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USGA Announces 26 Additional Players Exempt for 2013 U.S. Open

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2011 U.S. Open Runner-Up Jason Day Among Exempt Players

Far Hills, N.J. (May 28, 2013) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that 26 additional golfers, including 2011 U.S. Open runner-up Jason Day, have earned full exemptions into the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., bringing the number of fully exempt players to 78.

Twenty-five of the exemptions were awarded to players who earned a place in the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 27. Day, who finished second to Rory McIlroy at the 2011 U.S. Open, is ranked No. 25.

Those who earned full exemptions through the current Official World Golf Ranking are: Tim Clark, George Coetzee, Nicolas Colsaerts, Jason Day, Jamie Donaldson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Branden Grace, Bill Haas, Peter Hanson, Russell Henley, Billy Horschel, Fredrik Jacobson, Thongchai Jaidee, Martin Laird, Paul Lawrie, Marc Leishman, Francesco Molinari, Thorbjorn Olesen, D.A. Points, Ian Poulter, Marcel Siem, Henrik Stenson, Richard Sterne, Kevin Streelman and Boo Weekley.

Weekley vaulted 56 positions in the Official World Golf Ranking to No. 55 by winning the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on May 26. The number of fully exempt golfers may increase with the inclusion of the top 60 players from the OWGR as of Monday, June 10.

A 26th player, Matteo Manassero, also became fully exempt for the U.S. Open following his victory in a four-hole playoff at the European Tour BMW PGA Championship on May 26.

The first two sectional qualifiers for the 2013 U.S. Open were held May 27, in Japan, where five spots in the 156-player field were determined, and in Surrey, England, where 12 players qualified.

Sectional qualifying in the United States will take place at 11 sites on Monday, June 3. The sites are: Big Canyon Country Club & Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.; Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.; Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.; Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md.; Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis; Old Oaks Country Club & Century Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.; Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio; Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio; Colonial Country Club, Memphis, Tenn.; Lakewood Country Club, Dallas, Texas, and Tumble Creek Golf Club, Cle Elum, Wash.

A list of the 78 golfers fully exempt into the 2013 U.S. Open as of May 27 is below. It can also be found at this link: http://www.usopen.com/en_US/news/qualifying/exemptions.html.

 

2013 U.S. Open Exemption List (as of May 27):    
Name Categories    
Keegan Bradley 7, 12, 13 Marc Leishman 13
Angel Cabrera 1, 6, 13 Hunter Mahan 12, 13
Michael Campbell 1 Matteo Manassero 9, 13
Roger Chapman 10 Graeme McDowell 1, 11, 13
Kevin Chappell 11 Rory McIlroy 1, 7, 12, 13
K.J. Choi 8 Phil Mickelson 5, 12, 13
Stewart Cink 6 Francesco Molinari 13
Tim Clark 13 Ryan Moore 12, 13
Darren Clarke 6 Geoff Ogilvy 1
George Coetzee 13 Thorbjorn Olesen 13
Nicolas Colsaerts 13 Louis Oosthuizen 6, 12, 13
Jason Day 13 John Peterson 11
Luke Donald 12, 13 Carl Pettersson 12, 13
Jamie Donaldson 13 Scott Piercy 12, 13
Jason Dufner 11, 12, 13 D.A. Points 13
Ernie Els 6, 11, 12, 13 Ian Poulter 13
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 13 Justin Rose 12, 13
Rickie Fowler 12, 13 Charl Schwartzel 5, 13
a-Steven Fox 2 Adam Scott 5, 12, 13
Jim Furyk 1, 11, 12, 13 John Senden 11, 12
Sergio Garcia 12, 13 Marcel Siem 13
Robert Garrigus 12, 13 Webb Simpson 1, 12, 13
Lucas Glover 1 Brandt Snedeker 12, 13
Retief Goosen 1, 11 Henrik Stenson 13
Branden Grace 13 Richard Sterne 13
Bill Haas 13 Kevin Streelman 13
Peter Hanson 13 Steve Stricker 12, 13
Padraig Harrington 6, 7, 11 Michael Thompson 11, 13
Russell Henley 13 David Toms 11
Billy Horschel 13 Bo Van Pelt 12, 13
John Huh 12 Nick Watney 12, 13
Fredrik Jacobson 13 Bubba Watson 5, 12, 13
Thongchai Jaidee 13 a-Michael Weaver 2
Dustin Johnson 12, 13 Boo Weekley 13
Zach Johnson 12, 13 Lee Westwood 11, 12, 13
Martin Kaymer 7, 13 a-Chris Williams 4
Matt Kuchar 8, 12, 13 Casey Wittenberg 11
Martin Laird 13 Tiger Woods 1, 8, 12, 13
Paul Lawrie 13 Y.E. Yang 7
       
Bold - U.S. Open Champion   a-amateur  

 

Key to Player Exemptions

 

  1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years (2003-12)
  2. Winner and runner-up of the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)
  3. Winner of the 2012 British Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)
  4. Winner of the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal (top-ranked in WAGR & must be an amateur)
  5. Winners of the Masters Tournament the last five years (2009-13)
  6. Winners of the British Open Championship the last five years (2008-12)
  7. Winners of the PGA of America Championship the last five years (2008-12)
  8. Winners of the Players Championship the last three years (2011-13)
  9. Winner of the 2013 European Tour BMW PGA Championship
  10. Winner of the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship
  11. From the 2012 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
  12. Those players who qualified for the season-ending 2012 Tour Championship
  13. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of May 27, 2013
  14. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of June 10, 2013
  15. Special exemptions selected by the USGA 

 

About the USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

 

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