US Open Golf TV Coverage 2012: When to Find Weekend's Action from Olympic Club

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 15, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 15:  Dustin Johnson of the United States hits his tee shot on the eighth hole in front of a gallery of fans during the second round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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In one of the most unusual, unpredictable starts to the U.S. Open, it is safe to say that no one knows what is going to happen at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. 

With so much uncertainty, it does make for a lot of great, compelling television. And there is going to be a lot of golf to cover over the weekend. 

As a way of taking care of the fans, we are going to provide you with a full look at where to find all of the third and fourth rounds of the 2012 U.S. Open, plus some little tidbits of information you might need. 

Third Round

Saturday, June 16: Live Coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. EST on NBC thru 10:00 p.m. EST

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Post-Round Coverage starts at 10:30 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel

Final Round

Sunday, June 17: Live Coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. EST on NBC thru 10:30 p.m. EST

Post-Round Coverage starts at 10:30 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel

Notable Players (Scores As of 3:00 p.m. EST on June 15)

Michael Thompson (-4)

Graeme McDowell (-2)

Jim Furyk (-1)

Tiger Woods (-1)

David Toms (-1)

Expectations For Third and Fourth Round

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 14:  Tiger Woods of the United States waits with his caddie Joe Lacava on the third hole during the first round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty I
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Given the fickle nature of the Olympic Club Golf Course, so much is going to change between Friday and Sunday. 

Michael Thompson came out of nowhere on Thursday, and it will be interesting to see if he can maintain his current level of play for the final 54 holes. 

I think if you were to ask any fan or analyst right now, Tiger Woods has to be the favorite. He didn't always look great in the first round, yet was able to do enough to hang around the top of the leaderboard. 

Furyk is not a big hitter, though that could work to his advantage. Since his game is predicated more on accuracy and hitting greens in regulation, Furyk should be able to at least hang around until the end of the tournament. I think he will hang with Woods up until the end, making for a dramatic conclusion to America's national championship.