117th U.S. Open Championship live on Sky Sports

0

Golf’s biggest names head for Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the second Major championship of the year – the 117th U.S. Open – and Sky Sports will have live coverage throughout the week.

It is the first time the famed tournament has been played at this course in its 122-year history, and as on all US Open courses, scoring well will be tough, with a focus on precision and effective driving a must.

Of all the Majors, this is the one most associated with scores closest to par, due to the difficulty and the uncompromising nature of the courses on which it is played.

That has been evident across recent years – since 2005, six of the 12 US Open winners have taken home the trophy with scores of even par or higher.

That run includes two years – 2006 and 2007 – in which the winning score was five over par.

Last year’s champion, Dustin Johnson, won on four under, and did so around a course that has been branded the world’s most difficult, Oakmont Country Club.

It was a first Major for the American, kickstarting a fine run that saw him ascend to a world number one ranking – a spot he still holds at the time of writing.

Johnson will again head into the tournament as one of the favourites, but there will be much intrigue surrounding Sergio Garcia.

The Spaniard finally removed the long-carried and heavy burden of expectation with his maiden Major at the Masters, and will look
to kick on with a strong placing here.

And don’t forget the perennial Major challengers, such as Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, as well as former champion Justin Rose, who will look to use his Augusta disappointment to propel himself to glory.

The second major of the year is here, and there are a number of ways to follow the US Open drama unfold on Sky Sports (see below).

For the latest news, leaderboard, course guide and video content, visit the official US Open website – usopen.com.

All four days of the 2017 U.S. Open from Erin Hills are exclusively live on Sky Sports 4 from 15-18 June, with full coverage available from 6pm for each round.

David Livingstone anchors Sky Sports’ live coverage and he will be joined by former European Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Darren Clarke, who are both part of an expert team which also includes Butch Harmon and former PGA champion Rich Beem, with the pundits joining Ewen Murray and Andrew Coltart in the commentary box.

There’s also bonus featured group action for the first two rounds from 1.30pm on the Sky Sports 4 red button, Sky Sports Xtra and the Sky Sports for iPad app.

Live updates, interviews and reaction will be available throughout the week on Sky Sports News HQ, with live text commentary on skysports.com website and mobile apps.

Special programming will look back at the highlights of previous tournaments, while a dedicated two-hour preview show will be live from Wisconsin on Wednesday and look ahead to this year’s event.

Viewers can watch the US Open on the move via Sky Go, with non-Sky subscribers able to keep up with the extensive Sky Sports Golf coverage via a contract-free NOW TV Week Pass for £10.99.

WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE

US Open: On The Range
PREVIEW  6.00pm-8.00pm
THURSDAY 15th JUNE

US Open: Day 1
LIVE  6.00pm-2.00am
FRIDAY 16th JUNE

US Open: Day 2
LIVE  6.00pm-2.00am
SATURDAY 17th JUNE

US Open: Day 3
LIVE  6.00pm-1.00am
SUNDAY 18th JUNE

US Open: Day 4
LIVE  6.00pm-1.30am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *