The Associated Press
Jun. 14, 2016
All Times Eastern
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION
Site: Oakmont, Pa.
Course: Oakmont Country Club. Yards: 7,254. Par: 70.
Purse: TBA ($10 million in 2015).
Television: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., FS1; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fox Sports. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fox Sports. Sunday, 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports.
Defending champion: Jordan Spieth
Notes: Oakmont is hosting the U.S. Open for a record ninth time dating to 1927. ... Six of the eight U.S. Open champions at Oakmont are in the World Golf Hall of Fame: Tommy Armour, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Larry Nelson and Ernie Els. ... Oakmont also hosted the PGA Championship three times. ... The course was designed by Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Fownes in 1903 and has a reputation as the hardest championship golf course in America. ... Curtis Strange (1988-89) is the only player in the last 65 years to win back-to-back in the U.S. Open. ... Johnny Miller was the first player to shoot 63 in a major, in the final round at Oakmont in the 1973 U.S. Open. ... Of the 156-man field, 27 players went through 18 holes of local qualify and 36 holes of sectional qualifying. ... Former PGA Tour winner Wes Short Jr. at age 52 is playing his first U.S. Open.
Next year: The U.S. Open will be held at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.
NASHVILLE GOLF OPEN
Site: Nashville, Tenn.
Course: Nashville Golf & Athletic Club.
Defending champion: New tournament.
Last week: Max Homa won the Rust-Oleum Championship.
Next week: U.S. Open.
ROYAL & ANCIENT
Site: Porthcawl, Wales.
Course: Royal Porthcawl.
Defending champion: Romain Langasque.
Notes: The winner is exempt into the British Open this year, and into the Masters and U.S. Open next year. ... The last major champion to have won the British Amateur was two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, who defeated Colin Montgomerie at Formby. ... The field features 288 players from 30 countries.
Last week: Daniel Berger won the FedEx St. Jude Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.
Next week: Quicken Loans National at Congressional.
Last week: Brooke Henderson defeated Lydia Ko in a playoff in the KPGA Women's PGA Championship for the Canadian's first major.
Next week: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark.
Last week: Wu Ashun won the Lyoness Open.
Next week: BMW International Open in Germany.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Senior Players Championship for the third straight year.
Next week: American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wis.
Asian Tour: Queen's Cup, Santiburi Samui CC, Koh Samui, Thailand. Defending champion: Prayad Marksaeng. Online: www.asiantour.com
Challenge Tour: Najeti Open, Saint-Omer GC, Lumbres, France. Defending champion: Sebastien Gros. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour
Ladies European Tour: Tipsport Golf Masters, Golf Park Plzen, Dysina, Czech Republic. Defending champion: Hannah Burke. Online: www.ladieseuropeantour.com
Symetra Tour: Four Winds Invitational, Blackthorn Golf Club, South Bend, Ind. Defending champion: Brooke Henderson. Online: www.symetratour.com
Japan LPGA: Nichirei Ladies, Sodegaura Kang GC, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Monkey Jie. Online: www.lpga.jp.or/tournament/lpgatour