U.S. Open field breakdown
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The 156-man field for the 109th U.S. Open, to be played June 18-21 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park (players listed only in the first category for which they were eligible; a-amateur):
U.S. Open champions (last 10 years): Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk.
Winner and runner-up of the 2008 U.S. Amateur (if still an amateur): a-Drew Kittleson.
Masters champions (last five years): Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson.
British Open champions (last five years): Padraig Harrington, Todd Hamilton.
PGA champions (last five years): Vijay Singh.
2008 U.S. Senior Open champion: Eduardo Romero.
2009 Players Championship winner: Henrik Stenson.
Top 15 finishers and ties from the 2008 U.S. Open: Rocco Mediate, Lee Westwood, Robert Karlsson, D.J. Trahan, Carl Pettersson, John Merrick, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Heath Slocum, Eric Axley, Brandt Snedeker, Camilo Villegas, Stewart Cink, Rod Pampling, Ernie Els.
Top 30 players from the 2008 PGA Tour money list: Sergio Garcia, Kenny Perry, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Robert Allenby, Ryuji Imada, Mike Weir, K.J. Choi, Ben Curtis, Kevin Sutherland, Stuart Appleby, Steve Stricker, Chad Campbell, Boo Weekley, Stephen Ames, Ken Duke, Dudley Hart, Hunter Mahan.
2008 Tour Championship Field: Andres Romero, Billy Mayfair, Briny Baird, Tim Clark, Bubba Watson.
Top 15 players from the 2008 European tour money list: Graeme McDowell, Ross Fisher, Martin Kaymer, Soren Kjeldsen, Oliver Wilson, Jeev Milkha Singh, Darren Clarke, Soren Hansen.
Top 10 players from the 2009 PGA Tour money list on May 25: Sean O'Hair, Nick Watney, Rory Sabbatini, Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson.
Multiple winners of PGA Tour events from June 2, 2008, to June 14, 2009: TBD.
Top five players from the 2009 European Tour money list on May 25: Rory McIlory.
Top two players from the 2008 Japan Golf Tour money list, provided they were in the top 75 in the world ranking last year: Shingo Katayama, Azuma Yano.
Top 50 in the world ranking on May 25: Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Alvaro Quiros, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, David Toms.
Sectional qualifying (36 holes): Raphael Jacquelin, Simon Khan, Simon Dyson, Thomas Levet, Andrew McLardy, David Horsey, Jose Manuel Lara, Francesco Molinari, Jean-Francoi Lucquin, Johan Edfors, Peter Hanson, Richard Bland, David Smail, Angelo Que, Sangmoon Bae, Kaname Yokoo, Shintaro Kai, George McNeill, a-Kyle Stanley, Bo Van Pelt, Charl Scwartzel, James Kamte, Lucas Glover, J.B. Holmes, Ryan Moore, Tom Lehman, Ben Crane, David Duval, John Mallinger, Matt Bettencourt, Ricky Barnes, a-Rickie Fowler, James Nitties, Gary Woodland, Matt Kuchar, Peter Tomasulo, Darron Stiles, Matt Jones, Scott Gutschewski, Chris Stroud, Casey Wittenberg, J.J. Henry, Cameron Beckman, Martin Laird, Greg Kraft, Nick Taylor, Andrew Parr, Steve Allan, Michael Sim, Jeff Brehaut, a-Drew Weaver, Chris Kirk, Fred Funk, Charlie Wi.
Local (18 holes) and sectional qualifying: Josh McCumber, a-Tyson Alexander, a-Matt Nagy, a-Cameron Tringale, Ryan Spears, Shawn Stefani, a-Bronson Burgoon, Kevin Silva, Michael Welch, Sean Farren, Trevor Murphy, Colby Beckstrom, Ryan Blaum, Charlie Beljan, Cortland Lowe, a-Clark Klaasen, Cameron Yancey, a-Vaughn Snyder, a-Ben Martin, a-Josh Brock, Douglas Batty, Michael Miles, a-Scott Lewis, a-Kyle Peterman, J.P. Hayes, Craig Bowden.