The Road to the U.S. Open
By mustang6560 on 6/4/12
The hopes and dreams of several hundred golfers, both amateur and professional alike, are on the line today as they compete in one of 11 Sectional Qualifiers for a spot in the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club next week.
The U.S. Open is designed to be the toughest test in golf, so it should come as no surprise that each Sectional Qualifier is a 36-hole one-day marathon, and only a handful of players from each qualifier will realize their dream of playing in the U.S. Open.
In case you are interested, I've listed all 11 Sectionals below with a link to the live results. Of the 11 sites, the Sectionals at Scioto Country Club/OSU Scarlet and Germantown Country Club are the most notable because they include numerous PGA Tour Players vying for a spot at The Olympic Club.
U.S. Open Sectional Qualifiers
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joe jones says:
The open qualifier in Ohio had to be the toughest in the country. When a qualifier is held in the same area as a PGA event like the Memorial many of the pro's stay in the area to reduce cost. It has historically been a mistake. Look at the names that didn't qualify.Kevin Stadler, Brandt Jobe, Ryan Moore, Ben Curtis, Jhonattan Vegas, Harrison Frazar, J.B. Holmes and Johnson Wagner to name a few. Too much talent in one area always eliminates some of the top players. All it takes is for a handful of hungry young players to have a hot hand and it,s down the road for seasoned veterans.
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