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U.S. Open Final Qualifying: Scores, results, how it works

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    Written by Staff @PGATOUR

    Golf’s Longest Day is regarded as one of the game's truest tests. Maintain the stamina and discipline, execute properly, and earn a tee time at the U.S. Open.

    Monday's action delivered on the narrative.

    Final Qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Open was contested at 13 sites worldwide, with the final 10 sites completed Monday, June 3 across the United States and Canada. Each Final Qualifying site was contested across 36 holes in one day, stroke-play, with playoffs if needed to break ties. This year's survivors of Golf's Longest Day included a science teacher (Colin Prater), two recent back-to-back Korn Ferry Tour winners (Harry Higgs and Tim Widing), promising amateurs like Jackson Buchanan and Ashton McCulloch, and cagey veterans like Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar.

    On the other side were veterans like Adam Scott, who fell in a playoff to a fellow Aussie, Cam Davis. Scott will still have a chance at a U.S. Open tee time (either via world top-60 after this week, or as an alternate), but the waiting game has commenced as to whether his active streak of 91 consecutive major-championship appearances will extend.

    The U.S. Open represents the essence of meritocracy in professional sports. Any professional or amateur with a 0.4 handicap index or lower can sign up to compete for a spot at the U.S. Open. This year’s 124th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 is set for June 13-16.

    Some players earned direct access to Final Qualifying via various merit-based categories, while others advanced through 18-hole Local Qualifying (109 sites were contested between April and May).

    Prior to "Golf's Longest Day" on Monday, June 3, the first three Final Qualifying sites were completed Monday, May 20.

    Several of the game’s top players are fully exempt into the U.S. Open, where they’ll jockey against this year's contingent of open qualifiers for the season’s third men’s major title. It’s part of what makes this tournament special.

    Read below for a roundup of results and insights from U.S. Open Final Qualifying, as qualifiers for Pinehurst were finalized on a day unlike any other, Golf's Longest Day.

    Monday, June 3:

    Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada (Cherry Hill Club)
    66 players for 7 spots
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    1. Mark Hubbard, 64-63
    2. Adam Svensson, 65-65
    3. Rico Hoey, 68-63
    4. Davis Thompson, 63-69
    T5. Greyson Sigg, 64-69
    T5. Aaron Rai, 70-63
    7. Ashton McCulloch (a), 65-69

    1st alt. Keith Mitchell, 68-67
    2nd alt. Matt Wallace, 71-64

    Six of the seven qualifiers via Cherry Hill Club are current-season PGA TOUR members, with the lone exception being Canada’s Ashton McCulloch, a rising senior at Michigan State. Seven players qualified at 8-under 134 or better, with no playoff needed – Keith Mitchell had a 10-foot birdie look on his final hole to force a playoff with McCulloch, but it narrowly slid by.

    Rising Michigan State senior Ashton McCulloch will make his major championship debut, two weeks after making his first TOUR start at the RBC Canadian Open. The native of Ontario, Canada, won the 2023 Canadian Amateur, a year after being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2021-22. McCulloch played a practice round at the RBC Canadian Open alongside Hubbard, Joel Dahmen, and former Michigan State men’s golf coach Ryan Brehm – Hubbard was impressed by his maturity, noting he was surprised to see McCulloch miss the cut in Hamilton. He made the cut Monday and earned a ticket to his first major championship.

    McCulloch didn’t take up golf seriously until age 14; he spent ample time in his youth as a hockey goalie. He has never worked closely with a swing coach; his dad helped him with his game until age 17 or so. He is a self-described golf nerd who enjoys watching swing videos online – he notes Rory McIlroy’s swing as his favorite. Later this month at Pinehurst No. 2, they’ll be in the same field for the second time in three weeks.

    PGA TOUR veteran Mark Hubbard has yet to miss a cut on TOUR this season. He didn’t need to advance to the U.S. Open to keep that streak alive, but Monday’s resounding success at Cherry Hill Club – his second-round 63 tied the competitive course record – fit along the same lines. The Colorado native has worked hard at his game recently but feels there’s more meat on the bone regarding results, and his 15-under 127 showing on Monday is perhaps a sign to let instincts kick in a bit more, he said afterward – he had never seen Cherry Hill prior to Monday, but he finished three clear of the field regardless. This will mark his second U.S. Open start, his first via Golf’s Longest Day; he laughed afterward that his day at Final Qualifying often features 18 or 27 holes. This time it was 36 pleasant holes alongside caddie Matt Picanso and a ticket punched to Pinehurst No. 2.

    University of Southern California alum Rico Hoey will make his first major start, a year after narrowly missing a spot in his hometown U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club via Final Qualifying. It has been a struggle on TOUR recently for Hoey, 28, who has missed the cut in four straight starts including last week’s RBC Canadian Open. But he worked hard on his putting Saturday, and a weekend trip to Niagara Falls helped lighten his mood. A course record-tying 63 in Monday’s afternoon round was the payoff.

    University of Georgia alum Davis Thompson earned not one but two TOUR starts on Monday. Early in the afternoon, he gained a spot in the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday via the Aon Swing 5, as a trickle-down from Robert MacIntyre’s decision to not compete this week at Muirfield Village. Then Thompson, 24, qualified for his third U.S. Open later in the afternoon.

    Jupiter, Florida (The Bear’s Club)
    73 players for 5 spots
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    1. Matt Kuchar, 70-67
    T2. Daniel Berger, 65-73
    T2. Dean Burmester, 68-70
    4. Luke Clanton (a), 70-69
    T5. Willie Mack III, 71-70 (qualified in 3-for-1 playoff T5)

    1st alt. Brendan Valdes (a) 71-70 (lost in 3-for-1 playoff T5)
    2nd alt. Thomas Ponder (a), 71-70 (lost in 3-for-1 playoff T5)

    Matt Kuchar returns to the U.S. Open field once again after missing just one since 2008. Kuchar’s best result at the U.S. Open came in 2010 when he finished tied for sixth – his lone U.S. Open top-10 finish. Kuchar has struggled so far in 2024 on the PGA TOUR, making just two cuts on the season. He remains elite on the greens, however, sitting 20th in strokes gained: putting for the season.

    Despite an over-par second round, Daniel Berger’s sizzling start at The Bear’s Club was enough for him to qualify for his ninth U.S. Open and first since 2022. Berger finished tied for sixth in 2018 and tied for seventh in 2021. He’s on the comeback trail this season after being sidelined for nearly 18 months due to a back injury and has made three of his last four cuts on TOUR.

    Luke Clanton (fourth, 70-69), a sophomore at Florida State University and is ranked eighth in the WAGR, along with Willie Mack III will make their major championship debut. Mack is a prominent APGA Tour star who played on the Korn Ferry Tour last season. He received the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption into the 2021 Genesis Invitational.

    Alpharetta, Georgia (The Golf Club of Georgia)
    68 players for 3 spots
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    T1. Jackson Buchanan (a), 64-67
    T1. Chris Petefish, 65-66
    3. Frederik Kjettrup (a), 66-66

    1st alt. Connor Howe (a), 71-62
    2nd alt. Carson Bacha (a), 68-66

    Head Coach Mike Small took a flier when he recruited the late-blooming Jackson Buchanan to play at the University of Illinois.

    “He was impressive. He was athletic,” Small told last year. “We were in a position where we needed some athleticism, and we needed a huge upside. On paper, it was a risk for us, but when I saw him play and his dynamics and the research I did with people who knew him about his athleticism, we’ve had success with a lot of those players in the past.”

    Buchanan proved he was worth the risk when he was awarded 2024 Big Ten Golfer of the Year after his junior season. Monday, Buchanan made 15 birdies and two eagles at the Lakeside Course to secure a spot at his first U.S. Open. He’s currently 33rd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

    Chris Petefish will make his first U.S. Open start at Pinehurst. The Georgia Tech alum has recorded two runner-up finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour since 2022. Petefish is currently 389th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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    The Dane played a crucial role in sending Florida State University to the finals of the 2024 NCAA Division 1 Championship, where they fell to the Auburn Tigers. Frederik Kjettrup made 13 birdies and only one bogey en route to his first U.S. Open appearance at Pinehurst.

    Rockville, Maryland (Woodmont Country Club’s North Course)
    64 players for 3 spots
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    T1. Tim Widing, 66-67
    T1. Isaiah Salinda, 66-67
    3. Wells Williams (a), 67-67

    1st alt. Jackson Suber, 70-65
    2nd alt. Kieran Vincent, 70-65

    Tim Widing, who leads the Korn Ferry Tour Points List, will make his second major championship start of 2024 at the U.S. Open after missing the cut at the PGA Championship. Widing won the LECOM Suncoast Classic and Veritex Bank Championship in back-to-back weeks on the Korn Ferry Tour in April. He shot a combined 51-under at Lakewood National Golf Club and Texas Rangers Golf Club en route to the victories. This year will be Widing’s first appearance at a U.S. Open. The University of San Francisco alum is 123rd on the Official World Golf Ranking.

    Isaiah Salinda will make his second U.S. Open start at Pinehurst. His first came at the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club, where he missed the cut. Salinda is currently 13th on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List. He won The Panama Championship to begin the season. Salinda is 227th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

    The incoming junior at Vanderbilt played five collegiate tournaments this season, maintaining a 71.59 scoring average through 17 rounds of play for the Commodores. Wells Williams picked up his first collegiate win in 2023 at the Cabo Collegiate. Before being recruited to Vanderbilt, Williams was the No. 1-ranked junior golfer in Mississippi and was an AJGA first-team All-American. He’s currently 56th on the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

    Summit, New Jersey (Canoe Brook Country Club’s North & South Courses)
    72 players for 4 spots
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    T1. Benjamin James (a), 67-64
    T1. Max Greyserman, 67-64
    3. Andrew Svoboda, 68-65
    T4. Jim Herman, 68-67 (qualified in 4-for-1 playoff T4)

    1st alt. Michael Miller, 67-68 (lost in 4-for-1 playoff at T6)
    2nd alt. Raul Pereda, 67-68 (lost in 4-for-1 playoff at T6)

    A sophomore at the University of Virginia, Benjamin James is a celebrated collegiate star set to make his major championship debut. James competed in the 2022 and 2023 Travelers Championship on a sponsor exemption. He won five times as a freshman at Virginia and was part of the winning American Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams last year en route to being named a First-team Ping All-American. He is currently ranked fifth in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

    The Duke alum has two top-10 finishes this season on TOUR including a T4 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and a T7 at the Texas Children’s Houston Open. This will be his second U.S. Open after qualifying in 2017. Max Greyserman earned his PGA TOUR card for this season after finishing ninth on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List last year thanks to two runner-up finishes.

    The 44-year-old will be playing his second major of the season after qualifying for the PGA Championship at Valhalla. A three-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour, Svoboda has played at five previous U.S. Open Championships including 2023 (his first coming in 2006). Andrew Svoboda’s full-time playing career has concluded but he captured the 2023 Connecticut PGA Championship and earned his way into this year’s PGA thanks to a tie for second at the PGA Professional Championship. His best result at the U.S. Open was a T71 in 2008.

    Jim Herman will play his sixth U.S. Open, but first since 2020. Herman is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR but has teed it up just twice so far in 2024.

    Durham, North Carolina (Duke University Golf Club)
    84 players for 7 spots
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    1. Frankie Capan III, 68-66
    T2. Brian Campbell, 64-71
    T2. Sam Bennett, 70-65
    T4. Chesson Hadley, 68-68
    T4. Webb Simpson, 67-69
    T6. Carter Jenkins, 71-66 (qualified in 7-for-2 playoff T6)
    T6. Harry Higgs, 70-67 (qualified in 7-for-2 playoff T6)

    1st alt. Spencer Oxendine, 68-69 (lost in 7-for-2 playoff T6)
    2nd alt. Matt McCarty, 68-69 (lost in 7-for-2 playoff T6)

    Frankie Capan III made headlines on the Korn Ferry Tour earlier this year, shooting a 58 in the opening round of the Veritex Bank Championship. Capan III, ranked 8th on the Korn Ferry Tour points list, made 11 birdies over 36 holes at Duke University Golf Club on Monday to qualify for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst. It will be Capan’s second U.S. Open appearance after missing the cut last year at Los Angeles Country Club.

    No stranger to the limelight of USGA events, Capan III won the 2017 U.S. Fourball at Pinehurst No. 2 alongside Ben Wong. He sits 175th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

    Brian Campbell will return to Pinehurst No. 2 where he made his first U.S. Open appearance in 2014 (MC). This year will mark Campbell’s third U.S. Open, his last coming at the 2015 tournament at Chambers Bay where he finished T27. Campbell made 12 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour this year and lost in a playoff to Kevin Velo at the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard. The 31 year old is 247th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

    Sam Bennett jumped 19 spots on the U.S. Open Final Qualifying: North Carolina leaderboard after a second-round 65 highlighted by seven birdies. The 2022 U.S. Amateur champion will make his third consecutive U.S. Open appearance at Pinehurst. Bennett finished T49 at the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club and T43 at the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. The former Texas A&M Aggie also finished T16 at the 2023 Masters Tournament. He’s 28thon the Korn Ferry Tour points list and 272nd in the Official World Golf Rankings.

    Chesson Hadley, who finished T9 at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, will make his third career U.S. Open start at Pinehurst. His lone PGA TOUR victory came at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open. Hadley is 127th on the FedEx Cup money list and 183rd in the Official World Golf Rankings.

    Webb Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open champion, birdied three of his last four holes at Duke University Golf Course to earn a spot at Pinehurst. It will be Simpson’s 13th U.S. Open appearance, and he finished T45 the last time it was played at Pinehurst in 2014. He’s 215th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

    After a 1-over par first round, Carter Jenkins stormed back with a 4-under 66 in the final round before securing his place in the 124th U.S. Open via playoff. The University of North Carolina alum made 10 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour this year where he’s 59th on the points list. Jenkins best finish of the season came last week at the UNC Health Championship presented by STITCH (T4).

    The comeback season for Harry Higgs continues after a clutch putt on the 2nd playoff hole sent him to his first U.S. Open. Higgs, second on the Korn Ferry Tour points list, is fresh off back-to-back wins on the Korn Ferry Tour at the AdventHealth Championship and Visit Knoxville Open. Higgs is thrilled to see his new regimen pay off after losing his PGA TOUR card last season.

    “There’s some dark moments where a little bit of self-doubt creeps in,” Higgs told Golf Channel after his round. “I’ve just focused on the work. I kept doing the things I thought I needed to do to get better, and it’s nice to get some results. I feel like I’m on the right track for years to come.”

    Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University Golf Club's Scarlet Course)


    T1. Justin Lower, 64-68
    T1. Seamus Power, 64-68
    T3. Brendon Todd, 68-65 (qualified in 4-for-3 playoff T3)
    T3. Gunnar Broin (a), 65-68 (qualified in 4-for-3 playoff T3)
    T3. Chris Naegel, 64-69 (qualified in 4-for-3 playoff T3)

    1st alt. Otto Black, 68-65 (lost in 4-for-3 playoff at T3)
    2nd alt. Joshua Lee, 69-65

    It took longer than Justin Lower hoped, but he’s headed to his first major championship in his 13-year pro career. The native Ohioan and Ohio State fan clinched his first major start in his home state and at a course he was plenty familiar with. The Scarlet Course hosted numerous Ohio state golf championships and a long-standing Korn Ferry Tour event. It was only fitting that he clinched his U.S. Open debut at home. Lower, 35, has two top-10s on the PGA TOUR this season but has struggled recently, missing his last three cuts. He will look to snap that streak at Pinehurst No. 2.

    Justin Lower gets emotional after qualifying for U.S. Open

    Gunnar Broin was the lone amateur to advance from the site and he withstood a nervy finish to do so. Broin holed a 30-foot birdie on the 15th hole, made a miraculous up-and-down on the 16th and lipped in a par putt on the 17th to keep pace and earn a spot in a playoff. He made two more pars in the playoff to advance to his first major championship. Broin, who will return to the University of Kansas for a fifth year this fall, failed to break 70 during collegiate competition this spring but turned it around with a 68 in local qualifying and parlayed it into a breakthrough performance on The Longest Day in Golf.

    Brendon Todd was in second through 36 holes of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, and he will return to his native North Carolina looking to rekindle that form. Todd birdied the first playoff hole to advance to his fifth U.S. Open.

    Seamus Power made a 10-footer for birdie on the 18th hole to share co-medalist honors with Lower and avoid a playoff. Power missed the first two majors of 2024 after playing eight straight since the beginning of 2022 and will make his return at Pinehurst. Power finished T14 at the 2022 U.S. Open at Brookline.

    Springfield, Ohio (Springfield Country Club)
    64 players for 4 spots
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    1. Zac Blair, 66-65
    T2. Beau Hossler, 65-67
    T2. Carson Schaake, 65-67
    T4. Cameron Davis, 65-68 (qualified in 2-for-1 playoff T4)

    1st alt. Adam Scott, 64-69 (lost in 2-for-1 playoff T4)
    2nd alt. Maxwell Moldovan, 68-66

    Zac Blair will tee it up at his third career U.S. Open and first since 2019. He finished T40 in 2014. Blair has made eight cuts so far this season and finished T4 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. After tearing his labrum in 2020, Blair returned to action on TOUR two years later and nabbed a career-best T2 at the Travelers Championship in 2023 en route to keeping his TOUR card. In the meantime, however, he was the visionary behind The Tree Farm, a celebrated new golf club in South Carolina.

    Beau Hossler has plenty of history at the U.S. Open having qualified twice as a teen and holding the outright lead midway through the second round in 2012. This will be his fifth U.S. Open. Hossler has two top-10s on the season and just finished T14 at the RBC Canadian Open. Carson Schaake, 29, will play his second U.S. Open.

    The former Presidents Cup International Team member Cam Davis took down fellow Australian, and golfing idol, Adam Scott in the third hole of a playoff for the final spot in Springfield. Davis has four top-25 results on TOUR this season and will be playing his second (and second straight) U.S. Open. For Scott, his 23-year, 91-event major championship streak is in jeopardy – although he will be the first alternate from the Springfield site.

    Bend, Oregon (Pronghorn Resort’s Nicklaus Course)
    44 players for 2 spots
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    1. Joey Vrzich, 70-69
    2. Colin Prater (a), 68-73

    1st alt. Trevor Simsby, 69-73
    2nd alt. Ollie Osborne, 74-69

    Pepperdine alum Joey Vrzich finished two clear of the field to earn his first start in a major. The third-year pro stands No. 21 on PGA TOUR Americas' season-long Fortinet Cup standings through the Latin America Swing. The California native competed full-time on PGA TOUR Canada in 2022 and 2023.

    Perhaps the feel-good story of Final Qualifying is Colin Prater, a high school science teacher from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prater, 29, finished one stroke clear of Trevor Simsby to earn his first start in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. "Means the world," Prater texted Colorado Golf Journal on Monday evening. Prater advanced to match play of the 2023 U.S. Amateur and is a two-time Colorado Golf Association Player of the Year.

    Daly City, California (Lake Merced Golf Club)
    84 players for 4 spots
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    1. David Puig, 68-64
    2. Omar Morales (a), 68-65
    T3. John Chin, 65-69
    T3. Charles Reiter, 71-63

    1st alt. RJ Manke, 64-71
    2nd alt. Blake Tomlinson, 68-68

    Omar Morales, 21, is no stranger to the U.S. Open, having qualified for last year's event at Los Angeles Country Club via Final Qualifying and taking the early lead with a 32 on his opening nine. He stumbled to a second-nine 39 and followed with a Friday 78 to miss the cut, but he has punched a return ticket to the event. The Mexico native just completed his junior season at UCLA, compiling seven top-10 finishes.

    Charles Reiter surged to an afternoon 9-under 63 on Golf's Longest Day, surging 20 spots on the board to earn his second start in a major (he also qualified for the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club. Reiter, 24, played collegiately at the University of San Diego and competed on the 2023 PGA TOUR Canada, finishing No. 82 on the season-long standings.

    Monday, May 20 sites

    Dallas, Texas (Dallas Athletic Club's Gold & Blue Courses)
    130 players for 11 spots
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    1. Nico Echavarria, 67-68
    T2. Mac Meissner, 69-67
    T2. Eugenio Lopez Chacarra, 66-70
    T4. Takumi Kanaya, 67-71
    T4. Francesco Molinari, 68-70
    T6. Brandon Wu, 69-70
    T6. Michael McGowan, 68-71
    T6. Parker Bell (a), 70-69
    T6. S.H. Kim, 70-69
    T6. Sung Kang, 69-70
    T6. Logan McAllister, 68-71

    1st alt. Sergio Garcia, 66-73 (lost in 7-for-6 playoff at T6)
    2nd alt. Josh Radcliff, 70-70

    Francesco Molinari, already a major champion at the 2018 Open Championship, will join his brother Edoardo in the field at Pinehurst No. 2; Edoardo qualified at the England site earlier Monday. This will mark Francesco's 55th career start in a major championship.

    Michael McGowan is an early contender for feel-good story of this year's U.S. Open. The 10th-year pro will make his PGA TOUR debut at Pinehurst No. 2, and it will come in his hometown major of all places; he grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina, just 10 minutes from Pinehurst. McGowan has spent time on the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada and several mini-tours, and now he'll get his chance to compete at the game's highest level. McGowan's parents met at 1977 Q-School at Pinehurst; his dad Pat McGowan is a longtime TOUR member who went 4-for-4 in made cuts at the U.S. Open. His mom Bonnie, who died last year, is the daughter of World Golf Hall of Fame member Peggy Kirk Bell, who "spent a lifetime as the premier advocate for women's golf," wrote the Associated Press when she died in 2016 at age 95.

    Parker Bell is a sophomore at the University of Florida, part of the Gators men's golf team that will compete at next week's NCAA Championships. That will begin a special early-summer stretch that now includes the U.S. Open. Bell reached the semifinals of the 2023 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills, falling to eventual winner Nick Dunlap in the semifinals, 3 and 2.

    Surrey, England (Walton Heath Golf Club's Old & New Courses)
    92 players for nine spots
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    T1. Grant Forrest, 66-68
    T1. Richard Mansell, 65-69
    T1. Brandon Robinson Thompson, 68-66
    T4. Sam Bairstow, 68-67
    T4. Robert Rock, 69-66
    T6. Tom McKibbin, 69-67
    T6. Edoardo Molinari, 67-69
    T6. Jason Scrivener, 68-68
    T6. Matteo Manassero, 71-65

    England's Robert Rock, 47, will compete in his 12th major championship and first since 2019. The veteran pro is a two-time DP World Tour winner but retired from full-time competition in 2022 to focus on his teaching academy, the Robert Rock Academy.

    Edoardo Molinari will compete in his 18th major championship but just his second since 2015, as the Italian known as "Dodo" has embraced his career's second act in data and analytics. The brother of major champion Francesco Molinari works as Chief Data Strategist for Arccos Golf and also served as a Vice Captain for the victorious European Team at last fall's Ryder Cup.

    Italy's Matteo Manassero will compete in his 18th major championship but first since 2016, as the 31-year-old has embarked on a career renaissance in recent times. Manassero, 31, won four DP World Tour titles between 2010 and 2013; he won the 2010 Castello Masters Costa Azahar in 2010 at age 17, becoming the youngest DP World Tour winner. He suffered a multi-year slump, falling from the world's top 25 to outside the top 1,000, before earning back strong DP World Tour status via the 2023 Challenge Tour (winning twice) and earning his fifth DP World Tour title at this year's Jonsson Workwear Open in March.

    Shiga Prefecture, Japan (Hino Golf Club's King Course)
    34 players for three spots
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    T1. Ryo Ishikawa, 66-65
    T1. Riki Kawamoto, 68-63
    3. Taisei Shimizu, 67-65

    1st alt. Ryosuke Kinoshita, 65-67 (lost in playoff)
    2nd alt. Naoyuki Kataoka, 63-69 (lost in playoff)

    Japan's Ryo Ishikawa will compete in his eighth U.S. Open and 25th major championship overall. His career-best major showing is a T20 at the 2011 Masters. Ishikawa, 32, is an 18-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour; in 2009, he reached the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking as a teenager. He competes primarily in Japan and finished fourth at the PGA TOUR's ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP last fall.

    Japan's Riki Kawamoto, 23, will make his major championship debut. He competes primarily in Japan and made his TOUR debut at last fall's ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, finishing T72. Kawamoto won twice on the Japan Golf Tour in 2022.

    Japan's Taisei Shimizu, 25, will also debut in a major championship after surviving a 5-for-1 playoff for the final spot via this Final Qualifying site. His game has been trending with three top-six finishes in five Japan Golf Tour starts this season.

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