U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy, who tied for seventh last week on the PGA Tour after missing three consecutive cuts, is the defending U.S. Open champion. He broke the majorís record with a 16-under 268. Enlarge photo

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Rory McIlroy, who tied for seventh last week on the PGA Tour after missing three consecutive cuts, is the defending U.S. Open champion. He broke the majorís record with a 16-under 268.

Site: San Francisco.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Olympic Club, Lake Course (7,170 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($7.85 million in 2011).

Winnerís share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2011).

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-8 p.m.; Monday playoff, if necessary, 10 a.m.-noon), NBC (Thursday-Friday, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-8 p.m.; Monday playoff, if necessary, noon-conclusion).

Last year: Rory McIlroy won at Congressional in Bethesda, Md., shattering the tournament scoring records at 16-under 268. He shot 65-66-68-69 for an eight-stroke victory. McIlroy became the second player from Northern Ireland to win the event in three years, following Graeme McDowell in 2010 at Pebble Beach.

Last week: Dustin Johnson won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., in his second event after a back injury that sidelined him nearly three months. John Merrick finished second, a stroke back. ... Lee Westwood won the Nordea Masters in Sweden for his 22nd European Tour title. The Englishman also won the event in 1996 and 2000.

Notes:Tiger Woods won the 2008 tournament at Torrey Pines for the last of his 14 major victories. He also won in 2000 at Pebble Beach and 2002 at Bethpage. Woods won the Memorial two weeks ago in his last start to match Jack Nicklaus for second place on the PGA Tour career victory list with 73. Woods also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. ... McIlroy tied for seventh in Memphis after missing the cuts in three consecutive worldwide starts. He won the Honda Classic in March. ... Bubba Watson won the Masters in April for his first major title. ... Lee Janzen won the 1998 tournament at Olympic. Jack Fleck (1955), Billy Casper (1966) and Scott Simpson (1987) also won the event at the course. ... The 2013 tournament will be played at Merion in Ardmore, Pa. ... The Travelers Championship is next week on the PGA Tour in Cromwell, Conn.

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