Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose are set to tee off at 3.51pm on Friday; Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau features alongside Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, watch day two of the US Open live on Sky Sports Golf on Friday from 3.30pm Groups and starting times for the second round of the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.
Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka grouped together among early starters; Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in same threeball in the afternoon wave of starters; watch day one of the US Open live on Sky Sports Golf on Thursday from 3.30pm Groups and starting times for the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.
Bryson DeChambeau to begin US Open title defence alongside Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and US Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci; Rory McIlroy also among afternoon starters at Torrey Pines as he searches for fifth major victory Rory McIlroy has been grouped alongside world No 1 Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose for the opening two rounds of the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines.
Saudi Arabia-backed Super Golf League struggling to tempt stars to join rebel venture, but Saudis unlikely to walk away Proposals for a golf Super League are seemingly unravelling with some the top targets primed to announce that they will not be signing up with the breakaway circuit. Telegraph Sport revealed earlier this month that players such as world No 1 Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Rose were being offered up to $50m up front to agree to a multi-year deal with Super Golf League, the Saudi-backed enterprise.
United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker expected Kiawah Island to pose a fair test as the US PGA Championship got under way on Thursday. The longest course in championship history dominated the build-up to the season’s second major, with the Pete Dye-designed layout on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast capable of playing to a maximum of 7,876 yards.
Europe captain Pádraig Harrington has revealed that Sergio Garcia “nearly needs to lose a limb” to miss out on a wild card for September’s Ryder Cup and that Ian Poulter is “not far behind” as he considers his three picks for Whistling Straits. Harrington also believes that the top nine in the Europe standings “look pretty well set” to qualify automatically.
Justin Rose is set to miss out on the chance to defend his Olympic title, while competition for the USA team is fierce with the majors - including this week's PGA Championship
The Olympic Games golf competitions take place from July 29 and August 4 Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kasahata, Saitama will host both tournaments The format is a standard 72-hole strokeplay, with 60 men and women qualifying Qualifying closes on June 21 and June 28, with a maximum of four per nation
Plus: US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker reveals he wants Tiger Woods to be one of his vice-captains Europe captain Padraig Harrington has revealed Sergio Garcia “nearly needs to lose a limb” to miss out on a wildcard for September’s Ryder Cup and that Ian Poulter is “not far behind” as he considers his three picks for Whistling Straits.
Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in South Carolina will measure at 7,876 yards and be the longest course in major history when it hosts the PGA Championship - watch throughout the week live on Sky Sports Golf. Distance will once again be a talking point this week at the PGA Championship, where those in the field will have to tackle the longest golf course in major championship history.
The Saudi Arabia-backed super league has received another setback, with regulations relating to the official world rankings confirming events as planned by the breakaway tour would fall short of eligibility criteria.The official world golf rankings are fundamental to qualification for major championships and the Olympic Games. The bid to coax leading players – including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson – away from the PGA and European Tours is again the key background theme as preparations are finalised for this week’s US PGA Championship.
Big names such as Fred Couples, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose tweet congratulations to the oldest first-time winner on European Tour One day on and still Richard Bland’s maiden victory at the 478th attempt continued to provoke emotional praise, with American Fred Couples joining the top names of Europe golf in sending his congratulations to the Staffordshire veteran.
Harrington is predicting a legal battle over the proposed Saudi Super League Padraig Harrington certainly looked like a man with no worries as he shot a 66 in the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.The veteran shrugged off a five-week break and then, in his role as Europe captain, proceeded to swat away concerns that the Ryder Cup could be blighted by the Saudi Arabian plan to create a Super Golf League.
British Masters: Famous winners and iconic venues feature in long history of the European Tour event
The European Tour heads back to the UK this week for the latest edition of the Betfred British Masters, hosted by Danny Willett - Watch live on Wednesday from 1.30pm on Sky Sports Golf and on Sky Sports Main Event Danny Willett is joining an elite group of players when he hosts the iconic Betfred British Masters this week at The Belfry.
Rory McIlroy has re-iterated his opposition to a proposed Saudi-backed breakaway golf series, calling it a “money grab” and comparing it to football’s doomed European Super League.A host of leading golfers, including Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau have reportedly been offered lucrative deals to join the Premier Golf League.
MBS' repressive state's latest sporting move is to entice golfers to a new Super League on top of bidding to host the Joshua-Fury mega fight Phil Mickelson should be as alarmed as he is tempted by his extraordinary $100 million offer to become the de facto head of sport's latest rebel breakaway.
Rory McIlroy has poured cold water on the possibility of a Premier Golf League (PGL) getting off the ground after comparing the multi-million pound proposal to football's failed European Super League.It was revealed on Tuesday that the PGL, which is backed by Saudi investment, had offered Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau a significant pay packet of $30m (£21.5m) to become the first players to sign up for it.
From the start, Rory McIlroy has been staunchly against the idea of a Premier Golf League (PGL), and he slammed the proposal yet again yesterday, describing it as a “money grab”.The Saudi investment-backed proposal — which is not dissimilar in style to football’s failed European Super League — has been around for several years, and it reared its head again earlier this week when it was revealed that the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Rose had all recently been offered $30m (£21.5m) to sign up for it.
Rory McIlroy says any top golfer signing up for a proposed Super Golf League would be “money-grabbing” and believes they should be banned from playing on the European Tour and PGA Tour.Initially called the Premier Golf League, the planned breakaway circuit has resurfaced this week after it was reported that world No 1 Dustin Johnson and fellow major winners Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka had all received offers worth more than $100 million to be part of it.