The previous three U.S. Open champions - Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Martin Kaymer - will play together in the first two rounds at Erin Hills, the United States Golf Association announced Thursday.
Johnson, the betting favorite at Erin Hills, took home his first major at the U.S. Open last season at Oakmont Country Club. Spieth and Kaymer won in 2015 at Chambers Bay and 2014 at Pinehurst Resort, respectively.
The grouping will tee off on Thursday at 8:35 a.m. on the 10th tee.
Another notable group includes three of the world's best international players - Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Rose.
McIlroy captured the U.S. Open Championship Trophy in 2011 at Congressional Country Club, while Rose took home the honor in 2013 at Merion Golf Club. Day has been the runner-up at two U.S. Opens.
That trio tees off at 2:09 p.m. on the first hole.
After qualifying for the U.S. Open through a sectional tournament, Wisconsin native Steve Stricker will follow Day, McIlroy, and Rose at 2:20 p.m. He has been paired with 2009 British Open champion Stewart Cink and five-time major-winner Phil Mickelson.
Last week, Mickelson declared he would withdraw from the 117th U.S. Open to attend his daughter's high school graduation. However, he is yet to withdraw, so the USGA including him in the pairings.
This is the state of Wisconsin's first U.S. Open Championship.