2018 US Open field: Players, rankings and how to qualify
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2018 US Open field: Players, rankings and how to qualify

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The 2018 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 second major, for the last time, is played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY.

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.

2018 US Open field and invitees

  1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years (2008-17) -- Tiger Woods, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka
  2. Winner of the 2017 U.S. Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur & U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships and 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship runner-up (must be an amateur) -- Doug Ghim,
    Noah Goodwin, Matt Parziale, Doc Redman
  3. Winner of the 2017 Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur) -- Harry Ellis
  4. Winner of the 2017 Mark H. McCormack Medal (top-ranked in WAGR & must be an amateur) -- N/A
  5. Winners of the US Open in the last five years (2014-18) -- Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Bubba Watson
  6. Winners of The Open Championship in the last five years (2013-17) -- Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson
  7. Winners of the PGA Championship in the last five years (2013-17) -- Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Jason Dufner
  8. Winners of The Players Championship in the last three years (2016-18) -- Si Woo Kim
  9. Winner of the 2018 European Tour BMW PGA Championship -- TBD
  10. Winner of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship -- Kenny Perry
  11. From the 2017 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place -- Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas, Brian Harman, Charley Hoffman, Hideki Matsuyama, Trey Mullinax, Xander Schauffele, Brandt Snedeker
  12. Those players who qualified for the season-ending 2017 Tour Championship -- Daniel Berger, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Tony Finau, Adam Hadwin, Russell Henley, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman, Pat Perez, Jon Rahm, Kyle Stanley, Jhonattan Vegas
  13. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of May 21, 2018 -- Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Bryson DeChambeau, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Dylan Frittelli, Branden Grace, Chesson Hadley, Tyrrell Hatton, Charles Howell III, Satoshi Kodaira, Alexander Levy, Haotong Li, Luke List, Francesco Molinari,
    Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Chez Reavie, Charl Schwartzel, Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele, Peter Uihlein
  14. Top 60 point leaders and ties from the current World Ranking as of June 11, 2018 -- Byeong-hun An, Emiliano Grillo
  15. Special exemptions selected by the USGA -- Ernie Els, Jim Furyk
  16. Sectional qualifiers -- Japan: Shota Akiyoshi, David Bransdon, Wenchong Liang; England: Andrew Johnston, James Morrison, Richie Ramsay, Matthew Southgate, Scott Gregory, Ryan Fox, Tom Lewis, Matthieu Pavon, Matthew Wallace, Jason Scrivener, Dean Burmester, Kristoffer Reitan (a), Thorjorn Olesen, Paul Waring; Jupiter, Fla.: Luis Gagne (a), Richy Werenski, Tyler Strafaci (a); Rosewell, Ga.: Garrett Rank (a), Michael Hebert, Roberto Castro; Rockville, Md.: Sebastian Munoz, Tim Wilkinson, Cole Miller (a), Mickey Demorat (a); Summit, N.J.: Cameron Wilson, Calum Hill, Mike Miller, Stewart Hagestad (a), Theo Humphrey (a); Columbus, Ohio: Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry, Keegan Bradley, Brian Gay, Michael Putnam, Shubhankar Sharma, Russell Knox, Patrick Rodgers, William Zalatoris, Harold Varner III, Ollie Schniederjans, Aaron Baddeley, Ryan Lumsden (a), Adam Scott; Springfield, Ohio: Will Grimmer (a), Dylan Meyer, Brian Stuard, Timothy Wiseman (a), David Gazzolo; Memphis, Tenn.: Sam Burns, Mackenzie Hughes, Steve Stricker, Braden Thornberry (a), Lanto Griffin, Scott Stallings, Tyler Duncan, Sebastian Vasquez, Aaron Wise, Matt Jones, Eric Axley; Richmond, Texas: Jacob Bergeron (a), Philip Barbaree (a), Chris Naegel; Daly City, Calif.: Chun An Yu (a), Shintaro Ban (a), Rhett Rasmussen (a), Franklin Huang (a), Sung Joon Park; Portland, Ore.: Lucas Herbert, Christopher Babcock, Sulman Raza (a), Michael Block
  17. Alternates who get in the field -- Ryan Evans, Rikuya Hoshino, Scott Piercy, Ted Potter, Jr.
  18. Top 50 players in 2018 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.

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