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US Open: Everything you need to know

It’s time for the third men’s major of the year! Take a look at everything you need to know about the 2024 US Open!

 

The US Open is the third men’s major of the season, and the tournament returns to the famous Pinehurst No.2 for the first time in a decade.

Like the PGA Championship, the US Open is also returning to a venue that hosted the event in 2014. It was Valhalla for the PGA, and it is Pinehurst No.2 for the US Open.

The US Open is one of the longest-running tournaments in the world of golf, dating back to 1895, and like the PGA, it has been moved around the country throughout its 130-year history.

This will be the fourth time that Pinehurst No.2 has played host to the competition, following the 1999, 2005 and 2014 editions of the event.

The last five winners of the US Open – Gary Woodland, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick and Wyndham Clark (below) – secured their maiden major title with the victory, so will we see that trend continue?

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The 2024 US Open: The Details

  • Dates: June 13-16, 2024
  • Course: Pinehurst Resort (No.2 Course), Pinhurst, North Carolina
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7,588 yards
  • Prize purse: TBD
  • Defending champion: Wyndham Clark (-10)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 US Open

Check out our comprehensive coverage of the 2024 US Open – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the US Open

When and where will the US Open take place?

The 2024 edition of the US Open will take place from June 13-16, and will be played on the No.2 Course at the Pinehurst Resort for the first time in a decade.

Who won last year’s US Open?

Wyndham Clark won his first major title at Los Angeles Country Club last year, beating former winner Rory McIlroy by a single shot.

You can check out all the past winners of the tournament here.

Before that, you can test your knowledge by taking on our quiz. Can you name all the winners of the tournament? Try it out here.

What is the history around the US Open?

The US Open is the second-oldest continuously-running golf tournament in the world, dating back to 1895. Only the Open Championship outdates the US Open.

The tournament has always been a stroke-play competition, with the first three events played over 36 holes on a single day.

Since 1898, the tournament has been played over 72 holes, with the first winning score being 328 by Fred Herd. Compare that to the tournament aggregate low of 268, which came more than 110 years later.

Some of the best American venues, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont, Torrey Pines, Winged Foot and Bethpage Black to name a few, have played host to this wonderful championship.

Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus have all won the US Open on four occasions, with Hale Irwin and Tiger Woods being three-time winners.

Check out the detailed history of the tournament here, as we look ahead to the 2024 edition.

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Which golfers have been the most successful at the US Open?

Over the course of the tournament’s long and storied history, there have been plenty of players who have won on multiple occasions.

As mentioned earlier, four players have lifted the US Open trophy on four occasions. They are:

  • Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
  • Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
  • Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
  • Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)

Hale Irwin and Tiger Woods have both won the tournament three times, with Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Lee Trevino, Ernie Els and Brooks Koepka among the two-time winners.

Koepka was the last man to win the event for a second time, doing so in 2018. He is also the last man to win the US Open in back-to-back years, and one of just seven to do so in the 130-year history.

How do golfers qualify for the US Open?

There are a number of ways that players can get into the field at Pinehurst for the 2024 US Open.

These are as follows:

  • Winners of the US Open in the last 10 years
  • Finishers in the top 10 at the previous year’s US Open
  • Winners of the Masters, PGA Championship and Open Championship in the last five years
  • Winners of the Players Championship in the last three years
  • Winners of multiple PGA Tour events in the past year
  • Winner of the most recent BMW PGA Championship
  • Winner of the most recent US Senior Open
  • Winners of the most recent editions of the following amateur events:
  • US Amateur (and runner-up)
  • US Junior Amateur
  • US Mid-Amateur
  • Amateur Championship
  • Latin American Amateur Championship
  • Mark H. McCormack Medal
  • NCAA Division I Men’s Individual Golf Championship
  • Players who qualified for the previous year’s Tour Championship
  • The top five players on the FedEx Cup Points List (not already exempt)
  • The top two players from the previous year’s DP World Tour Race to Dubai Standings (not already exempt)
  • The top player from this year’s DP World Tour Race to Dubai Standings (not already exempt)
  • The leader of the Korn Ferry Points List from the previous year
  • The top 60 players in the Official World Golf Rankings on May 20
  • The top 60 players in the Official World Golf Rankings on the Monday of the US Open
  • Special exemption
  • Final Qualifying

For a more in-depth look at how players can qualify for the tournament, take a look at our piece here.

You can see the full field for the 2024 US Open here.

What are the odds for the 2024 US Open?

Betting for the 2024 US Open is live. Click here for the latest odds with bet365.

Check out our best bets for the win at Pinehurst here.

What are the tee times for the 2024 US Open?

The tee times for the 2024 edition of the tournament will be announced in the run-up to the event beginning.

You can check out our individual pieces for each day’s tee times here:

Is there a cut at the US Open?

As with all of the major championships, there will be a cut at the end of Friday’s play.

Like the PGA Championship, the US Open will see 156 players take to the course for the opening two days of the compeition.

However, only 60 and ties will play the weekend at Pinehurst, meaning more than half the field will go home after just two rounds. To see the full explainer on the cut rules at the US Open, take a look at our piece here.

Could there be a playoff to decide the winner?

If there are two or more players tied at the top after four rounds, then the tournament will be decided on a playoff.

Players will compete in a two-hole aggregate playoff, which will take place after the final round on Sunday afternoon.

The player with the lowest score after the two holes is the winner. If the players still can’t be separated then they will enter a sudden-death playoff until a winner can be determined.

It has been almost two decades since the US Open was won in a playoff. Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in extra holes following the 18-hole playoff on the Monday.

For more on the exact rules to decide the winner of the competition, check out our piece on the playoff rules here.

Can LIV Golf players play at Pinehurst?

Yes they can, as long as they qualify in one of the categories named above. 12 LIV players will be teeing it up at Valhalla, with seven of those being major champions.

Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith will all feature at the PGA Championship, looking to add to their major tally.

For more on which LIV golfers are in the field at Pinehurst, check out our piece here.

How can I watch the US Open?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports.

  • Thursday 13th – Round 1 – Sky Sports Golf & Main Event from 12:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 11:30pm
  • Friday 14th – Round 2 – Sky Sports Golf from 12:30pm
  • Saturday 15th – Round 3 – Sky Sports Golf & Main Event from 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 11pm
  • Sunday 16th – Round 4 – Sky Sports Golf at 2pm, Sky Sports Main Event at 7pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

You can check out our full piece on how to watch all the action from Pinehurst here.

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Who will play when this week?

The tee times for the 2024 US Open are not live yet. We expect them to be announced on the Tuesday of tournament week.

As always, there will be some blockbuster groups, and we will bring them to you as soon as they are announced.

Where will the US Open visit next?

As with the PGA Championship, the tournament moves around the country, played each year at the best golf courses that the United States has to offer.

The likes of Brookline, Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach and Oakmont have all played host in recent years, with a couple of new venues to come over the next decade.

Take a look at all the future venues, as well as those that have hosted the US Open in its 130-year history here.

How much will the winner take home from Pinehurst this week?

The prize purse for the 2024 edition of the US Open has not yet been announced. Last year’s winner – Wyndham Clark – received $3.6 million.

When the breakdown has been announced, we will bring it to you here.

What are the perks for the winner?

Not only will the man who wins the tournament be forever known as a US Open Champion, but there are plenty of perks for the winner as well (along with the prize money we’ve already mentioned!)

The winner will get to lift the US Open Trophy after their victory, and will be rewarded with a 90% size replica after they have brought the trophy back the following year.

There is also a lifetime exemption to the tournament, along with five-year exemptions for the other three majors and the Players Championship.

You can check out all of the perks that the winner receives here.

Who do you think will win the US Open? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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