The USGA has announced the first and second round pairings for the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 14-15, 2012.
The headliners are Tiger, Phil and Bubba, golf's biggest stars paired together, along with a lot of fans.
The USGA continues to have some fun with the pairings, notably the C's of Carl, Charl and Charles, as well as KJ, YE and KT from Korea.
Everyone will be rooting for the Qualifiers, featuring Casey Martin, Dennis Miller and Stanford golf team local, Cameron Wilson. Martin's last U.S. Open was in 1998 and has since been cleared by the Supreme Court to use a golf cart to ride between holes due to a medical condition. Miller was trying for the 12th year to qualify for the U.S. Open, and on the 4th playoff hole appeared to leave his putt on the lip of the hole, but it amazingly dropped in...and he's in the national championship.
Note, due to course configuration, players will be in threesomes and teeing off on Holes #1 and #9, instead of the typical #10. All times US Pacific Standard. TV coverage in the United States on the Golf Channel on Thu/Fri and NBC Sat/Sun.
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Highlighted U.S. Open Pairings
Headliners - Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson
- Thu 7:33a, Hole #9
- Fri 1:18p, Hole #1
The C's - Carl Pettersson, Charl Schwartzel, Charles Howell III
- Thu 8:06a, Hole #9
- Fri 1:51p, Hole #1
Team Korea - K. J. Choi, Y. E. Yang, K. T. Kim
- Thu 8:28a, Hole #9
- Fri 2:13p, Hole #1
The Qualifiers - Casey Martin, Dennis Miller, A-Cameron Wilson
- Thu 12:45p, Hole #1
- Fri 7:00a, Hole #9
Under The Radar - Martin Kaymer, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose
- Thu 1:25p, Hole #9
- Fri 8:10a, Hole #1
UK Stars - Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood
- Thu 1:29p, Hole #1
- Fri 7:44a, Hole #9
The Contenders - Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Dufner
- Thu 1:47p, Hole #9
- Fri 8:32a, Hole #1
The Bro's - Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Ryo Ishikawa
- Thu 1:58p, Hole #9
- Fri 8:43a, Hole #1
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