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US Open 2014 live stream golf TV schedule start time, players, field & favorites

The 2014 U.S. Open is finally here, as 156 of the best golfers in the world will put their skills to the test against Course No. 2 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. Players from the PGA Tour, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour will take an a intimidating par-70, 7562-yard course that’s sure to yield lots of green numbers.

Adam Scott of Australia hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 10, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Adam Scott of Australia hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 10, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
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According to a June 11 BR report, the 2014 U.S. Open gets underway Thursday (June 12) morning and concludes Sunday (June 15) evening. In between there will be four rounds that will decide, not only the winner of the third major championship of the season, but also the recipient of the $1,440,000 first-place prize and 600 FedEx Cup points.

As far as where and how to watch the action, there are a number of options to explore. For starters, TV viewers can tune to ESPN, who will handle broadcasting duties for Rounds 1 and 2, and NBC will take over the final two rounds.

For online viewing, Thursday and Friday’s action will be streaming live on WatchESPN, while NBC Live Extra will cover Saturday and Sunday’s action. For more information simply click here for ESPN and click here for NBC Sports TV schedule start times.

As it pertains to the field, players to watch and betting favorites, with Tiger Woods is still on the shelf, things are wide open for the take. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped 2014 U.S. Open golf oddsmakers from listing Rory McIlroy as the man to beat this year at Pinehurst.

The 27-year-old from Northern Ireland comes into Round 1 as a 10/1 favorite to win his second U.S. Open of his career. Trying to prevent him from capturing his third major of his career will be a trio of “Usual Suspects”.

Players like Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson are sure to have a say in who wins the coveted event. Currently, Scott is the projected runner-up at 12/1 odds, followed by “lefty” at 14/1, and the reigning Masters champion’s chances stand at 16/1.

Don’t miss what is sure to be a highly competitive event under very challenging surroundings. Watch the 2014 U.S. Open on ESPN, ESPN Live Stream, NBC and NBC Live Stream. For DirecTV customers, the US Open Experience is available by tuning to channels 701-705. Finally, here’s a look at some notable players on the field to keep an eye out, as well as the betting favorites to win the 2014 US Open:

Rory McIlroy 10/1
Adam Scott 12/1
Phil Mickelson 14/1
Bubba Watson 16/1
Jordan Spieth 20/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Jason Day 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Matt Kuchar 25/1
Dustin Johnson 28/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Jim Furyk 35/1
Martin Kramer 35/1
Graeme McDowell 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
Lee Westwood 40/1
Luke Donald 40/1
Webb Simpson 40/1