The U.S. Open sectional Monday at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club and Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, both in the nearby Columbus suburb of Powell, reported seven additional withdrawals, taking the list of WDs to 20, before played started on Monday morning.
The seven, all PGA Tour players, include Hunter Mahan, who will miss his first U.S. Open since 2006.
Mahan, 34, finished T13 when the U.S. Open was last at Oakmont Country Club in 2007 and has recorded two top 10s in the 10 U.S. Open’s in which he’s competed.
McGirt, the winner of the Memorial Tournament on Sunday, moved from 129 to 44th in the Official World Golf Ranking, exempting him from sectional qualifying.
Here is the list of WDs from the Ohio sectional and their replacements:
Russell Henley – Zach Cabra
Vaughn Taylor – Jason Meijers
Max Homa – Nate Yankovich
Morgan Hoffmann – Jason Allred
William McGirt – Dylan Deogun
Jason Gore – Anton Krecic
Hunter Mahan – Brandon Pluchinsky