U.S. OPEN

Site: Pinehurst, North Carolina

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course (7,562 yards, par 70)

Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013). Winner's share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2013)

TV: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 6 a.m.-noon., 2-4 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, 9-11 a.m.) and NBC (Thursday-Friday, noon-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, 11 a.m.-playoff conclusion)

Last year: Justin Rose became the first English winner in 43 years, finishing at 1-over 281 at Merion. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day tied for second, two shots back.

Notes: Mickelson, winless in 20 events since the 2013 British Open, has six runner-up finishes in the event -- the first a dramatic loss to Payne Stewart in 1999 at Pinehurst. ... Michael Campbell won the 2005 event at the course. ... Three-time winner Tiger Woods is sidelined following back surgery. ... The 2015 event will be played at Chambers Bay near Tacoma, Washington. ... The U.S. Women's Open is next week on the course.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS



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