With entries for the 116th U.S. Open Championship having closed on April 27, here are the 78 golfers who are currently exempt from qualifying, with their exemption categories listed. (Note: golfers can still become exempt to the championship by winning The Players Championship; the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, or being among the top 60 point leaders and ties in the Official World Golf Rankings on May 23 or, if not previously exempt, June 13)
|Derek Bard (a)||2|
|Rafael Cabrera Bello||13|
|Jon Rahm (a)||4|
|Jaco Van Zyl||13|
Bold - U.S. Open Champion
Key to Player Exemptions
1) Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years.
2) Winner and runner-up of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship (must still be an amateur).
3) Winner of the 2015 Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (must still be an amateur).
4) Winner of the 2015 Mark H. McCormack Medal (must still be an amateur).
5) Winners of the Masters Tournament the last five years.
6) Winners of The Open Championship conducted by The R&A the last five years.
7) Winners of the PGA of America Championship the last five years.
8) Winners of the Players Championship the last three years.
9) Winner of the 2016 European Tour BMW PGA Championship.
10) Winner of the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship.
11) From the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scores and anyone tying for 10th place.
12) Those players qualifying for the season-ending 2015 Tour Championship.
13) From the Official World Golf Rankings, the top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 23, 2016. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry.
14) From the Official World Golf Rankings, the top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 13, 2016. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry.
15) Special exemptions as selected by the USGA.