Pittsburgh is proud to host the 116th annual U.S. Open Championship at the legendary Oakmont Country Club. One of the most difficult courses in North America, Oakmont has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S., including eight U.S. Open Championships.
Widely considered golfs ultimate test, the 2016 U.S. Open Championship will return to Oakmont for the ninth time, June 16-19. An international collection of the world's top golfers will begin formal practice rounds at Oakmont starting on Monday, June 13.
While the eyes of the golf world will be focused on the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Pittsburgh will also gain the attention from media around the world. According to the USGA, the U.S. Open is expected to bring more than $120 million in economic impact to the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, demonstrating that Pittsburgh is an ideal location for high-profile sports events.
There are many exciting events surrounding the U.S. Open that are open now. Take your place alongside some of the greatest names in golf history and try your hand at hitting period-specific clubs in a custom golf simulator in the interactive experience American Golf History - Coming to Life at the Carnegie Science Center through June 19.
Can you putt like the masters? Find out at the Epic Putt Challenge and take your shot at joining golf's greats by attempting several epic putts that have been made in U.S. Open Championship history. This exhibit is available at three DICKS Sporting Goods store locations throughout Pittsburgh until June 11.
The Open for All™ Trophy Tour Powered by Lexus allows you to view and take a photo with the iconic U.S. Open Championship Trophy at locations near you leading up to the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club! You can also track the trophy's progress on this "Whistle Stop" tour.
USGA is debuting its Learning Science Through Golf exhibit at the Heinz History Center through June 19. Multiple interactive stations demonstrate various aspects of the game of golf, including equipment, aerodynamics and turfgrass using the principles of science, technology, engineering and math.
Championship Rounds 1 and 2:
Play is scheduled to begin at 6:45 am from both the first and 10th tees. The last groups will begin play at 2:42 pm from both the first and 10th tees. Gates will be open from 6am to conclusion of play on all days.
Championship Rounds 3 and 4:
The first starting time will be determined by the number of players who make the cut at the conclusion of the second round (60 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 60th place). Generally, the first pairing begins play from the first tee between 8-9 am; the last pairing for both days will start from the first tee at approximately 3 pm. Gates will be open from 6am to conclusion of play on all days.
Each buyer may purchase up to four tickets for each day. All tickets include access to complimentary parking and shuttle transportation to and from the championship entrance.
The U.S. Open has sold out for 29 consecutive years, and the 2016 U.S. Open promises to be no exception. To learn more about ticket packages or to purchase tickets, visit the USGA website.
Oakmont Country Club is located 14 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Oakmont Country Club from both parking areas listed below.
Parking will be provided at two large spectator lots. The BLUE Lot (Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills) is located to the northeast of Oakmont Country Club and the RED Lot (Hartwood Acres) is located to the northwest. Please follow general spectator parking signage and/or directions from parking attendants to the designated parking location.
For more information including driving directions to the spectator lots, passenger or taxi drop-off, and spectator guidelines, visit the U.S. Open Championship website.
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