OAKMONT, PENNSYLVANIA - As 2011 Glen Rose graduate Austin Jordan prepares for the 116th playing of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, here are a few tournament facts and tee times.
When asked Tuesday evening if the course was anything like he expected, Jordan responded with, "So far, yes pretty much. Except for the way a few holes are laid out."
Jordan was scheduled for a 2:57 p.m. CT round one tee time Thursday, but storms pushed the tournament into its second weather delay shortly after 11 a.m. CT. He is currently scheduled for an 7:57 a.m. CT tee time in round two, however, if the delay pushes the first round into Friday that time could change. Stay with the Reporter's social media accounts for updates.
Now, go get 'em, Glen Rose Tiger.
2016 U.S. Open Notes
Name: 116th U.S. Open Championship
Dates: June 13-19, 2016
Where: Oakmont Country Club (par 70); Oakmont, PA
36-Hole Cut: Low 60 players and ties
Playoff: If necessary, an 18-hole playoff will take place on Monday beginning at approximately 9 a.m.
Defending Champion: Jordan Spieth
Purse: TBD; Winner’s Share: TBD; Format: 72-hole stroke play
What the 2016 U.S. Open champion will receive
10-year U.S. Open exemption
Five-year exemption to the Masters, Open Championship, PGA Championship and THE PLAYERS
Five-year exemption on the PGA TOUR (if a member or joins the TOUR)
600 FedExCup points (if a member)
Applications for the 2016 U.S. Open
The 2016 U.S. Open generated 9,877 entries, third most in U.S. Open history. By comparison, there was a record 10,127 applicants for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 and 9,882 entries for last year’s championship at Chambers Bay. Applications were received from 50 states, the District of Columbia and 72 foreign countries. To be eligible, a player must have a handicap not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.
How Jordan Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay
Jordan Spieth posted a 1-under 69 during the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open to move out of a four-way tie forthe 54-hole lead and into the record books, becoming just the sixth player to win the Masters Tournament and U.S.Open in the same season. He joined Tiger Woods (2002), Jack Nicklaus (1972), Arnold Palmer (1960), Ben Hogan (1951, 1953) and Craig Wood (1941).
The Last Time it happened at the U.S. Open
Last foreign winner – Martin Kaymer in 2014
Last to defend title successfully – Curtis Strange in 1989
Last winner who won the Open on his first attempt – Francis Ouimet in 1913
Last winner to win the Open on his second attempt – Webb Simpson in 2012 (finished T14 in 2011)
Last start-to-finish winner with no ties – Martin Kaymer in 2014
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole and win by one stroke – Jordan Spieth in 2015
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole – Jordan Spieth in 2015
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoff – Tiger Woods in 2008
Last winner without a round in the 60s – Geoff Ogilvy in 2006
Last winner without a sub-par round – Geoff Ogilvy in 2006
Last winner with all rounds in the 60s – Rory McIlroy in 2011
Last winner between ages 20-29 – Jordan Spieth was 21 in 2015
Last winner between ages 30-39 – Justin Rose was 31 in 2013
Last winner over age 40 – Payne Stewart was 42 in 1999
Last winner after receiving a special exemption – Hale Irwin in 1990
Last winner to come through sectional qualifying – Lucas Glover in 2009
Last winner to come through local and sectional qualifying – Orville Moody in 1969
Last defending champion to miss the cut – Martin Kaymer in 2015
Last amateur to win the Open – John Goodman in 1933
*Notes courtesy PGA TOUR