Tournament rounds are Thursday-Sunday.
Pinehurst Resort (Course No. 2) in Pinehurst, N.C.
Yardage/Par: 7,562 yards, par 70
Purse: $8 million
Winner’s share: $1,440,000
Defending champion: Justin Rose
TV: Thursday rounds (ESPN/ESPN2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m; KXAS/5, 2-4 p.m.; ESPN/ESPN2, 4-6 p.m.). Friday rounds (ESPN, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; KXAS/5, 2-4 p.m.; ESPN, 4-6 p.m.). Saturday rounds (KXAS/5, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.). Sunday rounds (KXAS/5, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.). Monday playoff, if needed: ESPN, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; KXAS/5, 1 p.m.-conclusion.
Notable: Phil Mickelson, a six-time runner-up (including last year), needs only a U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam. Mickelson, 43, finished second at the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. ... Colonial champ Adam Scott enters his first major as the world’s top-ranked golfer. ... The 16th hole has been stretched to 528 yards, making it the longest par-4 in U.S. Open history. … The 156-player field features 12 amateurs, the most since 15 qualified in 2009. Included are teens Will Grimmer (17), Maverick McNealy (18) and Robby Shelton (18). ... The last five U.S. Open winners are entered. Tiger Woods, the 2008 champion, will not play because of back surgery. — Jimmy Burch