USGA names more Aussie exemptions for US Open

A day after the PGA Championship, all eyes have turned to the US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts from June 16-19.

The USGA has announced that 27 additional players, including four Australians, have earnt a start at the third major of the year following the release of this week’s Official World Golf Rankings.

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Adam Scott (42nd), Lucas Herbert (44th), Marc Leishman (50th) and Min Woo Lee (57th) all finished inside the world’s top-60 to earn a full exemption into the 122nd playing of the event.

Joining them in Massachusetts will be Victorian Todd Sinnott, who claimed one of three spots on offer at the Final Qualifying event held yesterday in Japan. Sinnott has been a member of the Japan Tour since 2017.

Queensland’s Jed Morgan was also officially named in the field after earning his spot as the winner of the 2021-22 Australasian PGA Tour Final Order of Merit. Morgan won the Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane earlier this year and lead the OOM from start to finish.

A further nine Final Qualifying tournaments take place in the US with the last of those wrapping up on June 6. This morning Aaron Baddeley and Cameron John missed out on one of 13 spots on offer at the first event in the US.

Baddeley fired rounds of 71 and 66 to miss the mark by two shots.