2014 U.S. Open Field Takes Shape … Only 5 Spots Remaining.

This year’s U.S. Open is taking shape with just five spots remaining into the event being staged from June 12th to 15th at Pinehurst No. 2.

The five spots will come from either players inside the top-60 and not otherwise exempt as at next Sunday night.

If not, then the five will come from an alternate list.

However until then here is the list of 151 players already exempt into the year’s second Major.

U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (The last 10 years and not otherwise exempt): Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Retief Goosen.

2013 U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP: a-Matt Fitzpatrick, a-Oliver Goss.

Justin Rose holds aloft the gleaming US Open trophy.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Justin Rose will defend the US Open next week at Pinehurst NO. 2.(Photo – Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

MASTERS CHAMPIONS (Last 5 years not otherwise exempt): Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson.

OPEN CHAMPIONS (Last 5 years not otherwise exempt): Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink.

U.S. PGA CHAMPIONS (Last 5 years not otherwise exempt): Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Y.E. Yang.

2013 U.S. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPION: Kenny Perry.

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER (Last 3 years not otherwise exempt): Matt Kuchar.

TOP 10 and TIES FROM 2013 U.S. OPEN: Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Hunter Mahan, Luke Donald, Steve Stricker, Nicolas Colsaerts, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama.

2013 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD: Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Roberto Castro, Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, Nick Watney, Brendon de Jonge, Brandt Snedeker, Gary Woodland, Bill Haas, Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points, Graham DeLaet, Boo Weekley.

TOP 60 FROM WORLD RANKING ON MAY 26: Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter, Thomas Bjorn, Victor Dubuisson, Patrick Reed, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Lee Westwood, Jamie Donaldson, Jonas Blixt, Stephen Gallacher, Ryan Moore, Francesco Molinari, Harris English, Joost Luiten, Matt Jones, John Senden, Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Matt Every, Ryan Palmer, Thongchai Jaidee, Kevin Stadler, Brendon Todd, Richard Sterne, Pablo Larrazabal.

TOP 60 FROM WORLD RANKING ON JUNE 9: To be confirmed.

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING (36 holes): Kiyoshi Miyazato, Liang Wen-Chong, Lee Kyoung-Hoon, Toru Taniguchi, David Oh, Azuma Yano, Shane Lowry, Niclas Fasth, Garth Mulroy, Chris Doak, Shiv Kapur, Max Kieffer, Marcel Siem, Brooks Koepka, Graeme Storm, Tom Lewis, Lucas Bjerregaard, Andrea Pavan, Oliver Fisher, Danny Willett, Jim Renner, Henrik Norlander, Daniel Berger, Aron Price, Brian Stuard, Chad Collins, Billy Hurley III, Alex Cejka, Steven Alker, Kevin Sutherland, a-Cory Whitsett, Bobby Gates, Seung Yul Noh, Justin Leonard, Justin Thomas, Mark Wilson, Paul Casey, Bo Van Pelt, Rod Pampling, Luke Guthrie, Robert Allenby, Kevin Tway, Brett Stegmaier, Aaron Baddeley, Hyung Sung Kim, Ken Duke, Erik Compton, Ryan Blaum, Hudson Swafford, J.B. Holmes, Kevin Kisner, Joe Ogilvie, David Toms, Jeff Maggert, a-Robby Shelton, Casey Wittenberg.

LOCAL (18 holes) AND SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: Simon Griffiths, Fran Quinn, Rob Oppenheim, Matthew Dobyns, a-Smylie Kaufman, Nicholas Lindheim, Andres Echavarria, a-Will Grimmer, Chris Thompson, Donald Constable, Nicholas Mason, a-Maverick McNealy, a-Brian Campbell, Anthony Broussard, Zac Blair, Clayton Rask, David Gossett, Cody Gribble, Jason Millard, a-Hunter Stewart, Brady Watt.

 



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