See Who's Exempt for the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club
September 30, 2021 Liberty Corner, N.J. By USGA
Coming off three consecutive top-10s, including solo second in 2021 at Torrey Pines, Louis Oosthuizen would love nothing more than to win at The Country Club. (Kohjiro Kinno/USGA)

The field for the 122nd U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., is starting to take shape. Several competitors, including defending champion Jon Rahm, are already exempt from qualifying. Others will earn their spot in the 156-player field via Final Qualifying at sites that will be determined early next year. 

The following is a list of the exemptions as established by the USGA and which players fall into those categories:

Bold: First time a player is listed

Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years (2012-21):

Jon Rahm (2021)
Bryson DeChambeau (2020)
Gary Woodland (2019)
Brooks Koepka (2018)
Brooks Koepka (2017)
Dustin Johnson (2016)
Jordan Spieth (2015)
Martin Kaymer (2014)
Justin Rose (2013)
Webb Simpson (2012)

From the 2021 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place:

Jon Rahm
Louis Oosthuizen
Harris English
Guido Migliozzi
Brooks Koepka
Collin Morikawa
Branden Grace
Daniel Berger
Paul Casey
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Rory McIlroy

Winner of the 2021 U.S. Senior Open Championship:

Jim Furyk

Winner of the 2021 U.S. Amateur Championship:

James Piot

Winners of the 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, and the 2021 U.S. Amateur runner-up (must be an amateur):

Nick Dunlap (U.S. Junior Amateur)
Stewart Hagestad (U.S. Mid-Amateur)
Austin Greaser (U.S. Amateur runner-up)

Winners of the Masters Tournament from 2018-2022:

2022 champion TBD April 7-10, 2022
Hideki Matsuyama (2021)
Dustin Johnson (2020)
Tiger Woods (2019)
Patrick Reed (2018)

Winners of the PGA of America Championship from 2017-2022:

2022 champion TBD May 19-22, 2022
Phil Mickelson (2021)
Collin Morikawa (2020)
Brooks Koepka (2019)
Brooks Koepka (2018)
Justin Thomas (2017)

Winners of The Open Championship the last five years (2017-21):

Collin Morikawa (2021)
Event Not Held in 2020 (COVID-19)
Shane Lowry (2019)
Francesco Molinari (2018)
Jordan Spieth (2017)

Winners of The Players Championship from 2021-2022:

2022 champion TBD March 10-13, 2022
Justin Thomas (2021)
Not Contested in 2020 (COVID-19)

Winner of the 2021 European BMW Championship:

Billy Horschel

Those players qualifying for the season-ending 2021 Tour Championship:

Patrick Cantlay
Jon Rahm
Kevin Na
Justin Thomas
Xander Schauffele
Viktor Hovland
Bryson DeChambeau
Dustin Johnson
Billy Horschel
Abraham Ancer
Daniel Berger
Jason Kokrak

Tony Finau
Sergio Garcia
Rory McIlroy
Louis Oosthuizen
Cameron Smith
Sam Burns

Harris English
Sungjae Im

Jordan Spieth
Erik van Rooyen

Scottie Scheffler
Corey Conners
Patrick Reed
Stewart Cink
Hideki Matsuyama
Collin Morikawa
Joaquin Niemann
Brooks Koepka

Multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award full-point allocation for the FedEx Cup, from the conclusion of the 2021 U.S. Open to the initiation of the 2022 U.S. Open:

Patrick Cantlay

Winner of 2021 The Amateur Championship (must be an amateur):

Laird Shepherd

Winner of the 2021 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men's World Amateur Golf Ranking; must be an amateur):

Keita Nakajima

Winner of the 2020 Olympic Gold Medal, contested July 28-Aug. 1, 2021:

Xander Schauffele

From the current Official World Golf Rankings, the top 60 points leaders and ties as of May 23, 2022. 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 the close of entries.):

May 23, 2022

From the current Official World Golf Rankings, the top 60 points leaders and ties as of June 6, 2022 (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 the close of entries.):

June 6, 2022

Special exemptions as selected by the USGA. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. Must have filed an entry by April 13, 2022. Deadline for submission of request: April 13, 2022. (NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the USGA for players who become exempt after close of entries).