Open groups: Tiger-DJ-Thomas; Phil-Rory-Spieth

4:15 PM ET

Brooks Koepka will start a invulnerability of his U.S. Open pretension during 7:40 a.m. ET subsequent Thursday off a initial tee during Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, and three-time U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods will be grouped with a dual many new No. 1-ranked players in a universe for a initial dual rounds.

Koepka, who won final year’s pretension during Erin Hills in Wisconsin, will play a initial dual rounds with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2015 PGA champion Jason Day.

Is this a year Phil Mickelson will finally win a U.S. Open?

Similar to Rory McIlroy and a Masters, a U.S. Open is a one vital Phil Mickelson has nonetheless to win. Can he build on new movement to snap a drought subsequent week during Shinnecock Hills?

Woods, who 10 years ago won a final of his 14 vital championships and his third U.S. Open, will play with No. 1 Justin Thomas and No. 2 Dustin Johnson. They tee off during 1:47 p.m. Thursday and 8:02 a.m. Friday.

It will be Woods’ initial U.S. Open coming given he missed a cut during Chambers Bay in Washington state in 2015.

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson, any in need of one vital to finish a career Grand Slam, will play together for a initial dual rounds. They start during 8:02 a.m. Thursday off a 10th tee.

In 2004, Mickelson, who needs a U.S. Open to finish his career Slam, posted one of his 6 runner-up finishes in this eventuality during a march in Southampton, New York. McIlroy is blank a Masters, while Spieth lacks a PGA Championship. This will be a fifth time Spieth and McIlroy will play together in a major.

Then there is a all-Spain organisation of Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm and Rafael Cabrera Bello that starts during 1:14 p.m. Thursday off a first.

Patrick Reed is in a organisation with other Masters champions Zach Johnson and Charl Schwartzel that starts play during 7:51 a.m. on Thursday.

Tee times start during 6:45 a.m. Thursday and Friday and run by 2:42 p.m. on a 7,440-yard course, that is hosting a U.S. Open for a fifth time. The margin of 156 will be reduced to a low 60s and ties after 36 holes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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