The road to Shinnecock Hills has officially been set.
Tuesday the USGA announced the 12 sites that will host 36-hole sectional qualifiers, where the final spots in the field for this year’s U.S. Open will be determined. As has been the case in previous years, the sectional qualifier in Japan will be held three weeks before the tournament begins.
The qualifier in England has also typically been held in advance, but this year it will be played on June 4 – the same day as the 10 domestic qualifiers, and only 10 days before the opening round at Shinnecock.
The last player to win the U.S. Open after participating in sectional qualifying is Lucas Glover (2009). Professionals…
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