Do you have what it takes to qualify for the U.S. Open? There are 16 exemptions for entry into the U.S. Open. In 2017, exempt players (77) comprised over half of the field.
Out of 8,979 golfers who participated in Local Qualifiers, 525 advanced to SectionalQualifiers where they were met by international competitors and professionals who were exempt from local qualifiers. Out of the Sectional Qualifiers, 73 golfers earned a trip to Erin, Wisconsin, to compete.
That brings the total field to 156 golfers, three of whom are native Oklahomans and five more who attend college here.