U.S. OPEN

Currently Exempt Players for 124th U.S. Open

By USGA

| Feb 12, 2024 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Currently Exempt Players for 124th U.S. Open

The field for the 124th U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 13-16 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's Course No. 2 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., is starting to take shape. Several competitors, including defending champion Wyndham Clark, are already exempt from qualifying. Others will earn their spot in the 156-player field via Final Qualifying. 

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; (a)-amateur

F-1. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship the last 10 years (2014-23)

Wyndham Clark (2023)
Matt Fitzpatrick (2022)
Jon Rahm (2021)
Bryson DeChambeau (2020)
Gary Woodland (2019)
Brooks Koepka (2018)
Brooks Koepka (2017)
Dustin Johnson (2016)
Jordan Spieth (2015)
Martin Kaymer (2014)

F-2. From the 2023 U.S. Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place

Wyndham Clark
Rory McIlroy
Scottie Scheffler
Cameron Smith
Tommy Fleetwood

Min Woo Lee
Rickie Fowler
(Joohyung) Tom Kim
Harris English
Austin Eckroat
Jon Rahm
Xander Schauffele
Dustin Johnson

F-3. Winner of the 2023 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Bernhard Langer

F-4. Winner of the 2023 U.S. Amateur Championship

Nick Dunlap

F-5. Winners of the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, and the 2023 U.S. Amateur runner-up (must be an amateur)

Bryan Kim (a)  (U.S. Junior Amateur champion)
Stewart Hagestad (a) (U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Neal Shipley (a) (U.S. Amateur runner-up)

F-6. Winners of the Masters Tournament from 2020-2024

Scottie Scheffler (2024)
Jon Rahm (2023)
Scottie Scheffler (2022)
Hideki Matsuyama (2021)
Dustin Johnson (2020)

F-7. Winners of the PGA of America Championship from 2019-2024

2024 Champion TBD on May 19, 2024
Brooks Koepka (2023)
Justin Thomas (2022)

Phil Mickelson (2021)
Collin Morikawa (2020)
Brooks Koepka (2019)

F-8. Winners of The Open Championship from 2019-23

Brian Harman (2023)
Cameron Smith (2022)
Collin Morikawa (2021)
Event Not Held in 2020 (COVID-19)
Shane Lowry (2019)

F-9. Winners of The Players Championship from 2022-2024

Scottie Scheffler (2024)
Scottie Scheffler (2023)
Cameron Smith (2022)

F-10. Winner of the 2023 European BMW PGA Championship

Ryan Fox

F-11. Those players who qualified and were eligible for the season-ending 2023 Tour Championship

Keegan Bradley
Sam Burns
Patrick Cantlay

Wyndham Clark
Corey Conners
Jason Day

Tony Finau
Matt Fitzpatrick
Tommy Fleetwood
Rickie Fowler
Lucas Glover
Emiliano Grillo

Brian Harman
Tyrrell Hatton
Russell Henley
Max Homa
Taylor Moore
Viktor Hovland
Sungjae Im
Si Woo Kim
(Joohyung) Tom Kim
Rory McIlroy
Collin Morikawa
Jon Rahm
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Adam Schenk
Jordan Spieth
Sepp Straka
Nick Taylor

F-12. Multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award full-point allocation for the FedEx Cup, from the conclusion of the 2023 U.S. Open to the initiation of the 2024 U.S. Open:

Lucas Glover
Viktor Hovland
Scottie Scheffler

F-13. The Top 5 players in the 2024 FedExCup standings as of May 20, 2024 who are not otherwise exempt

TBD

F-14. The points leader from the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season using combined points earned on the Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points Standings and points earned in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals

Ben Kohles

F-15. The top two players from the final 2023 Race to Dubai Rankings who are not otherwise exempt as of May 20, 2024

TBD

F-16. The top player on the 2024 Race to Dubai Rankings as of May 20, 2024 who is not otherwise exempt

TBD

F-17. Winner of 2023 The Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur)

Christo Lamprecht (a)

F-18. Winner of the 2023 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Men's World Amateur Golf Ranking; must be an amateur)

Gordon Sargent (a)

F-19. Winner of the 2024 NCAA Division I Men's Individual Golf Championship (must be an amateur)

TBD

F-20. Winner of the 2024 Latin America Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)

Santiago De La Fuente (a)

F-21. From the current Official World Golf Ranking, the top 60 points leaders and ties as of May 20, 2024. 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.)

TBD

F-22. From the current Official World Golf Ranking, the top 60 points leaders and ties as of June 10, 2024 (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.)

TBD

F-23. Special exemptions as selected by the USGA. (Deadline for submission of request: May 15, 2024)