SA’s golf star Justin Harding earns spot in US Open field

South African golfer Justin Harding has earned an exemption for subsequent month’s US Open at Winged Foot Golf Membership in New York.

The United States Golf Affiliation (USGA) on Monday launched that 10 avid avid avid avid avid players have earned exemptions into the 120th US Open Championship, which is scheduled to be held on 17-20 September.

The 144-player self-discipline for the championship could very precisely be solely made up of exempt avid avid avid avid avid players on account of impression of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The 10 avid avid avid avid avid players added earned entry based totally utterly on the primary 5 occasions of the European Tour’s UK Swing.

These exempt and all via the UK Swing’s extreme 10 are: No. 1 Sam Horsfield, of England, 716.20 parts; No. 2 Thomas Detry, of Belgium, 450.20; No. three Andy Sullivan, of England, 440.86; No. four Rasmus Hojgaard, of Denmark, 403.10; No. 5 Renato Paratore, of Italy, 384.23; No. 6 Romain Langasque, of France, 366.67; No. 7 Sami Valimaki, of Finland, 278.10; No. eight Adrian Otaegui, of Spain, 277.42; No. 9 Connor Syme, of Scotland, 168.51; and No. 10 Justin Harding, of South Africa, 152.40.

Harding will compete in his second consecutive US Open if he decides to play at subsequent month’s most vital.

PGA Tour officers launched that golfers based totally utterly open air the US will face a 14-day quarantine interval ahead of they’re able to compete on the Tour.

Harding joins the 5 utterly totally utterly totally totally utterly totally utterly completely completely different South Africans all via the self-discipline – Louis Oosthuizen, Christiaan Bezuidnhout, Shaun Norris, Erik van Rooyen and JC Ritchie.

– Compiled by Sport24 employees

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