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In June we’ll get the year’s third golf major: the U.S. Open Championship. Home to some of the greatest moments in golf history, the 119th iteration of this tournament will feature the world’s best golfers as part of the competitive 156-man field. Here’s everything you need to know.

Where and When is the 2019 US Open?

The 2019 U.S. Open Championship will take place at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California. The first round of the tournament kicks off on Thursday, June 13 and goes until the final putt on Sunday, June 17.

US Open Golf Tickets

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Qualifying Events

Unlike the Masters – golf’s most exclusive major tournament – the U.S. Open gives any professional or amateur golfer with a USGA Handicap of 1.4 or lower the chance to qualify for the prestigious event. Throughout the U.S. and Canada, there are 110 local qualifying events where eligible players will compete over 18 holes for a spot in sectional qualifying.

Those who make it through sectional qualifying (36 holes at 9 sites throughout the States, one in Canada, one in England, and one in Japan) will be a part of the large player field at Pebble Beach on Thursday, June 13.

Last year, 21 players made it all the way through qualifiers and joined the 156-player field at Shinnecock Hills.

US Open 2019 Predictions

After his phenomenal victory at the Masters, no doubt many people will pick Tiger Woods to win this year’s U.S. Open Championship. However, don’t be so quick to place all your eggs in that basket. We’ll have to see how his body holds up once June rolls around – after all, we’ll be deep into the 2019 golf season at that point and that’s when you start to see wear and tear show up on some of the older golfers.

Still, Tiger’s play is certainly trending upward, and he should have a good tournament if he’s healthy. As far as top players to avoid, don’t expect much from Jordan Spieth. The kid simply can’t string together four solid rounds this year and he’s having a lot of trouble on the putting green.

The usual favorites will be in play – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Brooks Koepka almost always show up at major tournaments, so don’t sleep on any of them. Koepka, who’s looking for an unprecedented third U.S. Open title in a row, always gets hot at majors and he should surely be in the mix on Sunday at Pebble Beach.

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