FAR HILLS, N.J. — The USGA may have a last qualifying website in South Carolina to account for a brand new event that replaces the RBC Canadian Open.
The addition of Lengthy Cove Membership on Hilton Head Island brings the entire variety of last qualifying websites to 10 in the US, together with a website in Japan and Canada. Closing qualifying is June 7, aside from qualifiers in Texas and Japan, which will probably be Could 24.
The deadline to enter was Wednesday, and the USGA mentioned it accepted 9,069 entries. It was the ninth straight time at the least 9,000 folks entered the U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open is June 17-20 at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
The record of 49 gamers exempt from qualifying doesn’t embody Tiger Woods, who’s recovering from leg accidents from a Feb. 23 automotive crash in Los Angeles. Woods received his third U.S. Open in 2008 the final time it was held at Torrey Pines.
The USGA sometimes schedules a few qualifiers round PGA Tour occasions. There will probably be two in Ohio on the Monday after the Memorial. The brand new one in South Carolina will probably be on the Monday main into the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. The Texas qualifier is the Monday main into the Charles Schwab Problem at Colonial in Fort Value.
There was no qualifying final yr due to journey restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The USGA determined to not have an England qualifier this yr due to the pandemic. As a substitute, 10 spots will probably be out there by a factors record of three tournaments.
Gamers nonetheless can keep away from qualifying by being among the many prime 60 on the planet rating printed Could 24 and June 7, or in the event that they win a number of occasions on the PGA Tour (with full FedEx Cup factors allotment) from June 28, 2020, by the week earlier than the U.S. Open.