GUIDE TO THE 2020 US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
WHERE: Winged Foot GC (7,477 yards, par 70) at Mamaroneck, New York.
WHEN: September 17-20 (AEST).
PURSE: $US12.5 million.
LAST YEAR: Gary Woodland beat two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka by three strokes at Pebble Beach Golf Links last year to claim his first major.
AUSTRALIANS IN THE FIELD (9): Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Matt Jones, Scott Hend, Curtis Luck, Lukas Michel (amateur) and Lucas Herbert.
BEST AUSTRALIAN CHANCE: Scott and Day. Scott is the top-ranked Australian and earned a US PGA Tour win in February while Day owns two runner-ups and three other top-10s at the US Open.
AUSTRALIAN TEE TIMES FOR THE FIRST ROUND (AEST)
8.50pm (Thursday): Luck, Ryan Fox (NZL), Brandon Wu (USA)
9.56pm: Day, Webb Simpson (USA), Sergio Garcia (ESP)
10.02pm: Scott, Rory McIlroy (NIR), Justin Rose (ENG)
10.51pm: Hend, Dan McCarthy (USA), Ryan Vermeer (USA)
2.32am (Friday): Herbert, Jones and Michel
2.42am: Leishman, Smith, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT)
NOTABLE TEE TIMES
9.56pm: Hideki Matsuyama (JPN), Patrick Reed (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA)
10.07pm: Collin Morikawa (USA), Justin Thomas (USA), Tiger Woods (USA)
3.16am: Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Dustin Johnson (USA), Tony Finau (USA)
3.27am: Phil Mickelson (USA), Paul Casey (ENG), Jon Rahm (ESP)
Dustin Johnson is the popular pick ahead of Jon Rahm with Jason Day the most favoured of the Australian contingent.
ABOUT THE US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
* The 2020 US Open Championship is the 120th edition of the event and the second of golf's three major championships played in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no spectators in attendance
* With qualifying cancelled because of COVID-19, this year's US Open will field 144 players, the lowest total since 1932. Typically, the field is 156
* Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott are chasing their second major win
* Phil Mickelson (three Masters, one US PGA Championship and one British Open) can complete the career grand slam with a US Open win after six runner-up finishes in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013
* Tiger Woods is searching for his 83rd US PGA Tour win, which would give him the outright record
* Woods, who won at least one major in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s, could become the first golfer to win a major in each of four decades.
WHAT THE WINNER RECEIVES:
* $US2.16 million
* Ten-year exemption into the US Open
* Five-year exemption on the US PGA Tour
* Five-year exemption into the Masters, British Open and US PGA Championship.