The US Open 2018 is traditionally the hardest of the four majors, except perhaps when the wind intervenes at The Open Championship.
But last year Brooks Koepka racked up the joint-lowest score to par, winning with a total of -16, to win his first major and tournament organisers USGA will be desperate to avoid a repeat.
The rough has been grown long at Shinnecock although with conditions forecast to be docile and fairways having been cut surprisingly generously, scoring might end up once again being low.
So here’s everything you need to know about the US Open this week..
US Open 2018 TV channel and schedule
In America, the US Open has historically bounced between a number of different broadcasters, with NBC, ABC and now Fox all showing the golf across the States.
On this side of the Atlantic, Sky Sports will rename their dedicated golf channel Sky Sports US Open for the week and have exclusive coverage of the action all the way through the Sunday’s climax.
Some of the golf will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event.
Thursday June 14: Live coverage of featured groups from 1pm-4.30pm on Sky Sports US Open; comprehensive live coverage on Sky Sports Main Event and US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am
Friday June 15: Live coverage of featured groups from 1pm-4.30pm on Sky Sports US Open; comprehensive live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6pm-12.30am)
Saturday June 16: Live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6pm-12.30am)
Sunday June 17: Live coverage on Sky Sports US Open from 4.30pm-12.30am (Main Event from 6.30pm-12.30am)
US Open 2018 live stream
Sky Sports’ coverage means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app.
It is available to download on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.