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Twenty-Five Players Added to U.S. Open Field

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:00 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:52

Byeong Hun AnByeong-Hun An was a semifinalist at the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay. He’ll return to the course five years later after winning the BMW PGA Championship.

The United States Golf Association announced that 25 golfers have been added to the U.S. Open field. An and Washington native Ryan Moore, a three-time USGA champion, are among those who earned exemptions. The U.S. Open will be played June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.

There are now 74 players exempt for the championship.

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Levy Wins U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:51 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:46

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SURREY, England (AP) — Alexander Levy of France had rounds of 66-67 to earn one of 11 spots in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier in England.

One day after Levy slipped out of the top 60 in the world ranking that would have made him exempt for the U.S. Open, the Frenchman made 14 birdies on the Old and New courses at Walton Heath to lead all qualifiers.

The U.S. Open is June 18-21 at Chambers Bay outside Seattle.

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U.S. Open the Most Democratic of Majors

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:15 Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:11

Luke DonaldCanadian Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The names of golf’s two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts.

The British Open and the U.S. Open are open to anyone who wants to qualify. The difference between them, other than the 35 years of history and the turf on which golf is played, was evident Monday when the final exemptions were awarded through the world ranking.

The U.S. Open took the top 60 in the world who were not already eligible, adding 24 players to the field at Chambers Bay in three weeks. That brought the number to 74 players who do not have to qualify, and it brought a smile to the face of the USGA.

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McDowell Plans a Quiet Approach for the U.S. Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:09 Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:54

Graeme McDowellCanadian Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell has heard some reports of Chambers Bay, everything from a massive drop in elevation on a par 3 to a fairway wider than a football field. Until his first practice round for the U.S. Open, he is reserving judgment. And even so, expect to hear very little from a guy who often has a lot to say.

Chalk that up to recent experience.

“We’re all guilty of getting caught up in the negativity sometimes,” McDowell said. “I made a promise to myself after Valhalla that I wasn’t ever going to get caught up with that again. Someone is going to pick up the trophy and laugh at your comments. You have nothing to gain.”

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Canadians Aiming To Get Into U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:00 Tuesday, 26 May 2015 08:50

by Alfie Lau
 

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Currently, there are no Canadians scheduled to be amongst the 156 players who will tee it up at Chambers Bay starting June 18.
 
But come June 8, in what is termed the Longest Day in Golf, at least 22 Canadians will try to overcome their final obstacle, a 36-hole qualifier being played at 10 sites all across America, to get one of the final spots in the U.S. Open.

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