116th U.S. OPEN: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All times are EDT and schedules are subject to change. Groupings and starting times will be posted on Friday, June 10.

Pre-Championship Merchandise Opening at the Main  Merchandise Pavilion

Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 (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 13 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 14 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, June 15 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Championship Rounds 1 and 2

Play is scheduled to begin at 6:45 a.m. from both the first and 10th tees. The last groups will begin play at 2:42 p.m. from both the first and 10th tees.

  • Thursday, June 16 (first round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
  • Friday, June 17 (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 18 (third round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
  • Sunday, June 19 (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 20. The playoff will begin at approximately noon. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

Oakmont Country Club is located 14 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Oakmont Country Club. 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 USGA Admissions Office at (800) 698-0661 for further information.

U.S. Open Parking (June 13-19)

Complimentary parking will be provided at TWO large spectator lots. The BLUE Lot (Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills) is located to the northeast of Oakmont Country Club and the RED Lot (Hartwood Acres) 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 Oakmont Country Club.

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.

Spectators utilizing I-76 Westbound and I-376 Eastbound or traveling from points north and east of Oakmont Country Club via PA-28 Southbound are advised to proceed to the BLUE Lot. Complimentary shuttle transportation is expected to take approximately 25 minutes in each direction.

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

BLUE LOT DRIVING DIRECTIONS     

From points North using PA-28 Southbound

  • Follow PA-28 South to Exit 12A (Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard).
  • Turn right onto Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.

From points East using I-76 Westbound (Toll Road)

  • Follow I-76 West (toll) to Exit 48 (Allegheny Valley Interchange).
  • After the toll plaza, follow signs to Freeport Road/PA-28/ New Kensington.
  • Merge onto Freeport Road (toward PA-28) and follow for 0 .7 miles.
  • Turn right onto PA-910 and continue for 0 .2 miles.
  • Take a right to merge onto PA-28 North.
  • Follow PA-28 North for 2 .5 miles to Exit 12A (Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard).
  • Turn left onto Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.

From points West using I-376 Eastbound (Toll Road)

  • Follow I-376 East to Exit 85 to I-76 West (PA Turnpike) toward Ohio.
  • Merge onto I-76 West (toll) and follow for 8 .6 miles to Exit 48 (Allegheny Valley Interchange).
  • After the toll plaza, follow signs to Freeport Road/PA-28/New Kensington.
  • Merge onto Freeport Road (toward PA-28) and follow for 0.7 miles.
  • Turn right onto PA-910 and continue for 0.2 miles.
  • Take a right to merge onto PA-28 North.
  • Follow PA-28 North for 2 .5 miles to Exit 12A (Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard).
  • Turn left onto Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.

From points East using PA-22 Westbound

  • Follow PA-22 West to I-76 West (PA Turnpike) toward Ohio.
  • Merge onto I-76 West (toll) and follow for 8 .6 miles to Exit 48 (Allegheny Valley Interchange).
  • After the toll plaza, follow signs to Freeport Road/PA-28/New Kensington. Merge onto Freeport Road (toward PA-28) and follow for 0.7 miles.
  • Turn right onto PA-910 and continue for 0.2 miles.
  • Take a right to merge onto PA-28 North.
  • Follow PA-28 North for 2 .5 miles to Exit 12A (Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard).
  • Turn left onto Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.

Spectators departing from points north and west utilizing I-79 Southbound and I-76 Eastbound or from points south utilizing I-79 Northbound are advised to proceed to the RED Lot. Spectators traveling from downtown Pittsburgh are also encouraged to utilize the RED Lot. Complimentary shuttle transportation is expected to take approximately 25 minutes in each direction.

RED LOT DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From points South using PA-28 Northbound

  • Follow PA-28 North to Exit 5B (left exit toward Butler) to merge onto PA-8 North.
  • Follow PA-8 North for 1.4 miles.
  • Turn right onto Saxonburg Boulevard and continue for 4.6 miles.
  • Turn left to enter Hartwood Acres.
  • Follow signage to the RED Lot.

From points North and West using I-76 Eastbound (Toll Road)

  • Follow I-76 East (toll) to Exit 39 for PA-8 (toward Butler Valley/Pittsburgh/Butler).
  • After proceeding through the toll plaza, keep left and follow signs for PA-8 South/Pittsburgh.
  • Merge onto PA-8 South and continue for 2.9 miles.
  • Turn left onto Harts Run Road and follow for 1.7 miles .
  • Turn left onto Middle Road and follow signage to the RED Lot.

From I-79 Northbound and Southbound (Toll Road)

  • Follow I-79 to Exit 77 (Youngstown, OH/Harrisburg) for I-76 East (toll).
  • Follow I-76 East for approximately 11.7 miles to Exit 39 for PA-8 (toward Butler Valley/Pittsburgh/Butler).
  • After proceeding through the toll plaza, keep left and follow signs for PA-8 South/Pittsburgh.
  • Merge onto PA-8 South and continue for 2.9 miles.
  • Turn left onto Harts Run Road and follow for 1.7 miles.
  • Turn left onto Middle Road and follow signage to the RED Lot.

From points South using I-279 Northbound (Toll Road)

  • Follow I-279 North. Merge onto I-79 North and continue for approximately 5.8 miles to Exit 77 (Youngstown, OH/Harrisburg) for I-76 East (toll).
  • Follow I-76 East for approximately 11.7 miles to Exit 39 for PA-8 (toward Butler Valley/Pittsburgh/Butler).
  • After proceeding through the toll plaza, keep left and follow signs for PA-8 South/Pittsburgh.
  • Merge onto PA-8 South and continue for 2.9 miles.
  • Turn left onto Harts Run Road and follow for 1.7 miles.
  • Turn left onto Middle Road and follow signage to the RED Lot.

Passenger, Taxi or Limousine Drop-off

Passenger, taxi or limousine drop-off will only be allowed at the designated area located at Tenth Street Elementary School in Oakmont, Pa., which is a 5-10-minute walk to Gate 2 and the Practice Range. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so please coordinate pick-up times accordingly. Please follow directional signs and 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 Tenth Street Elementary School. Bike racks will be provided to secure bikes at each of these locations. Owners are responsible for the security of their bicycles.

SPECTATOR  INFORMATION

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. 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.

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. 

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.
  • 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, Coolers, Aerosol Cans and/or Spray Bottles except for medical or infant needs. Note: Personal care items (3 ounce size or less) and transparent/ clear plastic water bottles (size 24 ounce or less when empty) are permitted.
  • No Pets (other than service animals as defined by the ADA assist- ing 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 other items deemed unlawful, dangerous or disruptive by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel, in their sole discretion .

The USGA reserves the right to amend the list of Prohibited Items at any time to provide a safe and secure championship.

Spectator Safety and Etiquette

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

  • 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 .
  • The U .S . Open Championship involves substantial walking on grassy hills, dirt paths and other uneven surfaces. Please wear appropriate footwear such as sneakers.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • To provide protection from the sun, remember to wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. Please note that sunscreen in bottles and tubes, 3 ounces or less are permitted. Sunscreen in spray bottles and/or aerosol cans are not permitted.
  • 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.

Autographs

Spectators should keep in mind that the player's first responsibility during U.S. Open week is to compete for the championship title. 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/Photography 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 any of the terms herein may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

To enhance your experience on-site at Oakmont, the USGA will offer complimentary Wi-Fi at U .S . Open Spectator Square, Gate 2 and the 16th tee food court. In addition, the USGA will provide complimentary Wi-Fi in select grandstands throughout the championship grounds.

Please also be sure to download the official U.S. Open Championship Mobile App, and enable your phone's Bluetooth and notification settings, to receive relevant updates -- including weather updates -- throughout the championship.

Disabled Spectator Services

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

  • Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/ DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking loca- tions . Please see additional parking information on Page 14 .
  • Our Disabled Services Committee will be on-site to assist spectators with disabilities, with transportation to and from Disabled Services Headquarters and specific grandstand loca- tions and facilities throughout the golf course via multi-person golf carts .
  • A number of motorized scooters will be available at the Disabled Services Tents, located at U .S . Open Spectator Square 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 3 .
  • Accessible restrooms will be available at portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds and at corporate facilities .
  • Select concessions, merchandise tents and spectator experience areas will be accessible .

First-Aid Stations

First-Aid stations will be located in U .S . Open Spectator Square, Gate 2, behind the sixth green, and to the player’s right of the 11th fairway. All first-aid stations will be staffed with emergency medical technicians. Complimentary water will be provided at water stations located adjacent to all First Aid locations. If a medical emergency arises, please notify a volunteer or USGA official.

Grandstands

Approximately 16,500 grandstand seats will be located at strategic viewing areas throughout the golf course for spectators. Seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and grandstands will be closed upon reaching capacity. Access to the grandstands is subject to USGA policies, which will be posted at the entrance point to each grandstand.

Junior Tickets

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). Junior tickets are always available on-site at Will Call. 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 the 1895 Club.

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 U .S . Open Merchandise Pavilion, covering 37,000 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, travelers 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 9-12 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Main Merchandise Pavilion is open to the public on pre-championship days (June 9-12). 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 near the Merchandise Pavilion.

U.S. Open Championship Week

June 13-19 (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.

Weather

Average June temperatures at Oakmont Country Club range from a high of 81 to a low of 55 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 above 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.

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 9-12 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

U.S. Open Championship Week

June 13-19 (Monday through Sunday) 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.