The 22-year-old will make his first U.S. Open start thanks to being among the top 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking as of Aug. 19. Kanaya held the No. 1 spot in the WAGR at the time of the deadline. This will be his third major-championship experience. The 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion tied for 58th in the 2019 Masters, which included a third-round 68. He also missed the cut in the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Kanaya also represented his country in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship and reached the Round of 32 in the 2019 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst, losing to current world No. 2 Ricky Castillo.
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