Jamie Donaldson’s birdie-birdie finish to tie for 10th in the Irish Open moved him to No. 60 in the world and spared him from qualifying for the U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open field for Oakmont on June 16-19 now is half-filled after 27 players earned exemptions from being in the top 60 this week. Sergio Garcia, at No. 12 after winning the AT&T Byron Nelson, was among the 27 players in the top 60 of this week’s world ranking who weren’t already eligible.
The 156-man field has 78 exempt players. Another exemption is available this week to the winner of the BMW PGA Championship. The rest of the field will be determined by 36-hole qualifiers in Japan, England and America, and by the top 60 in the June 13 world ranking.
Players who are exempt or have qualified for the 116th U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 at Oakmont Country Club. Players listed only in first category for which they are eligible. (a-amateur).
U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (10 years): Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy.
U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP: a-Derek Bard.
BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Romain Langasque.
2015 MARK H. MCCORMACK MEDAL WINNER: a-Jon Rahm-Rodriguez.
MASTERS CHAMPIONS (5 years): Danny Willett, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott.
BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS (5 years): Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke.
PGA CHAMPIONS (5 years): Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley.
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER (3 years): Rickie Fowler.
BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: TBD on May 29.
2015 U.S. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPION: Jeff Maggert.
TOP 10 AND TIES FROM 2015 U.S. OPEN: Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Cameron Smith, Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker, Shane Lowry.
2015 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD: Danny Lee, Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey, J.B. Holmes, Matt Kuchar, Daniel Berger, Steven Bowditch, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Na, Brooks Koepka, Robert Streb, Jimmy Walker, Harris English, Charley Hoffman, Scott Piercy, Bill Haas, Patrick Reed, Jim Furyk, Kevin Kisner.
TOP 60 FROM WORLD RANKING ON MAY 23: Sergio Garcia, Russell Knox, Byeong Hun An, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Justin Thomas, Kevin Chappell, Lee Westwood, Andy Sullivan, Marc Leishman, Soren Kjeldsen, K.T. Kim, Emiliano Grillo, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bernd Wiesberger, Billy Horschel, Thongchai Jaidee, Ryan Moore, David Lingmerth, Smylie Kaufman, James Hahn, Chris Kirk, Chris Wood, Patton Kizzire, Anirban Lahiri, Jaco Van Zyl, Jamie Donaldson.
SECTIONAL QUALIFYING-JAPAN (36 holes): Yuta Ikeda, Toru Taniguchi, Yusaku Miyazato, Hideto Tanihara.
SECTIONAL QUALIFYING-ENGLAND (36 holes on May 30): TBD.
SECTIONAL QUALIFYING-AMERICA (36 holes on June 6): TBD.
LOCAL (18 holes) AND SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: TBD.
TOP 60 FROM WORLD RANKING ON JUNE 13: TBD.