2019 US Open field: Players, rankings and how to qualify
U.S. Open

2019 US Open field: Players, rankings and how to qualify

The 2019 US Open field is getting closer to set with the final deadline to make the field coming with getting in the Official World Golf Ranking top 60 the week prior to the tournament. The year's third major is played at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.

There will be 156 players in the competition, and the USGA strives to have half the field enter through exemptions, like the 15 available below, and half through sectional qualifying.

Among those entering the field include Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas and defending champion Brooks Koepka.

2019 US Open field and invitees

    1. Winners of the US Open the last 10 years (2009-18): Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka
    2. Winner of the 2018 U.S. Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur & U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships and 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship runner-up (must be an amateur): Devon Bling (a), Viktor Hovland (a), Kevin O'Connell (a), Michael Thorbjornsen (a)
    3. Winner of the 2018 Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur): Jovan Rebula (a)
    4. Winner of the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal (top-ranked in WAGR & must be an amateur): N/A
    5. Winners of the Masters in the last five years (2015-19): Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Bubba Watson
    6. Winners of The Open Championship in the last five years (2014-18): Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Francesco Molinari
    7. Winners of the PGA Championship in the last five years (2015-19): Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day
    8. Winners of The Players Championship in the last three years (2016-18): Si Woo Kim
    9. Winners of multiple PGA Tour events with a full FedEx Cup point allocation since the 2018 US Open: Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na, Xander Schauffele
    10. Winner of the 2018 US Senior Open Championship: David Toms
    11. From the 2018 US Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place: Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton
    12. Those players who qualified for the season-ending 2018 Tour Championship: Keegan Bradley, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Patton Kizzire, Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Bubba Watson, Aaron Wise, Gary Woodland
    13. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of May 21, 2019: An Byeong-hun, Abraham Ancer, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Lucas Bjerregaard, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Jim Furyk, Branden Grace, Justin Harding, J. B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Kevin Kisner, Li Haotong, Luke List, Shane Lowry, Keith Mitchell, Alex Norén, Thorbjørn Olesen, Louis Oosthuizen, Pan Cheng-tsung, Ian Poulter, Chez Reavie, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Wallace
    14. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of June 11, 2019: Andrew Putnam, Emiliano Grillo, Scott Piercy
    15. Special exemptions selected by the USGA: Ernie Els
    16. Sectional qualifiers: Canada: Tom Hoge, Nate Lashley, Alex Prugh, Sepp Straka; England: Adrià Arnaus, Merrick Bremner, Dean Burmester, Rhys Enoch, Marcus Fraser, Daniel Hillier (a), Sam Horsfield, Marcus Kinhult, Renato Paratore, Matthieu Pavon, Thomas Pieters, Lee Slattery, Clément Sordet, Justin Walters; Japan: Mikumu Horikawa, Kodai Ichihara, Shugo Imahira; Newport Beach, California: Stewart Hagestad (a), Andreas Halvorsen, Richard H. Lee, Hayden Shieh, Yu Chun-an (a); Bowling Green, Fla.: Luis Gagne (a), Mito Pereira, Callum Tarren; Ball Ground, Ga.: Roberto Castro, Chandler Eaton (a), Noah Norton (a), Ollie Schniederjans; Rockville, Md.: Connor Arendell, Joseph Bramlett, Billy Hurley III, Ryan Sullivan; Purchase, N.Y.: Rob Oppenheim, Matt Parziale (a), Andy Pope, Cameron Young (a); Columbus, Ohio: Aaron Baddeley, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Ryan Fox, Luke Guthrie, Chesson Hadley, Anirban Lahiri, Lee Kyoung-hoon, Collin Morikawa (a), Rory Sabbatini, Sam Saunders, Erik van Rooyen, Jhonattan Vegas, Brandon Wu (a); Springfield, Ohio: Zac Blair, Brett Drewitt, Nick Hardy, Chip McDaniel, Brian Stuard; Dallas, Texas: Charlie Danielson, Brian Davis, Austin Eckroat (a), Julián Etulain, Matt Jones, Carlos Ortiz, Scottie Scheffler, Nick Taylor, Brendon Todd, Mike Weir; Walla Walla, Wash.: Eric Dietrich, Matthew Naumec, Spencer Tibbits (a)
    17. Alternates who get in the field: Cody Gribble, Michael Wolff, Joel Dahmen, Bernd Wiesberger, Harris English

Top 50 players in 2019 US Open field

The top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking are invited twice to the US Open (actually, it's the top 60), with the top 60 from two different points in a three-week span invited to take an exemption. Needless to say, all of the top 50 in the world will play barring injury.

About the author


Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such.

We also occasionally include links to products and services from merchants of our choice. GNN may earn a commission from sales generated by those links. See more in GNN's affiliate disclosure.