U.S. Open tee times announced for Iowa’s Alex Schaake

After an incredible outing in the qualifying rounds, former Iowa Hawkeyes golfer Alex Schaake finds himself in the field of the 2023 U.S. Open. He survived an 8-hole playoff, punching his ticket and claiming a spot to tee it up this week at Los Angeles Country Club.

The PGA recently announced their tee times for the first and second rounds that will take place this Thursday, June 15, and Friday, June 16. Alex Schaake’s tee times are 4:27 p.m. CT on Thursday for the first round and 10:57 a.m. CT on Friday for the second round.

Schaake is in a trio of himself, Austen Truslow, and amateur golfer Christian Cavaliere. The Thursday tee time will see the group tee off on the 10th hole, while the Friday tee time sees them start the round on the first hole.

Schaake earned his part in a major tournament that has increasingly been in the news this week as the PGA Tour and LIV Golf agreed to a merger that shook the entire golf and sports world.

Among other storylines is how tough the course will play. Social media has been alive as videos are coming out showing how thick the rough is and how fast the greens will be playing. There will be no shortage of work cut out for each golfer teeing it up this week.

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