U.S. OPEN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All times are PDT and schedules are subject to change.

Pre-Championship Merchandise Opening

Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). No ticket is necessary to enter the Main Merchandise Pavilion during these pre-championship hours. The golf course will be closed to the public.

Practice Rounds

Players will have the option of starting practice rounds at the first or 10th tee. Players electing to play a full round generally begin between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is typical for players to be on the golf course or practice areas until at least 7 p.m.

  • Monday, June 15 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 16 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, June 17 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Championship Rounds 1 and 2

Play is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. from both the first and 10th tees. The last groups will begin play at 3:12 p.m. from both the first and 10th tees.

  • Thursday, June 18 (first round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
  • Friday, June 19 (second round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)

Championship Rounds 3 and 4

The first starting time will be determined by the number of players who make the cut at the conclusion of the second round (60 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 60th place). Generally, the first pairing begins play from the first tee between 8-9 a.m.; the last pairing for both days will start from the first tee at approximately 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 20 (third round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
  • Sunday, June 21 (fourth round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)

Playoff

If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, an 18-hole playoff will be held on Monday, June 22. The playoff will begin at approximately 9 a.m. Gates will open at 7 a.m

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PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

Chambers Bay is located 9 miles west of Tacoma and 39 miles south of Seattle. Complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Chambers Bay. The general spectator parking lots will have accessible parking spaces for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. For those requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-698-0661 for further information.

U.S. Open Parking (June 15-21)

Complimentary parking will be provided at TWO large spectator lots. The BLUE Lot (Fort Steilacoom Park) is located to the south of Chambers Bay and the RED Lot (Washington State Fairgrounds) is located to the north. Please follow general spectator parking signage and/or directions from parking attendants to the designated parking location. Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided from both parking areas to and from Chambers Bay. Spectators departing from points west (Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula) or from points south utilizing I-5 are advised to proceed to the BLUE Lot. Complimentary shuttle transportation is expected to take approximately 25 minutes in each direction.

Spectators utilizing I-5, I-405, WA-18 or traveling from points north and east of Chambers Bay are advised to proceed to the RED Lot. Complimentary shuttle transportation is expected to take approximately 30 minutes in each direction.

A map and driving directions to both the BLUE and RED Lots are below.

Please note: There is no general parking or disabled spectator parking available in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. All other parking is by permit only.

BLUE Lot Driving Directions

From points South using I-5 Northbound
  • Follow I-5 northbound to Exit 125 for Bridgeport Way (toward JBLM McChord Field).
  • Take Exit 125 and turn left onto Bridgeport Way SW and follow for approximately 2.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto Steilacoom Boulevard SW and follow for 0.7 miles.
  • Turn left to remain on Steilacoom Boulevard SW and continue for miles.
  • Follow signage to parking.
From points West (Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula) using WA-16 Eastbound
  • Follow WA-16 East, crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (toll) to I-5 South (Portland).
  • Follow signs to I-5 South (Portland).
  • Merge onto I-5 South and continue for 5.8 miles to Exit 125 for Bridgeport Way (toward JBLM McChord Field).
  • Take Exit 125 and turn right onto Bridgeport Way SW and follow for approximately 2.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto Steilacoom Boulevard SW and follow for 0.7 miles.
  • Turn left to remain on Steilacoom Boulevard SW and continue for 1.0 miles.
  • Follow signage to parking.

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RED Lot Driving Directions

From points North (Seattle) using I-5 Southbound
  • Continue south on I-5 to Exit 142A for WA-18 East (toward Auburn).
  • Merge onto WA-18 East and follow for 2.5 miles.
  • Take the West Valley Highway exit (toward WA-167 S).
  • Turn right onto West Valley Highway and follow for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto 15th Street SW and follow for 0.1 miles.
  • Turn right to merge onto WA-167 South (toward Tacoma) and follow for 7.2 miles to WA-512 West exit (toward WA-161/Puyallup/Olympia).
  • Exit onto WA-512 West and follow for 1.3 miles. Take the Pioneer Avenue exit (toward Puyallup River).
  • Turn left onto E. Pioneer Avenue and follow 0.1 miles. Turn left onto 7th Street SE and follow for 0.4 miles.
  • Follow signage to parking.
From points North (Bellevue/Eastide) using I-405 Southbound
  • Follow I-405 southbound to Exit 2A to merge onto WA-167 South (toward Kent/Auburn).
  • Merge onto WA-167 South and follow for 20.4 miles.
  • Take the WA-512 West exit (toward WA-161/Puyallup/Olympia).
  • Exit onto WA-512 West and follow for 1.3 miles. Take the Pioneer Avenue exit (toward Puyallup River).
  • Turn left onto E. Pioneer Avenue and follow 0.1 miles. Turn left onto 7th Street SE and follow for 0.4 miles.
  • Follow signage to parking.
From points Northeast (Covington/Hobart) via WA-18 Southbound
  • Follow WA-18 West. Take the exit for WA-167 South (toward Puyallup).
  • Merge onto WA-167 South and follow for 8.7 miles to WA-512 West (toward WA-161/Puyallup/Olympia).
  • Exit onto WA-512 West and follow for 1.3 miles. Take the Pioneer Avenue exit (toward Puyallup River).
  • Turn left onto E. Pioneer Avenue and follow 0.1 miles. Turn left onto 7th Street SE and follow for 0.4 miles.
  • Follow signage to parking.

Passenger, Taxi or Limousine Drop-off

Passenger, taxi or limousine drop-off will only be allowed at the designated area located at Sunset Primary School in University Place, Wash. within a 5-10 minute walk of Gate 2 and the 13th hole. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so please coordinate pick-up times accordingly. Please follow directional signs and parking attendants to the appropriate pick-up and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine.

Bicycles

Spectators choosing to ride a bicycle to the championship are instructed to follow directions and signage to the General Spectator parking lots (BLUE Lot or RED Lot) or to the designated passenger, taxi or limo drop off located at Sunset Primary School. Bike racks will be provided to secure bikes at this location. Owners are responsible for the security of their bicycles.

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SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Security

Spectators and other championship attendees will go through security screening prior to entering the championship grounds and will not be allowed to bring any of the items listed below. To expedite admission into the championship, it is recommended that all prohibited items are safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship. Please be sure to read the following list of prohibited items carefully:

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS*
  • No Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)
  • No Explosives and/or Fireworks of any kind
  • No Tablets and/or Computers (cellular mobile devices smaller than 7" are permitted)
  • No Noise-Producing Devices (including portable speakers)
  • No Cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal photographic use)
    Note: Use of cameras and mobile device camera features must follow the camera/photography policy (see Page 5).
  • No Video and/or Audio Recording at any time with any device
  • No Backpacks, Briefcases and/or Bags larger than 6" W x 6" H x 6" D in their natural state
    Note: Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12 "W x 12 "H x 6"D are permitted.
  • No Signs, Posters and/or Banners
  • No Food and/or Beverages except for medical or infant needs
  • No Containers and/or Coolers except for medical or infant needs
    Note: Transparent/clear plastic water bottles (size 24 ounce or smaller) are permitted when empty.
  • No Pets (other than service animals assisting disabled individuals)
  • No Lawn Chairs and/or Oversized Chairs with Arms (compact chairs without arms are permitted with no case)
  • No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items
  • No Bicycles allowed inside admission areas or on the championship grounds
  • No Metal-Spiked Golf Shoes
  • No other items deemed unlawful, dangerous or disruptive by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel, in their sole discretion.

Spectator Safety and Etiquette

If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.S. Open Championship will be a more enjoyable one:

  • Walking the championship grounds at Chambers Bay can be difficult due to significant elevation changes and uneven surfaces. Be conscious of your physical limitations and be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
  • Please stay behind gallery ropes and follow directions of championship marshals at all times.
  • Do not cross fairways except at designated crosswalk areas.
  • Be considerate of others and kneel or sit if you are in the front row of the gallery.
  • Stay quiet and stand still when players are about to hit or when instructed by marshals.
  • To ensure your safety at all times, walk carefully and never run.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette:
    • Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
    • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or spectators.
    • Distracting a player or any disruption of play.
    • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature.
    • Failing to follow the instructions of a championship official, volunteer or security personnel.

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Autographs

Spectators should keep in mind that the player’s first responsibility during U.S. Open week is to compete for the national championship. For this reason, a no-autograph policy is in effect on course throughout championship week. Spectators should not approach any player for an autograph from the time a player is en route to his first tee until the completion of his round. This policy applies to practice rounds as well as championship rounds.

Camera Policy

Stand-alone cameras may only be brought, and mobile device camera features may only be used, during practice rounds (Monday through Wednesday) and only for personal photographic use. No photography is permitted in the presence of a player from the time he addresses the ball until the completion of his swing (i.e., when a marshal’s arms are raised). Video and audio recording are not permitted at any time with any device.

Violation of the above policy may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

Disabled Spectators

The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all spectators with disabilities and is pleased to provide the following services:

  • Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. Please see additional parking information on Page 14.
  • Our Disabled Services Committee will be on-site to assist disabled spectators with transportation to and from Disabled Services Headquarters and specific grandstand locations and facilities throughout the golf course via multi-person golf carts.
  • A number of motorized scooters will be available at the Disabled Services Headquarters at Gate 1 and Gate 2 for spectators with disabilities on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility.
  • Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf will be available at the Disabled Services Headquarters located near Gate 1.
  • Accessible restrooms will be available at portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds.
  • Select concessions, merchandise tents, spectator experience areas and public phone facilities will be accessible.

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First-Aid Stations

First-Aid stations will be located at Gate 1 in U.S. Open Spectator Square, Gate 2 and to the player’s left of the fourth tee. All first-aid stations will be staffed with emergency medical technicians. Complimentary water will be provided at all first-aid stations. If a medical emergency arises, please notify a volunteer or USGA official.

Junior Tickets

Junior tickets are always available on-site at Will Call and at all admission gates during the championship. Juniors age 12 and under receive complimentary tickets on any day when accompanied by an adult ticket or credential holder. Tickets for juniors age 13 to 17 will be available for purchase when accompanied by a valid adult ticket or credential holder ($20 per day for practice rounds and $40 per day for championship rounds). There is a maximum of two Junior tickets per one adult ticket or credential holder. Junior tickets provide access into the Trophy Club when accompanied by an adult Trophy Club ticket or credential holder but do not provide access into any USGA corporate hospitality facilities or 1895 Club. For more information please visit usopen.com.

Lost and Found/Missing Persons

Any lost and found items or missing persons will be taken to the Lost and Found/Missing Persons Headquarters located at Gate 1.

Merchandise Pavilion

The Main Merchandise Pavilion, covering 41,000 square feet, will be located in U.S. Open Spectator Square as you enter through Gate 1. A variety of merchandise bearing the U.S. Open Championship logo will be available for purchase, including caps, golf shirts, t-shirts, jackets, lanyards, lapel pins, golf balls, repair tools, ball markers, towels and much more. Acceptable forms of payment are: U.S. dollars, traveler’s checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and debit cards. Personal checks are not accepted. There will be a Satellite Merchandise Tent as you enter through Gate 2, which will be open during U.S. Open week only. For your convenience a merchandise bag check tent and shipping tent will be located adjacent to the Main Merchandise Pavilion.

Hours of Operation:

Pre–Championship (Main Merchandise Pavilion only)

June 11-14 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Main Merchandise Pavilion is open to the public on pre-championship days (June 11-14). No tickets or credentials will be required to enter the Main Merchandise Pavilion during these days; however, the course will be closed to the public. Please follow directional signs for complimentary parking.

U.S. Open Championship Week:

June 15-21 (Monday through Sunday) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Since the Main Merchandise Pavilion and Satellite Merchandise Tent are located on the championship grounds, you must have a ticket or credential to gain entry during the championship.

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Mobile Device Policy

Spectators may carry mobile devices smaller than 7" in length

and/or height, including cellphones, smartphones and PDAs. All device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls must be received or placed only in designated “Phone Zones” located around the golf course (see map). Phone calls  must not be received or placed in any area that may disrupt play,

including grandstands. Use of approved devices for photographs is subject to the camera/photography policy. Video and audio recording are not permitted at any time with any device. Texting and email are permissible throughout all areas of the golf course, but should not disrupt players.

Violation of the above policy may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

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Weather

Average June temperatures in University Place range from a high of 68 to a low of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.

The USGA will have a meteorology staff on-site monitoring the possibility of dangerous or inclement weather. If hazardous weather conditions are approaching, special “weather alert” signs such as the one to the left will be displayed on leader boards and video boards around the course. When the sign appears, spectators are advised to take immediate precautions (including clearing grandstands) PRIOR to play being suspended.

In the event of a weather alert, please avoid open areas, hilltops, high places, isolated trees, golf carts and wire fences. If play is suspended, indicated by one prolonged air-horn blast, please close your umbrella and seek shelter. In the event of a suspension of play, grandstands will be cleared immediately. Please note that play will resume as soon as conditions allow.

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Will Call

Will Call facilities will be located on-site for spectators to drop off and pick up tickets at Gate 1 and Gate 2. Photo identification will be required to pick up any tickets left at Will Call. Will Call facilities cannot be accessed by vehicles at any time.

Hours of Operation:

Pre–Championship (Gate 1 Only)

June 11-14 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For parking, follow directional signs for Pre-Championship Merchandise Opening./p>

U.S. Open Championship Week

June 15-21 (Monday through Sunday) 6 a.m. to 7p.m.

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