Charleston resident Russell Henley will play his first two rounds of the U.S. Open next week with fellow Americans Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd, the USGA announced Friday in releasing the full groupings list for play that begins Thursday at Pinehurst.
Among the pairings highlights: Masters winners (Bubba Watson, Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel), British Open winners (Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen) and PGA winners (Martin Kaymer, Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner).
Defending U.S. Open champion Justin Rose will play with Phil Mickelson and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Henley, 25, already has two victories in his two years on the PGA Tour. The former University of Georgia golfer made the cut at the Masters in April.
Henley two weeks ago said he was looking forward to his trip to the famed North Carolina resort.
"It's close by and I like staying close to home," he said. "I think I do better on the East Coast for some reason, and I've never played Pinehurst so I'm excited to see it."
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