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US Open scoring (official site)
, quite a sweet threesome for you - 1255 Graeme McDowell
, amateur Peter Uihlein and Louis Oosthuizen. At 1317
- former champ Ernie Els, Davis Love and Jim Furyk. At 1857
- Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan (more about this boy and his youtube antics shortly). At 1306
- Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer. And at 1835
- Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.
Before we get stuck into the golfing banter and the predictions and all manner of nonsense, I had better chuck you some times so you know, who, how, why and where the big boys are teeing off....
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BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts:
"Last time no Americans held a major was in '94. One of 'em was Els. He won last US Open at Congressional. 3rd in 2010. Just saying"
Opening group on the first tee is Korean Daehyun Kim, American Chez Reavie and Ireland's Shane Lowry. On the 10th tee is Chad Campbell, Harrison Frazar and Marc Turnesa. A round-up of the big names coming right up.
It's the US Open.
Number 111. At a course in Maryland called the Congressional Country Club. Four days of hot golfing action. Plenty of drama on the way. Thanks for joining us.
Morning. The world's top golfers are currently buffing up their clubs, combing their fancy new bags, taking some calming words from their caddie and getting ready for a rather big golfing tournament. It's starting in three minutes......welcome.