The 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club is set to tee off Thursday morning, and live updates on the top golfers' scores for Day 1 can be found right here.
Will Tiger Woods shake off his ugly performance at the Memorial from two weeks ago and prove that he's ready to end his five-year major drought? Is Rory McIlroy eyeing his second U.S. Open victory in three years?
All of these questions, and many more, will be answered this weekend at what should be one of the most exciting golfing weekends of the year at an iconic course.
Let's take a look at the live leaderboard, as well as where you can catch live streaming action across the web for Thursday's opening round.
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)|
Top Pairings to Look Out For (all times ET)
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott (1:14 p.m.)
It's one of the ultimate pairings we've seen at a major championship in some time, and one that offers plenty of talking points heading into the action at Merion.
The top three golfers in the world will gather there as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott pair up for action on Thursday and Friday.
Three of the biggest favorites to win it all at Merion this weekend, the trio will be closely watched, as this group is sure to have a massive following throughout both days.
From Tiger reuniting with former caddie Steve Williams (now with Scott), to the Australian looking to take his second straight major, to the Northern Irish superstar McIlroy looking to continue his ascendance, there is no shortage of epic storylines following this group.
Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose (7:22 a.m.)
Not to be outdone by the super-trio mentioned previously, this group might boast the best chance at producing the next U.S. Open champion.
There isn't a golfer on the planet who is hotter than Matt Kuchar is right now. After coming so close to winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational in May, he took the Memorial Tournament in exciting fashion to further prove he belongs in the sport's elite.
The 34-year-old has been a contender in seemingly every major championship recently, and he's sure to be right in the thick of things this year.
However, don't forget about his counterparts. Brandt Snedeker has been in the hunt for a major heading into the final round more times than he wants to remember, and you can bet he'll be gunning hard to erase those painful memories by notching the first major of his career.
Justin Rose is no slouch, either. He finished tied for third at last year's PGA Championship and has been one of the top golfers all season long.
Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley (7:11 a.m.)
No matter how Lefty has played in the year, he's always regarded as one of the top favorites at the U.S. Open.
This year, however, he's facing a new challenge as he spent Wednesday afternoon in California for his daughter's eighth-grade graduation, according to CBS Sports, causing him to miss practice time this week at Merion.
It'd be foolish to write off Mickelson despite any distractions, though. When you look around at his group, he won't have time to slack.
Steve Stricker is one of those golfers who just has to pick up a major at some point in his career. The 46-year-old has 20 professional wins, and has finished in the top-10 at each major championship.
Keegan Bradley will reunite with Mickelson after the pair teamed up to go 3-0 in last year's Ryder Cup. The 27-year-old has been off and on lately, but he'll be hungry to add his second major victory after taking the 2011 PGA Championship.
Thursday's U.S. Open Tee Times
|1||Cliff Kresge, Roger Tambellini, Ryan Yip||6:45 a.m.|
|2||Rikard Karlberg, Yui Ueda, John Parry||6:56 a.m.|
|3||Nick Watney, Peter Hanson, Hunter Mahan||7:07 a.m.|
|4||Lucas Glover, Paul Casey, Bill Haas||7:18 a.m.|
|5||Aaron Baddeley, Rory Sabbatini, David Lingmerth||7:29 a.m.|
|6||George Coetzee, Martin Laird, Marcel Siem||7:40 a.m.|
|7||Jerry Kelly, Charley Hoffman, John Huh||7:51 a.m.|
|8||Henrik Stenson, Ryan Moore, Robert Garrigus||8:02 a.m.|
|9||Ryan Palmer, Simon Khan, Ted Potter Jr.||8:13 a.m.|
|10||Shawn Stefani, Michael Kim, Nicholas Thompson||8;24 a.m.|
|11||Chris Doak, Andrew Svoboda, Douglas LaBelle II||8:35 a.m.|
|12||Kevin Sutherland, Matt Weibring, Randall Hutchison||8:46 a.m.|
|13||Cory McElyea, Ryan Nelson, John Hahn||8:57 a.m.|
|14||David Toms, Darren Clarke, Jose Maria Olazabal||12:30 p.m.|
|15||Geoff Ogilvy, Angel Cabrera, Paul Lawrie||12:41 p.m.|
|16||Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer||12:52 p.m.|
|17||Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Zach Johnson||1:03 p.m.|
|18||Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott||1:14 p.m.|
|19||Thongchai Jaidee. G. Fernandez-Castano, Thorbjorn Olesen||1:25 p.m.|
|20||Webb Simpson, Steven Fox, Ernie Els||1:36 p.m.|
|21||Kyle Stanley, Joe Ogilvi, Luke Guthrie||1:47 p.m.|
|22||Josh Teater, Yoshinobu Tsukada, Eddie Pepperell||1:58 p.m.|
|23||Edward Loar, Morten Orum Madsen, Jung-Gon Hwang||2:09 p.m.|
|24||Max Homa, Russell Knox, Matt Bettencourt||2:20 p.m.|
|25||Adam Hadwin, John Nieporte, Jim Herman||2:31 p.m.|
|26||Brandon Brown, Grayson Murray, Jesse Smith||2:42 p.m.|
|27||Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Nicolas Colsaerts||7:00 a.m.|
|28||Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley||7:11 a.m.|
|29||Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker||7:22 a.m.|
|30||Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Tim Clark||7:33 a.m.|
|31||Sergio Garcia, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington||7:44 a.m.|
|32||Ian Poulter, Jason Dufner, Boo Weekley||7:55 a.m.|
|33||Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, Jason Day||8:06 a.m.|
|34||Y.E. Yang, Fredrik Jacobson, Hiroyuki Fujita||8:17 a.m.|
|35||Scott Stallings, John Peterson, Robert Karlsson||8:28 a.m.|
|36||Jay Don Blake, Brandt Jobe, Michael Campbell||8:39 a.m.|
|37||David Hearn, Mike Weir, Jaco Van Zyl||8:50 a.m.|
|38||Kevin Phelan, Wil Collins, Harold Varner III||9:01 a.m.|
|39||Cheng-Tsung Pan, Mackenzie Hughes, Geoffrey Sisk||9:12 a.m.|
|40||Justin Hicks, David Howell, Brian Stuard||12:45 p.m.|
|41||Brendan Steele, Estanislao Goya, Peter Hedblom||12:56 p.m.|
|42||Marc Leishman, John Senden, Marcus Fraser||1:07 p.m.|
|43||Scott Langley, Chris Williams, Morgan Hoffmann||1:18 p.m.|
|44||Michael Thompson, Michael Weaver, Casey Wittenberg||1:29 p.m.|
|45||K.J. Choi, Francesco Molinari, Carl Pettersson||1:40 p.m.|
|46||Scott Piercy, Kevin Chappell, Jamie Donaldson||1:51 p.m.|
|47||Bo Van Pelt, Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points||2:02 p.m.|
|48||Branden Grace, Sang-Moon Bae, Russell Henley||2:13 p.m.|
|49||Hideki Matsuyama, Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth||2:24 p.m.|
|50||Mathew Goggin, Steven Alker, Alistair Presnell||2:35 p.m.|
|51||Matt Harmon, Gavin Hall, Bio Kim||2:46 p.m.|
|52||Zack Fischer, Ryan Sullivan, Brandon Crick||2:57 p.m.|
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