Watch the U.S. Open live
|Date||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Thursday, Sept. 17||7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.||Golf Channel , fuboTV|
|2 p.m.-5 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
|Friday, Sept. 18||7:30 a.m-4 p.m.||Golf Channel , fuboTV|
|4 p.m.-7 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
The 2020 Open Championship has been canceled , and the 2020 Masters is scheduled for Nov. 12-15, though it has not announced a policy for its patrons at this time. The 2020 Ryder Cup has been pushed a full year to 2021.
The U.S. Open is open to any professional, or to any amateur with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 1.4. Players (male or female) may obtain a place by being fully exempt or by competing successfully in qualifying.
McIlroy’s first European win came at the Dubai Desert Classic in 2009, and his first U.S. victory was in 2010 when he won the Wells Fargo Championship, smashing the course record with a one-round score of 62. At the 2011 Masters Tournament he was outstanding for the first three rounds, but then disaster struck.
Fans can watch a majority of the matches throughout the tournament for free via a trial of fuboTV. Select matches will be broadcast on ESPN+. Sign up for the subscription service here. Schedule of play (matchups, times) can be found here as the tournament moves along.
Round 1 — Thursday, September 17 Early TV coverage : 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Golf Channel. Daytime TV coverage : 2-5 p.m. on NBC. TV simulcast live stream: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on fuboTV (Try for free) Late coverage : 5-7 p.m. on Peacock.
Torrey Pines Golf Course
2020 U.S. Open (golf)
|Field||144, 62 after cut|
|Prize fund||$12,500,000 €10,550,000|
|Winner’s share||$2,250,000 €1,899,000|
The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021. This is the first time since the Second World War that golf’s original Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled .
Stateside, this year’s other exemption categories will include the top-five point-earners in the FedEx Cup finals; the top-three finishers in the PGA Professional Championship; and the top-five finishers for both the Korn Ferry Tour regular-season points total and the Korn Ferry Tour finals.
With a win , you get a 10-year U.S. Open exemption as well as five-year exemptions into the Open , Masters and PGA Championship. The winner also punches their ticket to the following year’s Tournament of Champions, a no-cut event that guarantees a nice payday.
The entry fee is $200 (as of 2019). Entry forms are posted when they become available each year on the USGA website: Go to usga.org.
The American is by far the richest active golfer on the planet, with his net worth estimated at $800m back in 2018. Since then he has won his 15th Major at the 2019 Masters and his 82nd PGA Tour title at the 2019 Zozo Championship.
McIlroy’s net worth is estimated at $122 million . While he hasn’t won a major championship since 2014, he did score one of the sport’s highest payouts when he won the 2019 FedEx Cup.
After all Rory McIlroy has done in his still-young career, it is surprising to learn that he has never had a hole-in-one as a tournament professional. Until now, that is. McIlroy changed all that on Friday when he aced the 177 -yard 15th hole at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, using just a 9-iron.