US Open 2023 LIVE: Tee times confirmed, betting tips, course info and how to follow action as Matt Fitzpatrick defends in LA


The US Open is back in Los Angeles this weekend as golf’s best eye glory in the third major of the summer.

Jon Rahm clinched victory at the Masters in April before Brooks Koepka excelled at Oak Hill to secure his third PGA Championship title last month.

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Fitzpatrick claimed US Open glory last yearCredit: Getty

Now, the US Open takes centre-stage this week and the magnificent yet treacherous Los Angeles Country Club will host the action.

England’s Matt Fitzpatrick claimed a brilliant victory in Brookline last year, holding off a stellar field to win his first major title.

He’ll be back to defend his crown and will take on another superstar line-up including Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler.

US Open 2023: Date and start time

The 123rd edition of the US Open will be held from Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18.

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It is taking place on the North Course of the Los Angeles Country Club in California.

Play is due to start at 2:45pm UK time on the opening two days and at 5pm over the weekend.

US Open 2023: How to follow

talkSPORT will have regular updates from LA throughout the week from our expert reporters Rupert Bell, Russell Hargreaves and Sean O’Brien.

The action will be shown live on Sky Sports Golf throughout the week too.

Sky Sports will begin their extended coverage on the Monday before their tournament coverage begins on Thursday morning.

McIlroy is eager to claim major glory again

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McIlroy is eager to claim major glory againCredit: Getty

US Open 2023: Course details

This will be the first major championship held at the Los Angeles Country Club and will be the first mens’ major in the LA area in 28 years.

The North Course, originally designed by George C Thomas Jr in the 1920s, was extensively restored by Gil Hanse in 2010.

It will play to a par 70 and will be a maximum of 7,449 yards in length.

It includes a daunting finish with the final three holes all being par 4s over 500 yards long.

The par 3 7th will also prove to be incredibly difficult and could play longer than the previous par 4 6th.

The tee box for the long par 5 14th is located next to the garden of the Playboy Mansion. 

US Open 2023: What has been said?

Koepka insists he will relish the ‘chaos’ surrounding golf at the moment as he targets moving a step closer to his goal of 10 major titles.

He said: “The more chaotic things get the easier it gets for me.

“Everything starts to slow down and I am able to focus on whatever I need to focus on while everybody else is dealing with distractions, worried about other things.

“I think there’s a few reasons (I peak at majors), but I think it’s definitely one of them. I enjoy the chaos.”

Koepka added: “Growing up you knew how many majors Jack (Nicklaus) has, you knew how many Tiger (Woods) has, you knew how many Arnold Palmer has, you knew how many Gary Player, (Tom) Watson, all these legends.

“But I never knew how many PGA Tour events or wins they had total.

“That’s what you’re judged on. It’s major championships. You look at basketball, you’re judged on how many championships you’ve won, not how many games you’ve won. Same thing in every sport.

“Double digits, that’s what I’m trying to get to. I don’t think it’s out of the question for me. I think the way I’ve prepared, the way I’ve kind of suited my game for these things is going to help me.

“And I’m only 33, so I’ve definitely got quite a bit of time. I’ve just got to stay healthy and keep doing what I’m doing.”

Koepka was brilliant at the PGA Championship in Oak Hill

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Koepka was brilliant at the PGA Championship in Oak HillCredit: Getty

US Open 2023: Field and tee times

The field will be made up of 156 players before the cut on Friday night.

LIV Golf players will be involved including former champions Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson.

Phil Mickelson, who needs US Open glory to complete the career Grand Slam, will be in action having won the PGA Championship in 2021.

The 2022 US Amateur winner Sam Bennett, who was incredibly impressive at the Masters, will tee it up again.

Tiger Woods and Will Zalatoris will not play due to injury.

A record 10,187 players entered the qualifiers to make the US Open and there will be 109 local events held from which 12 will make it to the tournament proper.

The groupings and tee times for round four can be found here.

McIlroy will play alongside Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama while Rahm has been grouped with Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland.

Fourth round tee-off times: (All times US)

  • 11:23 a.m. — Ryo Ishikawa
  • 11:34 a.m. — Patrick Reed, Jacob Solomon
  • 11:45 a.m. — Adam Svensson, Maxwell Moldovan
  • 11:56 a.m. — Ben Carr, David Puig
  • 12:07 p.m. — Romain Langasque, Aldrich Potgieter
  • 12:18 p.m. — Abraham Ancer, Adam Hadwin
  • 12:29 p.m. — Ryan Gerard, Mackenzie Hughes
  • 12:40 p.m. — Yuto Katsuragawa, Gordon Sargent
  • 12:51 p.m. — Jordan Smith, Sam Bennett
  • 1:07 p.m. — Nick Hardy, Sebastian Munoz
  • 1:18 p.m. — Charley Hoffman, Sahith Theegala
  • 1:29 p.m. — Andrew Putnam, Austin Eckroat
  • 1:40 p.m. — Kevin Streelman, Sergio Garcia
  • 1:51 p.m. — Tommy Fleetwood, Sam Stevens
  • 2:02 p.m. — Jon Rahm, Dylan Wu
  • 2:13 p.m. — Gary Woodland, Denny McCarthy 
  • 2:24 p.m. — Billy Horschel, Patrick Rodgers
  • 2:35 p.m. — Ryan Fox, Brian Harman
  • 2:51 p.m. — Justin Suh, Eric Cole
  • 3:02 p.m. — Sam Burns, Keith Mitchell
  • 3:13 p.m. — Si Woo Kim, Joaquin Niemann
  • 3:24 p.m. — Brooks Koepka, Tyrrell Hatton
  • 3:35 p.m. — Cameron Young, Russell Henley
  • 3:46 p.m. — Shane Lowry, Tony Finau
  • 3:57 p.m. — Collin Morikawa, Matt Fitzpatrick
  • 4:08 p.m. — Padraig Harrington, Patrick Cantlay
  • 4:19 p.m. — Min Woo Lee, Viktor Hovland
  • 4:35 p.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Smith
  • 4:46 p.m. — Bryson DeChambeau, Tom Kim
  • 4:57 p.m. — Ryutaro Nagano, Xander Schauffele
  • 5:08 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Harris English
  • 5:19 p.m. — Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy
  • 5:30 p.m. — Rickie Fowler, Wyndham Clark 

US Open 2023: Betting with talkSPORT BET

To win:

Rory McIlroy – 3/1

Rickie Fowler – 18/5

Xander Schauffele – 15/4

Wyndham Clark – 13/2

Scottie Scheffler – 13/2

See all US Open odds on talkSPORT BET

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