Tiger/Rose/Spieth, Koepka/Molinari/Hovland & McIlroy/Rahm/Leishman – Star Pebble Beach Groups

The USGA has announced the opening two day groups for next week’s US Open at Pebble Beach.

Past winners Tiger Woods and his management stablemate Justin Rose will join three-time major winner Jordan Spieth.

Masters champion Woods, a 15-time major winner chasing the all-time record of 18 major wins by Jack Nicklaus, will start with Spieth and Rose at 2.09pm local time on Thursday and 8.24am on Friday off the 10th tee.

Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka of the United States, coming off his second consecutive PGA Championship victory last month at Bethpage Black, will be paired with reigning British Open champion Francesco Molinari of Italy and amateur Viktor Hovland of Norway.

They will open two groups ahead of Woods each day.

Phil Mickelson, a five-time major winner who could complete a career Grand Slam with a victory at Pebble Beach, will play alongside fellow American Dustin Johnson and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, a US Open-winner at Pebble Beach in 2010.

They tee off at 8.13am off the 10th tee on Thursday and at 1.58pm on Friday off the first tee.

Two groups ahead of them will be another feature trio in Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, Spain’s Jon Rahm and Australia’s Marc Leishman.

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