Coronavirus: No decision on fans at US Open

Michael Campbell

"Yeah, I'm disappointed, especially getting exempt because of my finish in the 2019 U.S. Amateur", said the 2019 Franklin Regional grad and Notre Dame freshman. "But this structure provides the best path forward for us to conduct the U.S. Open in 2020".

This year's U.S. Open is scheduled for September 17-20.

South African Dean Burmester (right) headed the 14 qualifiers at Walton Heath for last year's US Open at Pebble Beach.

The 2020 US Open men's golf major set for this fall will not hold any qualifying tournaments this year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the United States Golf Association has announced.

The USGA did not reveal on Monday just how various other gamers would certainly end up being excluded.

"As you can imagine, this is a very hard decision, because qualification is the cornerstone of the USGA championship", John Bodenhamer, senior director of championship management for USGA, said in a statement. Winged Foot is where Mickelson made dual bogey on the last opening in 2006 to shed by one.

Mickelson had previously stated that if he doesn't qualify or become exempt then he would not ask the USGA for an exemption and he would not play. "We take great pride in the fact that many thousands typically enter to pursue their dream of qualifying for the U.S. Open and we deeply regret that they will not have that opportunity this year". Those had been to be adopted by 12 sectional qualifiers over 36 holes in late May and early June.

Ken Venturi in 1964 and Orville Moody in 1969 are the only U.S. Open champions who got through both stages.

The USGA spokesman added: "Given continued health and safety concerns - as well as the potential burden on allied golf sssociations and the courses scheduled to host qualifying - conducting hundreds of qualifiers across the country for the US Women's Amateur, US Amateur, US Open and US Women's Open was not seen as a viable option".

In early April, the USGA postponed the championship from its original June dates to September.

The pandemic closed down golf on March 13, 2 months prior to the top 60 in the globe rating would certainly have been excluded for the USOpen The globe position has actually been iced up considering that the closure. The PGA Tour is about to re-start on June 11 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. That makes exclusively 4 of the 14 championships the USGA conducts that will happen in 2020.

The USGA did cancel four 2020 amateur championships on Monday: the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, U.S. Senior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Senior Women's Amateur.

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