Qualifying scrapped for US Open golf

Ross Houston
May 22, 2020

The 2020 US Open men's golf major set for this fall will not hold any qualifying tournaments this year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the United States Golf Association has announced. Because of the continued well being issues from the COVID-19 pandemic, the USGA introduced on Monday that every one of its qualifying tournaments have been canceled. The USGA typically mentions that commonly half of the 156- male area needs to go with either 36- opening qualifying or 18- opening as well as 36- opening qualifying.

The USGA did not reveal on Monday just how various other gamers would certainly end up being excluded. The exception is now being finalized and will be revealed at a later date, according to USGA.

"As you can imagine, this was an incredibly hard decision, as qualifying is a cornerstone of USGA championships", said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of Championships for the USGA. "We are very proud of the fact that thousands of people usually come in to pursue their dreams of qualifying for the US Open and we are very sorry that they will not have that opportunity this year. But this structure provides the best path forward for us to conduct these championships in 2020".


USGA has scheduled 108 local qualifications in 45 states with one planned in Canada.

The US Open, which dates to 1895, had a lot of gamers intending to contend in the years after World War I that it presented qualifying in1924 Then, it mosted likely to 2 phases of qualifying in 1959, 18- opening neighborhood qualifying as well as 36- opening sectional qualifying.

Many leading players from both Europe and the U.S. - including Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Brooks Kopeka and Jon Rahm - have said the match should be postponed rather than played without its unique atmosphere created by the large, partisan galleries.


The USGA has yet to decide if fans will be allowed to attend the US Open in September - the first four PGA Tour events, which get under way in June at Texas' Colonial Club, will be behind closed doors.

"We are not at the point where we say there will be no fans", USGA chief brand officer Craig Annis told The Post. It will be held at Winged Foot, located in Mamaroneck, New York. After that, we're hoping to construct as much as followers, however that continues to be to be seen.

"We know this will not be typical of the US". This will be significantly reduced.


One benefit the USGA has is having the ability to watch how the PGA Tour conducts its match for the following few months. It was unclear when it would resume because while the PGA Tour is to resume on June 11, circuits in Europe, Japan and Asia have not said when they would return.

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