More Than 160 Hours of Live Multi-Platform Championship Action
FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network & FOX Sports Radio Originate Live from Shinnecock Hills

NEW YORK – Just days from the start of the 118th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, FOX Sports announces its full programming schedule and veteran crew of broadcasters delivering more than 160 hours of live championship coverage from Southampton, N.Y., from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17.

Highlighted by more than 45 hours of television coverage on the FOX Sports family of networks, including 23.5 hours scheduled for the FOX broadcast network, coverage from Shinnecock Hills begins Tuesday, June 12 at 4:30 PM ET on FS1 with the first-ever CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS, a new public exhibition featuring reigning USGA champions playing in friendly foursomes competition. On Wednesday, June 13 at 9:30 AM ET on FS1, WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN brings viewers their first look at live practice round action, in addition to player interviews, special features and more.

On Thursday, June 14, first round competition is televised on FS1 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM ET, before moving to the FOX broadcast network from 4:30 to 7:30 PM ET, while second round action on Friday, June 15 airs on FS1 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET, before shifting to FOX from 4:30 to 7:30 PM ET. FOX televises third round coverage from 11:00 AM ET to 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, June 16 and final round coverage from 10:00 AM ET to 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, June 17. FOX Deportes televises six hours of U.S. Open coverage in Spanish, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM ET on Saturday and 4:00 to 7:00 PM ET on Sunday. FOX Sports’ full U.S. Open coverage can be heard live on the radio via the FOX Sports SiriusXM channel (Channel 83).

Leading FOX Sports’ 2018 U.S. Open coverage is seven-time Emmy Award winner Joe Buck, who returns for his fourth championship and is joined in the 18th Tower for the third year by 1993 PGA Championship winner and lead analyst Azinger. Play-by-play announcer Shane Bacon and eight-time PGA Tour winner Brad Faxon also contribute to the call throughout the championship.

Two-time U.S. Open Champion Curtis Strange returns as an on-course commentator and is joined on the fairways by four-time PGA Tour winner Steve Flesch, PGA Tour veteran Brett Quigley and four-time European Tour winner Ken Brown. Brown also brings Shinnecock Hills to life with his popular “Brownie Points” series throughout the week.

Holly Sonders hosts studio coverage throughout the championship, while reporter Shane O’Donoghue conducts pre- and post-round interviews. Renowned course architect Gil Hanse provides course and design analysis, and former USGA Executive Director David Fay weighs in as rules expert.

The full television schedule for FOX Sports’ championship coverage follows:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Tuesday, June 12 Celebration of Champions 4:30 – 6:00 PM FS1
Wednesday, June 13 Wednesday at the U.S. Open 9:30 AM – 12: 00 PM FS1
Thursday, June 14 First Round 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM FS1
  4:30 – 7:30 PM FOX
Friday, June 15 Second Round 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM FS1
  4:30 – 7:30 PM FOX
Saturday, June 16 Third Round 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM FOX
  4:30 – 7:30 PM FOX Deportes
Sunday, June 17 Final Round 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM FOX
  4:00 – 7:00 PM FOX Deportes

FOX Sports once again delivers extensive digital coverage of the U.S. Open. The FOX Sports App live streams all U.S. Open coverage provided by FS1 and the FOX broadcast network and offers ‘bonus’ content on three alternate streams created specifically for the event, presenting more than 115 hours of additional coverage.

The bonus feeds include two channels following featured groups and a channel dedicated to featured holes, available daily beginning Thursday, June 14 on the FOX Sports App, www.usopen.com and via the U.S. Open app.

Digital coverage is anchored by FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt, who returns for his fourth U.S. Open to provide play-by-play for featured holes alongside 2007 PGA Tour winner and analyst Joe Ogilvie and renowned PGA professional and on-course reporter Michael Breed. Justin Kutcher, another FOX Sports multi-sport mainstay, provides play-by-play with 1996 PGA Championship winner and analyst Mark Brooks and PGA Tour veteran and on-course reporter Jay Delsing. Play-by-play announcer Dave Marr is joined by two-time Champions Tour winner and analyst Olin Browne and LPGA Tour veteran and on-course reporter Nicole Castrale. Rounding out the digital coverage are broadcasters Ned Michaels and Luke Elvy, PGA professional Steve Scott and rules analyst and former USGA Executive Director Tom O’Toole.

The full digital schedule for FOX Sports’ championship coverage follows:

Date Program Time (ET)
Thursday, June 14 FS1 Stream 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  FOX Stream 4:30 – 7:30 PM
  Featured Groups A 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  Featured Groups B 7:35 AM – 6:30 PM
  Featured Holes 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
 
Friday, June 15 FS1 Stream 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  FOX Stream 4:30 – 7:30 PM
  Featured Groups A 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  Featured Groups B 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  Featured Holes 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
 
Saturday, June 16 FOX Stream 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  Featured Groups A 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  Featured Groups B 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  Featured Holes 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
 
Sunday, June 17 FOX Stream 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  Featured Groups A 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  Featured Groups B 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  Featured Holes 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

A number of FOX Sports’ USGA broadcasters are available on-site at Shinnecock Hills for interviews on Tuesday, June 12 at 10:15 AM ET in the USGA media center. For more information: https://foxs.pt/2HHQz1Y

The extended FOX family travels to the U.S. Open as well.  The FOX News Channel and the FOX Business Network leave their New York City studios for Southampton on Thursday and Friday for special live editions of four shows originating from Shinnecock Hills which feature guests from the FOX Sports golf team, the USGA, corporate partners and more. FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo kicks off the slate of programming at 6:00 AM ET with “Mornings with Maria”, followed by “America’s Newsroom” with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith on FOX News Channel at 9:00 AM ET, “After the Bell” with Melissa Francis and David Asman on FOX Business Network at 4:00 PM ET and closing with FOX News Channel’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” at 6:00 PM ET.

The full FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network programming schedule follows:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thursday, June 14 Mornings with Maria 6:00 – 9:00 AM FOX Business Network
  America’s Newsroom 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM FOX News Channel
  After the Bell 4:00 – 5:00 PM FOX Business Network
  Special Report 6:00 – 7:00 PM FOX News Channel
 
Friday, June 15 Mornings with Maria 6:00 – 9:00 AM FOX Business Network
  America’s Newsroom 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM FOX News Channel
  After the Bell 4:00 – 5:00 PM FOX Business Network
  Special Report 6:00 – 7:00 PM FOX News Channel

Broadcasting across a network of more than 400 stations in the United States, FOX Sports Radio holds a significant on-site presence throughout championship week. The schedule includes nine live hours originating from Shinnecock Hills on Thursday and Friday, with “Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis” at 6:00 AM ET, “The Doug Gottlieb Show” at 3:00 PM ET and “JT ‘The Brick’” at 8:00 PM ET. FOX Sports Radio news anchor Dan Beyer also reports live from the course throughout the duration of the championship and hosts his Sunday program on-location beginning at 9:00 AM ET. Visit www.FOXSportsRadio.com for more information, to find an affiliate or listen online. Fans can also tune in to the FOX Sports Radio channel on iHeartRadio.

FOX Sports’ preview coverage began last week with the U.S. OPEN SECTIONAL QUALIFYING SHOW, in addition to player groupings announcements from Azinger on THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD. For Azinger’s analysis and thoughts on the championship: https://foxs.pt/2MaiStp