Phil Mickelson confronted great backlash over his determination to compete within the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf Invitational Collection, however was greeted with open arms by wide-eyed spectators throughout a apply spherical on Tuesday forward of this week’s US Open.

When is it?

The primary spherical of the US Open takes place as we speak, Thursday 16 June. The finals will happen on Sunday 19 June.

What time will it begin?

Native time on the East Coast is 5 hours behind British Summer season Time. This implies the early starters will begin their first laps round noon UK time. The complete discipline is barely allowed to finish its laps within the early hours of the morning.

What TV channel is it on?

The occasion shall be broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities. Alternatively, you’ll be able to bookmark and observe this web page Telegraph Sport stay protection each 4 days.

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Six-time Main winner Phil Mickelson had all eyes on him as he set off for a apply lap underneath the guard of 4 cops on Tuesday.

When Mickelson was launched on the first tee, there was a hearty spherical of applause, together with shouts of “We love you” and “Let’s go Phil,” which was returned with a collection of thumbs-up from the long-time fan favourite, who all smiled.

Mickelson’s public picture took a success in February when the creator of an unauthorized biography about him launched excerpts from the e book through which the American golfer referred to as the Saudis “scary” however mentioned he was prepared to look past their human rights data to assist To take affect on the PGA Tour.

Mickelson then took a self-imposed break from the game – even skipping his title protection on the PGA Championship – and returned simply final week outdoors of London for the inaugural occasion on the LIV circuit.

However 51-year-old Mickelson’s repute appeared intact as he performed his apply spherical within the firm of fellow American Kevin Na, who additionally joined the LIV golf collection, and Spanish world No. 2 Jon Rahm.

“He has to make a dwelling,” Stephen Mahoney, a 67-year-old Massachusetts retiree, mentioned of the Corridor of Famer golfer’s determination to hitch the profitable breakaway group late in his profession. “No matter you’ll be able to seize now, seize it.”

Mickelson by no means stays underneath the radar on the US Open, the one title he wants to finish the profession grand slam of golf’s 4 majors, however the highlight on him seems to be reaching new heights this week.

“Let’s go to the left!” and “How concerning the Grand Slam this weekend?” shouted others as he made his method across the sq..

However whereas Mickelson loved loads of encouragement on the nation membership, not everybody in attendance was so supportive.

“Very disillusioned, I really feel like he is ruining his legacy,” mentioned Alexandra Rautiola, a 36-year-old Massachusetts nurse, on the second gap. “It is unhappy to see as a result of it is second solely to Tiger [Woods]he has carried out probably the most for golf.”

what occurred final 12 months

Jon Rahm turned the primary US Open champion from Spain when he completed with two sensible birdies and handed Louis Oosthuizen by one shot at Torrey Pines.

An emotional body devoted the win to his late compatriot Seve Ballesteros, the person who put Spain on the golf map by profitable 5 main titles earlier than dying aged 54 from mind most cancers.

“That is undoubtedly for Seve. I do know he wished to win this one probably the most,” mentioned Rahm. Rahm fired a 67 on the ultimate spherical for a complete of six underneath par 278 and was confirmed champion when Oosthuizen did not make the ultimate par 5.

What are the newest odds?

Rory McIlroy 1.10

Justin Thomas12/1

Scottie Scheffler 14/1

Jon Rahm 14/1

Cam Smith 20/1

Patrick Cantlay 22/1

Xander Schauffele 25/1

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