June 15, 2020
Celebrating ‘Original’ U.S. Open Week
This week was supposed to be U.S. Open week, but the Covid-19 pandemic changed all that. Currently, the championship is set to be held Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. Nevertheless, we’re still celebrating what would’ve been U.S. Open Week.
Original programming and encore championship telecasts will air across USGA-owned platforms, including usopen.com, USGA social media channels and the USGA streaming app, as well as Fox Sports (FS1) and Golf Channel.
Highlights of the week include four Virtual Watch Parties of classic U.S. Open finishes, with past champions Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth and Jack Nicklaus providing firsthand commentary on their career-defining victories. Recorded through Cisco WebEx, all will be available on usopen.com, @usopengolf (Twitter), Facebook (facebook.com/USOPEN), YouTube (USGA) and the USGA streaming app.
Fox Sports (FS1) will maintain a Father’s Day viewing tradition with 4½ hours of USGA programming, including two USGA films and a condensed broadcast of the 2019 final round at Pebble Beach on Sunday, June 21.
Here’s a breakdown of the Broadcast Schedule
Monday, June 15
1980 U.S. Open Watch Party, Jack Nicklaus/Michael Bamberger, 6 p.m. EDT
On the 40th anniversary of his final U.S. Open title, four-time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus provides insights into his 1980 victory at Baltusrol Golf Club with Golf.com senior writer Michael Bamberger.
Tuesday, June 16
2005 U.S. Open Watch Party, Jason Gore/Carson Daly, Noon EDT
Longtime friends and golf buddies Jason Gore and television personality Carson Daly relive Michael Campbell’s improbable win in the 2005 U.S. Open. Gore played in the final group with Retief Goosen on that Sunday at Pinehurst Resort.
Wednesday, June 17
History Makers: Johnny Miller’s Final-Round 63 in 1973 U.S. Open, Noon EDT
A look at Johnny Miller’s final-round 63 at Oakmont Country Club in the 1973 U.S. Open. Miller was six strokes behind the leaders following the third round, but he birdied the first four holes on Sunday and was on his way to victory and championship history.
Thursday, June 18
2019 U.S. Open Watch Party, Gary Woodland/Joe Buck, 6 p.m. EDT
Gary Woodland and Fox Sports anchor Joe Buck break down Woodland’s thrilling shots and final-round 69 to win the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, to be
followed by a question and answer session featuring questions submitted by Victory Club members.
Friday, June 19
2015 U.S. Open Watch Party, Jordan Spieth/Hally Leadbetter, 4 p.m. EDT
Jordan Spieth and Discovery Golf producer Hally Leadbetter reflect on the highlights and drama behind the exciting finish on the closing holes at Chambers Bay.
Sunday, June 21, FS1 (Fox Sports 1)
10 a.m. U.S. Open 1980: The Day Jack Came Back
Memorable duel between Jack Nicklaus and Isao Aoki in the 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol
11 a.m. U.S. Open 2002: The People’s Open
Tiger Woods’ victory at Bethpage State Park, a public golf facility, in 2002
Noon – 2:30 p.m. 2019 U.S. Open Final Round
*All times Eastern