2023 US Open format, cut rules and playoff format
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2023 US Open format, cut rules and playoff format

A photo of golfer Scottie Scheffler AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 27: Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays his shot from the first tee in his finals match against Kevin Kisner of the United States on the final day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 27, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The 2023 US Open format remains unchanged this year, with the PGA Tour event played at Los Angeles Country Club's North Course in Los Angeles, Calif.

The 2023 US Open field is 156 players.

The US Open field is made up of players who get in off the USGA's eligibility criteria for this event, as well as players who got through open qualifying.

US Open format

The US Open format is a 72-hole event. The field is divided into threesomes for the first two rounds. For the first two rounds, the threesomes remain paired together.

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In the first two rounds, the threesomes (and one twosome) will have a tee time in the morning wave and the afternoon wave on the tee sheet. Each threesome will also start one round on the first tee and the other on the 10th tee, with the field evenly split each day between morning and afternoon, as well as first- and 10th-tee starts.

A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 60 players and ties. All players who make the cut are eligible to finish the event.

For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group.

The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2023 US Open winner's share of the purse.

The winning player will earn 600 FedEx Cup points and will earn 100 Official World Golf Ranking points.

US Open playoff format

A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under USGA rules. The US Open playoff format is an aggregate-score format played over two holes, Nos. 1 and 18. If a player has the lowest score among the playoff contestants after the two holes, then they are declared the winner. Otherwise, the US Open playoff competitors compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.

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