Qualifying

2014 U.S. Open Local Qualifying

Representing the start of an exciting and dramatic process in which thousands of golfers from around the world will pursue the chance to play in the U.S. Open Championship, local qualifying takes place this year at 111 sites across the country between May 2 and May 19. Each local qualifier consists of 18 holes, with several players, determined by the size of the field, advancing to sectional qualifying.

This is where the road to the U.S. Open begins for the vast majority of the professionals and amateurs with a Handicap Index of 1.4 or less who apply to play in the championship. As they do every year, a handful of entrants will navigate both stages of qualifying to earn spots in the 156-player field at Pinehurst No. 2. There, they will try to match the feats of two players – Ken Venturi in 1964 and Orville Moody in 1969 – who won the U.S. Open after surviving local and sectional qualifying.

The odds are long, but the qualifying process gives everyone with a dream a chance to play in the national championship.

(A) denotes amateur status.
Alt denotes an alternate for that local qualifier.

Champions
YearPlayer
2013Justin Rose
2012Webb Simpson
2011Rory McIlroy
2010Graeme McDowell
2009Lucas Glover
2008Tiger Woods
2007Angel Cabrera
2006Geoff Ogilvy
2005Michael Campbell
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