Facts and figures from the 122nd US Open Golf Championship:

Dates: June 16-19.

Venue: The Country Club.

Length: 7,264 meters.

By: 70.

Cut: Top 60 and ties.

Playoff (if necessary): aggregate of two holes immediately after the end of the 72 holes.

Field: 156 players (15 amateurs).

Handbag: TBA. Last year: $12.5 million.

Defending champion: Jon Rahm.

Last year: Jon Rahm won his first major tournament at Torrey Pines and became the first player to birdie the last two holes to win the US Open in one shot. He was one stroke behind when he birdied putts 25 feet on the 17th and 18 feet on the final hole. The victory came two weeks after Rahm had a six-shot 54-hole lead at the Memorial and had to retire due to a positive COVID-19 test. Louis Oosthuizen, who drove into a canyon on the 17th hole and bogeyed, was a sixth-time runner-up at a major.

Last US Open at the Country Club: Curtis Strange won the first of back-to-back US Open titles by beating Nick Faldo in the playoffs in 1988.

Last big event at the Country Club: Justin Leonard birdied 45 feet on the 17th hole and the Americans rallied from a 10-6 deficit to win the 1999 Ryder Cup against Europe.

US Open champions at the Country Club: Curtis Strange (1988), Julius Boros (1963), Francis Ouimet (1913).

Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods decided not to play this year to rest his injured right leg. He has missed five of the last 10 US Opens.

Grand Slam: Phil Mickelson must win the US Open for the career Grand Slam. In his last seven career slam tries, he hasn’t finished in the top 25.

Saudi involvements: Former US Open champions Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer, Mickelson and Sergio Garcia are among 12 US Open players who were in England the previous week for the first Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational .

Key stat: Players in their twenties have won five of the last six major tournaments. The exception was Phil Mickelson (50) at the PGA Championship last year.

Note: The US Open hasn’t been decided in the playoffs since 2008, the longest streak of the four major tournaments. The previous three US Opens at Brookline have all been decided by playoffs.

Quote-worthy: “Game recovery, grind and patience, this is truly a week you have to be in or the golf course will pass you by.” — Justin Thomas at the US Open.

Television (all times EDT): Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (USA Network), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (NBC), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (USA Network); Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (USA Network), 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (NBC); Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. (NBC).

Streaming: (every hour EDT): Thursday-Friday, 6:30am-9:30am, 7pm-8pm (Peacock); Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Peacock).


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