2020 U.S. Open: Exemptions

Woodmont Country Club

Woodmont Country Club

Rockville, Md. • qualifying: Jun 03, 2019

No layout has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifying more times in the last three decades than Woodmont Country Club.


No layout has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifying more often in the last three decades than Woodmont. This will be the 32nd time in the last 33 years the club has conducted a 36-hole sectional. While the club, which is hosting the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, features a pair of 18-hole layouts, only the longer North Course will be used for qualifying. Opened in 1950, the North Course was designed by Alfred Tull. Noted architect Arthur Hills oversaw a renovation that began in 2007 and concluded the following spring, where all 18 greens were replaced. Officials moved the sectional in 2008 because of the recent renovation. 

Garrett Rank, a full-time NHL referee who qualified for the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills and was the runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amteur, headlines the 62 players scheduled to play.

Also in the field are USA Walker Cup competitors Denny McCarthy, Edward Loar, Erik Compton and Billy Hurley III, along with 2008 U.S. Amateur runner-up Drew Kittleson. 

The Maryland State Golf Association, one of 59 Allied Golf Associations supported by the USGA, will conduct the qualifier.