream: Online Viewing Info and More
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There are plenty of live stream options to enhance our viewing pleasure of what is shaping up to be a soggy 113th U.S. Open. 

Heavy rains flooded the Merion Golf Club early in the week, and according to Weather.com, there is rain and thunderstorms on the way. 

Given this, there is a good chance that play will be suspended on an occasion or two during this tournament. So, there could be a Monday finish for the year's second major.

If that happens, it will throw off the entire live stream schedule I've provided below. However, I've also supplied the links to the three different sites providing the stream, and I'm sure they'll post updated scheduling information should it be needed.

Below the stream info, I'll break down the title chances of three favorites. 


Live Stream

*For scheduling information and links to the stream check USOpen.comWatchESPN and NBC Sports Live Extra.


Round 1 Live Stream Information

Start Time (ET) Event Service(s)
7:11 a.m. ET Marquee Group 1 USOpen.com
9 a.m.  Live Holes 11 & 18 WatchESPN
9 a.m.  Round 1 Coverage - Part 1  WatchESPN (restrictions apply)
9 a.m. Marquee Group WatchESPN
1:14 p.m. Marquee Group 2 USOpen.com
3 p.m.  Round 1 Coverage NBC Sports Live Extra
5 p.m.  Round 1 Coverage - Part 2 WatchESPN (restrictions apply)

 

Round 2 Live Stream Information

Start Time (ET) Event Service(s)
7:44 a.m.  Marquee Group 1 USOpen.com
8:30 a.m.  Live Holes 11 & 18 WatchESPN
8:30 a.m. Round 2 Coverage - Part 1  WatchESPN (restrictions apply)
9 a.m. Marquee Group 2 WatchESPN
12:41 p.m. Marquee Group 2 USOpen.com
3 p.m.  Round 2 Coverage NBC Sports Live Extra
5 p.m.  Round 2 Coverage - Part 2 WatchESPN (restrictions apply)

 

Round 3 Live Stream Information

Start Time (ET) Event Service(s)
12 p.m. Marquee Group  USOpen.com
1:30 p.m.  Round 3 Coverage NBC Sports Live Extra

 

Round 4 Live Stream Information

Start Time (ET) Event Service(s)
12 p.m. Marquee Group USOpen.com
1:30 p.m.  Round 4 Coverage NBC Sports Live Extra

 

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*Odds according to VegasInsider.com on June 12. All stats via PGATour.com.

Tiger Woods, 4/1

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Is this the tournament where Tiger Woods finally notches major No. 15? He certainly seems to be on the verge of ending his five-year drought. Fox Sports colorfully marked his dubious anniversary: 

Woods has won three of his past five tournaments.

However, his last time out, at the Memorial, he finished a season-worst 65th. The culprit for his shoddy finish is easy to pinpoint: his putting.

Tiger finished the Memorial with -1.190 strokes gained-putting. Not even Woods can succeed when blowing that many putts. The trends are not all bad for Tiger, however. 

He's posted his best mark in driving accuracy for the year in each of his last two tournaments, and hitting fairways is going to be essential at Merion

Overall, Tiger's had a great year putting, so I expect him to be solid with the flat iron at Merion. It would be a surprise if he was at least not in contention. 

 

Matt Kuchar, 20/1

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Matt Kuchar is on fire. He won the Memorial in his last start, and he was runner-up at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. 

Even for the ultra-consistent Kuchar, this is a fabulous stretch. Also, the win at the Memorial was his second of the year. This is the first time in his career he's notched multiple PGA wins in a season.

Kuchar is a savvy player who knows how to manage a course, and that is going to be key at Merion. However, he is not the most accurate driver. 

This doomed him at the Players in one of his only lackluster starts of the year. He finished in 48th after hitting 53.6 percent of his fairways.

However, there is little doubt that Kuchar will limit his accuracy woes of the tee with plenty of irons. 

As this tweet by the U.S. Open tells us, Kuchar knows he'll have to be strong off the tee...and everywhere else: 

Of course, great putting can make up for some deficiencies in any game, and Kuchar has been putting unbelievably. He's finished with at least 1.316 strokes gained-putting in his last two tournaments. 

 

Phil Mickelson, 20/1

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Phil Mickelson is another veteran who has been rolling the rock. He's finished his last three tournaments with at least .856 strokes gained-putting. 

For the most part, this has pushed him up the leaderboards. He has a third and a second in that span, with the second coming last week at the St. Jude Classic. 

Of course, sandwiched between those two starts, he missed the cut at the Players.

Mickelson got into trouble at that tournament because he couldn't put it consistently in the fairway. He finished there hitting just 50 percent of his fairways, and he's only hitting 53.8 percent for the year.

The four-time major champ has never won the U.S. Open, and that lack of accuracy off the tee is at the heart of most of his problems. 

I'd be surprised if Mickelson contends at this tournament, but he's proved me wrong plenty of times in the past. 

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