BBC Newsline follows Northern Ireland stars at the US Open

BBC Northern Ireland's Stephen Watson will report all this week from the US Open at controversial new major venue Chambers Bay.

The Pacific coast venue near Seattle looks more akin to a Scottish or Irish style links than a normal US Open venue.

Stephen will talk to Northern Ireland's 2010 and 2011 US Open winners Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy and European Ryder Cup captain in the build-up to Thursday's opening day.

Coverage will continue then throughout the week.