U.S. Open week is finally here! The National Championship has headed all the way west to the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links on 17-Mile Drive — a jagged outcropping of the Northern Californian coast that's been dubbed "the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world." The original designer, Jack Neville, once said about the course, “It was all there in plain sight. Very little clearing was necessary. The big thing, naturally, was to get as many holes as possible along the bay. It took a little imagination, but not much. Years before it was built, I could see this place as a golf links. Nature had intended it to be nothing else. All we did was cut away a few trees, install a few sprinklers, and sow a little seed.”
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This year will mark the sixth U.S. Open played at Pebble Beach since the course hosted its first one in 1972 (1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010). At the course's first National Championship, the scoring average during the final round of play was a 78.8 — the highest average since World War II.
Players are gearing up for the 119th U.S. Open, getting in final practice rounds and fine tuning their bag before they officially tee off on Thursday, June 13. The first group is set to be on the first tee at 6:45 a.m. (PDT) [9:45 a.m. (EST)] and the last group is scheduled for 2:42 p.m. (PDT). The second round will follow the same schedule, weather permitting.