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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Shot chart from Fox Sunday US Open telecast - 2019

Once again, I tracked the shots that Fox televised during the Sunday round of the US Open. The final pairing teed off at 5:30pm ET, so I started tracking at 5:00 to provide a reasonable comparison to the other majors I have monitored.

I counted 317 shots during the tracking period. The final putt was holed at 9:31 resulting in a rate of 1.17 strokes per minute. This was down from the 1.24 shown by Fox during the 2018 US Open.

Fox showed 68 strokes from winner Gary Woodland skipping only a tap-in on #13. Fox aired 66 from runner-up Brooks Koepka, covering all but tap-ins on holes 7 and 16. Justin Rose had the most televised strokes (70). That trio accounted for 64 percent of all the televised shots during the tracking period. Fox showed 21 golfers playing strokes during this period with seven players getting coverage for at least 10 shots. The highest finishers not shown during the period were Matthew Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett who were part of the tie for 12th.

Fox went commercial-free for the final 49 minutes of play.

I also tracked the number of televised strokes by hole during the tracking period. The 18th was featured most often (34 strokes) by a sizable margin. Hole 3 received the fewest televised shots (11).

This is the sixth year that I have compiled these televised shot charts. For comparison to prior majors, see this summary table which contains links to all shot charts since 2014.

Here is the complete shot chart (including the highest finisher not shown during the tracking period) followed by the hole-by-hole breakdown:


PlayerShots shownFinishPairing
Justin Rose70 (of 74)T31
Gary Woodland68 (of 69)11
Brooks Koepka66 (of 68)22
Louis Oosthuizen28T73
Rory McIlroy21T93
Xander Schauffele11T38
Adam Scott10T78
Chez Reavie8T32
Viktor Hovland7T1216
Tiger Woods5T2115
Jon Rahm4T36
Dustin Johnson4T3510
Henrik Stenson3T96
Matt Kuchar2T164
Graeme McDowell2T165
Francesco Molinari2T1611
Jordan Spieth2T6520
Chesson Hadley1T94
Matt Wallace1T127
Patrick Reed1T3224
Brandon Wu1T3510
Fitzpatrick/Willett0T12
others0
total317


Note: The Pairing column reflects the tee time groupings in reverse order, so 1 =  final pairing, 2 = next-to-last, etc.


Hole numberTelevised shots
121
221
311
418
515
620
716
819
916
1017
1115
1221
1315
1418
1514
1613
1713
1834

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