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Qualifiers for all 2024 Signature Events, THE PLAYERS and majors

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    Written by Rob Bolton @RobBoltonGolf

    Scottie Scheffler won another golf tournament. This is not a glitch. You are not reading old copy. He emerged on Sunday with a one-stroke victory at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. You know it’s not an error because it’s his first PGA TOUR title in the month of June.

    You already know that Scheffler is exempt into everything and that his PGA TOUR membership extends through 2029, reflective of the five-year maximum, so he had no immediate impact as it concerns this page. Yet, the update needed to wait until Monday to give the USGA time to determine and announce the last entries into this week’s U.S. Open.

    The last automatic checkpoint was the top 60 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, so it was a foregone conclusion that RBC Canadian Open champion Robert MacIntyre would qualify. He’s currently 41st, so he’s now officially in the major for the first time since 2021.

    A few days ago, the USGA announced that the late Grayson Murray would not be included among the eligible should he remain inside the bubble when the OWGR was employed. Indeed, he’s now 59th, so the USGA is looping in Adam Scott at 61st. The Aussie was the first alternate at final qualifying in Springfield, Ohio, on June 2. He has competed in every major since The Open Championship in 2001. Scott claimed his lone victory in the series at the 2013 Masters.

    The remaining four spots were filled by alternates at final qualifying. With Scott climbing into the field via the OWGR, Maxwell Moldovan rose to first alternate from the same site and now into the field of 156 at Pinehurst No. 2. Otto Black (Columbus, Ohio), Sergio Garcia (Texas) and Brendan Valdes (Florida) are the others.

    Although Scheffler continues to outdo himself, there was one golfer who secured an exemption into The Open Championship at Muirfield Village Golf Club – Adam Hadwin. The R&A reserved one spot in the field of 156 at Royal Troon for the top finisher not otherwise exempt into the major. The Canadian finished third. He’s 2-for-4 at The Open.

    UPDATE (June 11): Jon Rahm withdrew from the U.S. Open today due to an infected cut in his left foot. His position in the field was filled by Jackson Suber, who was the first alternate at final qualifying in Maryland on June 3.

    As it concerns alternates for the U.S. Open, the USGA does not release its master list. This is done to avoid confusion publicly because every qualifying site has two dedicated alternates. If a golfer from one of the 13 qualifying sites withdraws, he is replaced by an alternate from the same site, but if an automatic qualifier withdraws, the USGA calls on the next alternate on the master list that is made up of the 13 first and 13 second alternates.

    NOTE: Golfers are omitted if they recently haven’t competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g., The Open Championship=Justin Leonard).

    SE = All Signature Events
    US = U.S. Open
    OPEN = The Open Championship

    Recent Additions
    SE -- none
    US -- Otto Black; Sergio Garcia; Robert MacIntyre; Maxwell Moldovan; Adam Scott; Jackson Suber; Brendan Valdes
    OPEN -- Adam Hadwin

    GolferQualified
    Byeong Hun AnSE, US, OPEN
    Mason AndersenOPEN
    Ludvig ÅbergUS, OPEN
    Sam BairstowUS
    Parker BellUS
    Sam BennettUS
    Daniel BergerUS
    Christiaan BezuidenhoutUS
    Akshay BhatiaSE, US, OPEN
    Alexander BjörkOPEN
    Otto BlackUS
    Zac BlairUS
    Denwit David BoriboonsubOPEN
    Dan BradburyOPEN
    Keegan BradleySE, US, OPEN
    Gunnar BroinUS
    Jackson BuchananUS
    Dean BurmesterUS, OPEN
    Sam BurnsSE, US, OPEN
    Brian CampbellUS
    Jorge CampilloOPEN
    Patrick CantlaySE, US, OPEN
    Frankie Capan IIIUS
    John CatlinOPEN
    Alex CejkaOPEN
    John ChinUS
    Stewart CinkOPEN
    Luke ClantonUS
    Wyndham ClarkSE, US, OPEN
    Darren ClarkeOPEN
    Eric ColeSE, US, OPEN
    Corey ConnersSE, US, OPEN
    John DalyOPEN
    Cam DavisSE, US
    Jason DaySE, US, OPEN
    Santiago De la FuenteUS, OPEN (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Bryson DeChambeauUS, OPEN
    Thomas DetryUS
    Nick DunlapSE, US
    David DuvalOPEN
    Nico EchavarriaUS
    Austin EckroatSE, US, OPEN
    Ernie ElsOPEN
    Harris EnglishSE, US, OPEN
    Darren FichardtOPEN
    Tony FinauSE, US, OPEN
    Matt FitzpatrickSE, US, OPEN
    Tommy FleetwoodSE, US, OPEN
    Grant ForrestUS
    Rickie FowlerSE, US, OPEN
    Ryan FoxUS, OPEN
    Sergio GarciaUS
    Lucas GloverSE, US, OPEN
    Max GreysermanUS
    Ben GriffinOPEN
    Emiliano GrilloSE, US, OPEN
    Chesson HadleyUS
    Adam HadwinSE, US, OPEN
    Stewart HagestadUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Brian HarmanSE, US, OPEN
    Padraig HarringtonOPEN
    Tyrrell HattonUS, OPEN
    Mike HendryOPEN
    Russell HenleySE, US, OPEN
    Jim HermanUS
    Harry HiggsUS
    Daniel HillierOPEN
    Ryo HisatsuneOPEN
    Lee HodgesSE
    Rico HoeyUS
    Tom HogeSE, US
    Nicolai HøjgaardUS, OPEN
    Rasmus HøjgaardOPEN
    Max HomaSE, US, OPEN
    Billy HorschelUS, OPEN
    Rikuya HoshinoUS, OPEN
    Beau HosslerUS
    Viktor HovlandSE, US, OPEN
    Mark HubbardUS
    Mackenzie HughesSE, US, OPEN
    Sungjae ImSE, US, OPEN
    Ryo IshikawaUS
    Aguri IwasakiOPEN
    Stephan JaegerSE, US, OPEN
    Benjamin JamesUS
    Casey JarvisUS
    Carter JenkinsUS
    Dustin JohnsonUS, OPEN
    Zach JohnsonOPEN
    Matthew JordanOPEN
    Takumi KanayaUS
    Sung KangUS
    Yuto KatsuragawaOPEN
    Riki KawamotoUS
    Martin KaymerUS
    Bryan KimUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    S.H. KimUS
    Si Woo KimSE, US, OPEN
    Tom KimSE, US, OPEN
    Ryosuke KinoshitaOPEN
    Chris KirkSE, US, OPEN
    Kurt KitayamaSE, US, OPEN
    Frederik KjettrupUS
    Jake KnappSE, US
    Kazuma KoboriOPEN
    Brooks KoepkaUS, OPEN
    Guntaek KohOPEN
    Ben KohlesUS
    Matt KucharUS
    Romain LangasqueOPEN
    Bernhard LangerUS (will not compete)
    Thriston LawrenceOPEN
    Paul LawrieOPEN
    Min Woo LeeUS, OPEN
    Eugenio Lopez-ChacarraUS
    Justin LowerUS
    Shane LowrySE, US, OPEN
    Joost LuitenOPEN
    Robert MacIntyreSE, US, OPEN
    Willie Mack IIIUS
    Peter MalnatiSE, US
    Matteo ManasseroUS
    Richard MansellUS
    Hideki MatsuyamaSE, US, OPEN
    Logan McAllisterUS
    Denny McCarthySE, US, OPEN
    Ashton McCullochUS
    Michael McGowanUS
    Rory McIlroySE, US, OPEN
    Tom McKibbinUS
    Maverick McNealyOPEN
    Mac MeissnerUS
    Adrian MeronkUS, OPEN
    Phil MickelsonUS, OPEN
    Maxwell MoldovanUS
    Edoardo MolinariUS
    Francesco MolinariUS, OPEN
    Taylor MooreSE, US, OPEN
    Omar MoralesUS
    Collin MorikawaSE, US, OPEN
    Chris NaegelUS
    Keita NakajimaOPEN
    Joaquin NiemannOPEN
    Alex NorenUS
    Vincent NorrmanOPEN
    Andy OgletreeOPEN
    Thorbjørn OlesenOPEN
    Louis OosthuizenOPEN
    Yannik PaulOPEN
    Matthieu PavonSE, US, OPEN
    Taylor PendrithSE, US
    Victor PerezUS, OPEN
    Chris PetefishUS
    J.T. PostonSE, US, OPEN
    Seamus PowerSE, US
    Colin PraterUS
    David PuigUS, OPEN
    Andrew PutnamSE
    Jon RahmUS, OPEN (withdrew from the U.S. Open due to injury)
    Aaron RaiUS
    Charles ReiterUS
    Davis RileySE
    Brandon Robinson ThompsonUS
    Robert RockUS
    Patrick RodgersSE
    Justin RoseSE, US
    Isaiah SalindaUS
    Gordon SargentUS, OPEN (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Carson SchaakeUS
    Xander SchauffeleSE, US, OPEN
    Scottie SchefflerSE, US, OPEN
    Adam SchenkSE, US, OPEN
    Adam ScottUS, OPEN
    Jason ScrivenerUS
    Shubhankar SharmaOPEN
    Taisei ShimizuUS
    Neal ShipleyUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Marcel SiemOPEN
    Greyson SiggUS
    Webb SimpsonUS
    Cameron SmithUS, OPEN
    Jordan SmithOPEN
    Sebastian SöderbergOPEN
    Jordan SpiethSE, US, OPEN
    Henrik StensonOPEN
    Sepp StrakaSE, US, OPEN
    Jasper StubbsOPEN (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Jackson SuberUS
    Adam SvenssonSE, US
    Andrew SvobodaUS
    Hiroshi TaiUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Nick TaylorSE, US, OPEN
    Sahith TheegalaSE, US, OPEN
    Justin ThomasUS, OPEN
    Davis ThompsonUS
    Brendon ToddSE, US, OPEN
    Brendan ValdesUS
    Sami VälimäkiOPEN
    Altin van der MerweOPEN (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Erik van RooyenUS
    Ryan van VelzenOPEN
    Joey VrzichUS
    Matt WallaceOPEN
    Jeunghun WangOPEN
    Tim WidingUS
    Wells WilliamsUS
    Gary WoodlandUS, OPEN
    Tiger WoodsUS, OPEN
    Brandon WuUS
    Cameron YoungSE, US, OPEN
    Will ZalatorisUS, OPEN

    REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA

    Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.

    SIGNATURE EVENTS

    • Travelers Championship (June 20-23)

    U.S. OPEN (US) @ Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (No. 2) – June 13-16

    • Field is complete.

    THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN) @ Royal Troon – July 18-21

    • Winner of the U.S. Open (June 16).
    • Winner of the British Amateur, if still an amateur (June 22).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the KOLON Korea Open (June 23).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the KLM Open (June 23).
    • Top 5, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 20 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the Travelers Championship (June 23).
    • Winner of the European Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (June 29).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the Italian Open (June 30).
    • Leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking points accumulated at the St. Andrews Links Trophy (June 9), British Amateur (June 22) and European Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (June 29).
    • Final Qualifying. Top 4 at each of four sites: Burnham & Berrow, Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports, West Lancashire (July 2).
    • Top 5, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 20 in the Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the BMW International Open (July 7).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the John Deere Classic (July 7).
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the Genesis Scottish Open (July 14).

    Rob Bolton is a Golfbet columnist for the PGA TOUR. The Chicagoland native has been playing fantasy golf since 1994, so he was just waiting for the Internet to catch up with him. Follow Rob Bolton on Twitter.

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