Abandoned since the Covid-19 pandemic, the one-day and 36-hole qualifications for the US Open will be restored. A decision that comes against the one reducing from ten to only two spots the qualifying series (by cumulative points) including the Italian Open, the Soudal Open, the KLM Open and the Porsche European Open.
US Open, qualify
Only a few days after the official announcements of the USGA (United States Golf Association) concerning its admission criteria for the next US Open scheduled for June 15 to 18 at the Los Angeles Country Club, we learn from our colleague David Dempster (The Scotsman ) that places (in cumulative points) through the qualifying series comprising the Italian Open, Soudal Open, KLM Open and Porsche European Open (May 4-June 4) were reduced to just two.
As a reminder, ten players qualified for Brookline last year via this mini-championship, including Victor Perez, winner of the KLM Open in the play-off against Ryan Fox. To compensate for this dark cut which clearly does not favor DP World Tour players here, it was, still according to our Scottish colleague, endorsed the return of one-day and 36-hole qualifications, traditionally organized in England on the Walton course.
heath. These had “disappeared” since the Covid-19 pandemic. Even if we do not yet know the number of places that will be put into play, the figure then varied from 12 to 15 between 2015 and 2019. We also know that on May 22 two places will be reserved for the two best players not yet exempted from the 2022 final ranking of the European Tour as well as the best player also not exempted from the Race to Dubai 2023.
In short, there will be many representatives of the DP World Tour at the 123rd edition of the US Open next June. The first U.S. tournament The Open was played on October 4, 1895 over a nine-hole course at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
The competition consisted of a total of 36 holes (four laps of the course) and was played in a single day. Ten professionals and one amateur challenged each other; won one of the professionals, the twenty-one-year-old Englishman Horace Rawlins, who had arrived in the United States in January of the same year.
He received a $150 prize and a gold medal worth $50; he also received the trophy of the U.S. Open that he was able to keep for a year. In 1898 the first edition was played over 72 holes and the duration was extended to two days.
The first U.S. Opens were won by experienced British golfers, including Scotsman Willie Anderson, who scored three consecutive successes between 1903 and 1905; in 1911 John McDermott became the first American to win the tournament and since then American players have been the regular rulers of the championship.
Two years later, the qualifying phase was introduced: the 32 players with the lowest points after the two rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday advanced to the actual tournament, played on the following two days. The current format of 18 holes per day over four days was introduced in 1965.
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