Network to Provide Golf Fans Alternate Feed to Exclusively Follow Featured Groups Live During First Round

LOS ANGELES – To celebrate the start of the 119th U.S. Open Championship, FOX Sports announces a special telecast highlighting first round action from some of golf’s brightest stars on Thursday, June 13.

From 7:30 to 10:30 PM ET, when primary television coverage moves from FS1 to the FOX broadcast network, FS1 will air featured groups coverage of Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose as well as Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari and Viktor Hovland.

The special telecast gives viewers an opportunity to focus in on some of the game’s greats as they tackle iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links, with back-to-back U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka looking to defend his title and 15-time major champion Tiger Woods hoping to add a fourth U.S. Open trophy to his collection.

FS1’s featured groups coverage is led by FOX Sports multisport mainstay Justin Kutcher, providing play-by-play for his fourth U.S. Open on FOX, alongside 1996 PGA Championship winner and analyst Mark Brooks. Longtime PGA professional Michael Breed and LPGA Tour veteran Nicole Castrale report from on-course. Renowned course architect Gil Hanse contributes as a course design analyst.

FOX Sports’ full featured groups coverage will begin as a digital stream on and the FOX Sports App at 12:30 PM ET, before moving to FS1 at 7:30 PM ET.

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.