US Open Golf 2015: Tee Times, Pairings Announced for First 2 Rounds

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2015

LA JOLLA, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Tiger Woods (R) and Rickie Fowler (L) walk the fairway on the 17th hole of the north course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on February 5, 2015 in La Jolla, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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The 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament will kick off June 18 from Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, but fans got an early taste of what's to come, as threesomes and tee times were released for the first and second rounds Friday.

According to USOpen.com, here is a full rundown of the groups and when they'll be taking the course next Thursday and Friday:

2015 U.S. Open Groups and Tee Times
June 18 Tee Time (ET)June 19 Tee Time (ET)GolferGolferGolfer
10 a.m.4 p.m.Michael PutnamMarcus FraserTBA
10:11 a.m.4:11 p.m.Garth MulroyRichard LeeLucas Bjerregaard
10:22 a.m.4:22 p.m.Jason AllredKyle JonesCody Gribble
10:33 a.m.4:33 p.m.Phil MickelsonBubba WatsonAngel Cabrera
10:44 a.m.4:44 p.m.Wen-Chong LiangDavid HearnHiroyuki Fujita
10:55 a.m.4:55 p.m.Robert StrebLee McCoyTBA
11:06 a.m.5:06 p.m.George McNeillMasahiro KawamuraCameron Tringale
11:17 a.m.5:17 p.m.Henrik StensonFrancesco MolinariBrandt Snedeker
11:28 a.m.5:28 p.m.Jim FurykMiguel Angel JimenezColin Montgomerie
11:39 a.m.5:39 p.m.Brooks KoepkaRussell HenleyByeong-Hun An
11:50 a.m.5:50 p.m.Jason DufnerMarc WarrenMatt Every
12:01 p.m.6:01 p.m.Brandon HagyMatthew NeSmithSebastian Cappelen
12:12 p.m.6:12 p.m.Nick HardyAlex KimRich Berberian Jr.
10 a.m.4 p.m.Troy KellySeuk Hyun BaekCameron Smith
10:11 a.m.4:11 p.m.John ParryJack Maguire---
10:22 a.m.4:22 p.m.Timothy O'NealStephan JaegerKurt Barnes
10:33 a.m.4:33 p.m.Gary WoodlandVictor DubuissonJohn Senden
10:44 a.m.4:44 p.m.TBAMorgan HoffmanBernd Wiesberger
10:55 a.m.4:55 p.m.Marcel SiemAlexander LevyBrian Harman
11:06 a.m.5:06 p.m.Hideki MatsuyamaGraeme McDowellMatt Kuchar
11:17 a.m.5:17 p.m.Dustin JohnsonAdam ScottSergio Garcia
11:28 a.m.5:28 p.m.Martin KaymerGunn YangRory McIlroy
11:39 a.m.5:39 p.m.Patrick ReedChris KirkJamie Donaldson
11:50 a.m.5:50 p.m.Webb SimpsonKeegan BradleyKevin Na
12:01 p.m.6:01 p.m.Sam HorsfieldShunsuke SonodaOliver Farr
12:12 p.m.6:12 p.m.Kevin LucasPat WilsonCole Hammer
4 p.m.10 a.m.Jason PalmerRoberto CastroAndres Romero
4:11 p.m.10:11 a.m.Denny McCarthyD.A. PointsShiv Kapur
4:22 p.m.10:22 a.m.Bryson DeChambeauBlayne BarberBilly Hurley III
4:33 p.m.10:33 a.m.Geoff OgilvyErnie ElsRetief Goosen
4:44 p.m.10:44 a.m.Bo Van PeltCharlie BeljanTony Finau
4:55 p.m.10:55 a.m.Lee JanzenOliver SchniederjansDarren Clarke
5:06 p.m.11:06 a.m.Daniel SummerhaysThomas AikenDanny Lee
5:17 p.m.11:17 a.m.Jordan SpiethJason DayJustin Rose
5:28 p.m.11:28 a.m.Tiger WoodsRickie FowlerLouis Oosthuizen
5:39 p.m.11:39 a.m.Jimmy WalkerZach JohnsonIan Poulter
5:50 p.m.11:50 a.m.Ryan MooreAnirban LahiriErik Compton
6:01 p.m.12:01 p.m.Jake KnappTyler DuncanMatt Mabrey
6:12 p.m.12:12 p.m.Michael DavanDavis RileyAndrew Pope
4 p.m.10 a.m.Tom HogeBrad FritschTjaart van der Walt
4:11 p.m.10:11 a.m.Brad ElderBeau HosslerJamie Lovemark
4:22 p.m.10:22 a.m.Ryo IshikawaLuke DonaldJ.B. Holmes
4:33 p.m.10:33 a.m.Lucas GloverBradley NeilMarc Leishman
4:44 p.m.10:44 a.m.Ryan PalmerJoost LuitenDanny Willett
4:55 p.m.10:55 a.m.TBAGeorge CoetzeeAlexander Noren
5:06 p.m.11:06 a.m.Brendon ToddBranden GraceThongchai Jaidee
5:17 p.m.11:17 a.m.Billy HorschelPaul CaseyLee Westwood
5:28 p.m.11:28 a.m.Bill HaasCharl SchwartzelHunter Mahan
5:39 p.m.11:39 a.m.Shane LowryBen MartinStephen Gallacher
5:50 p.m.11:50 a.m.Charley HoffmanCamilo VillegasTommy Fleetwood
6:01 p.m.12:01 p.m.Mark SilversBrian CampbellCheng-Tsung Pan
6:12 p.m.12:12 p.m.TBAJared BecherSamuel Saunders

There is certainly no shortage of intriguing pairings, as a number of the threesomes are stacked with potential contenders.

Defending champion Martin Kaymer will play alongside world No. 1 Rory McIlroy and amateur Gunn Yang. Masters champion Jordan Spieth will play alongside Jason Day and 2013 U.S. Open winner Justin Rose. Perhaps most notably, though, Tiger Woods will look to get back on track with Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen also in tow.

Tiger is searching for his 15th major championship, but he shot the worst round of his career in the third round of the Memorial last week when he carded an 85. After that showing, Woods acknowledged that it was a definite struggle, per PGATour.com:

This is a lonely sport. The manager is not going to come in and bring the righty or bring the lefty. You've just got to play through it. And that's one of the hardest things about the game of golf, and it's also one of the best things about the game of golf. When you're on, no one is going to slow you down. When you're off, no one is going to pick you up, either. It's one of those sports that's tough. Deal with it.

Few expect Woods to come out on top due to his recent poor play and the high level of competition he'll face, but he did make a nice run earlier this season at the Masters before fading.

With Tiger's saga continuing, Spieth and McIlroy battling for supremacy and so many other storylines to watch, the opening rounds of the 2015 U.S. Open promise to be captivating.

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