OAKMONT, Pa. – Facts and figures for the 116th U.S. Open golf championship:
DATES: June 16-19.
Site: Oakmont Country Club.
The course: Oakmont was designed in 1903 by Henry C. Fownes, a steel magnate and accomplished amateur golfer. It was the only course he built. The course is famous for its "Church Pew" bunkers between the third and fourth fairways, for its notoriously fast greens and for being one of the hardest golf courses in America.
Length: 7,254 yards.
Par: 70 (35-35).
Cut: Top 60 players and ties.
Playoff (if necessary): 18 holes on June 20.
Field: 156 players.
Purse: TBA ($10 million in 2015).
Defending champion: Jordan Spieth.
Last year: Spieth two-putted for birdie on the 18th hole at Chambers Bay to win by one shot over Dustin Johnson, who three-putted for par from 12 feet on the final hole. Spieth joined Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same season since 1960.
Last time at Oakmont: Angel Cabrera closed with a 69 for a one-shot victory over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.
U.S. Open champions at Oakmont: Tommy Armour (1927), Sam Parks Jr. (1935), Ben Hogan (1953), Jack Nicklaus (1962), Johnny Miller (1973), Larry Nelson (1983), Ernie Els (1994), Angel Cabrera (2007).
Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods is not playing the U.S. Open for the third time in six years because of injuries.
Youth movement: Seven of the last eight major champions were in their 20s, the most over a span of two years since 1921-23.
Key statistic: Six of the eight U.S. Open champions at Oakmont are in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Noteworthy: There were only eight rounds in the 60s all week the last time the U.S. Open was held at Oakmont.
Quoteworthy: "Even if they make it easy, it will be hard." — Adam Scott on Oakmont.
Television (all times EDT): Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., FS1; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fox Sports. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fox Sports. Sunday, 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports.