Retief Goosen withdrew from U.S. Open on Thursday due to a back injury.
The same injury caused Goosen, the 2001 and 2004 U.S. Open champion, to withdraw from this year’s Wells Fargo Championship and PLAYERS
Championship. He was fully exempt for the national championship, which will be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Goosen’s spot will be added to the qualifying spots available at the 11 sectional qualifying sites across the U.S. on June 3.