Currently Exempt Players for 121st U.S. Open
February 24, 2021 Liberty Corner, N.J. By USGA
Bryson DeChambeau is one of 10 current/past U.S. Open champions currently exempt for the 2021 championship at Torrey Pines. (John Mummert/USGA)

The list of exempt players for the 121st U.S. Open Championship, which will be conducted June 17-20 at Torrey Pines (South Course) in San Diego. 

BOLD denotes a first time a player is listed and (a) indicates an amateur.  

EXEMPT FROM LOCAL AND FINAL QUALIFYING

F-1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last ten years:

Rory McIlroy (2011)
Webb Simpson (2012)
Justin Rose (2013)
Martin Kaymer (2014)
Jordan Spieth (2015)
Dustin Johnson (2016)

Brooks Koepka (2017)
Brooks Koepka (2018)
Gary Woodland (2019)
Bryson DeChambeau (2020)

F-2. From the 2020 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place:

Bryson DeChambeau
Matthew Wolff
Louis Oosthuizen
Harris English
Xander Schauffele
Dustin Johnson
Will Zalatoris
Tony Finau
Justin Thomas
Webb Simpson
Zach Johnson
Rory McIlroy

F-3. Winner of the 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship

Tyler Strafaci

F-4. Winners of the 2020 U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, and the 2020 U.S. Amateur runner-up (must be an amateur):

2020 U.S. Junior and U.S. Mid-Amateur championships canceled due to COVID-19; 2021 champions will be exempt for 2022 U.S. Open

Charles Osborne (2020 U.S. Amateur runner-up)

F-5. Winners of the Masters Tournament (2017-2021):

Sergio Garcia (2017)
Patrick Reed (2018)
Tiger Woods (2019)
Dustin Johnson (2020)
2021 champion (April 8-11)

F-6. Winners of the PGA of America Championship (2016-2021):

NOTE: This is a 5-year exemption. Due to PGA Championship date change, there will be six winners exempt.

Jimmy Walker (2016)
Justin Thomas (2017)
Brooks Koepka (2018)
Brooks Koepka (2019)
Collin Morikawa (2020)
2021 champion (May 20-23)

F-7. Winners of The Open Championship conducted by The R&A (2016-2019)

Henrik Stenson (2016)
Jordan Spieth (2017)
Francesco Molinari (2018)
Shane Lowry (2019)
2020 championship canceled due to COVID-19

F-8. Winners of The Players Championship in 2019 and 2021:

Rory McIlroy (2019)
2020 championship canceled due to COVID-19
2021 champion (March 11-14)

F-9. Winner of the 2020 European Tour BMW PGA Championship.

Tyrrell Hatton

F-10. Those players qualifying for the season-ending 2020 Tour Championship:

Dustin Johnson
Jon Rahm
Justin Thomas
Webb Simpson
Collin Morikawa
Daniel Berger
Harris English
Bryson DeChambeau
Sungjae Im
Hideki Matsuyama
Brendon Todd
Rory McIlroy
Patrick Reed
Xander Schauffele
Sebastian Munoz
Lanto Griffin
Scottie Scheffler
Joaquin Niemann
Tyrrell Hatton
Tony Finau
Kevin Kisner
Abraham Ancer
Ryan Palmer
Kevin Na
Marc Leishman
Cameron Smith
Viktor Hovland
Mackenzie Hughes
Cameron Champ
Billy Horschel

F-11. Multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the FedExCup, from the conclusion of the originally scheduled 2020 U.S. Open (June 18-21) to the initiation of the 2021 U.S. Open:

Dustin Johnson
Collin Morikawa
Jon Rahm

F-12: From the three-event U.S. Open 2021 European Qualifying Series (Betfred British Masters, Made in HimmerLand Championship and Porsche European Open), the top 10 aggregate points earners that are not otherwise exempt. (NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the USGA for players who become exempt after close of entries.)

F-13. Winner of the 2020 Amateur Championship staged by The R&A (must be an amateur):

Joe Long

F-14. Winner of the 2020 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men’s World Amateur Golf Rankings) (must be an amateur):

Takumi Kanaya (he has turned professional and is no longer exempt under this category)

F-15. From the current Official World Golf Ranking, the top 60 point leaders and ties as of May 24, 2021. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the USGA for players who become exempt after close of entries.)

Spots determined May 24, 2021

F-16. From the current Official World Golf Ranking, the top 60 point leaders and ties as of June 7, 2021 (if not previously exempt). Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the USGA for players who become exempt after close of entries.)

Spots determined on June 7, 2021

F-17. Special exemptions selected by the USGA. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry Must have filed an entry by April 21, 2020. Deadline for submission of request: April 21, 2021 (NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the USGA for players who become exempt after close of entries.)

NOTE: The 2021 Olympic gold medal winner will receive a one-year exemption for the 2022 U.S. Open.