2012 US Open Golf: Tricky Course Plays Host To Grand Slam Event

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - FILE: Tiger Woods hits a tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It was reported that Woods will not play in the British Open next week because his knee and achilles injury.have not fully healed July 5, 2011. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be among those trying to pick up a big win in the second Grand Slam event of the year. The 2012 U.S. Open begins on Thursday.

The 2012 U.S. Open gets underway on Thursday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The notoriously tricky course has a tremendously tricky front nine and will likely not lend itself to a slew of low scores. Driving accuracy will be of utmost importance as the best golfers in the world go for the second Grand Slam title of the year.


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The tournament has all the star power you would expect, including three-time U.S. Open winner and reigning champion Rory McIroy.

ESPN has the broadcast from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT. NBC takes over the television coverage from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT and ESPN will finish up the day from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT.

The USGA website will have live streaming coverage of the event all day long here. For a look at all of the groupings and tee times for Day 1, check here.

For all your news and updates in the run up to the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic, visit SB Nation's dedicated golf hub. Be sure to head over to USOpen.com for even more coverage from the event.

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