2024 U.S. Open FAQ: When, where and much more

Everything you need to know about the 2024 U.S. Open in Pinehurst.

U.S. Open
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The 124th U.S. Open marks the third major tournament in men’s professional golf this year. The game’s best will be arriving on hand playing in America’s national championship.

Whether players in the field have qualified by being one of the 60 best players in the world or were able to get through the qualifying process, every player has earned their way to get the opportunity to compete for a major championship.

When is the U.S. Open?

The 2024 U.S. Open is scheduled from June 13-16, 2024.

Where is the U.S. Open?

U.S. Open, Pinehurst
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The United States Golf Association, which runs this tournament, has it at a different venue every year in a rotating schedule, like the PGA Championship and the Open Championship.

In 2024, the U.S. Open is taking place at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina. Playing on Course No. 2 at Pinehurst, the field will be challenged with the pressure and their mentally to grind through at least 72 holes with a major championship on the line.

Where to watch the U.S. Open

The 2024 U.S. Open will be televised through NBC, USA, and Peacock.

RoundDateTime (ET)TV
1Thursday, June 136:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
2Friday, June 146:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
3Saturday, June 1510:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
4Sunday, June 169:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Who won the U.S. Open in 2023?

Wynham Clark U.S. Open
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In 2023, Wyndham Clark won the 123rd U.S. Open at the Los Angeles Country Club in the City of Angels with a score of 10-under par. He defeated Rory McIlroy by one stroke by making par on the 72nd hole.

It marked the first major victory of Clark’s career at Los Angeles Country Club in a city that had not hosted America’s National Championship since 1948.

Related: The list of U.S. Open Champions from 1895 to the Present

Youngest U.S. Open Winner

At 19 years, 10 months and 14 days, John J. McDermott won the 1911 U.S. Open at Chicago Golf Club. Still to this day, it is a record that still stands today, now more than 110 years for this record to be broken.

It marked the first of two straight U.S. Open wins as he won in a playoff as an amateur in 1911 and as a professional in 2012. McDermott also became the first American to win this event and was the second youngest to win a major tournament, only trailing Young Tom Morris when he won the Open Championship during its inception years of the 1860s.

When does the U.S. Open start?

The first round begins on Thursday, June 13.

When is the U.S. Open final round?

The final round is slated to begin on Sunday, June 16.  

How many players will play in the United States Open?

In 2024, there will be 156 players competing for the trophy. About 45 players had to go through the qualifying process.

The qualifying process begins with local qualifying, where depending on the location of the event, made the number of spots eligible to move on to final qualifying. Overall, there were 530 players out of 9,522 who moved to final qualifying.

In final qualifying, there were 937 players trying to earn their way to Pinehurst Resort, including the 530 players from the local qualifiers. As a result, there were 68 golfers who punched their ticket to the third major tournament of 2024.

In addition to qualifying, there were already 82 players who were already exempt and did not need to go through the qualifying process.

Is Tiger Woods playing in the U.S. Open?

Tiger Woods, U.S. Open
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Tiger Woods is playing in the third major of 2024. He received a special exemption from the USGA to compete in this year’s event. It will mark Woods’ first trip to a U.S. Open since 2020.

Had Woods not received the invitation into the third major of 2024, he would have had to go through the qualifying process of competing against USGA players of all skills, similar to the likes of Adam Scott, Harry Higgs and Sam Bennett as a result of his exemptions running out from his Masters win in 2019.

Specifically at Pinehurst No. 2, Woods has played this course twice as a U.S. Open property. In 2005, Woods was the runner-up and in 1999, Woods tied for third place.

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