Phil Mickelson is all the rave heading into the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California.
The 51-year-old superstar won the PGA Championship last month, proving he can’t be counted out just yet.
Nevertheless, Mickelson has struggled at the U.S. Open. He is 0-for-29, making it the only major title missing from his résumé as he attempts to finish off the career Grand Slam.
The San Diego native won’t get any hometown favor on Torrey Pines’ South Course, where he’s been openly critical of Rees Jones’ 2001 redesign.
The path to success will be arduous as well. Mickelson will also have to contend tournament favorite and world No. 3 golfer Jon Rahm. Even though the 26-year-old had to withdraw after the third round of the Memorial Tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test, he had a six-stroke lead at 18 under when he departed.
Rahm has waited a year since his last victory, which came in a playoff over Dustin Johnson at the 2020 BMW Championship. The Spaniard is seeking his first major championship — the closest he came was a third-place finish at the 2019 U.S. Open.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 US Open:
When is The 2021 US Open?
Play begins at 9:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 17. Round 2 is on Friday, with Round 3 Saturday and Round 4 on Sunday.
Where is the The 2021 US Open?
The 2021 US Open is at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. The course is a par-71 (35-36) and 7,652 yards total.
How can I watch The 2021 US Open?
NBC’s Peacock platform will provide exclusive streaming coverage for most of the first two days of the tournament, with Featured Group and Featured Hole coverage of holes 11-13. Fans can also watch live coverage on USOpen.com and the US Open app.
Rounds 3 and 4 will be broadcast on NBC and the Golf Channel. Here is the full schedule:
Thursday: 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Peacock), 12:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Golf Channel), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (NBC), 10 p.m.-11 p.m. (Peacock)
Friday: 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Peacock), 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (Golf Channel), 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (NBC), 9 p.m.-10 p.m. (Golf Channel), 10 p.m.-11 p.m. (Peacock)
Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Golf Channel), 12 p.m.-8 p.m. (NBC).
Who are the favorites to win?
Rahm is a favorite to win per BetMGM, with Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth expected to be in the mix. Here’s are the odds:
Jon Rahm 10-1
Dustin Johnson 16-1
Bryson DeChambeau 18-1
Brooks Koepka 18-1
Rory McIlroy 20-1
Jordan Spieth 20-1
Xander Schauffele 20-1
Collin Morikawa 22-1
Justin Thomas 22-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Viktor Hovland 25-1
Patrick Reed 25-1
Tony Finau 25-1
Hideki Matsuyama 28-1
Tyrrell Hatton 35-1
Webb Simpson 40-1
Shane Lowry 40-1
Daniel Berger 40-1
Will Zalatoris 40-1
Paul Casey 45-1
Louis Oosthuizen 45-1
Justin Rose 45-1
Scottie Scheffler 45-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 50-1
Garrick Higgo 50-1
Cameron Smith 50-1
Phil Mickelson 50-1
Tommy Fleetwood 50-1
When are tee times?
Here are the tee times for the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday. Cuts will be made and then tee times for Saturday and Sunday will be revealed.
Thursday, No. 1 – Friday, No. 10 — Players (All times Eastern)
9:45 a.m. / 3:30 p.m. – Sahith Theegala, Edoardo Molinari, Greyson Sigg
9:56 a.m. / 3:41 p.m. – Chris Baker, J.J. Spaun, Fabian Gomez
10:07 a.m. / 3:52 p.m. – Patrick Rodgers, Robby Shelton, (a) Pierceson Coody
10:18 a.m. / 4:03 p.m. – Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Harris English
10:29 a.m. / 4:14 p.m. – Francesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson, Shane Lowry
10:40 a.m. / 4:25 p.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland
10:51 a.m. / 4:36 p.m. – Martin Kaymer, Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland
11:02 a.m. / 4:47 p.m. – Tony Finau, Abraham Ancer, Daniel Berger
11:13 a.m. / 4:58 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Kevin Na, Bernd Wiesberger
11:24 a.m. / 5:09 p.m. – Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter, Ryan Palmer
11:35 a.m. / 5:20 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Adam Hadwin, (a) Joe Long
11:46 a.m. / 5:31 p.m. – Luis Fernando Barco, Dylan Meyer, (a) Matthew Sharpstene
11:57 a.m. / 5:42 p.m. – Mario Carmona, Wilson Furr, Davis Shore
3:30 p.m. / 9:45 a.m. – Zach Zaback, Steve Allan, Eric Cole,
3:41 p.m. / 9:56 a.m. – Hayden Buckley, Taylor Montgomery, Jordan Smith
3:52 p.m. / 10:07 a.m. – Chez Reavie, Richard Bland, Troy Merritt
4:03 p.m. / 10:18 a.m. – Robert MacIntyre, Victor Perez, Matt Wallace
4:14 p.m. / 10:29 a.m. – Tyler Strafaci, Hideki Matsuyama, Bryson DeChambeau
4:25 p.m. / 10:40 a.m. – Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson
4:36 p.m. / 10:51 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose
4:47 p.m. / 11:02 a.m. – Matt Jones, Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith
4:58 p.m. / 11:13 a.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Zach Johnson, Lanto Griffin
5:09 p.m. / 11:24 a.m. – Sam Burns, Chan Kim, Thomas Detry
5:20 p.m. / 11:35 a.m. – (a) Ollie Osborne, Peter Malnati, Brian Stuard
5:31 p.m. / 11:46 a.m. – John Huh, Johannes Veerman, Zack Sucher
5:42 p.m. / 11:57 a.m. – Rick Lamb, Michael Johnson, Carson Schaake
Thursday, No. 10 – Friday, No. 1 — Players (All times Eastern)
9:45 a.m. / 3:30 p.m. – Andy Pope, Brad Kennedy, Thomas Aiken
9:56 a.m. / 3:41 p.m. – Yosuke Asaji, Marcus Armitage, Jhonattan Vegas
10:07 a.m. / 3:52 p.m. – Cameron Young, Wilco Nienaber, Guido Migliozzi
10:18 a.m. / 4:03 p.m. – Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Wolff
10:29 a.m. / 4:14 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
10:40 a.m. / 4:25 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar
10:51 a.m. / 4:36 p.m. – Max Homa, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson
11:02 a.m. / 4:47 p.m. – Jason Kokrak, Cameron Champ, Corey Conners
11:13 a.m. / 4:58 p.m. – Paul Barjon, Sam Ryder, Ryo Ishikawa
11:24 a.m. / 5:09 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Martin Laird, K.H. Lee
11:35 a.m. / 5:20 p.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Adrian Meronk, Sung Kang
11:46 a.m. / 5:31 p.m. – Akshay Bhatia, (a) Andrew Kozan, Alvaro Ortiz
11:57 a.m. / 5:42 p.m. – James Hervol, Hayden Springer, Roy Cootes
3:30 p.m. / 9:45 a.m. – David Coupland, Taylor Pendrith, Wade Ormsby
3:41 p.m. / 9:56 a.m. – Tom Hoge, Bo Hoag, (a) Joe Highsmith
3:52 p.m. / 10:07 a.m. – Erik van Rooyen, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Charl Schwartzel
4:03 p.m. / 10:18 a.m. – Garrick Higgo, (a) Cole Hammer, Joaquin Niemann
4:14 p.m. / 10:29 a.m. – Lee Westwood, Stewart Cink, Paul Casey
4:25 p.m. / 10:40 a.m. – Will Zalatoris, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth
4:36 p.m. / 10:51 a.m. – Marc Leishman, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed,
4:47 p.m. / 11:02 a.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Louis Oosthuizen, Sungjae Im
4:58 p.m. / 11:13 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Branden Grace, Charley Hoffman
5:09 p.m. / 11:24 a.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Rikuya Hoshino, Brendon Todd
5:20 p.m. / 11:35 a.m. – Wyndham Clark, (a) Matthias Schmid, Matthew Southgate
5:31 p.m. / 11:46 a.m. – (a) Spencer Ralston, Dylan Wu, Justin Suh
5:42 p.m. / 11:57 a.m. – Luis Gagne, Kyle Westmoreland, Christopher Crawford
Will fans be allowed at Torrey Pines for The 2021 US Open?
In 2008, the U.S. Open made history. 295,000 spectators ventured to Torrey Pines for practice days, four competition rounds and an 18-hole playoff between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate. This tournament will be quiet different. The 2021 US Open will host only a limited number of fans, given they have received the COVID-19 vaccine and will wear a mask.