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What to Know Before You Go to the 2019 U.S. Open

How do you get tickets? Where can you park? What can you bring?

We broke down the most essential information you need to know before you go to the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

For the complete rundown, see our U.S. Open FAQ and the USGA’s Fan Information.

Are Tickets Still Available?

Yes, but they are going fast! Limited weekday tickets remain.

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Are Junior Tickets Available?

Yes! Even if the round is sold out, you can still pick up junior tickets at Will Call, which is located at the beginning of Fan Central, just after the bus depot. You can bring two juniors for every adult who has a ticket. Tickets for juniors 12 and under are free, while juniors 13-18 can purchase tickets for $20 Monday through Wednesday, and $40 Thursday through Sunday.

Are There Any Other Discounted Tickets?

Yes, all Active, Retired and Veteran military personnel will be provided complimentary admission for practice rounds (Monday through Wednesday), even if the day is sold out. Just bring your military identification and regular photo identification to Will Call to pick up your ticket. Juniors accompanying military personnel are free, and military can also buy two half-priced gallery tickets for family and friends.

How Do You Get to the Championship?

Free parking and shuttles are available at California State University-Monterey Bay, 13 miles north of Pebble Beach in Marina. Allow approximately 35 minutes for the shuttle from CSUMB to the gates of the championship. Shuttles will depart continuously from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 2 hours after play concludes each day.

Ticketed buses are also available from Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel.

In addition to the main entrance at Fan Central, there is also a Carmel gate at the other end of Pebble Beach Golf Links, close to the 11th hole.

Shuttles will depart continuously from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 2 hours after play concludes each day. Shuttles will depart continuously from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 2 hours after play concludes each day.

Free parking and shuttles are available at California State University-Monterey Bay, 13 miles north of Pebble Beach in Marina.

Is 17-Mile Drive Open?

No. 17-Mile Drive is closed from June 9-16 to visitors and bicycle traffic.

Can You Drop Off Fans Near the Championship?

Yes, there is one designated drop-off and pick-up spot, located near Gate 1 along Forest Lake Road. Enter the Del Monte Forest through the Pacific Grove or Morse gates and follow signs to reach the drop-off and pick-up area.

What Can You Bring to the Championship?

You can only bring two types of bags – a small bag no bigger than 6 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches, or a transparent/clear bag that measures 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches. No food or drink is allowed, but you can bring a clear, empty plastic water bottle that is 24 ounces or less. The only other permitted items are:

  • A compact folding chair (no arms) without a case
  • Diaper bag
  • Stroller
  • Service animal

Cameras are allowed Monday through Wednesday, but not once competition begins. All content can only be used for personal use.

Phones are allowed – they weren’t in 2010 – but the screen can’t be larger than 7 inches diagonally. Phones must be silenced, and calls can only be made in designated Fan Zones.

Cameras are allowed Monday through Wednesday, but not once competition begins. Cameras are allowed Monday through Wednesday, but not once competition begins.

No food or drink is allowed, but you can bring a clear, empty plastic water bottle that is 24 ounces or less.

What are the Hours of Play?

The gates are open for fans from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Play is scheduled to begin Thursday at 6:45 a.m. The gates are open from 6 a.m. until the conclusion of play for the rest of the championship. On the weekend, tee times for the third and fourth rounds will begin between 8-9 a.m., with the leaders beginning a little before 3 p.m.

Here are the tee times for Rounds 1 and 2.

How Do You Watch the Championship on TV?

You can catch coverage on FOX, FS1 and the FOX Sports App. Here is the schedule:

  • Thursday, June 13: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (FS1); 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (FOX)
  • Friday, June 14: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (FS1); 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (FOX)
  • Saturday, June 15: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (FOX)
  • Sunday, June 16: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (FOX)

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