Chambers Bay
The picturesque Chambers Bay course has the potential to trip players up in the second major of 2015Getty

The US Open starts on 18 June with the opening round at Chambers Bay.

Where to watch live:

Live coverage of all four rounds of the US Open from Chambers Bay is available on Sky Sports 4 HD. Rounds one and two are being broadcast from 4.30pm, while rounds three and four will start from 7pm. BBC Radio 5 Live have live coverage of day three and four starting at 10pm.

Overview

The build-up to the second major of 2015 and the 115th US Open has surrounded the Chambers Bay course in Washington, which is set to expose and frustrate players across four days.

The 7,585-yard links, the first of three in major championships this year, suits the big hitters, yet some craft will have to accompany big drives and long irons.

The vast eight-year-old course is set against the backdrop of its gravel mine past and players will be required to be accurate with their shot selection and selective with their attacking approach.

Greens fall 100ft, fairways are at times 115 yards wide and bunkers are up to 8ft deep meaning all manner of skills and shots are required to negotiate among the most daunting set of holes assembled in recent major championship history.

Such demands mean that Tiger Woods, under-par just once in 2015 at The Masters at Augusta, could be in for more pain in his opening two rounds. With the American's game having undergone further surgery, Woods will do well to save face in Washington.

World number one Rory McIlroy naturally starts the week as the favourite ahead of the usual suspects of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose and grand slam chasing Phil Mickelson but it could be a tournament where form goes out the window.

Selected tee times rounds one and two (all times BST):

15:33: Phil Mickelson; Bubba Watson; Angel Cabrera

16:17: Henrik Stenson; Francesco Molinari; Brandt Snedeker

16:17: Dustin Johnson; Adam Scott; Sergio Garcia

16:28: Martin Kaymer; Yang Gunn (a); Rory McIlroy

21:33: Geoff Ogilvy; Ernie Els; Retief Goosen

22:17: Jordan Spieth; Jason Day; Justin Rose

22:28: Tiger Woods; Rickie Fowler; Louis Oosthuizen

22:39: Jimmy Walker; Zach Johnson; Ian Poulter