Will be making his second U.S. Open start after being added to the all-exempt field on Aug. 23 by virtue of being No. 71 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Niemann qualified for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills when he survived a 3-for-2 playoff. Later that year, he won the McCormack Medal for being the top player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, but he forfeited his 2018 U.S. Open spot when he turned professional after the Masters. He qualified to play at Augusta National by winning the 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship in his hometown of Santiago, Chile. Niemann broke through for his first PGA Tour victory last fall in the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.