The 118th U.S. Open: Who's Exempt
October 13, 2017 By USGA
Justin Thomas is poised to make his fourth U.S. Open start next June at Shinnecock Hills. (USGA/Fred Vuich)

Below is a list of players who are exempt into the 118th U.S. Open Championship, which will be played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, in Southampton, N.Y., June 14-17. 

Exempt players must still file a championship entry, and all exemption critera is subject to change.

  • Winners of the U.S. Open last 10 Years: 
    Lucas Glover
    Dustin Johnson
    Martin Kaymer
    Brooks Koepka
    Graeme McDowell
    Rory McIlroy
    Justin Rose
    Webb Simpson
    Jordan Spieth
    Tiger Woods

  • Winner and Runner-up of 2017 U.S. Amateur (must be an amateur):
    Doug Ghim
    Doc Redman

  • Winner of the 2017 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur):
    Harry Ellis

  • Winner of the 2017 McCormack Medal, given to the top player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (must be an amateur):
    Joaquin Niemann

  • Winners of the Masters Tournament the last five years:
    Sergio Garcia
    Jordan Spieth
    Bubba Watson
    Danny Willett

  • Winners of The Open Championship the last five years:
    Zach Johnson
    Rory McIlroy
    Phil Mickelson
    Jordan Spieth
    Henrik Stenson

  • Winners of the PGA Championship the last five years:
    Jason Day
    Jason Dufner
    Rory McIlroy
    Justin Thomas
    Jimmy Walker

  • Winners of the Players Championship the last three years:
    Jason Day
    Si Woo Kim

  • Winner of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open:
    Kenny Perry

  • From the 2017 U.S. Open, the lowest 10 scorers and ties:  
    Tommy Fleetwood
    Rickie Fowler
    Bill Haas
    Brian Harman
    Charley Hoffman
    Brooks Koepka
    Hideki Matsuyama
    Trey Mullinax
    Xander Schauffele
    Brandt Snedeker
    Justin Thomas
     
  • Players qualifying for the season-ending 2017 Tour Championship:
    Daniel Berger
    Patrick Cantlay
    Paul Casey
    Kevin Chappell
    Jason Day
    Jason Dufner
    Sergio Garcia
    Tony Finau
    Rickie Fowler
    Adam Hadwin
    Brian Harman
    Russell Henley
    Charley Hoffman
    Dustin Johnson
    Kevin Kisner
    Brooks Koepka
    Matt Kuchar
    Marc Leishman
    Hideki Matsuyama
    Pat Perez
    Jon Rahm
    Patrick Reed
    Justin Rose
    Xander Schauffele
    Webb Simpson
    Jordan Spieth
    Kyle Stanley
    Justin Thomas
    Jhonattan Vegas
    Gary Woodland

  • Winner of the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur (Must be an amateur):
    Noah Goodwin
     
  • Winner of the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Must be an amateur):
    Matt Parziale