For the second straight year, the University of Virginia will have two of its favorite sons playing in the U.S. Open. Rising senior golfer Derek Bard and 2015 golf alumnus Denny McCarthy will compete in this year's tournament at Oakmont Country Club in western Pennsylvania. The action begins Thursday, and McCarthy will tee off in the opening group at 6:45 a.m. EST.
What a great experience with Derek and Denny. #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/T7vGAnWM5w— Virginia Golf (@UVAMensGolf) June 15, 2016
McCarthy will be playing in his second consecutive U.S. Open after finishing in a tie for 42nd last year. Fellow Virginia alumnus Steve Marino also qualified for the 2015 tournament, which was held at Chambers Bay just outside of Seattle. McCarthy made it into this year's tournament by advancing through regional and sectional qualifying. He secured his spot in a playoff at the sectional qualifier at Maryland's Woodmont Country Club.
This will be the second straight major tournament for Bard, who earned his way into the field by finishing second in the 2015 U.S. Amateur championship. Bard competed at this year's Masters Tournament in April and finished in 69th place. He will tee off from the 10th tee at 1:14 p.m. EST.
The television schedule for the US Open is as follows:
- Thursday - 10 a.m. EST to 5 p.m. EST of Fox Sports 1; 5 p.m to 8 p.m. on Fox.
- Friday - 10 a.m. EST to 5 p.m. EST of Fox Sports 1; 5 p.m to 8 p.m. on Fox.
- Saturday - 11 a.m EST to 7 p.m. EST on Fox.
- Sunday - 11 a.m. EST to 7:30 p.m. EST on Fox.