The road to the 2022 US Open is about to begin as the USGA prepares to host more than 100 qualifying tournaments for the right to compete for this year’s national championship. The 122nd US Open will be held at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., June 16-19. It is the fourth time the major will be played at the historic club, the first famously in 1913 when amateur Francis Ouimet stunned the golfing world with his playoff win over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, sparking a golf boom. American golf in the process. Subsequently, Julius Boros won the title there in 1963 and Curtis Strange more recently in 1988, both also in the playoffs.
For the 10th consecutive year, more than 9,000 golfers registered for the championship. To be eligible, a player must have a handicap index of 1.4 or less, or be a professional. Nominations were received from all 50 states (including 232 from Massachusetts), the District of Columbia, and 79 foreign countries.
So far, only 48 golfers have earned byes through Brookline, including defending champion Jon Rahm and 11 other former US Open winners. The number of fully exempted players will increase with the inclusion of the first 60 points and World Ranking ties, starting May 23 and June 6. The winner of the PGA Championship (May 19-22) and any multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award a full point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship will also receive byes. The 2020-21 Top Asian Tour Order of Merit Finisher, The 2021-22 Top ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit Finisher and The 2021-22 Top Sunshine Tour Order of Merit Finisher, who are not otherwise exempt as of May 23, will also be exempt.
The remaining places on the course will be filled by golfers who qualify for the championship through local and sectional qualifying.
There are 109 courses hosting local 18-hole qualifiers that will be contested in 44 states and Canada from April 25 to May 23. Those who then qualify for one of the final 11 36-hole qualifiers. Nine will be staged at US venues on Monday June 6, with an additional US qualifier played on Monday May 23. Japan will also host a sectional qualifier on May 23. England will no longer host a site this year, but an exemption category. was added based on the four events of the US Open 2022 European Tour Qualifying Series. The top 10 cumulative point holders from the Betfred British Masters, Soudal Open, Dutch Open and Porsche European Open of the DP World Tour, who are not otherwise exempt, will earn a place in the US Open field.
Only two golfers – Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) – have won the US Open after qualifying through local and final qualifying matches. Gene Littler (1961), Boros (1963), Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) won after passing through the final qualifications.
US Open Local Qualifiers
Coral Ridge CC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (84 players for 5 spots)
Nicholas Thompson, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 67
Zhengkai (Bobby) Bai, China, 67 years old
Brett Stegmaier, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 67
Dean Greyserman (a), Boca Raton, Florida, 71
Greg O’Mahony, Stuart, Florida, 71
Alt-Mario Hurtado, Miami, Florida, 71
Alt-Jorge Villar, Mexico, 71
Marietta CC, Kennesaw, Georgia (132/8)
Brett White, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 64
Greg Edwards, Gillsville, Georgia, 65
Matt McCarty, Scottsdale, Arizona, 67
Ryan Elmore, Dunwoody, Georgia, 67
Will Chandler, Atlanta, 67
Finlay Mason, England, 68
Jonathan Keppler, Marietta, Georgia, 69
Keith Guest (a), Athens, Georgia, 69
Alt-Brad Harden (a), Woodstock, Georgia, 69
Alt-Andy Mao (a), Johns Creek, Georgia, 69
Fox Den CC, Knoxville, TN (78/5)
Caleb Suratt (a), Indian Trail, NC, 67
Josh Gallman, Boiling Springs, SC, 68
Spencer Cross (a), Sevierville, Tennessee, 69
Trevor Hulbert, Orlando, Florida, 68
John Augenstein, Owensboro, Kentucky, 69
Alt-Cade Russell (a), Knoxville, TN, 69
Alt-Tyler Johnson (a), Knoxville, Tennessee, 70
Gold Mountain GC (Olympic course), Bremerton, Washington (78/5)
Jason Allred, Gig Harbor, Wash., 66
Blake Snyder, Seattle, 69
David Phay, Oak Harbor, Wash., 69
Johnny Carey (a), Seattle, 71
Brian Thornton, Sumner, Washington, 71
Alt-Matt Epstein, Everett, Wash., 71
Alt-Daniel Campbell (a), Bellingham, Wash., 72
New Mexico State University GC, Las Cruces, NM (39/2)
Daniel Medina, El Paso, TX, 68
Scott Rescigno (a), Reno, Nevada, 68
Alt-Garrison Smith (a), Mansfield, Texas, 68
Alt-Patrick Beyhan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 69
Jimmie Austin OR GC, Norman, Okla. (78/5)
Hazen Newman (a), Las Vegas, 64
Hayden Wood, Scottsdale, 65
Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Oklahoma, 65
Thomas Johnson, Norman, Oklahoma, 68
Brad Dalke, Edmond, Oklahoma, 68
Alt-Matthew Cheung, Edmond, Okla., 69
Alt-Draegon Majors (a) Dallas, 69
CasaBlanca GC, Mesquite, Nevada (76/4)
Max Marsico, Las Vegas, 66
Jackson Parrish (a), Henderson, Nevada, 67
Max Brenchley (a), Alpine, Utah, 67
Jack Trent, Australia, 67
Alt-Brandon Lee, Auburn, Washington, 67
Alt-Carson Lundell (a), Alpine, Utah, 67
Maui Lani Dunes GC, Kahului, Hawaii (28/2)
Samuel Cyr, Makawao, Hawaii, 67
Justin KeileyHaiku, Hawaii, 70
Alt-Hyrum Silverly (a), Wailuku, Hawaii, 74
Alt-Dillon Jonke (a) – Kihei, Hawaii, 74
Tangle Ridge CC, Grand Prairie, TX (132/8)
Andrew Petruzzelli (a), Dallas, 66
Christian Clark (a), Dallas, 66
Brandon Smith, Frisco, TX, 66
Noah Goodwin (a), Corinth, Texas, 67
Nathan Petronzio (a), Bee Cave, Texas, 67
Miguel Delgado, Novato, Calif., 67
Daniel Choi (a) Keller, Texas, 67
Kaelen Dulany (a), Keller, Texas, 67
Alt-Jeff Swegle, Dallas, 67
Alt-Chris Malec, Fort Worth, 67
Columbia CC (Ridgewood/Tall Pines course), Blythewood, SC
Jackson (Tennis) CC
Peach Tree G. & CC, Marysville, CA.
Indian Ridge CC (Grove Course), Palm Desert, CA.
Brentwood CC, Los Angeles, CA.
Fountaingrove G. & Athletic Club, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Wee Burn CC, Darien, Conn.
Pine Tree CC, Boynton Beach, Florida.
Lexington CC, Fort Myers, Florida.
Sara Bay CC, Sarasota, Florida.
Hoakalei CC, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Bayou DeSiard CC, Monroe, La.
Foxborough, MA CC
Muskegon, Michigan CC
Windsong Farm GC, Maple Plain, Minn.
Scioto CC Reserve, Powell, Ohio
The Oregon GC, West Linn, Oregon.
Sioux Falls CC, Sioux Falls, SD
The Club at Comanche Trace (Valley/Hills Courses), Kerrville, Texas
Andalusia CC, La Quinta, CA.
The Ruby Hill Club, Pleasanton, California.
Collindale GC, Fort Collins, Colo.
Worthington Manor CC, Urbana, Md.
The Orchards GC, Washington, Michigan.
Duke University GC, Durham, North Carolina
Hollywood GC, Deal, NJ
UNM GC Championship, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lake Jovita G. & CC (South Course), Dade City, Florida.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Backbreaker/Heartbreaker Course), Glencoe, Ala.
Sewailo GC, Tucson, Arizona.
La Purisima GC, Lompoc, CA.
The Great GC, San Diego, CA.
CommonGround Golf Course, Aurora, Colorado.
Buckhorn Springs G. & CC, Valrico, Florida.
Old Oakland CC (South/East Course), Indianapolis, Ind.
Midland (Texas) CC
The Federal Club, Glen Allen, Virginia.
Phoenix (Arizona) CC
The Ridge GC, Auburn, CA.
El Niguel CC, Laguna Niguel, CA.
Classic Club, Palm Desert, CA.
Todd Creek GC, Thornton, Colo.
The GC at Oxford Greens, Oxford, Conn.
Ritz-Carlton Members GC, Bradenton, Florida.
Bay Point GC (Nicklaus Course), Panama City Beach, Florida.
Plantation of the beach of Ponte Vedra (Florida)
Ban Bury GC, Eagle, Idaho
Cantigny GC (Woodside/Lakeside Courses), Wheaton, Ill.
Morris Park CC, South Bend, Ind.
Blue Top Ridge GC, Riverside, Iowa
Oakwood CC, Kansas City, Mo.
Lake Forest CC, St. Louis, Missouri.
Pinewild CC (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, NC
Southampton, NY CC
White Manor CC, Malvern, Pennsylvania.
DeBordieu Club, Georgetown, South Carolina
Lakeside CC, Houston, TX
Forest Creek GC, Round Rock, TX
Hot Springs CC (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.
Ironwood CC (South Course), Palm Desert, CA.
Missoula (Montreal) CC
Westfield CC (North Course), Westfield Center, Ohio
Westfield CC (South Course), Westfield Center, Ohio
Kirkbrae CC, Lincoln, RI
Pelican Marsh GC, Naples, Florida.
Wichita (Kan.) CC
Kearney Hill GL, Lexington, Ky.
Omaha (Neb.) CC
Butler (Pennsylvania) CC
Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia
Wild Rock CC, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Riverton, Wyo. CC
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes GC, Maricopa, Arizona.
Bermuda Dunes (Calif.) CC (Classic course)
Hammock Dunes Club (Creek Course), Palm Coast, Florida.
Wellington National GC, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Whitewater Creek CC, Fayetteville, Ga.
Hillendale CC, Phoenix, Maryland.
Links to Norfolk, Ramsey, Minn.
River Landing GC (River Course), Wallace, North Carolina
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest, Cherry Hill, NJ
Knickerbocker CC, Tenafly, NJ
York CC, York, Pennsylvania.
Mesa, Arizona CC
TPC Stonebrae CC, Hayward, CA.
The Pulpit Club (The Paintbrush Course), Caledon Village, Ontario, Canada
Lake Shore CC, Glencoe, Illinois.
Illini CC, Springfield, Illinois.
Shaker Ridge CC, Albany, NY
Mendon (New York) CG
Maketewah CC, Cincinnati, Ohio
Glen Oak CC, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
Hurricane Creek CC, Anna, TX
Riverside CC, Provo, Utah
Shingle Creek GC, Orlando, Florida.
Taconic GC, Williamstown, Mass.
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, Nevada.
Manhattan Woods GC, West Nyack, NY
Tumble Creek Club, Cle Elum, Washington.
US Open Final Qualifying Rounds
Monday May 23
Asia – Caledonian Golf Club, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Monday, June 6
Canada – RattleSnake Point Golf Club (CopperHead Course), Milton, Ontario
Monday May 23
Lakewood Country Club and Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Monday, June 6
The Olympic Club (Ocean Course), San Francisco
The Club at Admiral’s Cove (north and west course), Jupiter, Florida.
Ansley Golf Club (Settindown Creek Course), Roswell, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.
Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, NY
Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club & Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield Country Club (Ohio)
Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Resort), Bend, Ore.