The 2011 U.S. Open from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. is set to begin on Thursday, and there are many ways for fans to watch all of the action. Tickets are, predictably, sold out, so unless you happen to have a front-row seat to all the action, you will have to view the event on television. Luckily, we have all the information you need for that. Here is the 2011 U.S. Open TV Schedule for Thursday's first-round action:
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: First-round action on ESPN and ESPN3.com. Chris Berman will anchor the coverage, with Curtis Strange as the hole announcer and Andy North as the on-course reporter. Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger will be on the 18th hole, and Scott Van Pelt, Terry Gannon and Sean McDonough calling the other holes.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.: First-round action on NBC. Bob Costas will anchor the coverage, with Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller live from the 18th hole. Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen will be the on-air reporters, and Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Dottie Pepper will be the on-course reporters.
6:30 p.m.: In case you missed the action, Chick Hernandez and Gary Williams will anchor post-round coverage on Comcast SportsNet.