After getting bumped from its traditional spot on Father’s Day weekend by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Open tees off Thursday at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y. It’s a course that’s caused calamity both in a general sense — Hale Irwin won the 1974 “Massacre at Winged Foot” U.S. Open by shooting 7 over par — and in a highly specific manner, namely Phil Mickelson’s foray into the hospitality tent on the 18th hole at the 2006 U.S. Open.

This year should not be much different. The first cut of rough at Winged Foot should be around 3½ inches, and that’s only on the holes where there is a first cut. On most holes, the golfers who miss the narrow fairways can forget about such a forgiving notion and start chopping out from a rough of five inches or more that will swallow balls and Arnold Palmer cans alike:

Then there are the greens, which rise above the fairways like minor mountain ranges and feature numerous false fronts and elevation changes.

Basically, prepare for carnage.

“Plus-8, plus-8, plus-8 … that’s what I’ve been thinking,” Steve Rabideau, Winged Foot’s director of golf courses, said this week in reference to his hoped-for winning score, one shot worse than Irwin’s in 1974.

All times Eastern.

TV and streaming

Thursday: Golf Channel, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; NBC, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Peacock (streaming), 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Friday: Peacock (streaming), 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; NBC, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday: Peacock (streaming), 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; NBC, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Peacock (streaming), 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; Golf Channel, 10 a.m.-noon; NBC, noon-6 p.m.

Peacock is NBCUniversal’s new streaming service and will be free for the duration of the tournament for those who sign up here.

In addition, the U.S. Golf Association will offer featured group and featured hole coverage at USOpen.com, the U.S. Open app and the U.S. Open streaming app. NBC’s coverage will stream at NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, though a subscription is required.

Weather

Temperatures approaching 80 on Thursday give way to forecasts in the mid-60s the rest of the weekend, with little if any rain expected. There will be a touch of breeze the last three days, most predominantly on Friday.

The favorites

All odds via DraftKings.

It’s been a two-horse race for the tour’s post-pandemic MVP. Dustin Johnson (+850 to win the U.S. Open) has three wins — including the Tour Championship — along with a solo second and a tie for second since the restart. Jon Rahm (+900) has two wins and two other top 10s. Johnson has one major win, the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont, with six top 10s but no wins in Grand Slams since then. Ten years younger, Rahm has finished no worse than a tie for 13th in six of the past nine majors and is primed to win one sooner or later.

PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa (+1700) is one of the tour’s best off the tee and on approach, and his issues with his putter could be masked in a tournament where everyone might have issues with their putters.

Down the board

There might be a few questions about Webb Simpson’s (+2800) length off the tee, but few hit it straighter, a key asset this week with the rough the way it is. Oh, and he has a U.S. Open win in 2012. … Hideki Matsuyama (+3500) will never, ever win a putting contest (he ranks 170th in strokes gained: putting entering the tournament), but he’s missed only one cut in seven U.S. Open appearances and ranks second in strokes gained: tee to green. … Take away four missed cuts at majors in 2017 — a lost season for the Englishman — and Tyrrell Hatton (+4000) has finished in the top 10 in five of his last 10 grand slam appearances. If he can keep his head, Hatton’s well-rounded game could finally pay off.

Longer shots

Matthew Fitzpatrick (+6000) has performed his best on the tour’s toughest courses this season, finishing in a tie for ninth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, third at the Memorial at Muirfield Village and in a tie for sixth at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields. He’s never missed the cut at the U.S. Open, either. … Harris English (+7000) checks off a lot of statistical boxes and has top 20 finishes in six of his last eight tournaments. … Brendon Todd (+8000), Chez Reavie (+11000) and Kevin Streelman (+15000) won’t wow anyone with their distance off the tee, but they have the accuracy to at least contend. Todd also ranks third on the PGA Tour in scrambling (2006 Winged Foot winner Geoff Ogilvy was third in that category at that year’s U.S. Open).

What about Tiger Woods?

Woods missed the cut the last time the U.S. Open was played at Winged Foot in 2006, admitting this week that he was not prepared to play in that event, his first after his father died. It was the first cut he missed as a professional. This year, Woods (+4500 to win) has labored through back issues, finishing no better than a tie for 37th since the tour’s post-coronavirus restart. Winged Foot may be too much of a beast for Woods to tame, at least in his current form at age 44.

Tee times

* starts on 10th tee

Group
Thursday tee time
Friday tee time
Brandon Wu, Curtis Luck, Ryan Fox
6:50 a.m.
12:10 p.m.*
6:50 a.m.*
12:10 p.m.
Joel Dahmen, Rasmus Hojgaard, J.T. Poston
7:01 a.m.
12:21 p.m.*
Ricky Castillo (a), Brian Harman, Andy Sullivan
7:01 a.m.*
12:21 p.m.
Chez Reavie, Sung Kang, Kevin Streelman
7:12 a.m.
12:32 p.m.*
Tom Lewis, Preston Summerhays (a), Jason Kokrak
7:12 a.m.*
12:32 p.m.
Jazz Janewattananond, Kevin Na, Matt Wallace
7:23 a.m.
12:43 p.m.*
Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker, John Augenstein (a)
7:23 a.m.*
12:43 p.m.
Brendon Todd, Harris English, Davis Thompson (a)
7:34 a.m.
12:54 p.m.*
Tyler Duncan, Thomas Detry, Erik van Rooyen
7:34 a.m.*
12:54 p.m.
Paul Waring, Victor Perez, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
7:45 a.m.
1:05 p.m.*
Tyrrell Hatton, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett
7:45 a.m.*
1:05 p.m.
Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth
7:56 a.m.
1:16 p.m.*
Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day
7:56 a.m.*
1:16 p.m.
Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods
8:07 a.m.
1:27 p.m.*
Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose
8:07 a.m.*
1:27 p.m.
Matt Kuchar, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell
8:18 a.m.
1:38 p.m.*
Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay, Steve Stricker
8:18 a.m.*
1:38 p.m.
Charles Howell III, Ryo Ishikawa, Max Homa
8:29 a.m.
1:49 p.m.*
Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Corey Conners
8:29 a.m.*
1:49 p.m.
Kurt Kitayama, Robert MacIntyre, Sandy Scott (a)
8:40 a.m.
2 p.m.*
Sebastian Munoz, Chun An Yu (a), Justin Harding
8:40 a.m.*
2 p.m.
Eddie Pepperell, Troy Merritt, Sami Valimaki
8:51 a.m.
2:11 p.m.*
Scott Hend, Dan McCarthy, Ryan Vermeer
8:51 a.m.*
2:11 p.m.
Shaun Norris, Rory Sabbatini, Chan Kim
12:10 p.m.
6:50 a.m.*
Richy Werenski, Taylor Pendrith, Renato Paratore
12:10 p.m.*
6:50 a.m.
Adam Long, Eduard Rousaud (a), Mike Lorenzo-Vera
12:21 p.m.
7:01 a.m.*
Jim Herman, John Pak (a), Thomas Pieters
12:21 p.m.*
7:01 a.m.
Lukas Michel (a), Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones
12:32 p.m.
7:12 a.m.*
Michael Thompson, Andrew Putnam, Chesson Hadley
12:32 p.m.*
7:12 a.m.
Ryan Palmer, Si Woo Kim, Rafa Cabrera Bello
12:43 p.m.
7:23 a.m.*
Bernd Wiesberger, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith
12:43 p.m.*
7:23 a.m.
Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Cameron Champ
12:54 p.m.
7:34 a.m.*
Lee Westwood, James Sugrue (a), Bubba Watson
12:54 p.m.*
7:34 a.m.
Gary Woodland, Andy Ogletree (a), Shane Lowry
1:05 p.m.
7:45 a.m.*
Mattthew Fitzpatrick, Daniel Berger, Branden Grace
1:05 p.m.*
7:45 a.m.
Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau
1:16 p.m.
7:56 a.m.*
Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer
1:16 p.m.*
7:56 a.m.
Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Jon Rahm
1:27 p.m.
8:07 a.m.*
Louis Oosthuizen, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley
1:27 p.m.*
8:07 a.m.
Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland
1:38 p.m.
8:18 a.m.*
Billy Horschel, Xander Schauffele, Brandt Snedeker
1:38 p.m.*
8:18 a.m.
Romain Langasque, Davis Riley, Will Zalatoris
1:49 p.m.
8:29 a.m.*
Shugo Imahira, Byeong Hun An, Takumi Kanaya (a)
1:49 p.m.*
8:29 a.m.
Matthias Schwab, Cole Hammer (a), Alex Noren
2 p.m.
8:40 a.m.*
Danny Lee, Mark Hubbard, Lanto Griffin
2 p.m.*
8:40 a.m.
Connor Syme, Paul Barjon, Marty Jertson
2:11 p.m.
8:51 a.m.*
Stephan Jaeger, Lee Hodges, Adrian Otaegui
2:11 p.m.*
8:51 a.m.

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