Reigning major champs paired at Open
Tiger Woods will begin defense of his U.S. Open title on June 18 at Bethpage Black with an 8:06 a.m. (ET) pairing with Masters champion Angel Cabrera and PGA and British Open champion Padraig Harrington, according to the starting times released by the United States Golf Association.
In a departure from last year's format of putting together the first- and second-round pairings based on the Official World Golf Rankings, the USGA decided to go with the three reigning major champions. Woods, ...
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ROAD TO THE U.S. OPEN
The 2008 U.S. Open was one for the ages when Tiger Woods -- on a broken leg and with a torn ACL -- held off Rocco Mediate in a playoff. What's in store for 2009 when the national championship returns to Bethpage Black on June 18? As the year's second major approaches, ESPN.com will track the story lines leading into the U.S. Open. Tee times