More than 9,000 golfers have thrown their hat into the ring to try and qualify for June’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club.
The 9,006 entrants is the fourth-highest in U.S. Open history, just 80 shy of the record number accepted for the 2009 championship in New York.
“It is always gratifying to see how many golfers, from across the world, are interested in playing in the national Open championship,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said.
To be eligible, a player must have a USGA handicap index not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.
Local qualifying begins Monday around the country and runs through May 17. Section qualifying kicks off May 21 and will include a stop at Lake Merced in Daly City on June 4.
For more information and to buy tickets for the U.S. Open, visit www.usopen.com.
WHEN: June 14-17
WHERE: Olympic Club’s Lake Course
DEFENDING CHAMP: Rory McIlroy