FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Former Nova Southeastern men’s golf alumni Richard Mansell hopes to leave his mark on one of professional golf’s biggest stages this week when the 122nd United States Open Championship gets underway Thursday from The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
Mansell will be making his debut at the U.S. Open, and second career appearance at a major after making the cut at the Open Championship in England last July. His opening-round tee time is scheduled for 8:46 a.m.
A 2017 graduate of NSU, Mansell appears to be finding his form at the right time, having earned three Top-10 finishes over the course of a four-event series on the DP World Tour to gain exemption into this week’s tournament. Mansell placed ninth at the Dutch Open at the end of May before tying for third a week later at the Porsche European Open – his best finish of the season. He currently ranks 58th on the DP World Tour and 282nd in the world.
Mansell finished his three-year career with the Sharks as the one of the most illustrious players in program history, making an instant impact since his arrival on campus in the fall of 2014. In his first season alone, the Staffordshire, England native earned First Team All-America honors and finished as the No.3 player in NCAA Division II all while guiding the Sharks to the program’s second-ever National Championship. Mansell would eventually become a three-time, All-Sunshine State Conference selection and a three-time All-American. He once again ranked among the nation’s Top-10 in 2016 following an individual berth to the National Championship before wrapping up his career by representing Team Europe at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup in addition to being named a finalist for the Jack Nicklaus Division II Player of the Year award. His five career wins rank tied for second-most in program history.
HOW TO WATCH
Television coverage of the 2022 U.S. Open will be provided by NBC and USA. USA will handle early-round coverage on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. NBC will take over the broadcasts in the afternoon all four days, with exclusive TV coverage of Saturday’s third round.
Below is the full U.S. Open TV schedule for the week (all times Eastern Standard):
Thursday, June 16: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (USA); 2 – 5 p.m. (NBC); 5 – 7 p.m. (USA)
Friday, June 17: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (USA); 4 – 7 p.m. (NBC)
Saturday, June 18: 12 – 8 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, June 19: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (USA); 12 – 7 p.m. (NBC)